Board of Directors

The Volunteer Victoria Board of Directors is appointed by the Members of the Greater Victoria Volunteer Society at the Annual General Meeting. On June 20th 2017, the Society Members approved the following board appointments:

  • Secretary: CATRIONA CAMPBELL has been coordinating volunteers for more than 30 years in a wide variety of milieus ranging from education, opera/costume making,  organizing workshops, events,  horticultural activities, dragon boat team ending up at the James Bay Community Project, a  community health centre.  For these many years, she has had a wonderful time working with hundreds of dedicated interesting people of all ages, skills, abilities and diverse backgrounds, encouraging them to participate in new activities, develop new skills, take on tasks they didn’t think they could do and having the satisfaction of participating in their personal growth and community connections.
  • Director: KYLE DOUGLAS has been a bank manager for 11 years in communities ranging from small town Saskatchewan to his most recent position with Island Savings – A Division of First West Credit Union. He has lived in Victoria since 2013 with his wife and 2 young daughters. Kyle is very engaged in the Langford community and has been active with the Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Centre for the Family, Saunders Family Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Sport Assist, and the Westshore Arts Council.
  • C0-Vice President: KATIE GANASSIN has been involved with Volunteer Victoria, and a coordinator of volunteers for more than 10 years.  She has volunteered herself with many organizations, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters, TedX Victoria, This is Vic, Atomique and the MS Society.  Katie has worked for many years in the non-profit sector and currently manages Programs and Services at the MS Society, Vancouver Island Region. Katie studied fine art, psychology and education at the University of Victoria and continues to be a lifelong learner, studying leadership, communication and coaching.  Her passions lie in public service, social innovation and community relations. She is an avid cyclist, swimmer, outdoor adventurer and artist.
  • Co-Vice President: LAURA CASEY is the Customer Services Coordinator for Consumer Protection BC . Consumers Protection BC is a not-for-profit society. Laura has been a member of GIVE, an employee-driven volunteer program for Consumer Protection BC which creates and manages fundraising events within the organization and assists with policies and procedures. She spent the previous six years serving the Government of BC. She completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at UVic and other post-graduate training courses. She is passionate about running, hiking, and helping the community.
  • Director: EMMA KIRKLAND and her young family moved to Victoria from the lower mainland. Emma followed in a family tradition and worked in the audit and accounting field before finding her passion working for non-profits. Emma currently works as the Development Coordinator for the Arthritis Society of BC.

  • HR Chair: LESLIE LIGGETT is a human resources specialist. Previously she spent fifteen years in post-secondary education, in co-operative education and career services and management, and prior to than worked mainly in the non-profit sector, delivering and managing training and employment services to adults with developmental disabilities, as well as managing residential and vocational programs and services.  She volunteered with the Hong Kong Canada Business Association in Vancouver for many years, and then with BC Children’s Hospital. She has a graduate degree in English from the University of Victoria. Leslie’s passion is getting to know people, and enabling them to thrive, and to be the best they can be. At home, Leslie maintains a thriving food garden and orchard, and fosters rescued dogs.  Leslie hopes to bring to the board of Volunteer Victoria a strong interest in policy and governance that will enable the organization to continue to thrive as it fulfills its mission, now and into the future.
  • President: DENISE LLOYD is the owner of Engaged HR (www.EngagedHR.com), a human resources management consulting firm with a focus on providing leadership to organizations as they create engaging workplaces.  Denise is a certified human resources professional (CHRP) and has extensive experience working with non-profits, small businesses and large corporations.  Denise has also served on a number of non-profit boards with local and provincial scope. Throughout her career, Denise has garnered respect for her skills and talents in providing high quality, leading edge services in a number of diverse and challenging settings.  Denise has a strong network within a number of aligned communities in BC including the career development and HR industries, the non-profit sector.  She is known throughout those communities and has a talent for developing quality relationships that allow her to connect people and ideas together, creating opportunities for everyone to be successful!
  • Treasurer: JEREMY RANCHER is the VP of Finance & Human Resources with Tom Harris Cellular. As a Chartered Accountant Jeremy has worked with a number of local organizations to help find efficiency, manage teams, and deliver great outcomes. Jeremy is member of Toastmasters and sits as a Director and the Treasurer and Finance/Audit Committee Chair of YMCA of Greater Victoria.
  • Director: JIM SCHNEIDER has been involved in the communications and business sectors for more than 25 years. He is Principle Consultant with ULU Solutions. Jim is an active volunteer in the community and has served as a Director / Campaign Chair / Media Chair with United Way of Greater Victoria and as Committee Member / Judge with the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Director: CALE STERLOFF was born and raised in Vancouver and received his Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Victoria after transferring from Miami Dade Florida. Cale and his wife Anna have a busy household of four young boys and can all be regularly seen at one of the local ice rinks. He has been in the financial sector for over 12 years in both Management and Advisory roles. One year ago, Cale joined the Commercial team of Island Savings Credit Union. During Cale’s 17 years in Victoria he has been actively involved in serving community councils, charity board positions and regularly volunteers his time to various organizations.