Board of Directors

Terry Wright

Terry Wright

A senior executive with a record of successful projects with a wide variety of major games, international events, and infrastructure projects including more than 15 national and international events such as the Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, two World Expositions as well as numerous bids. Terry has spent the last three decades in significant planning and organizing roles for some of the world’s most complex events and, as such,  has a unique insider’s view of the triumphs and difficulties associated with the planning and delivery of successful major projects.

Sherri Bell

Sherri Bell

Sherri Bell is a passionate educational leader who began her tenure as the President of Camosun College on July 1, 2015.

Sherri began her career in academics as a teacher in Calgary followed by positions as Vice-Principal and then Principal in the K-12 system in BC. For four years, Sherri worked as a full-time sessional instructor and administrator at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, BC, teaching a variety of third and fourth year Faculty of Education courses in a University of Victoria satellite program. She also worked as a contractor with the Ministry of Education where she supported school districts across the province implementing new curriculum and assessment practices.

For the past 19 years, Sherri has worked in the Greater Victoria School District in various administrative capacities, most recently as Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer.

Stephen Chang

Chair

Stephen Chang

Chair

Stephen Chang was appointed to the Board of Camosun College on July 31, 2014. Stephen is a builder and business owner operating in the Capital region. Active in the community he and his wife Astrid are involved with many local charities and community groups around the Capital region. He is currently a Director on the board of the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, where he chairs the Facilities and Ecosystems committee.

After pursuing an education in Business at Camosun College and the University of Victoria, he went on to serve as Special Assistant to David Anderson, M.P. for Victoria and Minister of the Environment. While there he worked on the Species at Risk Act (SARA), Fisheries conservation, and the Gulf Island National Park. Following his time in Ottawa, Stephen returned to Saanich to start his own construction company and focus on his young family. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, fishing and golf in his spare time.

Kimanda Jarzebiak

Kimanda Jarzebiak

Kimanda Jarzebiak is the owner of Ascent Public Affairs, a BC-based consulting firm. After holding positions in conflict resolution at the BC Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, and as an Assistant to a BC Member of Parliament, Kimanda joined a crisis communications consulting firm in 1994. Since then, she has provided communications and government relations assistance to a range of organizations, from international coalitions to provincial health care associations.

 

An experienced campaign manager, she often taught at the Canadian Women’s Voters Congress campaign school, a non-partisan effort to bring more women to public office. Through their auspices, she has provided mentorship to a number of elected officials. She has also been a guest lecturer in the University of Victoria’s Masters in Public Administration program, specifically related to the intersection of political imperatives and the public policy process.

 

Kimanda is a certified climbing instructor, a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and is the Chair of the not-for-profit Boulders Climbing Gym. She was the organizer of the 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships and has hosted many local, provincial, national and international sporting events. She also served as a team manager and coach for the national climbing team for nine years.

Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson

Brett is a chartered professional accountant and a partner with Trenholme & Company. He has been with the firm since 2008 when he started as an articling student. Brett specializes in small business and personal tax aiming to help provide value and insight to his clients. Brett is born and raised in Victoria and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria and his Accounting Diploma from Camosun College.

 

Brett has a passion for sport and has previously volunteered as the treasurer for Castaway Wanderers Rugby Club. He is active recreationally in many sports and enjoys trying new activities. He and his wife are also kept busy with their two young daughters.

Milena Gaiga

Milena Gaiga

Milena is a passionate advocate for the promotion and advancement of sport and physical activity. She has worked for the Province of British Columbia for nearly 20 years, including in her current role as the Manager of Physical Literacy and Healthy Settings at the Ministry of Health. Milena holds a Master of Arts (Exercise Physiology) and a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) from the University of Victoria. Her career has focused on promoting and demonstrating the benefits of sport and physical activity in education settings, injury prevention, and policy development and implementation.

 

Milena was a member of the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Team from 1989 to 1993, competing in the 1990 World Cup, 1991 World University Games and the 1992 Olympic Summer Games. Milena is an active volunteer in the community, serving on the boards of the Field Hockey Victoria and the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Associations, coaching youth at the community and high school levels, and acting as a coach learning facilitator.