Our People

Board of Directors

Legally and morally responsible for all activities of the agency, the Board of Directors determines policy, approves the budget, and identifies program goals to ensure a sustainable future for the society. It is comprised of representatives from each of our partnering police agencies, as well as seven civilians.

2019-2023 Strategic Directions

Julie Adams
Civilian, President
Shannon Perkins
Civilian, Vice President
Willa Forbes
Civilian, Treasurer
Sgt. Sherry Walsh
Saanich Police Department, Secretary
Cst. Meighan Massey
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP
Sgt. Kari Cochrane
Victoria Police Department
Sgt. Rob Smith
Oak Bay Police Department
Cst. Ann Piper
Central Saanich Police Department
Capt. Derek Andraitz
Military Police Unit Esquimalt
West Shore RCMP
Lauren Spears
Amy Jaworsky
Heather Macatee
Michael Thackray
James Ridge

For more information about volunteering on the Board of Directors, please check out our “Opportunities”.

Victim Services is made up a group of dedicated, passionate, caring and professional individuals including:


We have a team of professionals including victim service workers, crisis response workers, a Court Support Program Coordinator, and administrative support, all under the leadership of the Program Director. For more information about working at Victim Services, please see our “Opportunities” section.


We have committed group of volunteers in our Court Support Program.  For more information about volunteering, please check out our “Opportunities” section.