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Our Board



OUR BOARD

Our Board of Directors is comprised of 7-9 volunteers who meet four times per year to discuss issues dealing with the governance of DGS. Their role is to promote the well-being and ongoing development of DGS, and the best long-term interests of its membership.

The Executive Director of DGS is responsible for implementing Board directions and ensuring that our operations are consistent with Board policies. The Executive Director provides advice and support to the Board, reports on operations, and seeks Board approval
when required.

We are seeking Delta residents who wish to join our Governance Policy Board of Directors.

Applicants must have an interest in leading and governing rather than being involved in how the Society operates on a day to day basis.  If you are a visionary with a positive attitude, open to opportunity, a team player, and interested in helping Delta become an active and healthy community, our Nominating Committee wants to hear from you.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 ARE closed.

Applications deadline: April 15

Successful nomination and subsequent election would result in a two year term, with eligibility to stand for re-election for a further two year terms.

All nominations presented at the Annual General Meeting must come through our Nominating Committee. As there is an open invitation for potential candidates, nominations from the floor at the Annual General Meetings are not permitted.

Each September, the Board holds an Annual General Meeting that is open to all members.

To apply to be a board member and/or to contact the DGS Board, please send an e-mail to:  boardofdirectors@deltagymnastics.com.


Chairperson: GREG MILLER

2016-2018 First Term / 2018-2020 Second tERM

Greg is married with two children, and is the General Sales Manager for the Floor Coverings Division at Jordans.  His volunteer experience includes volunteering as a Search and Rescue Coxswain with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) organization for the past 23 years.  He has served on the Board of Governors for the last 9 years, and is currently the Chairperson of the board.  RCM-SAR is Not for Profit, all volunteer organization that operates more the 35 marine rescue stations on the British Columbia coast and in the BC interior.  These highly trained volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are a key part of the Marine Search and Rescue system, who respond to over 800 marine emergencies every year. 

Greg is passionate about volunteering in his community and hopes his board experience will be of value; “I am very excited to be able to contribute in any way to a great organization that is such a big part of the community”. 


Director at large:  LYDIA ELDER

2014-2016 FIRST TERM / 2016-2018 SECOND TERM / 2018-2020 tHIRD tERM

Lydia works as the Executive Director for the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association and prior to that served for eight years with a national charity, as the Human Resources Director and Privacy Officer. Lydia holds both her CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources) and CIPP/C (Certified Information and Privacy Professional - Canada) designations, as well as an MBA with a specialization in Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organization Management.

Lydia became involved with DGS as a volunteer; providing HR advising and consulting services to the society. Through this experience, she developed a keen appreciation for the value of the work DGS does in the community through the impact it has in the lives of athletes and participants involved in its programs, and is passionate about contributing to that work through her role as a Board member.


DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Gord Jones

2016-2018 FIRST TERM / 2018-2020 Second tERM

Since taking up residence in Tsawwassen 20 years ago, Gord and his family have had a strong connection with both the community as well as Delta Gymnastics, being active members and sponsors in numerous youth programs and events.

Raised on the eastern Canada, Gord has been involved in business and athletics from an early age. Upon graduation from McMaster University he went on to become one of the founders of Auto Fleet Services, considered a Canadian pioneer in fleet vehicle disposal. In 1988 the Auto Fleet model assisted in the creation of vehicle “Marketing Centers” and became a first of many located throughout major Canadian cities.

During non-business hours, his love for athletics leads him to continually share his passion with the youth of the community as a football coach and contributions to various organizations.

Gord contributes both business skills and leadership experience to the board. He is enthusiastic about the importance of volunteering and is committed to ensuring South Delta Gymnastics Society remains a strong and stable youth program in our community. Drawing on knowledge acquired through business and coaching, he strives to make the experience as meaningful and memorable
as possible.


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DIRECTOR AT LARGE: BRENDAN cARR

2018-2020 FIRST TERM

Brendan is a qualified New Zealand lawyer with nearly twenty years legal and compliance experience.  His career includes a number of years in private practice working in law firms and also a number of years working in corporate roles.  In those roles, Brendan has provided governance, risk and compliance advice to clients and to the companies he has worked for.  Brendan currently works as a Compliance Advisor and Privacy Officer at FortisBC.  Brendan enjoys being a part of, and giving back to, local communities.  Previously Brendan has been on the governance board of Alzheimers Wellington and a number of other school and community related boards. 

Brendan and his family have recently moved to Canada from New Zealand and his daughter is loving being an active member of Delta Gymnastics Society.   Brendan sees his involvement in the board as a great way to potentially add a different perspective gained for years of experience in other jurisdictions. 

Although never having participated in gymnastics himself, Brendan is passionate about many sports having participated with varying degrees of success in many over the years.  Brendan strongly believes sport and physical activity is vital to both a child's development and to the well being of people of all ages.  


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DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Alli Twitchell

2019-2021 FIRST TERM

Alli lives in Ladner with her husband and their two young boys.  She has a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation, and specializes in financial analysis and strategy.  After 16 years in the corporate world (previously working for MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates and before that Molson), she has recently taken a hiatus to head up the finance department for her family’s business in the marine industry.  This has allowed her the flexibility of working from home some days and getting to spend more time with her young family.  This flexibility is especially nice, as she will have both her boys in parent and tot gymnastics at the same time in September!  When Alli is not working she can often be found pushing a double stroller all around Ladner, enjoying the community, and visiting the local shops and parks.


DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Theresa Watts

2019-2021 FIRST TERM

Theresa is recently retired from the Richmond School District where she taught high school physical education and theatre for the past 35 years. She has lived in Tsawwassen for 25 years is happily married with 3 now adult children. Theresa has been a life long advocate for sport and healthy living and been very involved in this community. She has been a volunteer coach, team manager and event organizer for South Delta Minor Hockey, Tsawwsasen Baseball Association and Delta Gymnastics. She was on the Board of the Tour de Delta for 2 years as the South Delta Festival Director and is currently on the KidSport Delta Board. Theresa believes that sport plays an important role in the healthy development of our youth and can also help bring a community together.


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DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Ilona Yue

2019-2021 FIRST TERM

Ilona moved to Tsawwassen with her family in 2008 and enjoys living in Delta very much.

She was born and raised in Berlin, Germany and has a degree from the Humboldt University Berlin in Business administration with a specialty in management of Scientific research. She worked in that field at the Central Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Academy of Science in Berlin until her immigration to Canada.

Since her arrival in Vancouver in 1980 she has worked in different fields including being the director of financial plans at Pacsys Development, a division of Seaboard life, which provided the opportunity to learn what business in Canada is all about. 

From age 6 to 18 Ilona was an active member of a gymnastics club and was also involved in other sports and she feels that participating in sports such as gymnastics not only teaches skills but also determination, teamwork and discipline not to mention how to have fun and how to look after your health for the rest of your life.

 Ilona has been a volunteer in many committees and for events at The University Woman’s club of Vancouver for 13 years amongst others.

 Now semi-retired she loves spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren and their many activities.

“I feel it is a privilege to volunteer for such a great organization that serves our community and beyond”.