Our Board

The Community Futures British Columbia Board of Directors is comprised of 6 volunteer, 3 General Manager Representatives and an Indigenous advisor.

Each year during the Community Futures Annual General Meeting Board positions come up for election. In order to qualify for one of the volunteer positions, prospective candidates are required to be chair, vice chair or past member of the executive of the board of directors of an Active Member or act as general manager of an Active Member. 

The Corporation shall, in nominating candidates for election as Directors or in filling vacancies, strive to ensure, to the extent practicable and subject always to the right of the Members to elect the Directors that, at any given time, a maximum of three (3) Directors have the qualification or function of general manager of an Active Member. The term of office for Directors with the qualification or function of general manager of an Active Member shall be two (2) years, with a maximum of two (2) terms (total four (4) years). The term of office for all other Directors shall be three (3) years, with a maximum of two (2) terms (total of six (6) years). The Community Futures Aboriginal Advisor is a volunteer board member from an Aboriginal exclusive Community Futures, and is of Aboriginal descent, including First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Volunteer Board

Robert Annis

Chair

Chair, Community Futures Cowichan

CFs Represented:

  • Alberni-Clayoquot
  • Cowichan Region
  • Howe Sound
  • Mount Waddington
  • Powell River
  • Strathcona
  • Sunshine Coast

Mike Guarnery

Vice-Chair

Mike Guarnery

Past Chair, Community Futures East Kootenay

CFs Represented:

  • Boundary
  • Central Kootenay
  • East Kootenay
  • Greater Trail
  • Revelstoke

 

Wendy Prystay

Secretary/Treasurer

Wendy Prystay

Chair, Community Futures Pacific Northwest

CFs Represented:

  • 16/37
  • Haida Gwaii
  • Nadina
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Stuart Nechako
Wendy Smitka

Past-Chair

Wendy Smitka

Past- Chair, Community Futures Central Island

Advisory position on CFBC Board

Russ Beerling

Director

Russ Beerling

Community Futures Peace Liard

CFs Represented:

  • Central Island
  • North Fraser
  • Peace Liard
  • South Fraser
Troy Dungate

Director

Troy Dungate

Chair, Community Futures Fraser Fort George

CFs Represented:

  • Cariboo Chilcotin
  • Fraser Fort George
  • North Cariboo
  • Sun Country
  • Thompson Country

 

Brenda Gould

Director

Director, Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen

CF's Represented:

  • Central Okanagan
  • North Okanagan
  • Okanagan Similkameen
  • Nicola Valley
  • Shuswap
Andrea Wilkey

Director / Managers' Representative

Executive Director, Community Futures Central Kootenay

Kevin Dorrius

Director / Managers' Representatives

General Manager, Community Futures Revelstoke

Susan Stearns

Director / Managers' Representative

General Manager, Community Futures Fraser Fort George

Larry Casper

Indigenous Advisor

Larry Casper has a background in Leisure and Business Administration and worked for the Lillooet Tribal Council for 16.5 years, before assuming his new role with the Seton Lake Band Council in January 2008. He is the Seton Lake Band Past Chief.

Larry is the current chair, Community Futures Central Interior First Nations as well as a Trustee with School District 74.  He is a Certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Larry is very dedicated to the future of Aboriginal People and to the provision of appropriate programs and services to foster their development.

Larry has been the ex-officio Aboriginal Representative on the Community Futures British Columbia Board since 1998.  He was been instrumental in the development of the Aboriginal Engagement Toolkit.  In the past he has served with the Aboriginal Business Service Network,

CFs Represented

  • Central Interior First Nations
  • Nuu Chah Nulth
  • Sto:lo
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