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Our Board of Directors

The FVISS Board of Directors help to provide direction and support to the society. Board members are volunteers, and help to represent various stakeholder groups in the region. 


Board Executive:

Victoria Brookes, Chair
Retired, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Agassiz)

Birgit Gagne, Vice-Chair
Egg Farmers of Canada (British Columbia)

Nichole Marples, Treasurer-Secretary
Langley Environmental Partnership Society


Directors at Large:

Ken Schwaerzle, Director
Dairy Farmer

Janne Perrin, Director
Retired, Chilliwack Field Naturalist, Miami River Streamkeepers

Alida Janmaat, Director
University of the Fraser Valley (Biology)

Ron Bertrand, Director
Retired, BC Ministry of Agriculture

Angela Oscienny, Director
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Agassiz)



2019 Board of Directors

Victoria Brookes, Chair (Retired, AAFC Agassiz)
Terisha Mitchell, Vice-Chair (AAFC Agassiz)
Nichole Marples, Treasurer-Secretary (LEPS)
Renee Prasad, Director (UFV Agriculture)
Ken Schwaerzle, Director (Dairy Farmer)
Janne Perrin, Director (Chilliwack Field Naturalist, Miami River Streamkeepers)
Alida Janmaat, Director (UFV Biology)
Ron Bertrand, Director (Retired, BC Ministry of Agriculture)
Jennifer Meier, Director (District of Mission)
Birgit Gagne, Director (Egg Farmers of Canada BC)