Our Board of Directors
Our board of directors consist of a dedicated team of volunteers who ensure there is good governance and a strong foundation and future for our counselling agency.
Jayne is a lawyer and business person with a special interest in organizational systems that promote community and collaboration. She believes that personal mental health is a cornerstone of strong communities and that South Island Counselling is an integral part of the system that provides that service. Jayne is also a musician, has developed curriculum for, and taught law, in Uganda and her previous not-for-profit board work has been in the areas of arts and education.
Treasurer and Secretary
Dave grew up in Greater Victoria and obtained a BA from UVIC in 1975 in psychology and history. He became an accredited real estate appraiser and worked 13 years with Canada Mortgage and Housing as a staff appraiser. Following this he worked as an analyst with BC Buildings Corporation and then managed the pricing department which was responsible for setting market rental rates for provincial government facilities across the province. When a friend received life changing counselling from Bob Vaughn, SICCT's founder, he decided to become more involved and served two terms on the Board from 1994 to 2000. He is an active member of Friendship Community Church. He is involved as a volunteer in support of organized sports groups and most days find him cycling or playing tennis or pickleball.
Member at Large
Judy has worked in the field of Special Education for over 26 years and has loved working with students, school staff and parents. Her career with the Calgary Board of Education included being a classroom teacher, strategist and specialist in the area of mental health and autism spectrum disorders. Her work included supervising programs, working on multidisciplinary teams and presenting workshops and conferences. After retiring from the CBE, she supported families relocating worldwide as a Global Field Supervisor and Special Education Consultant. She is currently consulting with go! Educational Consulting. She and her husband moved to Victoria in 2018 and previously lived in California, United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Learning from and advocating for individuals struggling with mental health issues continues to be a passion of hers. She looks forward to learning more.