Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Rick Amantea is Vice President Community Partnerships & Development for Park Royal Shopping Centre, The Village at Park Royal and a variety of other assets. He has been in the real estate industry for over 35 years with extensive experience in marketing, leasing, property management, development and strategic planning. Rick believes in giving back to the community and he has served on a wide range of community and not for profit boards in West Vancouver and beyond.
Rick and his wife Christine have been residents of West Vancouver for over 15 years and reside in Horseshoe Bay.
Rick is a Director on the WVCCS Board and sits on its Executive Committee, he also chairs the Resource Development Committee and the Blue Sky Task Force that is responsible for the work done on the Emerging Vision for the Civic Site.
Bill Barrie is a retired high school teacher and elementary principal. He was also a minor hockey coach. Bill and his family are all users of the Community Centre. Bill lives in West Vancouver.
MARY JO CAMPBELL
Mary Jo Campbell was a commercial real estate lawyer and a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais.
She is a Trustee on the Board of West Vancouver Memorial Library and was also Chair of the Board amongst other committee groups.
Mary Jo has been involved with many committees across West Vancouver.
She has 3 older children and lives in West Vancouver and were all active members of the Centre as the children were growing up.
Michael Courtenay is Senior Vice President of Design and Construction at British Pacific Properties Limited. He has been in the building and development industry for the past 40 years, with the last 30 years working in the capacity of senior management.
Michael has served as a director for The Dance Foundation, Artstart and the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association.
Michael and his wife Joyce have been residents of West Vancouver for over 8 years and reside in Ambleside.
Michael is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Community Engagement & Outreach Committee.
Richard Fisher is the Chief Communications Officer for Development and Alumni Engagement at UBC.
Richard has previously been involved with WVCCS as a member of the Communications Task Force.
Richard and his family live in West Vancouver.
Terri Green has been an active member of the West Bay PAC, including co-chair for the last 2 years. She has been involved with fundraising for the school. She was also on the DPAC of West Vancouver for 5 years and held various roles as well as involved with WV Minor Hockey, WV Soccer Club and Athletics for Kids. Currently works for Kintec Footlabs. Terri lives in West Vancouver with her family.
Janine is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Community Engagement & Outreach Committee.
Janine lives in West Vancouver with her family and are very active members in the West Vancouver community and at the West Vancouver Community Centre.
Najeeb has been a partner at Roper Greyell since 2014, having formerly been a partner in the labour and employment group of one of Canada's largest national law firms. His legal career also includes serving as Vice-Chair of the BC Labour Relations Board. Najeeb’s practice includes representation of public, private and First Nations employers in the highway maintenance, hospitality, gaming, retail, construction, mining, municipal and health sectors. Najeeb assists both union and non-union employers to avoid and resolve difficult legal and human resource challenges.
His professional affiliations include: The Canadian Bar Association, The American Bar Association, The Law Society of British Columbia and The Law Society of Upper Canada. Najeeb obtained a B.A from the University of Western Ontario and an LL.B from the University of Victoria.
Outside of the law, Najeeb enjoys hiking the North Shore mountains with his wife and golden doodle, Harry, and playing recreational hockey. He and his family have enjoyed their experiences at the West Vancouver Community Centre over their many years living on the North Shore.
Najeeb is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Governance & HR committee.
Julie is a Senior Manager in the Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has extensive experience working with public, private and not-for-profit entities. She is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC and holds her Bachelors of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. Her previous volunteer experience includes being a former Director of the North Shore Meals on Wheels Society.
Julie is a third generation West Vancouver resident and went to elementary and high school in the area. She now lives with her husband and two children young children in the Bayridge area, who are avid users of the Community Centre programs.
Julie is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.
Clark is Financial Advisor with Raymond James. Recently travelled to India to volunteer with Sleeping Children Around the World and Free the Children.
He and his young family live in West Vancouver.
Sara McCracken is a lawyer with Deloitte Tax Law LLP, specializing in tax and corporate/commercial law. She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Queen’s University, her Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia, and her Master of Law in Tax from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Sara has published articles on a wide variety of legal matters, and she is an active member of various professional organizations. Sara has previously served as a director, officer, and honorary legal counsel for other not-for-profit entities.
Sara grew up in West Vancouver, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Sara is an avid runner and skier, and her whole family enjoys the Community Centre’s facilities and programs.
Sara is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Governance and HR Committee.
Nicola has worked in the non-profit sector as a volunteer, fundraiser and board member. Having spent years in the financial sector, Nicola uses her background and experience to further not for profit causes.
She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Dream On Seniors Foundation, sits on the Society’s Resource Development Committee and is Co-Chair for PumpkinFest 2015. Nicola is committed to family and community and as a recent newcomer to the North Shore, she is enjoying exploring and getting to know the North Shore.
Nicola is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Resource Development committee as well as a past co-chair of PumpkinFest
Alastair is Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant. Born in Northern Ireland, he started his career with KPMG in Scotland eighteen years ago and moved to Vancouver in 1997.
Alastair lives in West Vancouver with his wife and two young children, who are all keen users of the Community Centre facilities, particularly the pool and gymnastics programs.
He holds his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh.
Alastair is a former Chair of the WVCCS Board as well as past Treasurer.
Karen is an intrepid philanthropist, adventurer and mother of three. She has played leading roles in getting two innovative charities up and running in high gear.
Karen is the Charitable Giving Director of Hollyburn Properties. She was a Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Next Big Thing Foundation and Director of Foundation Development at the Obakki Foundation.
Karen is very community orientated and believes in giving back to her community - she has been part of the PumpkinFest committee for the last 2 years running the Farm Zone. She was also actively involved in running the Collingwood Spring Fair and has been involved with Vancouver Rent Bank and was previously on the Gala Committee of the North Shore Family Services for 4 years.
Karen lives in West Vancouver with her family.
Navida is a senior business leader with over 20 years of financial and accounting experience in roles with progressively increasing management responsibilities. She is currently the Associate VP, Finance at BCAA. She is a designated CPA and CA.
Navida is a strong volunteer within the Community including the Mulgrave Parents Association as well as their Special Events Chair. She also volunteers with Scouts Canada and Girl Guides Canada.
Her family live in North Vancouver and are actives users of the Community Centre.
Jeff Todd is the Associate Vice President, Alumni and Executive Director, of the Alumni Association at the University of British Columbia, a global network of 290,000 alumni. In this role he also is the Co-Director of start and evolution, UBC’s campaign to double alumni engagement and raise $1.5 billion to support student learning, excellence in research, and community engagement. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of the Oregon State University Alumni Association and Director of Alumni Relations, and also served as Executive Vice-President at the University of Arizona Alumni Association.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and a past member of the International Board of Directors for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Board of the Council of Alumni Association Executives.
Jeff and his family live in West Vancouver and his family utilizes the Community Centre’s facilities and programs.
Jeff is the current Chair of the WVCCS Board.
Born in Kenya and educated in London before immigrating to Vancouver in 1973, Rick graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 1985. He spent 25 years working and growing his family business; manufacturing and distribution of home furnishings to N. America’s largest home furnishings retailers. Retiring from the family business in 2009, Rick entered the luxury home development business. He is also an active private equity investor. Rick has been a member of YPO since 2007 and has served on numerous furniture industry boards, as well as a two-year term with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Rick and his family reside in West Vancouver and his family utilizes the Community Center on a regular basis.
Rick is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and sits on the Finance and Audit Committee.
COUNCILLOR NORA GAMBIOLI
Nora Gambioli is a current Councilor with the District of West Vancouver and is the Society’s liaison with District Council. For more than 25 years Nora, has been activity involved with boards, committees and working groups within West Vancouver.
Nora lives with her family in Ambleside
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - JODI WEIDERICK
Jodi Weiderick started with the West Vancouver Community Centres Society as Executive Director in October 2017. Jodi has over 20 years of experience in both municipal and non-profit sectors with a passion for community engagement and community services. She is most looking forward to engage with the community about the Society and all of the great work that it is doing to enhance the quality of life for people living in West Vancouver.
Jodi grew up in West Vancouver and still has many connections to the community. She currently lives in North Vancouver with her husband and two young boys and enjoys being active and enjoying the outdoors in her leisure time.
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