Volunteer Victoria Staff

The Volunteer Victoria team includes 3 full time positions, 4 part time positions, and a part time accountant position. Together, with an amazing team of administrative volunteers, we provide programs and services to our community and pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, inclusive, and responsive environment.

George Colussi, Volunteer Services Coordinator

George first joined the Volunteer Victoria team in January 2014 in membership services.  George is now leading the youth volunteer services team delivering presentations to individuals of all ages and supporting the activities and learning journey of the youth involved with our Youth Engagement Team. As George puts it, “My work at Volunteer Victoria is a powerful privilege since it allows me to link daily with individuals and organizations that are undertaking transformational work in community”.

George can be reached at 250-386-2269 X28 or at george@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Tracey Gibson, Manager of Learning and Training

Tracey is a 4th generation Victorian who loves living on the Westcoast. She has over 15 years experience in the non profit sector, and for the last 5 years has been coaching individuals, and facilitating workshops. Tracey has a Leisure Services BA from UVIC and a Certificate Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. Tracey has volunteered for most of her life and currently finished her term as past president with Volunteer Victoria. One of her most memorable volunteering experiences was going to New Zealand for the Eco-Challenge.

When not creating learning opportunities for non-profit professionals Tracey can be found spending time with her 2 children, and husband or running with her Sole Sisters on the trails of Victoria.

Tracey can be reached at tracey@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Betty Leitch, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Betty joined the Volunteer Victoria team in February 2017. Betty is a certified Volunteer Management professional with a history of managing successful volunteer program in Victoria and Winnipeg. Betty holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master’s in Environmental Sciences.

When Betty is not coordinating learning events for Volunteer Victoria she can be found volunteering for her amazing quilting group, travelling, and spending time with family. 

Betty can be reached at betty@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Corinne Mah and Debbie Flint, Access Program Coordinators

Corinne joined the Volunteer Victoria team in August 2014 as co-coordinator of the Volunteer Access Program.

After decades as a graphic designer, Corinne became an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, earned her Community Mental Health Worker certification, and has worked in Mental Health & Substance Use and elder care. To quote Martin Luther King Jr.: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” 

Corinne is away for the remainder of the summer 2018. 

We are very pleased to welcome Debbie Flint to Volunteer Victoria and to the position of Access Program Coordinator. Debbie has worked as a specialist in mental health and substance use for many years. 

You can reach Debbie at debbie@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.

Lisa Mort-Putland, Executive Director

Lisa joined the Volunteer Victoria team as Executive Director in June 2011. Lisa holds a B.A. in Drama and a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on non-profit management. Prior to working with Volunteer Victoria Lisa was the Development Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and spent more than 25 years working and volunteering in the museum and heritage sector.

Lisa provides governance assistance to organizations and is often asked to speak at conferences, events, and celebrations.

Lisa can be reached at lisa@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.


Mary Ann Snowden, Mental Health Recreation and Visiting Program

Prior to  joining Volunteer Victoria, Mary Ann spent 25 years working for a Victoria-based not-for-profit where she held several positions at the senior management level. Her main area of responsibility included policy and program development and quality assurance. Mary Ann is a passionate and skilled paddler who has kayaked 100,000’s of kms, and is often seen with her beloved four-legged partner Muggins.

Mary Ann can be reached at maryann@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Cristell Solis, Summer Youth Program Coordinator

Cristell is an undergraduate student in Biopsychology. She will be with us for the summer 2018 as Summer Youth Program Coordinator. When she is not coordinating youth services for Volunteer Victoria  she can be found hiking, and exploring the Island.

Cristell can be reached at cristell@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Jingwen Tang, Manager of Community Relations

JingwenJingwen joined the Volunteer Victoria team in May 2015. Prior to working at Volunteer Victoria, she spend 9 years serving in various non-profit organizations in China and in Canada while attending school. She developed a huge interest in helping vulnerable populations and has a strong passion for caring for rescued animals and is an on-going registered volunteer dog-walker.

Jingwen was born and grew up in Beijing (China). She moved to Shanghai (China) for her undergraduate study when she was 18, and spend 2 months living and studying in Los Angeles during the undergraduate years. She moved to Victoria for her M.A. in Economics in 2010, and worked in Ottawa for 5 months. Jingwen never stops exploring the world, and is always welcoming changes, culture difference, and variety. She is either traveling or preparing for her next travel.

Jingwen can be reached at jingwen@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.