Executive Director
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Ms. Toni Wheeler, R.N. and M.B.A., has been with Haven Society since March of 2019. She comes to Haven Society with extensive experience in both Healthcare and Community sectors in senior leadership roles. She has proven skills in business development and change management with a focus on the development of organizational strategy in order to ensure effectiveness and sustainability for all stakeholders. She has keen interest and expertise in board governance and is currently a Board Director for the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. Prior to relocating to Nanaimo, Toni was a Board Director for the Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services/Housing First.  She is also a member of The Institute of Corporate Directors. 
 

As a community leader, Toni is committed to  Haven Society’s mission is to promote the integrity and safety of women, children, youth and families and the development of a respectful and healthy community, creating strong, respectful stakeholder relationships, volunteerism, and professional development.

Board of Directors

Haven Society started over 40 years ago by dedicated volunteers wanting to make a difference in their community; women who were looking to provide a safe place for other women and children who were experiencing violence. Although we've grown substantially over the years and our volunteers have different roles, we still fundamentally have the same vision and purpose.

Our Board of Directors are very different in character, career and experience, but they all share a common goal: offering a positive social response for women and children who experience violence.

Our board members dedicate their time to ensure Haven operates efficiently and sustainably. As an organization, we are thankful for their dedication, passion and hard work, for sharing our vision, and for promoting the safety of women and children in the Mid-Island area.

Sylvia Shedden
Sylvia Shedden

Co-Chair

Adrianne Marskell
Adrianne Marskell

Co-Chair

Linda Muir
Linda Muir

Vice-Chair

Alanna Mann
Alanna Mann

Treasurer

Janice Krall, CFRE
Janice Krall, CFRE

Secretary

Joanna Recalma
Joanna Recalma

Director

Judith Heather
Judith Heather

Director

Golfer Okorie
Golfer Okorie

Director

Natalie Stewart
Natalie Stewart

Director

Louise Tilston
Louise Tilston

Director

Rachelle Loos
Rachelle Loos

Director

Janis Brooks
Janis Brooks

Director