In the 30+ years since its establishment, the Recreation Foundation of BC Board of Directors has included a number of highly respected volunteers and practitioners. It is the tireless energy and enthusiasm of the current and past board members that has allowed the Foundation to develop and successfully implement its fundraising programs and initiatives. 


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

The current Foundation Board of Directors includes:


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


Vice Chairperson

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

Secretary / Treasurer

Danielle Pope,
Director of Recreation,
City of Maple Ridge


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

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

Dave Ellenwood, Director, Parks,
Recreation and Cultural Services,
City of Burnaby

Craig Nagai
Director, Sales
Centaur Products Inc.

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


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

Stephen Slawuta – Director

Tom Watson – Executive Director


Dominique MacDonald – Administration


  • Finance subcommittee – Serena Lusk & Tom Osborne
  • Harrison subcommittee – Dave Ellenwood, Dan Nielson & Laurie Cavan
  • RecreOpen subcommittee – Craig Nagai & Gerry De Cicco
  • Scholarship subcommittee – Danielle Pope, Dan Nielson & Craig Nagai
  • Grants subcommittee – Danielle Pope, Gerry De Cicco & Tom Osborne
  • Sponsorship and Partnership subcommittee – Laurie Cavan, Gerry De Cicco, Steve Slawuta & Craig Nagai
  • Marketing and Communications subcommittee – Danielle Pope & Steve Slawuta

Previous Board Members

  • 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
  • Ernie Mansueti, Secretary/Treasurer, Director of Parks and Recreation, Municipality of North Cowichan
  • 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
  • Wendy McCormick, Chair, Director  of Recreation and Community Services, City of Maple Ridge

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