Board & Committee Members
All Community Futures organizations are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local business people who bring with them extensive knowledge and experience of the area’s economy. Our Board members represent our region's population and main economic sectors. Their role is to establish our organization’s priorities, monitor our performance, and answer to key stakeholders.
Bob Annis - Board Chair
Bob has a BA, an MA and a Ph.D., has published several reports and documents about social and economic issues facing rural Canadians, and served ten years as the Director of Brandon University’s Rural Development Institute. He has also served as a volunteer to numerous community organizations. In his spare time, Bob can likely be found boating around the Gulf Vancouver Islands.
Mark Marcil - Vice Chair
Mark is the Senior Manager of Commercial Lending at Canadian Western Bank. Mark proudly boasts that he helped spearhead the first Ladysmith Habitat for Humanity build.
Mike is a Principal of the Cowichan based firm Hayes Stewart Little & Co with a Chartered Accountant designation. He serves on both the Board of Directors and Business Development Committee. When not in his suit and tie he is in his mountain biking gear on any of the local mountains.
Chris is originally from the U.K. where he held senior positions with a Multi-National retail chain and owned several successful businesses. He is now a resident of the Cowichan Valley and owner of Mid-Island Ink Depot. Chris’s retail experience along with running his own businesses enables him to offer a breadth of experience in the challenges and opportunities as an entrepreneur. The best employees he has ever had are Minnie and Katie… his dogs!
Tek has been a life-long resident of the Cowichan Valley. He is a graduate of Cowichan High School and SFU with a Business Admin degree. Tek has been employed in the private sector for over 25 years in various roles. He left his last position as a senior manager for a multi-national company to be self-employed.
Sarah has a Masters in Public Administration and over 12 years of experience in the BC local government sector. She currently works as a self-employed consultant with municipalities and regional districts throughout the province on a broad range of local initiatives and research projects.
Dana is currently employed at Cowichan Tribes as the Quw'utsun Employment and Training Coordinator. In this role she works to develop training and employment opportunites for band members. Her background also includes banking and marketing. Outside of work she voluneers in a number of sports and commuity programs.
Janna is an organizational development consultant and facilitator with over a decade of experience working nationally and internationally with individuals, teams and organizations in the public, private, not-for-profit and governmental sectors. Janna specializes in leadership development, shared visioning, strategic planning, multi-agency collaboration, governance and action research.
Business Development Committee
- Mr. Tek Manhas, Chair
- Mr. Ronnie Doman
- Ms. Moira Hauk
- Mr. Blair Herbert
- Mr. John Morris
Finance & Audit Committee
- Mr. Michael Evans, Chair
- Mr. Victor Gamble
Executive/Human Resources Committee
- Mr. Bob Annis, Board Chair
- Mr. Mark Marcil, Vice Chair
- Mr. Tek Manhas, Business Development Committee Chair
- Mr. Michael Evans, Finance & Audit Committee Chair