Staff

Executive Director

Wendy Cox

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Administrative Assistant

Nicole Hogenson

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Volunteer Coordinator

Christopher Wooding

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Information & Referral Coordinator

Wendy Brooks, RSW

information@drcvictoria.com
Information & Referral Coordinator

Rowan Yates

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Peer Outreach Coordinator/LEAD Coordinator

Gina Huylenbroeck

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Peer Support Coordinator

Kevin Munn

peergroups@drcvictoria.com
Front End Supervisor

Heather Nelson

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Board of Directors

Chair

Lynn Mullally

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Vice-Chair

Pat Danforth

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Acting Treasurer

Susan Horner

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Secretary

Cathy Elford

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Director at Large

Stuart Munger

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Join the Board

Interested in becoming part of the VDRC Board? Contact Wendy, the Executive Director, to inquire at 250-595-0044 ext. 107 or email at director@drcvictoria.com.

Board Bios

Lynn Mullally, Chair

Lynn grew up in PEI and attended UPEI. She obtained her MSW in Waterloo, Ontario and worked in the social work field in PEI, before moving to BC in 1979. Lynn worked for Ministry of Children and Family Development for 13 years and then at the Women’s Sexual Assault Center and Phoenix Human Services for another 13 years. She worked mostly with children in care. Her life-long passion has been working towards health and safety for women and children. In 2014, Lynn developed a spinal cord injury and had to resign from working. She has been focusing on her own health and gaining back the strength that she lost. She is a member of SCI-BC and has been serving as a Board of Director at the VDRC for four years.

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Pat Danforth, Vice-Chair

Pat Danforth has more than 40 years’ governance and board experience in government and non-profit sectors. Pat has worked on rights-based issues since becoming reliant on a wheelchair in 1970. She represents the Disability Alliance BC on the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) board. She also volunteers on CCD’s Transportation Committee and Human Rights Committee. Pat is on the Active Transportation Committee of Saanich as well as the BC Ferries’ Accessibility Advisory Committee.  She is a founding mother of the Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN). Pat’s career includes work for provincial and federal governments, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, as well as the Canadian Labour Congress. Her varied background includes the Saskatchewan Public Service Commission Board of Commissioners, Regina Health District Board, National Transportation Agency and CUPE National’s Disability Working Group. She has specialist knowledge of rights and disability issues, policies and programs.

vice-chair@drcvictoria.com
Susan Horner, Treasurer

While living in Ontario Susan acquired a disability through a work related accident in 1989 while working in an automotive assembly plant. Shortly after, she began a career advocating for injured workers and the disability community. Her experiences have allowed her to be part of a precedent setting case that was represented by the Advocacy Disability Law Centre.  Susan founded the Workers (Repetitive) Injury Support Team, WRIST which became a member organization of the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups and a recognized stakeholder in her area. While in Ontario she presented to both a Government Standing Committee and Royal Commission regarding Workers Compensation.   She came to BC in 2008 and now has a “Brady Bunch” style family with 12 grandchildren. Currently she is a Vocational Counsellor with the Garth Homer Society and is involved in the working groups of the Center for Research on Work Disability Project.

Cathy Elford, Secretary

Cathy comes to the Board with a wide range of experience supporting individuals with disabilities for over forty years in Alberta and British Columbia. Cathy and her husband Mike moved to the Island from Calgary in 1987 and raised their two sons here.  She has worked in a variety of leadership roles within the community living sector in Victoria since 1988.  Her roles ranged from Residential Group Home Manager to Director of Human Resources.  Cathy is retiring from full time work and is eager to be part of the VDRC Board and offer her experience and acquired knowledge in any way that serves the agency and consumers well.

secretary@drcvictoria.com
Stuart Munger, Director

Stuart has worked with people with developmental disabilities, for the last 10 years, and is the Executive Director of Integra Support Services. He is also a CARF accreditation surveyor provide peer consultation to organizations supporting individuals with disabilities across North America. Stuart was drawn to being a board member to VDRC due to the exemplary support they provide for people returning to the workplace and wished to assist the organization in realizing their objectives. Stuart enjoys traveling and is an avid football and soccer fan, he also plays cricket and golf.

vdrcboard@drcvictoria.com