Staff & Board
The staff and board members of the VDRC.
Board of Directors
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 email@example.com.
- 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.
- Stuart Munger, Vice-Chair
Stuart has worked with people with developmental disabilities, for the last 10 years, in his role as Director of Programs and Quality Assurance with Kardel. 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.
- Graham Hill, Treasurer
Graham is the General Manager at Island Mediquip Ltd. He has been self-employed for 10 years and has experience with human resource, accounting, and marketing. Graham holds a Degree in Business Administration and is currently sitting on the board of Volunteer Victoria. Graham’s hobbies include hockey, soccer, sailing, and fishing.
- Jane O’Connor, Secretary
Jane has over 40 years of working in the public and non-profit sector, primarily in BC and exclusively in the field of vocational rehabilitation. She is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) and, in the past, has volunteered with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA) and the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation of B.C. (IASPRS). After retiring last year, she became a VDRC board member in December 2018. She enjoys downtown living and can be seen walking her dog Ollie with her husband Alan.
- Les Chan, Director
Les is an artist, author, tour guide, and much more. His love of cooking has provided another outlet for his creative juices. He has authored a cook book “Don’t Stir Fry in the Nude,” which was a sellout. Les has always been involved with his community by taking an active role in volunteering, including sitting on many Board of Directors, and has been conducting numerous historic tours of Canada’s oldest Chinatown. He has been involved with the VDRC for more than 9 years, including developing and hosting the annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase every year. Les is a community minded person who continues to advocate for equality and a barrier-free community for all.
- Cathy Elford, Director
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.
- Michael McClellan, Director
Michael has returned to his home town of Victoria after over 30 years of building high end residential homes throughout California and Mexico. Ten years ago he was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in paraplegia and he now uses a manual wheelchair. Michael understands first-hand the barriers that persons with disabilities face in the community and has become very active in the disability community. Michael brings a unique combination of construction knowledge and personal experiences in support of our community.