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As of October 2017

Board Chair- David Bennett

David has lived in the south Vancouver Island area since 1970. He has been a
decades-long volunteer in the communities he has lived in with his
family. He retired in 2006 after 36 years as a classroom teacher and
elementary school administrator. David and his wife live in Sooke, where
he was on Council from 2008 to 2011. He has been on the PCFSA Board
since April, 2009

Director -Marg Jacobson

Jacobson- I am a long term member of PCFSA’s Board of Directors, and
have served as the Board Chair 3 separate times.Marg is married with 2
grown children and 4 grown grandchildren. My husband and I have lived in
Langford since 1972. Marg is a retired RN and worked in a Care Home for
17 years, most of those years as part of the Management Team.

Secretary- Alison Campbell

Alison is a retired lawyer who ran a private family law business for decades.
She sings in a choir and performs at seniors’ housing complexes.


Vice-Chair- Dan Spinner

Dan Spinner is a long time social entrepeneur, consultant to Canadian and US non-profits and an executive coach. Dan has over 30 years in non-profit mangement including a number of key appointments including  Vice President of a major Toronto area hospital and as Vice President at Royal Roads University. Dan has managed Fondations with over $80 M in assets and overseen eight different building projects for non-profits.


Director - Del Manak

Del Manak is the Chief of Police with the Victoria Police Department and in his 27th year of policing.  He is a graduate of the FBI's National Academy Program and the Dalhousie University Police Leadership Program, holding concentration certificates in Administration, Law and Justice, Service Delivery and Supervisory Skills.  In 2014, Del was appointed Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.  In addition, he is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal and the Police Exemplary Service medal.


Director - Ravi Parmar

Ravi was a leader in the student community in High School and was successful in his campaign for a new Belmont High School. Since graduating he has worked at the office of NDP MLA John Horgan and is an elected School Trustee. He is continuing his studies.



Director - Ashley Bertsch

Ashley is a Senior Commercial Insurance Advisor at a local credit union and  has 11 years of experience in the industry. She is also the co-founder of Women's Inspired Group, a local women's group in Victoria, as well an Independent Consultant with Arbonne. This world traveler enjoys meeting new people and learning about their lives, making a connection with them to grow her personal connection in the local area. She grew up for most of her life on Vancouver Island with some time spent in Edmonton, Kelowna and Vancouver, out in nature and explore all of the secret places in this world. She is very excited to be serving on this board of directors and look forward to the future.

Director - Norma Strachan



You can read our 2015 annual report here

You can read our 2014 annual report here.

Pacific Centre Family Services Association relies on the assistance of individuals, families and businesses to provide vital services to support Children, Seniors and Families in our community. From volunteering to financial donations, there are many ways for you to help us to continue providing services such as Youth Talk, Affordable Counseling, Better at Home and many more!


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