Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island welcomes new board director for 2019-20

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board director Leah Mack, who was officially welcomed to the board at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting September 17, 2019.

“I am honoured to join the board of directors at Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.  As a born and raised Vancouver Islander, I am so impressed with the work and contributions provided by the Foundation, and hope to use my skills and expertise to further help the Foundation continue with these important projects while I serve on the board” says Leah.

Leah is a lawyer and owner of her firm, Mack & Company Law. Leah was born and raised in Victoria and is a member of the Toquaht Nation. She has dedicated her career to working with First Nations governments across the country on a range of issues, including electoral reform, membership laws, bylaws and policies that best reflect each unique Nation.  She is passionate about working in communities and understanding each community’s unique customs, laws, and traditions.

Sandra Hudson is continuing as the Foundation’s board chair for a second consecutive year.

The following is a full list of the board of directors for 2019-20:

Board Chair: Sandra Hudson, President, Sandra Hudson Communications Inc.

Vice Chair: Bryan Thomson, Retired

Past Chair: Bill Snell, Chartered Accountant


  • Blair Hagkull, International Director & Managing Director, Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Cory Herrera, Provincial Public Servant (retired)
  • Don Hubbard, President and CEO of Hubbard Consulting Ltd and Chairman of Atlas Engineered Products Ltd. (AEP.V)
  • Leah Mack, Lawyer, Mack & Company Law
  • Owen Matthews, General Partner, Wesley Clover
  • Doug McCorquodale, Owner, Pacificus Biological Services
  • Norgrove Penny, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Pat Schneider, President, Macro Consulting
  • Ian Wheatley, Senior Associate, Greenard Group at Scotia Wealth Management

The Foundation recognized outbound board directors to thank them for their commitment. This includes Kay Melbye, a lawyer with Brown Henderson Melbye, and Dr. Jennifer Balfour, a pediatric physician.

“I am grateful for the dedication and commitment of our board of directors as well as the skills and great knowledge each one of them brings to our Foundation. Leah is a wonderful addition to our team, and we are so appreciative that she wanted to come on board. 2020 will be a very exciting year for the Foundation and we’re fortunate to have such an engaged board ready to roll up their sleeves right alongside our staff,” says Veronica Carroll, CEO of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

Board of directors for 2019-20 from left to right in main image: Doug McCorquodale, Blair Hagkull, Dr. Norgrove Penny, Pat Schneider, Bill Snell, Veronica Carroll (CEO), Ian Wheatley, Don Hubbard, Sandra Hudson, and Leah Mack.

[Not shown: Bryan Thomson, Cory Herrera, and Owen Matthews]

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