Board of Directors


Jody Hawley  (Chair)

Jody has an eclectic background which includes social services, business and arts. Her doctoral degree was in vocational rehabilitation and women’s studies. Prior to retiring her clinical practice she was one of those weekly commuters.  She continues to teach part time at UBC and SFU if only to maintain her engagement in the academic world....Read more

Jody has always been actively involved in the community, has participated on many community and professional boards and developed resources for women, children and people with disabilities in a number of communities. She has been on Island since 1999 and loves the breadth and diversity of perspective of Salt Spring. Tennis, sailing, cycling, puttering in her garden, or just sitting watching the birds makes her smile.      

Karen Pedersen  (Treasurer)

Rebecca Chidley  (Secretary)

Rebecca ChidleyWith a degree in Social Work degree and 40 years of work experience in various areas such as probation and parole, family court and vocational rehabilitation, Rebecca has spent the last 15 years as a Review Officer at WorkSafeBC.

Upon retiring, she moved to Salt Spring ...Read more

where she now volunteers at the Visitor Information Centre and serves on the Board of the Salt Spring Tennis Association. She enjoys aquafit, hiking, kayaking, squash and tennis.  


Gary McNutt (Director)

Alex Pym (Director)

Cathy Patel (Director)