BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation Directors
Tim Condon – Tim Condon, President & CEO of BCAA, is the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation's Board Chair & President. He also serves as Chair of the Foundation's Executive Committee and sits on the Audit & Finance, Fund Development, Governance, Human Resources and Programs Committees. Prior to joining BCAA, Tim spent more than 17 years with the Canadian Tire Corporation and, in his last role with Canadian Tire, served as Chief Strategy Officer. He was the senior executive who launched Canadian Tire's retail banking venture, making the company one of only two retailers in the world to fully fund and operate its own retail bank. Tim has operated a number of businesses across multiple industry sectors. He ran Canadian Tire's insurance business; led private label credit card operations, including Hamilton Discount Corporation; operated Canadian Tire's emergency roadside assistance business; and served as President of Comp-U-Card Canada (a travel and loyalty company).
Throughout his career, Tim has remained active in the community. Currently a consulting volunteer with the Royal Canadian Golf Association, he is past President of the Board of Directors for Family and Children's Services Niagara; a former member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Family and Children’s Services Niagara; and a former member of the Advisory Board for the Brock University Business School. Tim is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and participated in the Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford.
William G. Bullis – Bill Bullis served as President & CEO of BCAA as well as Board Chair and President of BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation until his retirement in December 2009.
Dr. David Bowering — David Bowering is currently the Chief Medical Health Officer for the Northern Health Authority in British Columbia. He graduated with an MD from the University of British Columbia in 1970 and worked as a family practitioner in Northern British Columbia and the Yukon until 1984. Obtained a Master of Health Science Degree from UBC in 1987 and has worked as a Community Physician since then. Public Health experience includes work as a Field Epidemiologist for the Canadian Federal Government, postings as a Medical Officer of Health in Northwestern BC, the North Okanagan, and Northeastern BC and as Chief MHO for Northern Health. Dr. Bowering has been the recipient of a World Health Organization Travel Fellowship to study the delivery of rural health services in Scotland and has also traveled to China and to Australia to learn about other approaches to Health Promotion and Primary Health Care. He has a strong interest in Health Promotion and has overseen projects related to teenage smoking and substance abuse, mens health and the prevention of childhood injuries all of which have emphasized the process of engaging with the target populations. He is currently interested in seeing a preventive, population health approach applied to the disease of motor vehicle crashes and works with a coalition of agencies in Northern British Columbia including the Northern Health Authority to help bring this about.
Mavis Johnson – Mavis Johnson is the President of the Canadian Traffic Safety Institute - a BC company that specializes in traffic safety advocacy, training and consulting. She has received many awards for her work in traffic safety including being recognized by the Institute of Transportation Engineers in BC and in Canada. She is the immediate past chair of the Road Safety Standing Committee of the Transportation Association of Canada, sits on the Board of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals and is the President of the Western Canada Traffic Association. Ms. Johnson is Chair of the Foundation's Programs Committee and a member of the Communications Committee.
Dr. Ian Pike, PhD — Dr.Ian Pike is the Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UBC. Previous to this, he has held positions at the Canadian Red Cross, the Healthcare Benefit Trust and the University of Regina. His academic training is in health promotion and injury prevention, with particular emphasis on population health and the workplace. He has some 25 years experience in injury prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion, and has worked in the private, not-for-profit and academic sectors. His current research, which is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), is a national project to develop and validate injury indicators for Canadian children and youth. The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit works directly with the BC Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, Regional Health Authorities, and other organizations, all with the goal to reduce the burden of injury in British Columbia. Specifically, the Unit provides consultation, program leadership, research services and education seminars and workshop in injury prevention and healthy culture promotion. Dr. Pike has been an invited expert participant at many health, wellness and injury prevention meetings, and is published in the academic and professional journals. For his work in developing an industry-wide workplace health promotion and injury prevention program in the health care sector in British Columbia, Dr. Pike was presented with an Award of Excellence by the Association of Worksite Health Promotion.
Sandra Rankin – Formerly an entrepreneur, Sandra Rankin has worked for thirteen years in fundraising for healthcare institutions in Ontario and British Columbia. As the founding Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Research Foundation in Thunder Bay, she set the course, building public awareness throughout Northwestern Ontario, achieving capital and annual campaign goals, and building a donor base. For the last nine years she has been the Executive Director of the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation in Maple Ridge and holds the designation of Certified Fundraising Executive. She is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Canadian Association of Gift Planners.
Mike Riley, C.A. – Mike recently retired as an audit partner with Ernst & Young LLP. He has over 30 years of experience in the CA profession having worked with public and private companies in most major industries in Canada. Mike is currently on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Symphony Society and he has previously served on the Board and acted as Treasurer of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon.
Ted Schinbein – Ted has been with the Vancouver Police Department since 1980 serving as an Inspector in various VPD Sections since 2001 and as a Sergent from 1998 to 2001. In his roles he has been responsible for managing staff, working with municipal, provincial and federal governments and public and private agencies and organizations, in charge of the Motorcycle Drill Team, and has been involved extensively with employee and HR services within the Department. He is currently the Inspector in charge of the Traffic Section. Ted graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Human Kinetics) degree with honours from the University of Guelph, has a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Royal Roads University along with Strategic Planning and Management Systems Certificates from Banff Centre for Management and BCIT, respectively. Ted serves on the Commendation Board, the Security Committee, Ethics Committee, VPD Safety & Health Committee, BC Association of Chiefs of Police-Traffic Safety Committee and is the VPD representative on the National Law Enforcement Safety & Health Forum. Ted has also received several awards and commendations recognizing his many special achievements.
Vernard G. Slaney – Vern’s career includes entrepreneurial, business executive and board membership experience. He was a consultant with Chancellor Partners Capital Inc. and the Osborne Group, working for a variety of firms requiring interim senior management assistance. Vern served as President of Wilkinson Steel and Metals for eight years, and served as Vice Chair of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. In addition to serving on the BCAA Board, Vern is also director of the Vancouver Island Health Authority as well as the B.C. Press Council. Vern is a graduate of the Business Administration Program at Ryerson University and of the Teacher Training Program at the University of Saskatchewan, and he is currently enrolled in the Directors’ Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Terry Smith — Terry is now retired from his role of Chief Coroner for British Columbia. Prior to becoming Chief Coroner in February 2001, Terry spent 35 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His areas of expertise are change management, risk management, and leadership training. He has extensive experience in corporate fraud investigation and spent the seven years of his career in charge of the R.C.M.P. Detachment in Surrey, B.C. During his tenure as Chief Coroner he has led his organization in the development of a robust new database, a statistical research capability and a province-wide computerized reporting system for all coroners. This has led, in turn, to the development of an innovative new concept for the identification of workable preventative recommendations through the examination of aggregate data on common causes of death. Terry has also been responsible for the implementation of a corporate executive management structure within the B.C. Coroners Service, has overseen the complete re-write of the B.C. Coroners Act, and the implementation of new processses for Child Death Review and unidentified human remains identification within British Columbia. With the closure of the former Children’s Commission in 2002 he assumed responsibility for the independent review of all reportable children’s deaths in British Columbia. Terry is a member of the advisory committe for the Forensic Sciences Technology Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Terry has been awarded the St. John’s Ambulance medal (Serving Brother), the Canada 125 Medal, and the RCMP Long Service Medal with gold clasp and stars.
Michael Sporer – Mike Sporer is a lawyer and partner in the law firm Sporer Mah and Company and teahes law courses a Douglas college in the Department of Criminology and the Legal Studies Diploma programme. He has served on the provincial executive of the Trial Lawyer’s Association of British Columbia, on the Editorial Board of the Alberta Law Review, as Province President for the International Legal Fraternity Phi Delta Phi, and is recognized as an Advocate by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mike is a member of the TSF’s Audit and Finance, Governance and Fund Development Committees.
Shirley Stocker – Shirley Stocker has been one of Canada’s pre-eminent talk radio producers and on-air broadcaster whose career over four decades has embraced radio and television programs in Vancouver at CBC, CKNW, and SHAW TV. A founder and longtime Director of Crime Stoppers of BC, Ms. Stocker and is currently President of the British Columbia Crime Stoppers Advisory Board representing some 40 programs throughout British Columbia. Ms. Stocker has also served as first Vice President on the Greater Vancouver Crime Stoppers Board, as well as first President and Chair of Communications & Marketing for Variety – the Children’s Charity. Ms. Stocker chairs the Foundation’s Communications Committee.