Board of Directors
These wonderful volunteers make our organization shine! Their efforts both in-front and behind the scenes truly boost the programming that we can offer our families every day. We thank you!!!
Jenny is the Chair of the Board and was among one of the first young parents to graduate from the Today N Tomorrow Learning Society’s Young Parent program. She currently owns and operates Design Therapy Inc, a furniture/home decor store in Downtown Courtenay. She has volunteered on many boards in the community over the years and currently serves as president of the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association as well as a Chair for the Today N Tomorrow Learning Society. In 2016 she was honoured with winning one of Vancouver Island’s Top 20 under 40 awards. She is grateful to have had the young parent program 25 years ago and feels that she would not be where she is today without it. Her children are both successful adults and she is very proud of their accomplishments.
Sarah joined the board as Secretary in 2015. She worked at St Joseph’s General Hospital from 2007-2017 and currently works at Comox Valley Hospital as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. Sarah has three young children who have/are attending TNTLS programs. Sarah grew up in the Cowichan Valley and started volunteering at age 14 in various capacities and continued through university (anti-smoking campaigns, after school programs for at risk youth, recreation accessibility for kids with disabilities, hockey team training/first aid, peer tutoring). She is looking forward to helping the society achieve its goals.
Greg joined the board in 2017. He is a life-long resident in the Comox Valley, was a Vanier grad and his loving partner graduated from high school in Campbell River as a young mother with the help of Cari’s Infant and Toddler Care. Greg works at Investors Group in Courtenay where he has built a strong understanding of business and finance which he brings to the board to help foster growth and success for TNTLS. He is a director with the Rotary Club of Comox Valley and a board member for Relay for Life, giving back to his community and helping others find success drive Greg daily and he looks forward to growing alongside the Today N’ Tomorrow Learning Society.
Sallie joined the board in October of 2017. Sallie has volunteered on many boards and was actively involved in school PAC’s throughout her children’s educational career. Sallie and her family have lived in the Comox Valley for 25 years and is humbled to be able to give back to the community that she has lived in for so long. Sallie is looking forward to having an active role on the board and helping the society achieve its goals
Kristina has lived in the Comox Valley since in 1996. Making Cumberland her home, she has worked for Coastal Community Credit Union for the past 12 years. She has a beautiful and creative teenage daughter that reminds her of the many other aspiring young women in our community . Kristina has recently taking up running as her go -to activity and enjoys exploring the many trail systems that the Comox Valley has to offer. Kristina is looking forward to volunteering her time with TNTLS and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this great organization.
Vanessa is an island girl, growing up in Victoria, BC. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria in 2015, she decided to prioritize her life’s passions for outdoor recreation and community, by settling down in her paradise- the Comox Valley. As a new member of the TNTLS Board, she looks forward to supporting the programs offered, particularly through marketing and fundraising. She is proud to represent the Old House Hotel & Spa as the Sales Manager and is the current Community Service Director of the Comox Valley Rotary Club
This is our Emma Thompson, and yes, she is English also!!!!! She has been practicing within the field of mental health, psychology and psychotherapy for nearly 23 years and is specifically trained to work with children from the age of 8 years old to adolescents and beyond. She moved to the Comox Valley with her family, over seven years ago now, from the UK. Initially her career began in nursing, specializing in Emergency Room medicine and then in the specialized area of Psychiatry. Following numerous life turns, which included working in Pakistan and South Africa, she decided to change the direction of her career and began studying the science of psychology and then successfully training as a psychotherapist, psychologist within the UK. Her true passion and joy is working with young people, more specifically children and adolescents. As a Clinical Psychotherapist within her own practice she is licensed to work with children, young people and consenting adults. Emma joined the Board of Directors with TNTLS in the Fall 2017. TNTLS is a good fit for her. She is inspired to offer her time to our organization as she has specific experience working with young mothers, child focused organizations and strategic planning within care of the younger people.
Justina is the current Co-Chair of the Board and a graduate of the Today N Tomorrow Learning Society’s Young Parent Program. Justina works in Campbell River at York Portable Machine Tools as an office administrator. Her journey with the board began in the 2012-2013 school year, when she was the Young Parent representative at the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network where she attended monthly meetings with respective TNTLS board members. It was during that time that Justina knew she wanted to be apart of the Society’s future and contribute to its continued growth. Currently, Justina is being mentored by the Chair of the Board, Jenny Deters. She is honored to have this opportunity to learn and give back to the community that provided the support and guidance she needed to finish high school and create a positive future for her young family.
Christina is a firm believer in relationships, community, and collaboration. She works as a School Psychologist for the Comox Valley School District. Christina is the proud mother of three boys. She moved to the Comox Valley in 2015 with her husband and their youngest son. Prior to the move, they lived in her hometown of Victoria, B.C. where she worked as a Special Education Coordinator and Learning Support Teacher. Christina has taught in the public and private school system. She has been involved with organizations such as the Learning Disabilities Association of Southern Vancouver Island, Pacific Centre Family Services Association, and the Victoria READ Society. She joined the TNTLS Board of Directors in 2018. She is thrilled to support the goals of this vital community organization.
Lesley and family moved to the Comox Valley three years ago to get closer to nature (and fulfill her dream of raising chickens!) Lesley works for the provincial government in land administration and brings her experience in administration and in working with legislation and policy to her role on the board. With two kids that have attended the centre’s child care programs (one now in Kindegarten, and one at Little Friends) Lesley also brings a parent’s perspective to the management of the society. Lesley joined the board in the fall of 2016.