BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CVTS is governed by a dynamic, 10-member Board of Directors, each of whom brings expertise that fosters good governance of the organization and a commitment to support women, children and families in the Comox Valley through the effective delivery of CVTS services. 

Beth Regehr

Beth Regehr

President

Beth is a retired family lawyer and mediator whose focus was helping families resolve conflict while best supporting the children. She joined the CVTS Board in 2014. Beth is committed to supporting CVTS programs that assist families dealing with violence, addiction and homelessness. 

Jan Adams

Jan Adams

Director

Jan is a retired Public Health Nurse of 35 years with education and training in leadership, adult education, women’s health and community development. Jan has served on several other non-profit boards in northern B.C. and the Comox Valley, and has been on the CVTS Board since 2004.

Diane Blackburn

Diane Blackburn

Director

Diane is a retired educator with broad experience as a classroom teacher, a Learning Assistance teacher, a Special Needs Resource Consultant and later as a Principal. She joined the CVTS Board in 2007 is pleased to support the CVTS vision and mission. 

Sharon Farquharson

Sharon Farquharson

Director

Sharon has been a Social Worker in the Comox Valley for over 25 years. Her work has centred on building family capacity and helping children reach their full potential. She joined the CVTS Board in 2003 and is committed to the values and mission of CVTS. 

Rosalind Humphreys

Rosalind Humphreys

Secretary

Roz has worked with the provincial government for 30 years, mostly with the Family Maintenance program, and doing work to support single moms and women living in poverty. After participating on the  Violence Against Women in Relationships Committee, she saw how critical CVTS services are in this community. She joined the CVTS Board in 2017.

Janice Thorburn

Janice Thorburn

Treasurer

Janice is an accountant who has been practicing in the field for over 25 years. She was involved in Rotary for about 15 years and is excited to share her financial expertise as part of the CVTS Board of Directors. Janice is committed to furthering the CVTS vision of a community of people who are respected, safe and supported.

Karen Tobacca

Karen Tobacca

Director

Karen is a retired Human Resource professional with over 20 years experience working in the financial services sector, local government and nonprofit organizations. She joined the CVTS Board in 2017 and is committed to supporting CVTS programs and services. 

JoAnn Restoule

JoAnn Restoule

Director

JoAnn is Anishnabe-Kwey, of the Dokis First Nation of Ontario. Her experience includes research and policy development in the areas of addiction, health and economic development and advocating for the rights of Aboriginal people. She now works as a Youth and family Support worker with School District 71, and strives to create an inclusive, culturally sensitive community where people can feel safe, supported and respect. 

Christy Faraher-Amidon

Christy Faraher-Amidon

Vice-President

Christy is a retired professional Speech-Language Pathologist whose expertise spans clinical services and supervision, and deparment management. She continues to work with the provincial regulatory College for Speech and Hearing Health Professionals. She previously served on the Board of Atira Transition Society in Surrey, B.C.

Robert Wolfe

Robert Wolfe

Director

Bio coming soon