Cathy Hunter is a retired provincial public servant with experience in immigration, multiculturalism, physician compensation policy, health human resource planning and intergovernmental relations. Currently, she is a member of the advisory committee to the School of Public Administration, U/Victoria, and, a member of the board of directors at the Beckley Farm Lodge Society. Cathy is a past board chair and board member of the Victoria Cool Aid Society.
Jose Albis is a marketing technologist, executive, entrepreneur and the founder of Albis Consulting Group, a Victoria-based online marketing company. Jose holds a Diploma in Business from University of Victoria, a Junior Filmmaker certificate, a degree in Industrial Engineering, a Masters in Communications and a Media and TV Specialization. Jose was appointed to the board directors of ICA in 2011.
Linda Lee is the Director of Corporate Communications at Anaplan. Previously, she was the Business Operations and Program Strategy Director at Red Hat, and the Finance Business Operations Strategist at Cisco Systems. Linda has also worked for Qualcomm in corporate social responsibility where she traveled throughout Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe managing projects within healthcare, education and public safety. Before entering the private sector, she worked in the federal government for eight years as a Trade Commissioner and Senior Advisor to the Minister of Industry. She holds a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Communications from Royal Roads University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta.
Rebecca Mersereau has managed non-profit organizations in the environmental sector for four years. She has undergraduate degrees in biology and education, as well as a Master’s in Environmental Management. During her post-secondary education, Rebecca participated in several student exchanges and developed a strong appreciation for cultural diversity. In Canada, this has translated into a desire to help make Canada a welcoming place for newcomers and immigrants.
Roxanne Helme QC has practiced law in Victoria since 1987. She holds degrees from the University of Victoria (Economics) and Dalhousie Law School. She has been actively involved with the Canadian Bar Association, the Victoria Bar Association and the International Criminal Bar. She has been an adjudicator of Employment Insurance appeals as well as a guest lecturer at the University of Victoria. Since joining the Board in 2012, she has assisted the ICA with policy analysis and review.
Rob Abells has practiced law, primarily as a litigator and arbitrator, since graduating from the University of Alberta in 1975. He has been active in cases and issues concerning human rights and is an advocate for the implementation of Charter values in public and private life in Canada.