Board of Directors

Sandra A. Stoddart-Hansen, Chair
(Southern Mainland appointment area)
Sandra Stoddart-Hansen, a resident of the Sunshine Coast, is President of The Ballantree Consulting Group Ltd., a company she established in 1995. In her consulting practice, she has worked with a wide range of local, national and international clients in the transportation sector. Ms. Stoddart-Hansen served as President of Alpha Aviation and also held the position of Vice President and General Manager for Hill & Knowlton British Columbia. Prior to her consulting career, Ms. Stoddart-Hansen worked as Vice President of Human Resources at BC’s Children’s and Women’s hospitals. Early in her career, Ms. Stoddart-Hansen worked for the Federal Government in Ottawa including a position as Director General of Human Resources for the Department of Justice. Ms. Stoddart-Hansen has served on a number of Boards including serving as Chair for Dress for Success and Chair of the British Columbia Aviation Council.

Shelley L. Chrest
(Central Vancouver Island and Northern Georgia Strait appointment area)
Shelley Chrest, a resident of the Alberni Valley, is a lawyer and a mediator. Ms. Chrest has practiced as a sole practitioner, as in-house legal counsel, and acted in advisory roles, primarily in the area of employment law. She has also been appointed as an adjudicator in various administrative law areas. Ms. Chrest holds a J.D. from the University of Victoria, and an LL.M from the University of British Columbia. She is a chartered mediator and a member of the Civil Roster of BC. Ms. Chrest has served in a number of governance capacities, including as a federally appointed director on the Port Alberni Port Authority, and  as Vice-Chair of the National NewsMedia Council. She is actively involved in the community, including as a director of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society.

Shirley J. Mathieson
(Organized Labour)
Shirley Mathieson is retired from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She began working for British Columbia Ferry Corporation in the summer of 1967 and continued every summer and for a gap year while attending the University of British Columbia. She returned to BC Ferries in 1973 and became an active union member. Ms. Mathieson was elected President of the newly-formed BC Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union (BCFMWU) in 1977. During this period, she also served on the Executive of the BC Federation of Labour. After leaving the BCFMWU, she went on to work as a Staff Representative for the Hospital Employees’ Union. In 1992, she became a National Representative with CUPE. Ms. Mathieson has served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Marine Training Institute and on the Board of Governors of the BC Institute of Technology.

Susan G. Mehinagic
(Southern Vancouver Island appointment area)
Susan Mehinagic retired after a 35-year career as partner with Grant Thornton LLP and with KPMG. She has been a Director of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority since 2011 and its Chair since 2013. In addition, she has served as a Board member and Chair of the University of Victoria, Grant Thornton LLP Partnership Board, the University of Victoria Foundation and the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. Ms. Mehinagic has served on and chaired audit, finance, governance, executive, CEO selection and CEO review committees of various organizations. Ms. Mehinagic holds a B.Com. (Hons) from Queen’s University and a LL.B. from the University of Victoria. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1988, and she received the ICD.D designation in 2010. Ms. Mehinagic is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and a retired member of the British Columbia Bar Association.

Shona A. Moore
Shona A. Moore Q.C., is a founding partner of Moore Edgar Lyster LLP. Ms. Moore restricts her law practice to labour relations and administrative law, including human rights and accommodation. Between 1983 and 1986, she served as a Vice-Chair of the B.C. Labour Relations Board. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Moore has been active in a number of professional and community organizations, including Westcoast Legal Education and Action Fund, the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the Law Society of BC. Ms. Moore is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences addressing labour relations, human rights, professional ethics and privacy matters. Ms. Moore was educated at the University of British Columbia where she graduated from Law School in 1979.

G. Wynne Powell
Wynne Powell was CEO of London Drugs Limited prior to his retirement, and continues to serve as Chair of London Air Services, a charter airline, and Sonora Resorts, a member of Relais & Chateau group.  Mr. Powell’s history includes serving eight years as Chair of BCIT, over 15 years as Chair of Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Emergency Health Services, and Chair of the Chairs of the six British Columbia Health Authorities, an Interim Chair of Fraser Health, and director of the CPA Western School of Business. He was awarded a fellowship from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and an Honorary Doctor of Technology from BCIT. Mr. Powell has also received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal and the Henry Singer Award for leadership from the University of Calgary.  In 2008, he was recognized as one the top 100 CGA accountants for outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and community service.

Michael W. Pucci
(Northern Coastal and North Island appointment area)
Michael Pucci is Superintendent of Compliance and Administration for Maher Terminals Holding Corp. which operates one of the fastest growing and most efficient container terminals in North America. Previously, Mr. Pucci was in business development for Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest, a non-profit fund, lending to entrepreneurs. Born and raised in Prince Rupert, Mr. Pucci has served two terms on the municipality’s Board of Variance and currently sits on the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Marvin H. Shaffer
Marvin Shaffer is a consulting economist and adjunct professor in the Public Policy Program at Simon Fraser University. He has extensive experience with crown corporations and other government agencies from the work he has undertaken in his consulting career and while working as head of the Crown Corporations Secretariat in the mid-1990s. Mr. Shaffer was a lead negotiator for the GVRD leading to the creation of TransLink. He was the lead negotiator for the Province of BC, arranging for the return of the downstream power benefits under the Columbia River Treaty upon the expiry of the original 30-year sale of the DSBs. He wrote a textbook on multiple account benefit-cost analysis of major projects and policies and has lectured on benefit-cost analysis in Canada and Australia. Mr. Shaffer has undertaken many major assignments for public and private sector clients, First Nations, unions and community organizations on energy, transportation and other areas.

Lecia Stewart
Lecia Stewart is a recognized industry leader with more than 25 years of experience advising on start-up, procurement, governance, and delivery strategies for large and complex infrastructure projects. She served as President and Project Director for two major Canadian transit projects - the $1.2 billion SkyTrain Millennium Line and Metro Vancouver's West Coast Express commuter rail - both of which were delivered on time and under budget. She was also Vice President at Bombardier Transportation. In 2005, she founded the Stewart Group, a consulting firm offering strategic advisory services for major infrastructure projects.