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Board of Directors

The association is governed by a board of directors comprising of up to seven elected member representatives, three government appointees and one representative from a government authority. Elected by their respective divisional panel members during the annual general meeting, the elected board members serve a two-year term (a term being the period between annual general meetings) and may serve consecutive terms. 

Role of board members

The board exists to ensure, on behalf of its constituents (government and members), that the association is effective and efficient in providing human resources and labour relations advice and services necessary to enable the constituents to fulfill their mandates. Please refer to the Governance Manual for complete details on the roles and responsibilities of the board.

In conjunction with other members of the board, the board will:

    • Supervise the management of the association.
    • Exercise all the powers of the association.
    • Set the strategic direction of the association, including determining the association's mission, purpose and long-range goals.
    • Recruit, empower, monitor and advise the Chief Executive Officer.
    • Shepherd and safeguard the association's resources including approving major financial decisions.
    • Communicate with all members, specifically with divisional and/or geographical constituents, both informally and formally.
    • Represent and communicate the substance and intent of the association's initiatives, policies and decisions in the other social services members' forums.
    • Contribute to and support PSEC in the fulfillment of its mandate.
    • Enhance the association's public image.
    • Act in accordance with the Society Act and Regulations.



Board Members

Chair - David Young, Chief Executive Officer
Sources Community Resources Society, White Rock
General Services

Vice Chair - Fernando Coelho, Chief Executive Officer
posAbilities Association of British Columbia, Burnaby 
Community Living Services

Treasurer - Deborah Joyce, Chief Executive Officer
District 69 Family Resource Association
General Services

Janice Barr, Executive Director
Richmond Society for Community Living
Community Living Services

Kathleen Bennett - Executive Director
Northwest Inter-Nation Family and Community Services Society
Aboriginal Services

Teresa Dobmeier - Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Government Appointee

Dawn Hein, Chief Executive Officer
Mission Association for Community Living
Community Living Services

Michael Lord, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Division
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, Victoria
Government Appointee

Seonag Macrae,Chief Executive Officer
Community Living British Columbia
Government Authority Appointee

Chris Rathbone, Executive Director
Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat, Victoria
Government Appointee

Bernadette Spence, Chief Executive Officer
Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society
Aboriginal Services

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