Board Members
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Jayne Postuk

Chair

Jayne Postuk is the Chair of the Board of South Island Centre. Jayne is a lawyer and business person with a special interest in organizational systems that promote community and collaboration. She believes that personal mental health is a cornerstone of strong communities and that South Island Centre is an integral part of the system that provides that service. Jayne is also a musician, has developed curriculum for, and taught law, in Uganda and her previous not-for-profit board work has been in the areas of arts and education.

David Metcalfe

Treasurer / Secretary

Dave grew up in Greater Victoria and obtained a BA from UVIC in 1975 in psychology and history.  After this he became an accredited real estate appraiser and worked 13 years with Canada Mortgage and Housing as a staff appraiser.  Following this Dave worked as an analyst with BC Buildings Corporation and then managed the pricing department which was responsible for setting market rental rates for provincial government facilities across the province; economic analysis, cost-benefit studies and involvement with project teams.  Since 2006 Dave has been involved in the private sector as a contractor doing lease negotiations for right of ways and telecom facilities.

Dave’s awareness of SICCT began in the early 1980’s when a friend received life changing counselling from Bob Vaughn, the society’s founder.  Dave served two terms on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 2000.  SICCT continues to fill a vital role in support of community mental health and no person in need is turned away.

Dave is an active member of Friendship Community Church.  He is involved as a volunteer in support of organized sports groups and most days find him cycling or playing tennis or pickleball. 

Brenda Mercer

Vice Chair

Born and raised on Coast Salish Land, a sports enthusiast through early life, Brenda embarked on a broadcasting career after completing a Business Administration diploma. On air in Canada, the UK and Europe, this career transformed into concert tour management. In between tours, she performed stand up comedy while attending university. After finishing an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology, Brenda taught in Asia and the Middle East before completing an MED in Leadership from UVIC. A lifelong learner, Brenda has decades of volunteer work and trained as a lay counsellor. Having lived in many cultures, she sees the importance of South Island Centre for Counselling because of the wonderful service it provides to the community in allowing people to be heard.

Judy Carlton

Member at Large

I have worked in the field of Special Education for over 25 years and have loved working with students, school staff and parents. My career with the Calgary Board of Education included being a classroom teacher, Strategist, and Specialist in the area of Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Disorders. My work included supervising programs, working on Multidisciplinary teams and presenting at Workshops and Conferences.
After retiring from the CBE, I supported families relocating  worldwide as a Global Field Supervisor and Special Education Consultant.
I am currently consulting with go! Educational Consulting.
My husband and I moved to Victoria in 2018. Prior to our move here we lived in 3 different provinces, California, The United Kingdom and Venezuela. We have 2 sons and one granddaughter.
Learning from and advocating for individuals struggling with mental health issues continues to be a passion of mine. I look forward to learning more