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. 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 – Doug Allan
  • Vice ChairElfie Hofmann
  • SecretaryJudy Rother
  • Treasurer – Chad Price
  • Member-at-LargeJanice Iverson

Board Renewal Committee

  • Chair Elfie Hofmann
  • Members Doug Allan, Vicki Dobbyn, Judy Rother

Policy Committee

  • Chair – Doug Allan
  • Members – Vicki Dobbyn, Catharine Esson, Carmen Sombrowski

Investment and Oversight Committee

  • Chair – Chad Price
  • Members – Doug Allan, Catharine Esson, Robert Flux, Manjit Kang,
    Janice Iverson, Mike Verhoeven

Fund Development Committee

  • Co-Chairs – Vicki Dobbyn, Lonnie Propas
  • Members – Don Basham, Elfie Hofmann

Fund Development Sub-committee on Deeds

  • Chair Dave Doig
  • Members – Carmen Sombrowski

Grants Committee

  • ChairDenise Woodley
  • MembersDave Doig, Elizabeth Doucette, Catharine Esson,
    Naomi Fleschhut, Stephen Forgacs, Lonnie Propas, Tara Robens,
    Judy Rother

Vital Signs Committee

  • Chair – Don Basham
  • Members – Doug Allan, Vicki Dobbyn, Sean Eckford, Catharine Esson

Community Volunteer

  • Milos Pospisil

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.