Our Staff

The Cowichan Green Community Foundation is made up of a dynamic group of community members.

Board Members

Chris Hall

Chris Hall

President

Chris is a long time Vancouver Island resident, having spent time exploring as much of the Island as possible. Most of his career years have been involved with local governments, notably Campbell River and North Cowichan where he provided oversight to the respective Planning and Development Departments. More recently, he works part time as a consultant on land use and development projects.
He is currently serves on the boards of Social Planning Cowichan and the Cowichan Housing Society

MaryAnne McAdam

MaryAnne McAdam

Secreatary

Having lived in the Cowichan Valley since 1967, Mary Anne and her husband Steve have spent many years expanding and sharing their gardening knowledge with family and friends. Meals are prepared with food either grown in their garden or produced on local farms. Mary Anne would like to encourage old and young alike to actively participate in food production, preservation and preparation.

Alison Garnett

Alison Garnett

Ali divides her time between working as a land use planner and raising a rambunctious 3 year old. Where spare time allows, she plays in the garden and on the soccer field. She is inspired by Cowichan Green Community Foundation’s meaningful efforts to build a stronger, healthier and more flavourful community.

Chris Leischner

Chris Leischner

Chris is a Registered Social Worker who has been involved in environmental activism since the early 70’s. She gardened up north in Prince George for 30 years and has moved to the Warmland’s to be able to garden year round. Chris works full time at Snuneymuxw First Nation where she is grateful to be able to care for the communities Mental Health. She is committed to connecting people in communities and has come to CGC where she feels a positive energy and the empowering attitude of the Staff, Board members and
membership.

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Treasurer

Mike Kelly is a professional planner with over 30 years of experience in community and regional land use and tourism planning; cultural resource management; planning, policy and project research; public administration; and small business management.

How Can I Get Involved?

The Cowichan Green Community Foundation is a registered non profit that relies on the hard work and generosity of volunteers and donors. If you would like to contribute, consider donating either time or money. Volunteers are needed throughout the year, please apply here.

Members of the Cowichan Green Community Foundation receive discounts on select events and workshops, voting rights at our Annual General Meetings, and empower the Foundation to create engaging and supportive initiatives, workshops, and demonstration sites throughout the Cowichan Region.