Margaret MacKenzie (Chair)
Margaret is a retired Social Worker, graduating from McGill with a MSW degree. Her career was focussed mainly in Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, where she worked in hospitals, community agencies, psychiatric settings and, briefly, at the University of Victoria. ...Read more
She also has a strong interest in cross cultural work, doing brief volunteer stints in Uganda, Ghana, Russia, and Thailand. In 2004, with the help of some Rotary funding, she and her husband Ron started a domestic adoption program in the Philippines, which they still manage.
She also has developed a major interest in Boston, as her son and family were recently transferred there.
Margaret and Ron moved to Salt Spring in November 2009, and are loving their involvement in this most welcoming community. Hiking, kayaking, and biking are some of her favourite activities, as well as volunteering in a variety of worthwhile Salt Spring organizations.
Wendy Vine (Secretary)
Wendy has called Salt Spring Island home since 1981, brought up daughter Korena here, and served as a previous Community Services Board member in the late 1980s.
She spent 20 gratifying years in a teaching career at Fulford and Fernwood Schools, and is now enjoying retirement through her passions and interests: gardening, cooking, reading, singing, swimming, travelling, camping, sailing, and painting. ...Read more
Wendy loves the interconnecting circles and layers of life in a small community and is particularly interested in food security and affordable housing. She and her husband Kevin live in a house they built themselves and they can’t imagine anywhere better to live than the Gulf Islands.
Aaron Hailman (Treasurer)
Ron Cooke (Director)
Ron Cooke has lived on Saltspring for 26 years,where he has been active as a carpenter, designer and home builder....Read more
He is on our affordable housing committee.
Jenny Redpath (Director)
Jenny Redpath was born at Lady Minto Hospital and was raised on Salt Spring Island.
As a young person she was involved in many community events, and volunteered for student council and peer counseling programs. ...Read more
As a student Nurse she worked at Lady Minto Hospital and volunteered with SSICS through the Let’s do Brunch Program. She now works as a registered Nurse at Public Health and as a Supervisor at Options for Sexual Health. Jenny and her young family are happy to be part of a diverse and vibrant community. She feels it is an honour to give back to the community by being part of the SSICS board.
Zillah Parker (Director)
Dr. Zillah Parker brings to her Board position the perspective of a lifetime of experience in the medical and psychiatric field. Originally from the United Kingdom, ...Read more
Myriam Outerbridge (Director)
Sgt. Ryan Netzer (Director)