Management Team

Rob Grant: Executive Director

Rob has been the Executive Director of  Island Community Services since arriving on Salt Spring island in 2004. 

Prior to Salt Spring Rob supervised youth mental health and addictions services on Vancouver Island, and was a youth worker, social worker, educator, and program manager in Manitoba and Alberta....Read more

Rob’s work experience has included Chief Instructor with Enviros Wilderness School in Alberta, Executive Director of Winnipeg Children’s Foundation, a Trainer of child protection and social services workers for First Nations organizations in Manitoba, founder of Teen Adventure Groups in Winnipeg, founder of Grant and Associates Program Development and Training Group, and Instructor for Outward Bound Canada.

Rob’s education includes a Bachelor of Social Work (U of Manitoba), a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership (San Diego State U), and advanced training in Adult Education and Mediation.  

“It has been gratifying to lead this organization for many years in fulfilling a vital role for the community. We have expanded and strengthened services that make Salt Spring a better place for vulnerable and marginalized people, and the community in general.”  




Annika Lund:  Program Director

Annika has worked for Island Community Services since 1993 in a variety of capacities, and in 2012 she became the Program Director responsible for the non-clinical programs at the SSICS. 

Annika began in the Community Initiatives Day Programming supporting adults with special needs, and became the Program Coordinator in 2005. In 2010 Annika’s Coordinator role expanded to include Social Housing programs,...Read more

Annika’s past work has also included counselling, training and managing volunteers with Salt Spring Transition House and Crisis Line.  Early work experience included seniors care care aid and Human Resources administration at a hospital. She had a brief stint as an Auditor, but missed the human contact. She still does bookkeeping and administration for her husband’s home based craft business.

Annika has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Stockholm. She was born and raised in Sweden and lived there until imigrating to Canada and Salt Spring in 1992. In her free time Annika enjoys Zumba, audiobooks, Zen meditation, spending time with husband Geoff and step-daughter Kai and spending quality time speaking in Swedish with her parents.


Peter Grant: Recycling Depot Manager

Peter has been with Island Community Services since 1992 and has been the Recycling Depot Manager for most of that time. Prior to that he was the “Luigi” in Luigi’s Pizza.

Peter was born in Norway, grew up in Montreal and moved to Calgary in 1970. ...Read more

Peter moved to SSI in 1984 from Calgary where he had worked in the Oil and Gas Industry. Upon selling his Oilfield Service company (PDQ Services Ltd.), he decided to slow down a bit by moving to the Island.

Peter has experience in the hospitality sector as owner of a Best Western Hotel and two restaurants in Calgary.

Peter is currently chair of the SSI Solid Waste Advisory Committee, is a Board Member of Coast Waste Management Association, member of the SSI Ferry Advisory Committee and a POD leader in his area. He enjoys the outdoors, and playing guitar and helping people.


Cora Platz: Food Programs Manager

Cora joined Island Community Services in 2021 initially as Food Bank Coordinator and is now the Manager of Food Programs. Cora has spent the previous two decades working in the caregiving field, including most recently as the Food Coordinator and Operations Manager at Heritage Place for Seniors. 

Cora has also been an organic market gardener and has a long history of volunteer involvement in the agricultural community of Salt Spring Island.


Kyla Duncan:  Clinical Director

Kyla has been with Island Community Services in various roles since 2016.






Rob Wiltzen: Operations and Communications Manager

Rob joined Island Community Services as Communications Coordinator in 2014, and in 2017 his role expanded to Operations Manager with responsibilities including IT, Communications and a range of other administrative areas.  

Rob’s previous experience includes different positions in the non-profit world for environmental and international development focused organizations. His work has included Communications, Media Research and Analysis, Administration, Information Management and Technology and other research and writing. ...Read more

Rob has participated in a number of local government comissions and committees on Salt Spring Island including Parks and Recreation, Trails and Economic Development.

Rob has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Alberta and a Certificate in Computer Based Information Systems from the University of Victoria. Rob grew up in Alberta and relocated to Salt Spring Island in 1999.


Michael Smith: Housing and Facilities Manager

Michael has been with Island Community Services as Housing and Facilities Manager since 2020. 


Anne-Marie Sutton: Financial Manager

Anne-Marie joined Island Community Services in 2013 as payroll clerk and in 2017 she became the Financial Manager