Board of Directors

Tim is a lawyer and former James Bay resident. He practices with Pearlman Lindholm, at Fisherman’s Wharf. Tim has supported non-profits in Victoria throughout his career, both as a volunteer and as a board member. He has also regularly contributed to legal education. Tim is excited to be part of James Bay Community Project because of the scope and quality of its programs. He enjoys cycling and family time.

Philip Calvert is Canada’s former ambassador to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. He served for 34 years in Canada’s foreign service, with 3 assignments to Beijing, the last one as Deputy Head of Mission. At Global Affairs he served as Director General for North Asia, Director of the Technical Barriers to Trade Division, and Deputy Chief Negotiator for Canada during China’s accession to the WTO. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Alberta’s China Institute, and an Associate at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria. Raised in Prince George, BC, and studied at UBC, York University in Toronto, and the University of Washington.

Lauren has returned to the JBCP board after some time away (during which she remained on the Fundraising Committee!) Lauren is Controller at Andrew Sheret and has served the JBCP board as Secretary-Treasurer in the past.

Mary moved to James Bay almost 30 years ago. Working at the legislature as Research Director, and later Executive Director, for the government caucus in the 1990’s and the opposition caucus in the late 2000’s, she supported MLAs in strategic planning, communications, and community outreach. As a small business owner for several years, Mary developed citizen engagement strategies, managed a public opinion research program to inform meaningful policy development, and delivered training and facilitation workshops for clients. From 2011 to late 2019, Mary lived in Iraq, Libya and Algeria working with political parties, civil society organizations and elected officials to help strengthen their democratic participation. Throughout her career in politics and international development, volunteer engagement and motivation to build stronger communities has been a consistent thread. She looks forward to continuing this endeavor with the James Bay Community Project.

Marley Gibbons is Chartered Professional Accountant and senior manager at Grant Thornton LLP and has had the great fortune to work closely with many local charities and not-for-profit organizations throughout her career.  Marley’s experience as a CPA has led to her advising in a variety of areas including accounting and financial reporting; assisting in developing internal controls and operational improvements; as well as helping to address challenges such as risk management.   She is very thankful for the opportunity to take the technical skills and experiences she’s gained in her career to give back to the community.  Marley currently also sits on the Executive & Finance Committee of the Royal & McPherson Theatres Society and past appointments include Treasurer of the Wear 2 Start Society and volunteering for numerous other community events.   On the weekends, you’ll find Marley out enjoying our beautiful island with her husband as well as their golden retriever Indie.

Throughout her career, Rozlynne has been involved in initiatives that build and support sustainable communities – working with governments, communities, First Nations, NGO’s, business, academia, labour and economic sectors throughout B.C. She believes that it takes all our efforts and many different organizations and individuals working together to realize our mutual goals of healthy, resilient communities. She has an MBA and extensive experience in community development, business systems, HR management and workforce transition, strategic planning and policy and legislation. Retired from the B.C. Civil Service, she has lived in the Victoria area for the past 20 odd years, and is a (young) grandma of seven.

Graduating from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Onkar knew he wanted to make an impact and help people manage and protect their financial well-being; he has been doing so for the past six years as a financial advisor. His past volunteer roles have been as the Treasurer of the Birdcage Toastmasters Club, board member of the Victoria Chalk Festival, member of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and VP of Membership for Victoria AM Association.

Simon lived in Victoria from 2002 to 2007 doing a B.A. in Political Science at UVic and working for the BC Legislative Assembly before heading east to do a law degree at Queen’s and subsequently working in Toronto. He and his wife returned to Victoria in 2018 and he works as a civil litigator with Pearlman Lindholm in James Bay.

Paul Green is the Product Manager for CanAssist at the University of Victoria. With a background in electrical design and specializing in power electronics, he is charged with understanding the needs of the marketplace and the assessment and articulation of the value to key stakeholders associated with projects. Paul has a passion for developing innovative technologies that aim to improve the well-being, quality of life and independence for people across the disability spectrum. He is passionate about cycling, good coffee, and family.

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