Current Board Members

The Foundation’s leadership includes professionals with extensive experience in the field of parks, recreation and culture.

Dan Nielsen, Director
Manager of Landscape Operations & Park Partnerships,
City of Surrey


Danielle Pope,
Manager of Recreation & Community Services,
City of Maple Ridge


Ernie Mansueti, Secretary/Treasurer
Director of Parks and Recreation
Municipality of North Cowichan

Gerry De Cicco, Director
Director, Sport Services
Richmond Olympic Oval

Joanne Edey-Nicoll, Director
Recreation Educator/Planner

Laurie Cavan, Vice-Chair
General Manager of Parks, Recreation and Culture
City of Surrey

Serena Lusk – Director
General Manager,
Community Services, City of Richmond


Tom Osborne – Director
General Manager of Recreation and Park Services
Regional District of Nanaimo

Wendy McCormick, Chair (Retired)
Director  of Recreation and Community Services
City of Maple Ridge

Previous Board Members

In the 29 years since its establishment, the Foundation Board of Directors has included a number of highly respected volunteers and practitioners. Along with the current Board, it is their tireless energy and enthusiasm that has allowed the Foundation to develop and successfully implement its fund raising programs and initiatives. Previous Board members have included:

• Al Argent, City of Vancouver
• Barry Becker, Exec Director, Recreation Foundation of BC
• Barry Elliott, Director, Parks Planning, Consultant
• Bob Kusch, District of West Kelowna
• Bob Vaughan, Talvan Machine Shop
• Bonnie Rapaport, Great Pacific Management
• Cathy Matheson, District of West Vancouver
• Doug Brimacombe
• Doug Perks, DB Perks and Associates
• Fay Baker, Fay Baker Consulting
• Gary Young, Gary Young Associates
• Greg Eng, City of Vancouver
• Jan Vetter, GF Strong Centre
• Kevin Pike, PERC Consultant
• Kurt Houlden, Chair Principal, KDH Management Consultants
• Laurie Collicutt, Corporation of Delta
• Mike Brow, City of Richmond
• Mike Murray, District of Maple Ridge
• Peggy Follis, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
• Patti Hunter, Benchmark Consulting Group
Ray Herman, Director, Parks and Recreation Services, District of Oak Bay
• Rick Orner, Priority Management
• Stan Batt, CIBC Wood Gundy

The Foundation is grateful for the participation and involvement of these individuals.