Committees & Volunteers

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 – Manjit Kang
  • Vice Chair – Carmen Sombrowski
  • Secretary – Elfie Hofmann
  • Treasurer – Chad Price
  • Member-at-Large – Vicki Dobbyn

Board Renewal Committee

  • Chair – Cathy Smider
  • Vicki Dobbyn, Carmen Sombrowski

Human Resources Committee (delegated to Executive Committee)

Investment and Oversight Committee

  • Chair – Chad Price
  • Richard Wilson (Volunteer), Manjit Kang, Catharine Esson (Volunteer), Cathy Smider

Fund Development Committee

  • Chair – Carmen Sombrowski
  • Cam Reid (Volunteer), Don Basham (Volunteer), Manjit Kang, Cathy Smider, Vicki Dobbyn

Fund Development Sub-committee on Deeds

  • Chair – Dave Doig
  • Carmen Sombrowski

Policy Committee

  • Chair – Carmen Sombrowski
  • Vicki Dobbyn, Catharine Esson (Volunteer)

Grants Committee

  • Chair – Vacant
  • Board Members – Manjit Kang, Cathy Smider, Vicki Dobbyn, Dave Doig, Judy Rother
  • Community Volunteers: Denise Woodley, Patrice Pollack, Alaya Boisvert, Karon Kosof, Eugenie Jacobsen, Francine Clohosey

Vital Signs Committee

  • Chair – Vicki Dobbyn
  • Doug Allan, Janet Crowe (Volunteer), Don Basham (Volunteer), Catharine Esson (Volunteer)

Jonathan Mason Hird

The Sunshine Coast Foundation is grateful to have received a final gift from long-time Gibsons’ resident, Jon Hird, as a bequest in his will. The Foundation is one of the organizations that benefited from Jon’s selflessness. Jon heard about the Foundation from a close friend, who was also a caregiver to Jon during his illness. Jon cared deeply for his chosen community and he felt privileged to be able to give back.