Board

Daniel Healey

Chair
Daniel is a Chartered Accountant with over 18 years of experience. His practice is focused primarily on publicly accountable enterprises, approximately a third of which are not-for-profit entities and registered charities. As avid outdoor people, Daniel and his wife Jill have spent countless hours camping, hiking and kayaking in the natural beauty of this land and believes that it's imperative that we protect it for future generations.

Michael Derry

Vice-Chair
Born and raised in Victoria, Michael comes from a long line of sea captains. After 10 years managing construction projects throughout BC, he returned to commercial fishing in 1978. Michael captained the deep sea sablefish vessel Ocean Pearl starting in 1995, fishing the north Pacific for the next 20 years. Michael has consulted on fisheries with Australian fishing companies in the Indian Ocean, and with Russian fishing companies in South Korea. He later served as fleet manager for Finest at Sea until retiring in 2016.

Lawrence Statland

Treasurer
Lawrence has spent much of his life involved in music and finance. Lately he has been spending much of his time outside volunteering on restoration projects. Many afternoons he can be found in Rithet’s Bog working as part of the Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society. He also dedicates time as a director on the boards of numerous other local non-profit organizations. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a Master of Environmental Studies.

Bill Thomas

Secretary
Bill’s background is as a Behaviour Sciences Research Technician. He served as Major with the Governor General’s Horse Guards (RCAC), retiring in 1992. He later worked as Senior Research Associate for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and as Executive Committee and Vice Chair of St John Ambulance Toronto Branch. He is a member of the Westcoast Fly fishing Association, Gorge Waterway Initiative, Secretary of the British Columbia Wildlife Federation Region One (Vancouver Island), and a Director of the Goldstream Volunteer Salmonid Enhancement Association.

Mary Haig-Brown

Past Chair
Mary has been a Saanich resident for 48 years, a small business owner and a teacher. Together with her husband, Bernie Bowker, she has raised four children and has eight grandchildren. She has volunteered continuously for over 60 years for organizations such as Parent Participation Pre-Schools, Girl Guides, Esquimalt Neighbourhood House, Prospect Lake Community Association, Peninsula Streams Society and Friends of Tod Creek Watershed. Mary holds a B.A. (English and Zoology), a Diploma In Special Education, and an M.A. (Curriculum Studies).

Ian Cameron

Jocelyn Gifford

Peter Campbell

Gerald Harris

Keith Chancellor

Kitty Lloyd

Denis Coupland

Grant MacPherson

Robby Smoker Peters

Shawn Stebbins

Garth van der Kamp