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Board of Directors

The association is governed by a board of directors comprising of up to seven elected member representatives, three government appointees and one representative from a government authority. Elected by their respective divisional panel members during the annual general meeting, the elected board members serve a two-year term (a term being the period between annual general meetings) and may serve consecutive terms. 

Role of board members

The board exists to ensure, on behalf of its constituents (government and members), that the association is effective and efficient in providing human resources and labour relations advice and services necessary to enable the constituents to fulfill their mandates. Please refer to the Governance Manual for complete details on the roles and responsibilities of the board.

In conjunction with other members of the board, the board will:

    • Supervise the management of the association.
    • Exercise all the powers of the association.
    • Set the strategic direction of the association, including determining the association's mission, purpose and long-range goals.
    • Recruit, empower, monitor and advise the Chief Executive Officer.
    • Shepherd and safeguard the association's resources including approving major financial decisions.
    • Communicate with all members, specifically with divisional and/or geographical constituents, both informally and formally.
    • Represent and communicate the substance and intent of the association's initiatives, policies and decisions in the other social services members' forums.
    • Contribute to and support PSEC in the fulfillment of its mandate.
    • Enhance the association's public image.
    • Act in accordance with the Society Act and Regulations.



Board Members

Chair - Janice Barr, Executive Director
Richmond Society for Community Living, Richmond
Community Living Services

Vice Chair - David Young, Executive Director
Sources Community Resources Society, White Rock
General Services

Treasurer - Fernando Coelho, Chief Executive Officer
posAbilities Association of British Columbia, Burnaby 
Community Living Services

Reg Bawa, Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance & Corporate Services
Ministry of Children & Family Development, Victoria
Government Appointee

Michael Lord, Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Financial Officer
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, Victoria
Government Appointee

Seonag Macrae,Chief Executive Officer
Community Living British Columbia, Vancouver
CLBC Designate

Chris Rathbone, Executive Director
Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat, Victoria
Government Appointee

Rod Santiago, Executive Director
Abbotsford Community Services Society
General Services

Bernadette Spence, Chief Executive Officer
Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society
Aboriginal Services

Colleen Spier, Executive Director
Island Métis Family & Community Services Society, Victoria
Aboriginal Services

Lilla Tipton, Executive Director 
Inclusion Powell River Society, Powell River
Community Living Services


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