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 – Janet Crowe

Secretary – Catharine Esson

Treasurer – Cathy Smider

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), Dale Eichar (volunteer), Cathy Smider (as Treasurer)


Fund Development Committee

Chair – Kelly Foley

Chad Hershler, Cam Reid, Barrie Wilbee, Len Pakulak (volunteer)


Fund Development Sub-committee on Deeds

Chair - Dave Doig

Carmen Sombrowski, Kelly Foley


Constitution, By-Law and Policy Committee

Chair – Catharine Esson

Vicki Dobbyn, Dale Eichar (volunteer), Manjit Kang


Grants Committee

Co-Chairs – Cathy Smider and Vicki Dobbyn, Board members Dave Doig and Manjit Kang

Community volunteers: Elfie Hoffman, Claire Trethewey, Correen Evans, Tracy Wright, Georgia Cyr, Denise Woodley, Laura Smit, Elise Rudland


Vital Signs Committee

Co Chairs – Don Basham and Catharine Esson

Janet Crowe, Matt Thompson