The role of our Board of Directors is to:
- Provide guidance to staff
- Develop strategic planning
- Donate professional expertise
- Pursue funding partnerships
- Facilitate partnerships
- Represent Greenways on committees
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. Members are welcome to attended all meetings to learn more about Greenways. Feel free to call the office for more details.
Elections are held at our Annual General Meeting in March. To stand as a Board of Director, you have to be a current paid member and affiliated with the Greenways organization for the previous fiscal year.
Bob is a retired forestry engineering technician and is proud to have been a member of the Greenways Board for nearly twenty years. He has participated in various roles, including that of Greenways’ President.
Bob is passionate about creating sustainable communities and believes the enhancement of our local streams is a key indicator on how we are doing in that regard. He is also passionate about creating a sense community through volunteerism. Roads are for cars, trails are for people. Walking, running and cycling on nature trails can shift us into ‘slow time’ – a time for quiet reflection or for conversations of real depth. The care of our streams and trails through Greenways initiatives has provided Bob with meaningful ways to express his commitment, for that he is grateful to the organization and to its amazing Board, staff and volunteers.
Chuck is one of the founding members of Greenways. He has a passion for the natural health of Willow Creek and Kingfisher Creek. Additionally, he actively engages school groups with outdoor education of native plants and invasive species removal projects. As an active Director of our Society, he continues to update his knowledge by participation in streamkeeper and wetlandkeeper training and work. As a person concerned with food security in our local area, Chuck is involved with permaculture, the two Food Forests and the community gardens.
Katherine was raised in Campbell River, but left after graduation to pursue a higher education. The draw of the ocean brought her back to town in 2015, and she now works in responsible aquaculture certification. She spends many hours in the trails around Campbell River either running or exploring with her young daughter.
Richard’s interest in conservation began as a Boy Scout in southern Illinois. His big concerns then were topsoil erosion and reforestation of “waste areas,” i.e. the remains of strip mines. Also, at that time, he tried to encourage farmers to plant hedgerows instead of fencing and to leave grassy margins between their fields and pastures: greenspace, habitat, and water quality. He is a past president of Greenways and has been serving as Secretary and Treasurer in the past.
Bruce grew up in Victoria and taught in Sd 72 for 32 years. He and his wife Barb have taken students groups to Europe, Guatemala, Ecuador and Nepal. He loves spending time outdoors, gardening, golfing and hiking. Having 7 grandchildren is a big motivator for volunteering with Greenways.
Janis La Couvée
Born on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Janis moved to Campbell River, in part, because of Greenways (the Greenways Loop and Beaver Lodge Forest Lands). She is eager to shuck the suits of her professional career for gumboots and raingear, and brings a lifetime commitment to community volunteering, from hotdog sales to board governance. She is a member of the Greenways Conservation Team, and assists with Junior Streamkeepers and school groups.
Linda is a biochemist who transitioned to the field of recreation through her love of special events as well as health and fitness. She has lived in Campbell River since 1982 and has worked with both the Regional District and the City of Campbell River. At the City, Linda was able to work closely with Greenways on food security issues. She was one of the core group who fought to save the Beaver Lodge Lands (1991 – 94). It is still her favourite place to run. She is passionate about the outdoors (her playground), food security and active transportation. Greenways enhances so many of these areas – community gardens, the Greenways Loop, Adopt a trail programmes in Beaver Lodge to name a few. She looks forward to supporting many of these activities through community events and being a part of the board of directors.
Tammy moved to Campbell River in 2010 and spends her free time outdoors – gardening, camping, hiking or otherwise exploring all that Vancouver Island has to offer.
She strongly believes that getting outside in the fresh air and into green spaces is vital to our health, not only individually but as a community. As a new member on our Board of Directors, she is currently enjoying supporting all of Greenways’ initiatives, and get yet pick a favourite!
Past and Present Board of Directors
Bob Dice, President (1999 – present)
Chuck DeSorcy, Vice President (1997 – present)
Katherine Dolmage, Treasurer (2017 – present)
Richard Hamilton, Secretary (2003 – present)
Janis LaCouvee (2021 – present)
Graham Hues (2021 – present)
Bruce Izard (2021 – present)
Gordon Hunt (2022 – present)
James Vasilyev (2022 – present)
Sandra Milligan (2010 – 2021)
Laura Chessor (2014 – 2022)
Kim Toonders (2018 – 2022)
Peter Schwarzhoff (2020)
Ray Allan (2015 – 2017)
Stacey Larsen (2014 – 2015)
Patrick Kelly (2013 – 2014)
Barb Phipps (2009 – 2014)
Jerry Fletcher (1997 – 2013)
Ron Burrell (1997 – 2013)
Tom Porsberg (2013)
Maggie Parks (2012)
Bill Reekie (2010 – 2012)
Peter Woods (2010 – 2012)
Vanessa Bramhill (2010)
Stan Goodrich (2009 – 2010)
Barry Ross (1997 – 2009)
Brian Giles (2002)
Aaron Smeeth (1997 – 1998)
Irv Penner (1997)
Shirley Slager (1997)
Michael Roth (1997)