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Divisional Panels

 

CSSEA is governed by a board of directors comprising up to seven elected member representatives, three government appointees and one representative from a government authority. Each membership division is represented by an elected body or panel. The panels serve as the fixed point of reference between the board of directors and the membership.

The elections of member representatives to fill available spaces on each divisional panel are held during the divisional sessions at the annual general meeting. Each division can elect up to eight panel members. Elected panel members serve a two-year term, and may serve consecutive terms.

 

Role of Panel Members

As the elected body representing each membership division, the panel serves as a fixed point of reference between the board of directors and the members of the division it represents. Please refer to the Governance Manual for details on the roles and responsibilities of the panels

In general, the panels will:

  • Select divisional representatives to serve on the board of directors.
  • Appoint divisional representatives to serve on the divisional bargaining team.
  • Participate in the development of the association.
  • Support the strategic direction of the association.
  • Provide direction to the association on all member initiatives and serve as reference group members as required.
  • Assist with conference and AGM planning.
  • Serve as divisional leaders within their membership division.
  • Communicate with their divisional members.
  • Bring forward member issues to the board.
  • Represent and communicate the substance and intent of the association.
  • Enhance the association.

 

Aboriginal Services Panel

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

Vice-Chair - Colleen Spier, Executive Director *
Island Métis Family & Community Services Society
Victoria 

Kathleen Bennett, Executive Director
Northwest Inter-Nation Family and Community Services Society 
Prince Rupert

Lyndale George, Co-Executive Director
Haida Child and Family Services Society
Massett

Colleen Lucier, Executive Director
Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family & Community Services Society
Kamloops 

Judy Smith, Executive Director
La Société de les Enfants Michif (Métis Family Services)
Surrey

Karen Wainwright, Co-Executive Director
Haida Child and Family Services Society
Masset 

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Community Living Services Panel

Chair - Tammy Khanna, Executive Director
Independent Living Housing Society of Greater Victoria
Victoria

Vice Chair - Eileen Howells, Executive Director
Vernon and District Association for Community Living
Vernon

Janice Barr, Executive Director *
Richmond Society for Community Living
Richmond 

Fernando Coelho, Chief Executive Officer *
posAbilities Association of British Columbia
Burnaby

Tony Laing, Executive Director
Penticton & District Society for Community Living
Penticton

Kevin Lusignan, Executive Director
Community Ventures Society
Coquitlam

Ellen Tarshis, Executive Director
Victoria Association for Community Living 
Victoria

Lilla Tipton, Executive Director *
Inclusion Powell River Society
Powell River

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General Services Panel

Chair - Lois Wynne, Executive Director
Sea to Sky Community Services Society 
Squamish

Vice Chair - Diane Entwistle, Chief Executive Officer 
Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs
Kelowna

Sanjay Gulati, Executive Director  
Mission Community Services Society
Mission

Deborah Joyce, Executive Director
District 69 Family Resource Association
Parksville

Vicki Kipps, Executive Director
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services
Maple Ridge

Rod Santiago, Executive Director *
Abbotsford Community Services Society
Abbotsford

David Young, Executive Director *
Sources Community Resources Society
White Rock

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*Denotes Member of CSSEA Board of Directors

 

 
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