The Society is governed by an 11-member volunteer board of directors. Board members are drawn from across the province and come from a broad cross-section of professional backgrounds. Three members of the Board are appointed by the Government of BC.

Firas Abbasi

Director - Member Since June 2022

Firas spent over a decade working for the BC Investment Management Corporation (BCI). There, he was responsible for the materials…

Troy Barnes

Director - Member Since June 2021

Troy is a member of the Klahoose First Nation on his father’s side and has connections to Homalco First Nation…

Nate Bello

Director - Member Since June 2022

Nate Bello is an educator.  His career started as an elementary teacher for the Central Coast School District in the…

Fiona Cubitt

Director - Member Since May 2022

Dr Fiona Cubitt is the Executive Director of Indigenous Policy and Engagement at the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future…

Monica Cox

Director - Member Since June 2022

  Although the majority of Monica’s family live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Monica was privileged to grow up in Victoria on…

Allan Coyle

Director - Member Since June 2022

Allan Coyle is an accomplished communications and marketing professional and an experienced post-secondary administrator. From 1998 until 2021, he served…

Chad Hoskins

Director - Member Since May 2022

Chad Hoskins is the Executive Director of StudentAid BC with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST).  StudentAid…

Ryan Kelly

Director - Member Since June 2022

Ryan is a senior manager with the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP, located in Victoria, BC. Ryan obtained a Bachelor…

Heidi Maddess

Director - Member Since February 2024

For over eighteen years Heidi has been involved in post-secondary recruitment, admissions, instruction, and curriculum development at public universities in…

Lindsay LeBlanc

Director - Member since June 2019

Lindsay is a partner with the law firm of Cox Taylor, located in Victoria, B.C. Lindsay obtained a Bachelor of…

Kelly McConnan

Director - Member since March 2017

Kelly McConnan is an Executive Director with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education with responsibility for corporate planning, international education…

Kendra Underwood

Director - Member since November 2019

ÍY SȻÁĆEL HÁLE. Kendra Underwood is a First Nations adult educator from Tsawout First Nation. She holds a Master of…