Board of Directors for 2017-18
Sue Glenn, Secretary
Sue’s caring nature for people has guided her to helping and serving her community. Sue believes that people learn through new experiences and takes pride in creating ‘life-changing’ experiences for people in both her work as a Recreation Supervisor, an Adventure Guide and as a Board Member.
She has a keen interest in continuing education and is involved with numerous organizations that reflect her dedication to outdoor education, conservation and appreciation. Sue has been a Director on many Boards and as a passionate ambassador of Ladysmith, she is proud to be volunteering with the LRCA.
Renee Hutchinson, Director
Renee Hutchinson is a homemaker and mother of two.
She enjoys gardening, sewing and perfecting recipes from scratch.
When she’s not at home, Renee can be found volunteering her time for various community endeavours or visiting with her many close friends in Ladysmith.
Cathy Hyndman, Vice-President
Cathy is a retired Comptroller. She was born in Chemainus and has lived in Ladysmith for many years with her husband, Gerry (a special LRCA volunteer). Cathy and Gerry enjoy spending time with family, including their 2 daughters and their husbands, and their 3 grandchildren.
Cathy has volunteered at the “Heart on the Hill” since April of 2015 doing income tax and helping in the Senior’s Advocacy Office.
These days, Cathy is a regular in the LRCA office where she is our volunteer Bookkeeper.
Sandra Marquis, Director
Sandra’s many jobs have included dietitian, community developer, researcher, writer, program manager, fund-raiser and cafe manager. Sandra worked for the LRCA from 2003 to 2011, first as a contracted community developer and later as the program manager for Born Healthy and for the Dad’s Drop-In.
Currently, Sandra combines the roles of PhD student, lecturer and research assistant, specializing in disability studies at the University of Victoria.
Sandra tries to include advocacy and community development in all she does.
Shawn O’Toole, Director
Shawn has been a Ladysmith resident for the past 25 years, and currently works as an Advisor at Vancouver Island University.
He has previously worked as a Secondary School counsellor.
Shawn has two children, and enjoys running, cycling and being outdoors.
Pam Richmond, Director
Pam has recently moved to Ladysmith with the hope of continuing her involvement with inclusive community development.
She has worked throughout BC with aboriginal, non-aboriginal and immigrant families with many organizations.
Her experience includes classroom teaching, administration, counselling, licensing, curriculum development and workshop presentations, as well as co-creating agreements to foster success for all children in schools.
Pam enjoys working with diverse communities with the goal of creating environments which enhance success.
Moving to Ladysmith has made it possible for Pam to be closer to her children and 2 grandchildren.
Marsh Stevens, President
Marsh was trained by his father as a Cabinetmaker and has transferred those skills into numerous areas, from designing and building furniture to sculpture to the design to the construction of his family’s home. He holds:
- Bachelor of Arts (Hon) from Trent University and a Master of Arts from the University of Guelph, both in Philosophy
- Certificate in Community Based Development from St. Francis Xavier University
- Diploma in Computer Assisted Drafting and Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology
- Black belt in Shaolin Kempo Kung Fu.
Marsh has worked as: a Tutorial Leader and/or Marker at Trent University, The University of Guelph, and the Ontario College of Art and Design; a Community Health Planner in the Ontario District Health Council system (now known as Local Health Integration Networks); as Attaché to the Editor/CEO of Now Toronto; as Exhibition Preparator at the Design Exchange; as Sculpture Studio Facilitator at The Banff Centre; and as a Policy Analyst for the Aboriginal Affairs Branch of Canadian Heritage.
He is the father of three children, the oldest of which he home-schools.
Alexis Stuart, Director
Alexis was born and raised in Ladysmith. After spending about 10 years in the West and East Kootenays, she moved back to Ladysmith in 2007 with her husband, Dave. She has a BSW and is a registered social worker, having spent the majority of her career working with youth.
She currently works for Island Health, coordinating the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) Program for Central and North Vancouver Island.
Alexis loves cooking, gardening, yoga, having bonfires, and spending time with family. She is honoured to serve on the LRCA board and currently serves on the Performance Assurance and Strategic Planning Committees.