Board of Directors
Chilliwack Community Services is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that reflect a range of backgrounds and community experience, and adheres to a governance model for boards. The Board plays a critical role in charting the course of the agency, establishing policy, overseeing financial decisions, spearheading fundraising events, and actively supporting the work of staff members. Board Directors are elected for a two-year term at the Annual General Meeting held in June.
Paul is serving a 6th two-year term. As a resident of Chilliwack, Paul wants to be an active member of the community in making it a stronger and healthier place to live. Paul feels that this should be a goal of every resident of Chilliwack as we all benefit from a community with a solid foundation. Being a Board member of Chilliwack Community Services provides Paul the opportunity to give back to the community. Paul anticipates being a valued member of the Board by drawing on his education and past experiences. After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and accounting, Paul joined one of the big five Canadian chartered banks. During his role of branch manager with the bank, Paul gained experienced in both financial and human management. After careful consideration, Paul decided to put his skills to greater use as an investment advisor within the community.
Luke was first elected to the Board in 2010, and is now serving his 4th two-year term.
Luke Zacharias moved to Chilliwack in 1976. He graduated from the University College of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor of Arts (History) in 1999. He attended law school at the University of British Columbia and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2002. Luke worked at a large law firm in Vancouver until May 2005. He returned to Chilliwack in May of 2005 and joined the law firm of Baker Newby. His present practice is focused on personal injury and commercial litigation.
Luke is an active member of the community of Chilliwack. He is a member of the Mt. Cheam Rotary Club and is on the board of directors for the Chilliwack Children’s Foundation. In his spare time, Luke enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, golfing, and weightlifting.
Allan is serving a 4th two-year term. Following retirement from a full-time career with a major Canadian company as the Director of Marketing, Allan moved to Langley and within a few months found himself working on short-term projects in the not-for-profit field. This included coordinating a Food Safe program for the Surrey Food Bank and joining the Board of Directors of Langley Community Services. Allan served on that Board for six years. During his tenure he served as Treasurer for three years, Vice President for one year, chair of the Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Audit/Finance committees. It has been a rewarding time allowing him time to participate in building an organization that affects so many in a community. Allan also served as interim Executive Director for six months, while the Board conducted a search for an Executive Director. This period allowed him to better understand the scope of programming and to fully appreciate the hard work of staff to make them successful. Additionally, during this time assisted with the design and implementation of their new facility after the old one was destroyed by fire. Allan is married to Paulette and has two daughters, one living in Chilliwack and one in Whitehorse, and four grandchildren.
Jaydon was appointed to the Board in April 2014 and is now serving his 2nd two-year term. Jaydon has lived in Chilliwack from the age of eight when his family moved from Abbotsford to Yarrow. He attended public school through School District 33 and graduated from Sardis Secondary School. Jaydon is working towards his business degree at the University of the Fraser Valley and is also pursuing his Certified Financial Planners designation through the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners. Jaydon is Money Advisor with Envision Financial in Garrison Crossing. Jaydon is passionate about the community of Chilliwack and participates in many volunteer activities each year. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, and has a passion for baseball.
Corinne was appointed to the Board in August 2013 and is now serving her 2nd two-year term. Corinne was born in Calgary and completed her Bachelor and Masters of Education at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She spent 36 years working as a teacher and administrator at the school, district and provincial level in Alberta and British Columbia. In 2007 she moved to Chilliwack to take on the role as Superintendent of Schools where she developed a strong interest and understanding of the strengths and needs of the community. Since her retirement in 2011 she has become involved in a range of volunteer activities which allow her to use her leadership skills to support the work of building a healthier community. Corinne is married and has four adult children. In addition to learning new skills in her volunteer work she is enjoying having the time to travel and improve on her golf and curling games.
Gary joined the Board of Directors in early 2015 and is serving year two of his first term. Gary was born in England but moved to Canada at a young age. He has now lived in Chilliwack for over 20 years and enjoys being an active member of the community. He is a member of the Mt. Cheam Rotary Club and has been involved with Chilliwack Youth Soccer. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts degree and he also earned his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designations. He has been working in claims management since 2002 at Hub International. Gary has been married to his loving wife, Melissa, for over 25 years. He has one daughter and a grandson that he cherishes.
Harvey is serving his first two year term. Harvey was born and raised in Chilliwack. He is married to his wife, Arlene and they have six children and two grandchildren. Harvey grew up around the construction industry. He owns and operates Vedder Ridge Construction and has been building since 1996. Harvey’s oldest son is now involved in the company. Harvey also has a dairy farm in the Chilliwack area. He runs this with the help of his family and dedicated employees. Harvey is passionate about the City of Chilliwack and he is excited to be involved in helping out through Chilliwack Community Services.
Jason was born in Vancouver and moved to Chilliwack when he was 13. After graduating from Sardis Secondary School, he became a journeyman heavy duty mechanic with Finning Ltd. In 1992, he became a licensed realtor and added development of residential properties to his duties. Jason is currently a member of the Mt. Cheam Rotary Club, chairing different committees at different times. He has been involved in Chilliwack Minor Hockey as a coach as well as being on the Board of Directors, and volunteers at Ruth and Naomi's Mission. Jason has been married to Kathy for 23 years and they have a son, Broden, who is 16. They make their home in Chilliwack.
Peter was appointed to the Board in September 2012, and is serving his 2nd two-year term. Peter was born in Kelowna B.C. He received his BA from the University of Victoria and his Master of City Planning from the University of Manitoba.
Peter has worked in the area of City Planning and City Administration in seven western Canadian cities during his 27 year career. Peter has lived in Chilliwack on and off since 1994. He is married with 2 adult children and one grandchild. Peter is a member of the Chilliwack-Mount Cheam Rotary club and tries to golf in his free time.
Jessie was born in New Westminster but grew up in Chilliwack. Upon completion of secondary school, she attended the University of British Columbia (UBC) and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 2011 majoring in psychology and minoring in First Nations studies. She continued her studies at UBC upon the acceptance into the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Jessie joined Baker Newby in 2015 as an Associate. She works out of the Chilliwack office. Her main practice areas are Family Law, Personal Injury Law and Aboriginal Law. In her spare time, she surrounds herself with friends and family and enjoys spending time outdoors whether it is through dragon boating, hiking, swimming or snowboarding.
Darren Bosch was born in Calgary and spent his youth between Alberta and Saskatchewan. He graduated with a diploma in business administration from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology in 2001. After graduation he started a career in the automotive industry and worked through various positions within a General Motors dealership in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In 2012, Darren was given the opportunity to buy into a partnership with the Honda dealership in Chilliwack and moved here in April of 2012.
Darren is involved with many local organizations including the Mt. Cheam Rotary Club and sits on the board of Directors for the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce. Darren spearheads his own initiative which provides winter clothing and school supplies to children within the Chilliwack school division.
Jeff was raised in Chilliwack and has spent most of his adult life here. He is very passionate about the community and is excited to start his first term on the board in 2016. Jeff obtained his CA designation in 1993 and spent a number of years in public practice before accepting the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Visscher Group of Companies in 2000. Over the years, Jeff has served on the boards of a number of organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Chilliwack Flight Fest, CSS Hello Goodbye and most recently the Chilliwack Economic Partners (CEPCO). He also spent a number of years coaching youth soccer with Chilliwack FC and is a long time Rotarian.
Jeff is married and has two teenage daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, hiking, golfing, skiing and spending time with his family.
Jeff was born and raised in Collingwood Ontario, and has called Chilliwack home since moving to here in 2006. Since that time he has become very active in the community, being a former owner of Old Yale Brewing Company and current owner of TEKSMed Services Inc., both local Chilliwack businesses. Jeff obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2006, and is currently a Partner at Manning Elliott LLP. He sits on the Board of Directors of Xa’xtsa Development Corporation, Food for Famine Society and is a Big Brother.
Jeff is married to Pam and they have one daughter, Charlotte. In his spare time, Jeff loves to play squash, travel, spend time with friends and is an active participant in BC’s Craft Brewing Industry.