The Foundation’s Committees are typically chaired by a member of the Board. Some Committees may be comprised solely of members of the Board while others may include volunteers from the Sunshine Coast community. A list of current committees is found below. Unless a committee member is described as a volunteer, the committee member is also a Board member. The chair of the Board sits as a de facto member on all committees. The Executive Director is an ex officio member of all committees.


Chair – Vicki Dobbyn

Vice Chair – Manjit Kang

Secretary – Carmen Sombrowski

Treasurer – Cathy Smider

Members-at-Large - Janet Crowe and Catharine Esson

Executive Director – Wendy Francis (ex officio)


Board Renewal Committee (delegated to Executive Committee)

Chair - Janet Crowe

Vicki Dobbyn, Catharine Esson, Cathy Smider (as Volunteer Coordinator)


Human Resources Committee (delegated to Executive Committee)

Chair - Vicki Dobbyn

Janet Crowe, Catharine Esson


Investment and Oversight Committee

Chair – Chad Price

Richard Wilson (volunteer), Diana Rae (as Treasurer), Catharine Esson, Cathy Smider (alternate)


Fund Development Committee

Chair – Carmen Sombrowski

Cam Reid (Volunteer), Don Basham (Volunteer), Manjit Kang, Chad Price, Cathy Smider, Vicki Dobbyn


Fund Development Sub-committee on Deeds

Chair - Dave Doig

Carmen Sombrowski


Policy Committee

Chair – Catharine Esson

Vicki Dobbyn, Manjit Kang


Grants Committee

Chair – Manjit Kang

Board Members - Cathy Smider, Vicki Dobbyn, and Dave Doig

Community volunteers: Correen Evans, Tracy Wright, Denise Woodley, Patrice Pollack, Alaya Boisvert, Karon Kosof


Vital Signs Committee

Co Chairs – Don Basham and Catharine Esson

Janet Crowe, Vicki Dobbyn