Board of Directors

 

Paul LeBlanc

President
Born in Nova Scotia, Paul wandered eastern Canada for a few decades before settling in Vancouver in the mid-1990s. Read more

Donna Bartel

Vice President & Chair of Team ALS BC & the Yukon & member Fund Development Committee
Donna has been involved with the ALS Society since her mom’s diagnosis late 1999.  Since that time, Donna has been an avid fund-, and awareness raiser for the ALS Society. Read more

Norm Louie

Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee
Recently retired as CFO for the Overwaitea Food Group which runs the Save On Foods, Coopers Foods and Urban Fare supermarket chains, Norm and his wife, Lisa, just saw the additions of two more grandchildren to the family. Read more

Sheldon Cleaves

Board Secretary & North Central Island Chapter President
My involvement with ALS started 20 years ago, in 1997 when my mother (by adoption), was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 79 and passed away a short time later. Read more

Louise Adderley

Director & Kelowna Support Group Leader, Member-Pt. Services Committee
I was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley where my parents ran an orchard.  I have an undergraduate degree in social work and a master’s degree in counselling. Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Bannerman

Director & Chair of Psychological Support Program, Member – Pt. Services Committee
Dr. Bannerman is a Registered Psychologist in the province of British Columbia.  The scope of her practice is in health and rehabilitation psychology, and the treatment of depression, trauma, and anxiety disorders. Read more

Erin Barrett

Director & Chair of Fund Development Committee
Erin was born and raised in North Vancouver and has returned to the city after 12 years spent in London, England. Read more

Dr. Neil Cashman

Director Member — Finance & Advocacy Committees
Dr. Neil Cashman is a neurologist-neuroscientist working in neurodegeneration and neuroimmunology.  His special areas of research include the motor neuron diseases, particularly amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and the amyloid encephalopathies, such as the prion illnesses and Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Dr. Andrew Eisen

Director Member — Pt. Services Committee, Honourary Life Director
Dr. Andrew Eisen is presently Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Leeds in England (1959). Read more

Linda Fontana

Director Member — Pt. Services & Fund Development Committees
Linda Fontana grew up in Kelowna BC and after university lead and supported business since 1988, as a business owner, consultant, speaker, business training development and recruitment specialist in Canada and the United States. Read more

Ellen Mahoney

Director, Volunteer Pt. Services Coordinator and Support Group Leader in Victoria
Ellen Mahoney infuses passion, creativity, energy and fun into everything she does.  Drawing on her extensive clinical background in health care, she brings a compassionate and genuine approach to everything she does. Read more

Ann McArthur

Director Member — Advocacy, Pt. Services, Golf Tournament Committees
Ann was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. She has four children, three boys and one girl – all have flown the nest. Ann graduated in Honours Physics from the University of Birmingham, England, followed by a post- grad year at the University of Cambridge. Read more

Vandhana Misri

Director, Federation Council Representative, Member of Finance & Fund Development Committees
Vandhana has been a volunteer with the ALS Society of British Columbia & Yukon for over 20 years after losing her father to ALS in the early 90’s. Read more

Travis Stevenson

Director Member — Fund Development Committee
Travis is a Vancouver top forty under 40 recipient, and president of JTS – a Vancouver-based management consulting firm that is helping reshape the global utility industry for future generations. Read more

Dave Walman

Director & Chair of Patient Services Committee Member – Fraser Valley Walk Committees
I have been associated with ALS BC since 2004 when his wife was diagnosed with ALS.  Patty & I first met in 1968 at a small hospital in the Okanagan where I was the assistant administrator and she was starting her first job as a nurse. Read more

Jim Williams

Director Member — Finance & Advocacy Committees
I have been associated with ALS BC since 2004 when his wife was diagnosed with ALS.  Patty & I first met in 1968 at a small hospital in the Okanagan where I was the assistant administrator and she was starting her first job as a nurse. Read more

Dr. Charles Krieger

Honourary Life Director
Dr. Krieger is the Professor of Kinesiology at SFU.  He is focused on a cure, or effective treatment for ALS.  He frequently does neurological testing at the GF Strong ALS Clinic. Read more