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. 

Jan Adams

Jan Adams

President

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.

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.

Christy Faraher-Amidon

Christy Faraher-Amidon

Secretary

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.

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

Director

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.

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.

Marcie Dumais

Marcie Dumais

Director

Marcie is non-profit management professional with about 10 years of experience working in leadership, fund development, research, project management, communications, and community engagement. She is also an active volunteer in the community involved with Everybody Deserves a Smile and other causes. Marcie is excited to be part of the board and to support the exceptional work of the CVTS team.

Robert Wolfe

Robert Wolfe

Director

Bio coming soon

Charlene Everson

Charlene Everson

Director

Charlene was born and raised in Comox BC on Vancouver Island and is a member of the K’omoks First Nation. Charlene carries the name Xanusa’mega from the Gigelgam Walas Kwakiutl of Fort Rupert.  She and her family are active participants in the cultural traditions of the Kwa’kwa’kawakw or Kwakiutl speaking peoples. Charlene offers an indigenous perspective and voice to the work of CVTS. 

Nancy Bock

Nancy Bock

Director

Bio coming soon