2015/2016 Board of Directors
Achieving our vision and mission requires effective leadership. That’s why maintaining a skilled and knowledgable Board of Directors for governance is always a priority for Broadmead Care. We have established a skills profile that allows us to actively recruit new board members while maintaining the competencies and stakeholder representation we need for strong, effective governance.
Our volunteer Board of Directors provides leadership, support and accountability for all society operations. The Board monitors quality of care; formulates and reviews the Broadmead Care constitution and bylaws; and establishes the mission,vision, values and strategic direction of our organization. The Board has an active committee structure – with specific work plans and measurable objectives aligned to our strategic plan.
The Board has an ongoing commitment to ensure a close working relationship with the Broadmead Care management team, all levels of government and members of the community.
Paul Morgan - Board Chair
Paul has lived in Victoria for 25 years having moved to Canada from England in 1983. He has worked in the Information Technology industry since 1970 spending the last 15 years specializing in Health Care.
Paul was served on the Board of Nigel Society for Adults with Disabilities for just over 9 years and as Chair fo 4 years. He was very involved in the successful amalgamation of Nigel Society with the Broadmead Care Society. Paul was elected to the Broadmead Care Board of Directors in June 2011 and was elected Chair of the Board in June 2014. He is an ex-officio member of all Board sub-committees.
Robert (Bob) Cronin - Board Vice-Chair
Bob retired from his private consultancy in 2004. During his career, he held the positions of Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Social Services.
Bob has served on many Boards and Commissions. He completed a six-year term on the Board of Beacon Community Services where he has served as Chair for two years. Bob has his Masters of Social Work from UBC and a certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute. Bob was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2012 and as Vice Chair in June 2014. He serves on the Board of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and Board Governance Committee.
Chris Carter - Board Treasurer
Chris is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in Financial Administration. He has held positions of Vice President, Controller of TELUS Corporation; President for North America operations of EPS Consultants - a company that provided software and consulting services to Fortune 500 companies to support their strategic and financial planning processes; Chief Financial Officer for Lansing Bagnall, multi-national UK based engineering company; Chartered Accountant for Touche Ross and Co. (now Deloitte and Touche).
Chris was elected to the Board of Directors in September 2008 and as Treasurer in June 2010. He is Chair of the Board Finance Committee and serves on the Board Governance Committee.
Major General (Retired) Wendy Clay
Wendy is a retired Surgeon General whose military career began in 1965 as a medical student, under the Medical Officer Training Plan. She was promoted to Major in 1970, to lieutenant-colonel in 1977, to brigadier-general in July 1989 and in September 1994 to her present rank as Major-General.
In October 1994 she was appointed Surgeon General. She was the first woman to become a Canadian Forces flight surgeon and pilot, and served in a number of capacities during her career including a tour in the Middle East. She retired from the Canadian Forces in July 1999 and now resides in Victoria. Since retirement she has been active in the community, serving on the Board of Victoria Hospice Society from 2002 to 2008. She became a member of the Board of Governors of the Candian Corps of Commissionaires in 2001 and served until 2010, including terms as Chair and Past Chair.
Major-General Clay also served on the St. John Ambulance Branch Executive Committee until May 2012 following completion of a six year term, during which she served as Chair for the final four years. She is currently the Secretary of the Vancouver Island Aircrew Association, a position she has held since 2003, and is an active member of Christ Church Cathedral where she continues to serve in a number of volunteer positions. Wendy was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2013 and is the Chair of the Board Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and serves on the Board Finance Committee.
Vice Admiral (retired) Robert "Bob" George
Robert George retired from the Canadian Navy in 1995 after a 35 year career serving in Canada, Japan and Belgium. His service included numerous shore and sea commands including Head of the Canadian Navy and finally as the Canadian Military Representative to NATO's Military Committee in Brussels.
Since leaving the service, he has worked in the fuel cell industry, then with Elections Canada for over eight years, and as a Campaign Committee member of the Mary Winspear Centre project in Sidney. Robert was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2016 and serves on the Board Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and the Board Governance Committee.
Daphne is the Community Relations and Access Coordinator for Shaw. Her career in television production, tourism and hospitality marketing spans 35 years. She is a facilitator and leader in marketing, business and media and has presented to Royal Roads University, Camosun College and the University of Victoria.
Her vast commitment to volunteerism has earned her many awards including the YM/YMCA Woman of Distinction Award (Communications), Honorary Citizen of Victoria, C-FAX Community Award for Leadership in Arts, Canadian Cable Television Association Promotions Award, Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria Outstanding Leadership Award and the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities Long Service Award. Daphne was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2012 and serves on the Board Fund Development Committee.
Raman Kapil is a management accountant (CPA, CMA) with 24 years of business experience in technology solutions. In addition, his business education includes an MBA and Chartered Director Designation.
From his business experience, Raman has developed expertise in strategic management, partnerships, contract negotiations, financial management and corporate governance. Raman was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2016 and serves on the Board Finance Committee and Board Fund Development Committee.
Rebecca is a lawyer and full professor at the Faculity of Law at the University of Victoria, She has an MBA and holds both bachelor and master's degrees in law. She has worked for the Supreme Court of Canada and has taught at the University of New Brunswick. She has extensive Board experience having served on the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities, the Centre for Cooperative and Community Based Enterprise, and on the editorial board for the Canadian Journal of Women and Law.
Rebecca was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2015 and serves on the Board Governance Committee.
Commander (Retired) Michael Morres
Michael has an extensive volunteer background and has served on several Boards of Directors. He is the current Past President of Pacific Opera Victoria and served on its Board and its Foundation Board from 2005-2010.
He is on the Board of Ballet Victoria, is a member of the National Executive of the Naval Association of Canada and is the President of the Naval Officers Association of Vancouver Island. Michael was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2012 and serves on the Board Fund Development Committee.
Commander (Retired) Heather Parry
Heather is a pharmacist with extensive experience in health care leadership and administration. She retired from the Canadian Forces Medical Services after serving 25 years in a variety of positions including clinical pharmacy, medical logistics, project management, health facility administration and leadership.Her last posting was as Commanding Officer for Health Services Pacific.
Heather served as a national health care accreditation surveyor with Accreditation Canada specializing in accreditation of Canadian Health Regions. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and continues to work as a clinical pharmacist with Island Health in the area of long-term care. Heather was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2016 and serves on the Board Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and the Board Fund Development Committee.
Bob studied Architecture at the University of Alberta and has extensive experience in Project Development and Project Management. During his career he has been the Vice President/Director of Princeton Development Ltd. and currently is a self-employed Developer and Project Manager for Pelorus Development Corp.
He has dedicated his career to urban development and has overseen many important community developments including The Falls condominium project in downtown Victoria. He is a Board member of the Capital Region Urban Development Institute and the Greater Victoria Development Agency. Bob was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2013 and serves on the Board Governance and Board Finance Committees.
Carol is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) with extensive management and leadership experience in complex public and private sector organizations. She has held positions as Controller at the University of Victoria, Chief Financial Officer for Maximus Canada, Group Controller at BC Hydro, Controller for Power Measurement and Chartered Professional Accountant with KPMG.
Carol has a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. Carol is a native Victorian and has lived on the Saanich Peninsula for most of her life. Carol has been on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium and has previously volunteered with organizations including Big Sisters Victoria and Vancouver, the Victoria Marathon Society and is a member of 100 Women Who Care Victoria. Carol was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2016 and serves on the Board Finance Committee and Board Fund Development Committee.
Robyn has extensive experience in strategic communication roles and comprehensive knowlege of media, government and business communities having worked in the communications/marketing/public relations industry for over 20 years.
She holds a Masters of Professional Communication from Royal Roads University and is the President of Big Bang Communications, an award winniing training and consulting company based in Victoria. She is a Fellow, Canadian Public Relations Society (2012) and currently sits on the boards of the Island Women in Technology (Chair), the CPRS National Awards (Chair) and is a past member of the Boys and Girls Club Board. Robyn was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2015 and serves on the Board Finance Committee.
Dr. Judith Vestrup
Judith is a retired physician. She has a Bachelor of Science Honors Physiology (UBC), M.D. (UBC), Fellowship (General Surgery) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Masters of Science Health Administration (University of Colorado) and a Masters of Arts, Theological Studies.
She has held positions as an Intensive Care Physician, Associate Professor of Surgery (UBC), Director of Trauma Services (Van. General Hospital), Clinical Skills Course Director (UBC Faculty of Medicine), and Year 3 and 4 Course/Program Director for the Island Medical Program. Judith has served on many committees and task forces (1998 - present) for the University of British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Regional Hospital District, Vancouver Richmond Health Region, the Parish Council for the St. John the Devine, Anglican Church. Judith was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2014. She is a Chair of the Governance Committee.