JOHN TELESKE - Chair

John was a founding member of Teleske Herring & Co., which joined BDO by merger at the beginning of 2000. John continued as Partner with BDO Canada LLP in public practice focusing on small- and medium-sized businesses until his retirement in 2010. John has served as a trustee for the Variety Foundation of BC and in various capacities for the Freemasons of BC.


JACK BARR - Fundraising Chairman

Jack is a Vancouver businessman in the Real Estate industry with over 30 years experience, with interests in Powell River. Having a strong commitment to both communities, Jack’s community board activities include President positions with the Powell River Chamber of Commerce and Sunshine Coast Tourism Association, in addition to his role as Fundraising Chairman of the B.C. Learning Centres for Children with Dyslexia and President of the Vancouver Masonic Centre Association.

DAVID FREEMAN - Board Member

David is a former practicum instructor and guest lecturer for the University of Calgary and St. Thomas University. He spent four years as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Leadership and Management Royal Military College of Canada, and was a course designer and instructor for the Justice Institute of British Columbia. David has presented papers at numerous professional conferences in both Canada and the United States. He has published articles focussing on intervention during traumatic events, the treatment of post trauma reactions, developing worker resilience and integrating employees back into the work place after experiencing traumatic stress or mental illness. He is the past editor of Trauma Lines, the Journal of the International Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, and a past member of the Board of Directors for that organization. He is a former board member of the Disaster Psychosocial Project BC Ministry of Health, and a pioneering member of the Working Group Psycho-Social Aspects of Security and Resilience GAP research Team, Government of Canada. He is the education editor for the Masonic Electronic Journal in BC.




LARRY PARENT - Secretary








GEORGE MOORE - Board Member





MIKE WARD - Board Member

STEPHEN GODFREY - Board Member

DON DAVIS - Board Member

JOSH ADELBERG - Board Member