Board and Directors

Jeff Christian - Chair, Former Correctional Services Canada employee, Consultant in Human Rights and Corrections

Dan Bennett - Vice-Chair, Self Employed Business Owner

Alison McVeigh - Secretary, School Trustee for School District #35, Self-Employed Business Owner

Scott Nichols - Treasurer, Business Manager

Fae Chato-Manchuk - Board Member, Retired Vice-Chair of the BC Parole Board, Group Therapist

Fraser Simmons - Board Member, Retired Senior Manager of the National Parole Board, Counsellor and Psychology Instructor

Vic Derksen Siemens - Board Member, Self Employed Business Owner

Coral Forslund - Board Member, Business Manager

Russell Nelson - Board Member, Senior Long Range Planner with Langley Township

Dave Gustafson – Executive Director/Staff Liason

David is CJI's Executive Director. In addition, he is an adjunct professor in Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology, a therapist in private practice, and a registered clinical counsellor. He developed and directed the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) in Langley, BC, later establishing CJI as the society which administered VORP, the present Victim Offender Mediation Program (VOMP), and other community justice and therapeutic programs. He led in the design and implementation at Stave Lake Correctional Centre of highly regarded programs for sexual offenders and adult survivors of incest and sexual assaults. David delivers training and informational workshops locally and internationally, and consults with correctional services and other organizations interested in developing programs similar to those run by CJI. He holds a master's degree with a focus on Counselling and on Peace and Conflict Studies, and is currently completing his doctoral degree in the faculty of Law and Criminology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in Leuven, Belgium.

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