VISOA Board of Directors 2021
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.
Andre de Leebeeck, Treasurer
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.
Graeme Campbell, Member at Large
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.
David Stinson, Member at Large
David joined VISOA in 2010 as an Associate member. He became a strata owner in 2011 and was appointed Council Secretary later that year . He was elected Council President in May 2012 and continues to hold both positions. He has been a learner at VISOA seminars for years. He joined the Board to give back to VISOA members from his Council experience. David is a member of the Strata Support Team.
Marie Graf, Member at Large
Marie Graf joined VISOA as a corporate member in November 2018 when she became a strata owner. Marie’s first hand experience realizing the value and benefits of VISOA prompted her to become involved as a member of the board. She has held senior leadership roles in the public sector (Government and Crown Corporations) and in the private sector. Marie is an associate faculty at Royal Roads University and has extensive experience supporting organizations (including not-for-profit) to develop creative and innovative approaches to overcome challenges and harness opportunities. Volunteerism has played a key role in Marie’s life. Her volunteer work has included: Greater Victoria Public Library (board), Canadian Cancer Society Victoria branch (volunteer), HeroWork (board), and the Pacific Animal Therapy Society (volunteer). Marie is excited to support VISOA.
Maureen Rowan, Member at Large
Maureen is a retired public health nurse with administration experience. She has been a townhouse strata dweller in Victoria since 1989 during which time she has been on her strata council for over 15 years. She assisted her strata in hiring a management company 2 years ago and finds that VISOA’s work supplements the decision making of her council. Her strata has been a member of VISOA for several years and she has attended VISOA educational sessions and an AGM in order to support her strata council with knowledge gained. Volunteerism is important to Maureen. Her current volunteer work includes: VIHA Chronic Patient Pain Advisory Committee and Co-chairing of the Capacity Building Committee of the Public Health Association of BC.
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, Office Administrator
Cindy (she/her) 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 been visiting the territory of Victoria for over 20 years with a series of delightful and interesting cats and has a somewhat jackdaw curiosity about human behaviour and the world around her.