VISOA Board of Directors 2020
Wendy Wall, President
Wendy joined VISOA in 2012, the same year she became a strata owner. She joined the Board in 2013 as Director of Social Media and is the face behind VISOA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. As a graphic designer, she enjoys lending a hand with the design of graphics for emails, events and marketing materials. She often refers to herself as a strata geek, now serving as the president of her strata council for the 6th year and spending her spare time reading CRT decisions.
John Grubb, Vice President: John joined VISOA as a Business Member in 2004, and as a Corporate Member in 2009 when he became a strata owner. He has been Vice-President (Maintenance) on his own Council from that time, and has continued to support VISOA as a Business Member, by facilitating seminars and workshops, and contributing articles to the Bulletin. As a Strata Maintenance Consultant, John brings a broad range of experience with the realities of strata operations to the Board of VISOA.
David Grubb, Secretary
David has been a strata dweller for about 40 years and, for around 30 of them, has served on councils. He served as a Secretary on VISOA’s Board of Directors between 2008 and 2012, and returned in 2014. He leads the Strata Support Team, and is the Bulletin Editor.
Graeme Campbell, Treasurer
Graeme is a local teacher at Glenlyon Norfolk School who is also president and treasurer of his strata council. As a new strata owner he has found VISOA’s help invaluable and would like to give back by joining the board, and is part of the Strata Support Team, as well as Website and Social Media teams.
Joanne Thibault, Member at Large
Joanne Thibault, a retiree from Manitoba, relocated to Victoria in 2016 and became a first-time strata owner shortly thereafter. She began serving as treasurer for her 13 unit strata almost immediately and quickly learned about the many benefits of VISOA membership, especially the education program and support team. In February 2019 Joanne joined the VISOA board and she also helps out by handling the calls that come in on the VISOA telephone support line.
Alicia Holman, Member at Large: Alicia brings considerable experience to the VISOA board including twenty years in human resources, marketing, sales, social enterprise, and small business. She is an elected School Trustee in SD#63 and has an education in Sustainability Management and Public Administration / Human Resources Management . She has also served a small mixed strata and has board and community experience.
Andre de Leebeeck, Member at Large
Andre has been a strata owner since 2001. He currently serves as president of his strata council. He has joined the VISOA Board to improve his understanding of the functioning of a Strata. He looks to contributing to the dissemination of the knowledge gained.
Our office administrator Cindy, and assistant Donna, process memberships, manage the database and answer members’ queries regarding membership benefits, renewals and payments. They also coordinate our quarterly bulletin and advertising, email newsletter, website updates, publications sales, and preparations for workshops and seminars.
Cindy Young joined VISOA as Office Administrator in November of 2018. She has over 30 years of professional customer service experience and is dedicated to client satisfaction. She has lived in Victoria for more than 20 years with a series of delightful and interesting cats and has a somewhat jackdaw curiosity about human behaviour and the world around her.