SCI BC’s Board of Directors oversees the strategic, financial and operational sustainability of the organization. Our volunteer board members are all knowledgeable business professionals, four of which have a spinal cord injury.
* person with a spinal cord injury
Tony joined the SCI BC Board in 2011 and is president and CEO of CGA-Canada. Prior to that, he was president of Avon Canada and spent a decade with that company in several key financial management positions. A certified public accountant (DE), Tony served on the Conference Board of Canada’s National Council of Financial Executives. In 2008, he received the 100 CGAs Who Have Made a Difference Award, as part of CGA-Canada’s centennial celebration.
Lise joined the Board in 2006 and is the Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Vancouver General Hospital’s Spine Program, as well as National Clinical Coordinator for the RHSCI Registry. She is also a consultant for the Clinical Impact on Nurse and Allied Health for the Vancouver Spine Program Clinical Research Studies.
Don is a dedicated volunteer and has been serving on the Finance Committee of the SCI BC Board; he has been recruited as a Board member this year. He is a CGA and his career has included a decade with the Canada Revenue Agency and establishment of a real estate development corporation. Don holds both real estate and mortgage licenses. In 2010 Don was certified by Stanford University to train leaders in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program at the University of Victoria.
Bernie joined the SCI BC Board in 2002 and has served as a director of the BC Paraplegic Foundation since 1990, currently holding the position of Chairperson. A chartered accountant and valuator by profession, he is president of a financial consulting company.
David joined the SCI BC Board in 2008, but has been active with the organization since the 1970′s. A Vice-President and Investment Advisory with CIBC Wood Gundy, he has assisted Spinal Cord Injury BC in managing their investment portfolio for over 20 years. For the past four years, David has chaired, very successfully, the annual Doug Mowat Memorial Golf Tournament.
Laurie is Managing Director of KinleyJones, a Vancouver based marketing, advertising and design firm which specializes in retail and institutional clients. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Laurie is an Instructor at BCIT in Marketing Management and a member of the School’s Marketing Management Curriculum Advisory Committee. He is also a partner in the Royal Bank of Canada’s Viasource Program. Laurie joined the SCI BC Board in 2006 and currently holds the position of Secretary.
Injured in 1978, Terry has been a strong advocate for access awareness and was recognized for his efforts with the Dr. James Reid Memorial Award in 1993. Following studies at BCIT, he taught computer aided design and drafting at the school. Terry currently keeps extremely busy with volunteer work supporting disability organizations such as SCI BC, where he serves as both a Board member and a peer mentor to newly injured individuals.
Scott joined the SCI BC Board in 2008 and was elected Vice-Chair in 2010. He is the Communications Director for WorkSafe BC, with over 30 years experience in this field for both the public and private sectors. Very active in the community, Scott also advises for various health and safety regulators and workers’ compensation organizations.
Ed joined the SCI BC Board in 2000 and served as Vice-Chair from 2005 to 2010, at which time he became Chairperson. A professional engineer, he is owner and president of West Shore Constructors. Ed has been active on the SCI BC advocacy committee and also served as member of the Lions Paralodge Board.
Gerry has been a member of the SCI BC Board of Directors since 2002 and is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities. A resident of Vancouver Island, Gerry designs and markets adaptive devices for the disabled community.
Injured as the result of a logging accident in 1994, Tom has served on the SCI BC Board since 1999. A resident of Hope, he is very active in community disability issues with particular interest in advocating for increased architectural accessibility.
Roy is retired after thirty-five years as a Vancouver firefighter, having received the Long Service and Distinguished Service Medals. He has also been decorated for his commitment and length of service to the South Vancouver Lions Club and his work as a first aid attendant and instructor. Roy’s long and varied volunteer experience illustrates a life of community commitment, including his service on SCI BC’s Board of Directors and that of Lions Millennium Place.
Rhonda is the Medical Manager of the Spinal Cord Injury Program, Amputee Program and EMG at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. She is also a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Medicine – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at GF Strong. She joined the SCI BC Board of Directors in 2009.
Recruited this year by the Board, Karen is the Director of Enterprise Bearing Ltd and brings a fresh business and client perspective having worked closely with the management team through its transformation to a new operating model. Karen has extensive international experience in a range of industries to support SCI-BC with continuous organizational development and innovation.
Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) helps people with spinal cord injury* (SCI) and their families adjust, adapt and thrive by providing answers, information and community experiences.
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I got involved with in SCI BC as a way of giving back to the community at large, and more importantly to devote time to an organization and a cause that I truly believe in.
SCI BC Board Member, Anthony Ariganello