With the goal of serving the membership and leading the network, Community Futures British Columbia staff work to advance the priorities of the BC Community Futures network.

Cheryl Johnson

Executive Director

Cheryl joined CFBC as Executive Director in June, 2017. Ms. Johnson has an extensive background in non-profit management, event production and marketing communications.  She brings over 20 years of senior management experience working with non-profit boards and industry associations to facilitate their strategic objectives, strengthen government and stakeholder relations and enhance revenue stream opportunities.

Prior to joining CFBC, Cheryl was Director of Operations of the BC Wildlife Federation, where, as senior staff officer, she was responsible for operational and strategic management of the largest conservation organization in BC with over 50,000 members and 100 affiliated clubs across the province.  She was also the founding Executive Director of a regional community Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) in Metro Vancouver and prior to that managed the world-renown Vancouver International Wine Festival for several years.  She established and ran a successful full service event management company and led the management of numerous international conference, trade shows, festivals and fundraisers throughout Western Canada, including the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Cheryl is an avid outdoors enthusiast who is passionate about small business.  She grew up in rural BC in a family that owned and operated a successful small business.  She now lives in Maple Ridge with her husband and three children. 

Tracy Francis

Operations and Member Service Coordinator

As the Operations and Member Service Coordinator, Tracy provides administrative and operational support to the Executive Director and Network members alike. Originally from the UK, Tracy immigrated to Canada, with her husband, in 2010 and has lived in the Chilliwack area ever since. Her background is in Project Administrative Support across varies industries. In her spare time she likes to cook and spend time with her beloved dog.

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Catherine Simmons

Committee and Board Liaison

As the Committee and Board Liaison, Catherine provides administrative support to the Board and various committees associated with Community Futures BC. Originally from the UK, Catherine immigrated to Canada in 2002 and has lived in Mission BC since that time.

Her background is 15 years in Biotech project support as a scientist and an administrator. She is interested in amateur photopgraphy.

Vanessa Tveitane

EDP Project Coordinator

Vanessa brings over ten years of senior operations, project management and finance experience to the EDP Project Coordinator Role. Originally from Kamloops, Vanessa has lived in Victoria, Ottawa and Brussels. She has worked at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada as well as the Fisheries Council of Canada. Vanessa enjoys running, cycling and being in the outdoors.

Michelle Galang

Special Projects Coordinator

Michelle comes from an extensive background in administration, sales and finance across various industries.  Having come from a non-profit organization for the last 4 years, she is very passionate about the non-profit sector especially when it comes to helping people.  As the Special Projects Coordinator, she will provide marketing, communications and events support to the Executive Director and EDP Project Manager.

Originally from the Philippines, Michelle grew up in Fort St. John and currently resides in Surrey.  In her spare time she is an avid 10-pin bowler, loves to travel and spend time outdoors with her family.


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