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 and five of them * are living with a spinal cord injury.

Contact the SCI BC Board of Directors at info@sci-bc.ca.

Anthony Ariganello

Tony joined the SCIBC Board in 2011 and  is a member of both the Audit and Governance Committees. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Human Resources Management Association of BC.  Prior to joining BCHRMA in 2014, Tony was President and CEO of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada for 11 years.  A graduate of McGill University, Tony has chaired the board of the Direct Sellers Association of Canada, been a member of the board of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, and the Non-Prescription Drug Manufacturers Association of Canada. He is a member of CPA BC and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and hold the ICD.D director designation. Tony is also the Chair of the BC Audit Council for Local Government and a board member of the BC Real Estate Association.

Don Danbrook *

Don is a dedicated volunteer and has served on the Finance Committee of the SCIBC Board since 2011 and joined the board of directors in 2012. He is a CPA, CGA and his career has included a decade with the Canada Revenue Agency and the 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.

Bernard Fahy

Bernie has been a member of Spinal Cord Injury BC’s Board since 2002 and is a member of the Finance Committee, as well as chairing the Audit Committee. He has also made a tremendous contribution for over two decades as a board member, and is currently Chairperson, of the BC Paraplegic Foundation, which is a major funder for SCIBC. Bernie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and Trust and Estate Practitioner, as well as President of his own financial consulting company. In 2011, Mr. Fahy was presented with a community service award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC in recognition of his dedicated contribution to these organizations, as well as others benefiting our community and people in need.

Frieda Granot

A member of the Order of Canada and of Board Diversity 50, Frieda is a dynamic and highly motivated individual with outstanding vision, leadership and relationship-building skills, and far-reaching international perspective. She has extensive entrepreneurial experience and has spearheaded a variety of think-tanks, managing their development from a mere idea to successful, full-fledged entities, developing their strategy, and securing the necessary financial and human resources. Her Board experience includes not-for-profit and Crown Corporation Boards. She holds a BSc in Mathematics, and MSc in Computer Sciences and a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business. She has been at UBC since 1975 where she’s served in numerous roles including chaired professor, Associate Dean and Dean. Welcomed to the SCIBC Board in 2014, Frieda is a member of the Fund Development Committee.

 Terry LeBlanc *

Terry sustained a spinal cord injury in 1978 while vacationing in BC and returned here from his native Nova Scotia in 1994. Terry has a background in teaching at BCIT, but for many years his focus has been his volunteer work with the SCIBC Peer Support Program and a myriad of many other organizations supporting and serving people with disabilities. Terry is a strong advocate for accessibility and human rights, and a valued mentor for our peer program. He has served on the SCIBC Board of Directors since 2005 and is a member of the Programs Committee, as well as the Lions Paraplegic Lodge Society Board of Directors.

Scott McCloy (Vice Chair & Treasurer)

Scott joined the SCIBC Board in 2008. He is the Director of Government, Community and Media Relations for WorkSafeBC, with over 30 years experience in this field in both the public and private sectors. Very active in the community, Scott also advises for various health and safety regulators and workers’ compensation organizations.  Scott currently holds two executive positions on the board, serving as both Vice-Chair and Treasurer.  He chairs the Finance Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee. Additionally, Scott is a member of the Board of the Lions Paraplegic Lodge Society.

Edward Milligan * (Chairperson) 

Ed joined the SCIBC Board in 2000 and has served as Chairperson since 2010. A professional engineer, he is owner and president of West Shore Constructors. Prior to accepting the role of Chair, Ed’s board contributions included advocacy work as well as participating on the Lions Paraplegic Lodge board. Ed is a director of the BC Paraplegic Foundation and additionally represents SCIBC on Spinal Cord Injury Canada’s Board.

 Gerry Price *

Gerry has been a member of the SCIBC Board of Directors since 2002 and is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and a dedicated volunteer. He is a member of the SCIBC Programs Committee. A resident of Parksville, Gerry is President of ADVentures Adaptive Design, which develops and manufactures products for use with wheelchairs that support greater independence.

Dianna Robertson

Dianna has worked as an occupational therapist since graduating from the University of Alberta in 1992. She subsequently obtained a Masters Research Degree in Occupational Therapy through Dalhousie University. Over the years she has been involved in providing direct treatment and case management services to children and adults, as well as working in driver rehabilitation. Dianne has been qualified as an expert and has testified in BC Supreme Court of BC Human Rights Tribunals. Dianna also holds a Law Degree from UBC, and currently works as a Lawyer at Kaz Law Injury Lawyers.  Dedicated to helping injured people get their lives back, she joined the SCI BC Board of Directors in 2015 and sits on our Governance Committee.

Tom Romano *

Tom sustained a spinal cord injury while working as a logger in 1994. He was involved as a volunteer with the Association’s service delivery in the Fraser Valley and then joined the Board of Directors in 1999. Tom is a passionate advocate for architectural accessibility and a very active community volunteer. An avid golfer, he is always enthusiastic about broadening opportunities for others with disabilities to participate in the sport. Tom is currently a member of the Programs Committee and has also contributed to initiatives supporting the development of accessible housing.

Roy Teather

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 Lions International, as well as for 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 SCIBC’s Board of Directors since 2009 and his work with the development and continuing operation of Lions Millennium Place. Roy is also a member of the Fund Development Committee.

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