Don Evans, Executive Director
Don Evans began his position as Executive Director for Our Place Society in March 2012. Don possesses a long-held passion for social justice and care for the poor. He came to Our Place Society from First United Church in Vancouver, where he most recently held the position of Co-Executive Director, after a term as Director of Resource Development. He has volunteered with a number of organizations in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside for years, and his commitment to inner-city work permeates his resume.
Before committing to full time work with not-for-profits, Don held positions in financial advising and corporate communications. His analytical skills propelled his ability in the business world. These skills, combined with passion and experience, make Don uniquely qualified to lead Our Place Society.
Don looks forward to further cultivating the community of hope and belonging at Our Place Society as he continues to apply talent and expertise to his role as Executive Director.
Shannon Renault, Chair
Manager, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation
Shannon Renault has been a member of the Board of Directors of Our Place Society since mid-2009. In that time she has served on the Fundraising and Communications Committee and the Program Committee. Shannon’s past volunteer involvement includes board service with Success by Six, her community association, and the City of Victoria Downtown Advisory Committee. Her professional background includes involvement in both the social services and business communities.
Shannon looks forward to working with the board and staff towards the goal of being open every day and taking the message and work of Our Place into the broader community.
Donald Storch, Past Chair
Susan Haddon, Vice Chair
Nicola Lemmer, Director
Director, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation
Larry Pedersen, Director
Principal, Pedersen Management Services
Keven Fletcher, Director
Chaplain St. Michaels University School
Scot Hooker, Treasurer
Senior Manager, KPMG
Wendy Zink, Secretary
Principal, Bazink Solutions Inc.
Diana Butler, Director
Urban Planning and Housing Consultant Butler Associates Consulting
Martin Brokenleg, Director
Honorary Assistant at Christ Church Cathedral
Angela Chorney, Director
Administrative Assistant, Ministry of Justice
J. David Houston, Director
Lawyer, Crease Harman LLP
Scott Daly, Communications
Assistant, Seeker Solutions
Cameron Millar, Director