Committees & Volunteers

The Foundation’s Committees are typically chaired by a member of the Board. Some Committees may be comprised solely of members of the Board while others may include volunteers from the Sunshine Coast community. A list of current committees is found below. Unless a committee member is described as a volunteer, the committee member is also a Board member. The chair of the Board sits as a de facto member on all committees. The Executive Director is an ex officio member of all committees.


  • Chair – Manjit Kang
  • Vice ChairElfie Hofmann
  • SecretaryJudy Rother
  • Treasurer – Chad Price
  • Member-at-Large – Vicki Dobbyn

Board Renewal Committee

  • Co-ChairsVicki Dobbyn and Judy Rother
  • Doug Allan 

Human Resources Committee (delegated to Executive Committee)

Investment and Oversight Committee

  • Chair – Chad Price
  • Richard Wilson, Manjit Kang, Catharine Esson, Doug Allan

Fund Development Committee

  • ChairVicki Dobbyn
  • Don Basham, Manjit Kang, Cam Reid

Fund Development Sub-committee on Deeds

  • Chair – Dave Doig
  • Carmen Sombrowski

Policy Committee

  • ChairDoug Allan 
  • Vicki Dobbyn, Catharine Esson

Grants Committee

  • ChairJudy Rother
  • Board MembersDoug Allan, Dave Doig, Manjit Kang
  • Community Volunteers Alaya Boisvert, Francine Clohosey, Eugenie Jacobsen, Patrice Pollack, Denise Woodley
  • Non-voting AdvisorVicki Dobbyn

Vital Signs Committee

  • Chair – Vicki Dobbyn
  • Catharine Esson, Doug Allan, Chris Neumeyer

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Judy Rother 

Jonathan Mason Hird

The Sunshine Coast Foundation is grateful to have received a final gift from long-time Gibsons’ resident, Jon Hird, as a bequest in his will. The Foundation is one of the organizations that benefited from Jon’s selflessness. Jon heard about the Foundation from a close friend, who was also a caregiver to Jon during his illness. Jon cared deeply for his chosen community and he felt privileged to be able to give back.