Board of Directors

Arlene Schouten


Community Organizer, Advisor to Self-Advocacy Groups, former family support worker with MSA Society for Community Living

Dawn Hemingway

Vice Chair

Professor Emerita, University of Northern British Columbia, former Chair of Social Work Department UNBC, former member of Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction, member of Advisory Council to BC Seniors Advocate

Ron Usher

Board Member

General Counsel, The Society of Notaries Public of BC, former staff lawyer of Law Society of BC, former lawyer in private practice, former President, Vernon Society for Community Living

Shelley Lecerf

Board Member

Director, Project Management Office, LandSure Systems Ltd.

Robyn Humphreys

Board Member

Communications Officer, SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Studies

Valerie Jungaro

Board Member (On Leave)

Board Member with Lived Experience


Audrey Jun

Executive Director (On Maternity Leave)

LL.B., TEP. Former Director of Programs at Nidus; Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada), Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Action Group. Registrar of Nidus Registry service.

Aki Barabadi

Communications Coordinator

Graduate of the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University; undergraduate degree in English Literature.

Joanne Taylor

Former Executive Director

Executive Director from Feb. 2000-Sept. 2023, MA (Counselling and Adult Education with a focus in Gerontology). Deputy Registrar of Nidus Registry service.

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