Morgan Camley – Vice-Chair
Morgan Camley is a lawyer with Miller Thompson LLP in the Litigation Group. Morgan’s practice is primarily focused in the area of civil litigation, but she maintains an active criminal practice. Morgan received her undergraduate degree from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and her law degree from Queen’s University in Ontario. She also attended a term at the University of Hangzhou (now Zhejiang), in China.
Morgan is actively involved with the Salvation Army Belkin House Pro Bono Clinic where she provides assistance to individuals charged with criminal offences. As a result of this work, she was named the recipient of the 2009 Salvation Army Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award. Morgan is also a mentor to UBC Law students through the Canadian Bar Association and to high school students through the YWCA. Morgan was recently named the 2011 McCarthy Tétrault “Student Mentor of the Year” for the Vancouver office. Morgan is also the Co-Chair of the Mabel League Women’s Fastpitch League in Vancouver.
Tony Garcia – Treasurer
Tony Garcia has been a Certified General Accountant for over 15 years and is currently working on obtaining his Certificate in Executive Leadership. He specializes in working with high tech companies and is currently employed as Controller at General Fusion Inc., a Burnaby based company developing fusion technology. Born in Vancouver Tony has been a part of the local LGBT community for most of his life. Tony joined the QMUNITY Board in 2012.
David Hannigan – Chair
David Hannigan is a professional Human Resources Manager with a formal Human Resources education from BCIT. He obtained his CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) designation in 2009. He was a finalist in the British Columbia Human Resources Association’s Award of Excellence in 2007. David’s varied background in the Restaurant and Retail industries has provided him many opportunities to succeed in HR functions such as: full cycle recruiting, policy development, organizational change management, labour relations and obtain a black belt in LEAN Manufacturing (process improvement).
Danielle is a lawyer in Vancouver with her own firm, JarvisLegal Law Corporation, www.jarvislegal.ca , and practices primarily in the areas of business law, real estate, energy law and First Nations law. Originally from Alberta, Danielle obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1995 from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2007 from Queen’s University. In the spring of 2005 Danielle studied International Business Law at Queen’s International Study Centre, located at Herstmonceaux Castle in Southern England. In the spring of 2007 Danielle interned with the Department of Foreign Affairs at the Mission of Canada to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, working in the trade department and covering environmental issues. Before embarking on a legal career Danielle spent a year teaching ESL in Pusan, South Korea, spent many months backpacking around the world and was involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures, including owning and operating a tour company and working as a computer consultant. Danielle is currently the co-chair of SOGIC (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference), a subgroup of the Canadian Bar Association for LGTB lawyers and supporters, to address LGTB legal issues and for networking purposes.
Simone Longpré completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Studies at UBC and has been teaching courses in Health Promotion, Field Placement and Sport Sociology in the UBC School of Kinesiology for 15 years. She is currently on a break from teaching and has taken on the position of Coordinator of the School of Kinesiology’s Co-operative Education Program. Simone has been actively involved in the fitness and sport community in Vancouver and the lower mainland for over 20 years, most significantly in the field of gender equity. She was on the Board of ProMOTION Plus, the BC organization for Girls and Women in Sport for 4 years and held the position of Chair for 2 years. An accomplished speaker and facilitator, she continues to play an active role in the community raising awareness on topics concerning gender equity, sexism and homophobia in sport.
Chris Sulymka is a professional communicator at the University of British Columbia specializing in student well being and mental health promotion. Chris completed his Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Simon Fraser University and has a background in public involvement, publishing, design, and higher education communications. As someone who is passionate about equity and inclusivity, Chris is excited to join the Board and help QMUNITY continue to be a hub for education, outreach, and support. Chris joined the QMUNITY Board in 2013.
James Tod is a land development consultant and principle of his own firm JTA Development Consultants, which focuses primarily on complex zoning and mixed-use housing projects. He studied at the University of British Columbia and received his undergraduate in english literature in 2003, after which, he became involved in Vancouver’s architectural and development industries and has pursued this path ever since. For over a decade he has fostered an extensive network with key private and public organizations, civic authorities and community advocacy groups. He has also been involved in several successful fundraising campaigns and efforts for non-profit groups and hopes to use his experience to support QMUNITY. He holds the view that meaningful development must solve multiple problems in order to be truly sustainable and hopes to build upon this as part of QMUNITY’s Board which he joined in 2013.
Philip is the VP of Production for OUTtv, Canada’s LGBT Network. Originally from the UK where he was a Production Executive for ITV, the UK’s largest independent broadcaster, he and his partner relocated to Canada in 2006. On arrival Philip branched out into the film world working with OUTtv owner James Shavick to produce a number of projects for US broadcasters. Philip joined the QMUNITY Board in 2009.
Marina Winterbottom – Secretary
Marina Winterbottom is a marine ecologist/resource planner and currently works for Hemmera, a local environmental consulting firm. Originally hailing from Toronto, Marina is bi-coastal, having completed her B.Sc. here at UBC and Master’s degree on the east coast, at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Her passion for social-environmental issues and community building has been fuelled by extensive travel (over 30 countries) and diverse work/volunteer experience. An outdoors enthusiast, Marina draws energy from cycling around Vancouver, spending time in the mountains or underwater, and birding. That’s right, birding. Marina is extremely excited about the opportunity to become more involved in the queer community and help promote the fantastic work QMUNITY is doing.