Jim Gibson (Chair)

Barbara Underhill (Vice-Chair, Treasurer) Barbara has supported the centre since 2007 in a variety of roles. She has an MBA and CPA accounting designation. Her work history includes teaching in China, marketing food products and financial and performance auditing. Barbara is committed to fulfilling the loving and healing mission of the centre while ensuring its operational practices meet the highest performance and ethical standards.

Sally Tuckey (Secretary) Sally has spent most of her working career in voluntary activities, and worked with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for a number of years. Sally has also worked with the local school district for many years as a lunchtime supervisor.  Her involvement with her church over her lifetime has included many responsibilities in parish, diocesan and national capacities. In addition to the church, she has volunteered in many other areas such as hospital pastoral care, the Kidney Foundation and her community association. Her interests are many – but her particular interest in people and their concerns enticed her to the South Island Centre and its work, where no one in need is turned away.

Sybil Bagshaw Sybil worked as an RN until her retirement in 2008. Part of that time was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she was one of the organizers of a program for “Mother’s of Preschoolers” at St Pauls Anglican Church in Fort Garry.  Sybil was one of the founding members the Fort Garry Family Life program and was their treasurer for several years.  She also  was president of the Wildwood Community Club 1987-88 including working as a section rep collecting donations for the community club and for the Kidney and Cancer foundations both in Winnipeg and in Victoria. 

Greg Beattie Greg is a Registered Social Worker and holds degrees in Forestry, Social Work and mental health care. He is the former Director of Counselling at the University of Northern British Columbia and has maintained a private counselling practice for over 25 years. Greg has worked extensively in the mental health field with a particular emphasis on First Nation’s mental health services. He has 20 years’ experience as a clinical supervisor, 15 years’ experience as a social work instructor, has supervised many field social work placements and is past Chair of Social Work at UNBC.  Greg has served on many non-profit boards, most recently as Board Chair for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Prince George, BC. Greg joined the board in January, 2016.

Helen Morrison Helen is semi-retired after a long career in the provincial government. She has a legal background and is a graduate of the University of Victoria and McGill University and a member of the Quebec Bar (retired). Helen has lived in Victoria most of her life and raised her daughter here. Helen is a member of a journaling group and co-leads a faith-based support group for people living with a mental illness.