Board Members

Listed below are current board members.

CLBC Directors comply with all applicable provisions of laws and regulations and Board Code of Conduct and Business Ethics. Directors review and complete the form of declaration in acknowledgement of the Code of Conduct and disclosure of Conflict of Interest on an annual basis.

Michael J. Prince, Chair

Dr. Prince, who lives in Victoria, is the Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at the University of Victoria in the Faculty of Human and Social Development. His current research interests include trends in Canadian social policy; federal- provincial relations; trauma of veterans; pension reform; aboriginal governance; and disability politics and policy issues.

Dr. Prince is also a disability rights advocate, media commentator and award-winning author of over 250 publications. As a policy consultant, Dr. Prince has been an advisor to various federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal government agencies; four Royal commissions; and to a number of parliamentary committees federally and provincially.

In 2007, Dr. Prince received a President’s Award from the Canadian Association for Community Living, in recognition of “exceptional contribution to Canadians’ understanding of public policy that builds an inclusive and accessible Canada.” In 2011, he received the University of Victoria Community Leadership Award. In 2012, Dr. Prince was presented a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his public services. Dr. Prince was named Academic of the Year in 2014 by the Confederation of Faculty Associations of British Columbia.

Marnie B. Larson

Marnie Larson lives in Richmond and is the VP-HCM Practice at OnActuate. She has over 25 years of experience in the software industry, specializing in human capital management, human resources, payroll and time and attendance software solutions. In addition to serving on the CLBC Board, she also serves on the board of The South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service. Prior Board experience includes; the Better Business Bureau Lower Mainland, Wired Woman, and the Simon Fraser University (SFU) MBA Alumni Association.

Ms. Larson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from SFU Beedie Graduate School of Business.

Stephen Lee 

Stephen is a family member (father) and lives in South Delta. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Musqueam Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned entity of the Musqueam Indian Band. He is responsible for overseeing Musqueam’s extensive real estate and asset holdings. His experience spans 30 years in senior finance and leadership roles in various industries in private and public companies.

Stephen serves on the Boards of Langara College Foundation and MST DC (Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh Development Corporation) and is a Trustee for the CPABC Benevolent Fund.  He is also a sessional accounting instructor in the Master of Health Administration (MHA), School of Population and Public Health, UBC.

Mr. Lee obtained his CPA, CMA designation in 1995 and subsequently earned his fellowship, FCPA, FCMA in 2009.

Alain (Al) LeFebvre

CLBC Board Member Alain LeFebvre.J. Alain (Al) LeFebvre is a parent (son Tyler) and lives in Prince George. He is a retired Office Managing Partner (KPMG – Prince George), where he was an audit partner with clients in the public sector including healthcare, municipalities, local government agencies, education, not-for profit entities, charities, foundations and government funded organizations. He has held a number of board director positions in not for profits and has been a part of the Community Living movement having served on Prince George Association for Community Living (AiMHi), the BC Association for Community Living (now Inclusion BC) and its foundation.

Al has recently completed the requirements of the Institute of Corporate Directors education program and holds the ICD.D designation. He is the past president of the Prince George Community Foundation, the Treasurer and Audit Committee Chair of the Prince George Airport Authority, and Director and Audit Committee Chair of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Al holds a Bachelor of Arts (Commerce Major) from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Business Administration from City University (Seattle) and he is a Chartered Professional Accountant and was awarded a Fellowship in 2016.

Julia Louise Payson

Julia Louise Payson lives in Vernon and is the executive director of Canadian Mental Health Association (Vernon and District Branch), where she works with a team to improve mental health for all. Previously, she was secretariat director of the Community Action Initiative and executive director of the John Howard Society of British Columbia. She is a board director for the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, where she promotes safe and affordable housing throughout the province. She has worked internationally in emergency medical aid in Sudan, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.

Ms. Payson volunteers as a board consultant with Vantage Point and as a board development committee member for the BC SPCA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.

Simon Andrew Philp

Simon Andrew Philp is a family member (father) and lives in Victoria. He is a market vice-president of commercial banking, leading teams on Vancouver Island and throughout the B.C. central Interior, northern B.C. and the Yukon for CIBC. He has spent over 20 years in financial services working with private and public companies, public sector entities, First Nations governments and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Philp has served on a number of boards, most recently as a co-chair of the governance board for the unification of the B.C. accounting profession. He has volunteered as a representative and board member for technology industry organizations, universities, business associations, arts groups and land trusts in both Canada and the U.S.  Mr. Philp obtained the CFP designation in 2000 and CMA (now CPA) designation in 2002.

Amber Rainshadow

Amber Rainshadow is a self advocate who lives in Victoria. She has been advocating for individuals with disabilities for over 30 years. She brings a desire to use her lived experience, including growing up in ministry care, to help others in the community and teach them how to advocate for themselves.

Amber has used her lived experience to assist in various initiatives, including: the start up of of the Victoria Disability Resources Center, the Out of the Rain program for street youth in Victoria, development of a course on disability which is still being taught at the University of Victoria, and helping make transition houses more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities.

Amber is an FASD facilitator and is passionate about helping individuals living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder who are transitioning to adulthood. Recently, she has served as a volunteer member of CLBC’s Editorial Board and a CLBC Welcome Workshop presenter.

Akshay Sachdeva

A portrait-style photograph of Akshay Sachdeva, a CLBC Board Member.Akshay Sachdeva, who lives in Surrey, B.C., has been active as a self-advocate for many years across a range of roles. He is currently a director-at-large for BC People First’s board, and a member of CLBC’s Editorial Board where he helps to ensure the perspectives of people CLBC serves are reflected in CLBC’s communications.

Akshay’s previous experience includes working as a People Planning Together Facilitator for the Empowering Self Advocates to Take Action (ESATTA) Co-operative and as a program assistant for the “Newcomers with Disabilities Project” by the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC. He was also a member of CLBC’s Surrey-Delta-White Rock Community Council. Akshay recently earned his insurance license from the Insurance Council of BC.

Patti Sullivan

Patti Sullivan lives in Victoria and began her career in child care with children with developmental challenges in Montreal and in northern Manitoba as director of a youth centre.  She has worked in CEO/ED roles in diverse sectors that include community health, youth development, social housing, business and cultural amenities development.

She is currently a management consultant and Chair of the Capital Regional District’s Arts Advisory Council in Victoria. Ms. Sullivan has served on boards that include Volunteer Victoria, BCALM, Law Society of Manitoba, CPHA, CMHA and as Board Chair of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Child and Family Services of Central Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  She is a YWCA Woman of Distinction (Business and the Professions category). Appointed Complaints Review Commissioner by the Law Society of Manitoba, Ms. Sullivan served as the first non-lawyer chair of its Complaints Investigations Committee. She holds a BA from the University of Winnipeg and Social Work Diploma from Dawson College.

Joely Viveiros

A photo of CLBC Board member Joely Viveiros.Joely Viveiros is a family member (cousin) and lives in Terrace. She is a private practice Audiologist whose clinic, which she has owned and operated since 1997, serves Terrace and surrounding communities. In addition to working out of hospitals and community health centres in surrounding towns and cities, she also visits and provides hearing services to several Indigenous communities when invited. She embraces the adventure of new workspaces in the ever-evolving hospital and healthcare environments through her visits to the communities in her area. 

Ms. Viveiros is an indigenous woman of Gitxsan and Haisla heritage. She enjoys the challenge of raising her three daughters into responsible adults who contribute positively in their communities through music and volunteer work as well as in their future careers. She has considered raising her family her primary job while also working full time in her career.

Ms. Viveiros holds a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria and is currently working on a Doctoral degree in Audiology from A.T. Still University.

Corey Walker

Corey Walker is an autistic self advocate who lives in Prince George. Since being diagnosed autistic in 2001, while in his early 20s, he has used his lived experience to advocate for and empower fellow British Columbians with autism and disabilities.

Corey works as a Disability Employment Services Coach for Kopar Administration Ltd. in Prince George. Corey formerly worked as a Program Facilitator with the Pacific Autism Family Network’s EmploymentWorks program. He serves as a director for Autism Alliance Canada (formerly Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance) and is the President of the Prince George Community Radio Society, where he also hosts three weekly radio programs. His previous experience includes sitting on the boards of nine non-profit societies, including Volunteer Prince George and Project Friendship Society. He worked for AutismBC as the Northern Regional Coordinator for over seven years. As an experienced public speaker on autism-related topics, Corey has presented to audiences across B.C. and Canada, including at Inclusion BC’s annual conference and the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit in Ottawa.

Corey holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of Northern BC and a Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College.