Board of Directors

Islanders Working Against Violence is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of women from the community who believe in the mandate and purposes of the organisation and bring a variety of skills and background to their work at the Board level.

Jayne Lloyd-Jones

Chair

Jayne joined the IWAV Board of Directors in 2018 and was appointed Board Chair in 2022. She and her husband ran their own PR & Marketing Consultancy, Spectacular Ink, for 25 years where she honed her communication and management skills. Since moving to Salt Spring, she and her husband operated Hedgerow House, a B&B, for 8 years. A certified Iyengar yoga teacher, she values the benefits of good health, self-determination, and stress-management that yoga offers. She has volunteered with Crabtree Corner, the YWCA shelter in Vancouver; One to One for Salt Spring Literacy; the Salt Spring Therapeutic Riding Association; and the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada. She is honoured to contribute her time and skills to the IWAV mission, working side by side with such a dedicated team of people.

Natalie Gold

Vice-Chair

Natalie joined the IWAV board in 2021. She has been a health and wellness practitioner and advocate for 30 years. Her private practice, employment as a dental office manager and volunteer sexual health educator for OPT has given her insight into the issues of poverty, abuse and housing insecurities that exist on Salt Spring. Natalie looks forward to being a part of an organization committed to creating workable solutions for our community.

Kristi Reynolds

Treasurer

Kristi Reynolds joined the IWAV Board of Directors in 2019. She is passionate about empowering women and helping them achieve their dreams. With knowledge in personal and business finances, as well as personal health and fitness she is excited to use her knowledge through IWAV to help women in her community.

Mylène Dammel-Sherrins

Vice-Secretary

Mylene joined the IWAV board of directors in 2020. She comes to the board with 20 years experience working with children and families on Salt Spring as part of School District 64, and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. Her work with families has given her some understanding of the challenges facing women and children as a result of violence, poverty and insecure housing. She is happy to join IWAV to help improve these issues in our community.

Barbara Casey

Governance/Secretary

Barbara Casey offered to join the IWAV board in March 2022 after witnessing IWAV’s affordable housing work in action. She holds a master’s degree from Dalhousie University and has worked in affordable housing and pediatric mental health for the last 30 years. Early in her career, Barb was the executive director (ED) of an affordable housing society and a community developer with BC Housing. Barb has held executive positions within mental health and addictions with health authorities in Vancouver, Halifax and Ottawa. After moving back to BC (to return to SSI), she was an ED with MCFD and most recently joined Gulf Islands Families Together Society (GIFTS) as their part-time ED. Barb is excited to support IWAV as it continues to build healthy and thriving community services.

Andria Scanlan

Treasurer

Andria has worked in community health research and programming for over 35 years. Committed to knowledge and education, she has worked in a number of settings, including academic, for profit, NGOs, government, and start ups, with one goal in mind — creating healthy and resilient communities! Born and raised on the West Coast and a full-time resident of Salt Spring for over 15 years, she has volunteered with numerous organizations on SSI in order to promote health, education, and justice for women and girls. Her current work with Transition Salt Spring focuses on climate action and mitigation. Andria is a passionate, drought-tolerant gardener, composter, and succulent enthusiast!

Johanna Stiver

Director

Johanna has been a visitor on the Territory of the Hul’q’umi’num’ and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples of what is now called Salt Spring Island for the past twenty-one years. She is a mom, stepmom, daughter, sister, auntie, partner and grandma and loves anything outdoors; hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing and gardening on these beautiful west coast lands and waters. Johanna holds a degree in Women’s Studies and Anthropology from Simon Fraser University and is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation working in the areas of resilience and trauma-informed practice. Johanna has over twenty-five years experience in the non-profit sector. She was a previous Program Director at Island Community Services and now works nationally in the area of women’s economic development. Johanna feels privileged to be joining the Board at IWAV and supporting the work of the organization going forward.

Sue Kernaghan

Director

Sue joined the IWAV board in 2024. With a Commerce degree from UBC, she has worked as a writer, researcher and editor in both the UK and Canada. Specializing in tourism and human resources, Sue has especially enjoyed projects involving employee empowerment and community capacity building, as well as community, indigenous-led, and responsible tourism. A Salt Spring resident since 1999, she has lent her communication skills to a range of volunteer groups, including Ssplash, Stagecoach Theatre School, Saltspring United Soccer, and the Salt Spring Improv Workshop. Sue is excited to be working with such a dedicated and effective group.

Jocelyn Ferguson

Director

Jocelyn has been a Salt Spring resident since 2001 and has enjoyed volunteering with the public library, Parent Advisory Council of the Little Red School House, and Fulford Elementary. She comes to the IWAV board with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Diploma in Gerontology-based Therapeutic Recreation. She has worked for both private and not-for-profit organizations as a Therapeutic Recreation specialist, locally with Greenwoods Eldercare, a housekeeper with Meadowbrook Seniors Residence, and as a Recreation Manager with Sidney All Care Residence. Improving the quality of life for older adults in care is why she feels she has the best job in the world. She uses her creativity, imagination and enthusiasm at work and looks forward to bringing this same spirit of curiosity and care to her work with the IWAV Board. In her leisure time, she loves to read, walk her dog and share food with friends and family.

IWAV respectfully recognizes that IWAV is located in the unceded traditional territories of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples.