Brightside Community Homes Foundation is dedicated to making housing accessible for those who struggle to meet the demands of market housing in Vancouver, one of the most unaffordable cities on the planet. His team ensures that residents have safe, stable and appropriate housing, while developing new units to meet the pressing need in the community.
He was a long-time executive at Vancity, performing multiple leadership roles at the community-focused credit union serving the financial needs of their half million member-owners.
William is board chair of the Vancity Community Foundation overseeing development of 312 Main, a social and economic innovation centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He was also elected to the board of Modo, a car-sharing co-operative in Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan.
Currently, he is writing a book on leadership lessons gained from the dozen years he spent as an independent filmmaker. He is a longtime blogger, seasoned speaker and dialogue facilitator and has recently become an amateur music producer, proudly producing his son’s albums who records under the name Spectrasounds.
Jonathan is Vancity’s acting vice president of government relations and public affairs, helping tell the Vancity story to members, the public and leaders throughout our community.
He began his career in journalism, first at The Globe and Mail and then at The Vancouver Sun, where he was legislative bureau chief in Victoria. Following that, he worked as a communications and public affairs consultant, advising some of B.C.’s top organizations.
Jonathan has degrees in Film Studies and Journalism, and is an alumni of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy. He also serves on the board of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys running, cycling, skiing and exploring the Gulf Islands with his wife, kids and dogs.
Vinson mixes a keen financial oversight with a passion for community and mentorship.
As the Group Controller for Vancity, Vinson is responsible for the financial reporting and business analysis required for proper strategic decision making. His role also includes providing financial and internal controls insight on operational matters throughout the organization. Vinson is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy – a network of banking leaders from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector.
Shona McGlashan is Vancity credit union’s Vice-President of Governance.
Originally from Scotland, Shona began her career in the UK’s House of Commons, providing professional and procedural support to parliamentary committees and the Speaker. Since then she has held senior governance and policy roles on both sides of the Atlantic, including working as Chief Governance Officer at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), and Executive Director of the Vancouver Police Board. Over the course of her career she has led governance, corporate affairs/ issues management, privacy, and diversity and inclusion functions.
An inspiring and passionate leader and mentor, Shona sits on the boards of Bard on the Beach and the Vancity Community Foundation. She is always delighted to talk about governance, Shakespeare, supporting mental health, and feminism. A voracious reader, she would love to hear about your favourite novel(s). Shona lives in Vancouver with her husband and two awesome kids.
Jeremy’s decades of expertise in facilities management helps deliver leading construction projects that are both sustainable and green.
Jeremy Trigg has been an employee at Vancity for 33 years. He has held a variety of roles and since 1991 Jeremy has been accountable for Facility Management. Jeremy was the Project Manager for the Vancity Centre building, which was built green long before the advent of LEED. He has overseen a material reduction in GHG emissions for the organization and has saved millions through energy management initiatives. His accountabilities include facility management, organization environmental sustainability, disaster recovery and emergency preparedness programs. Jeremy sits and has sat on a variety of Boards and a Foundation.