CVCF Staff

Susan Auchterlonie (She/Her), Executive Director

Susan has an extensive background in fundraising and communications in both the public and private sectors. During her 11 years at North Island College, where she served as Executive Director of the North Island College Foundation, Susan’s commitment to consultation, strong community relationships and collaboration contributed greatly to the organization’s enhanced profile and fundraising success.
With deep roots and having raised her family in the Comox Valley, Susan is excited about the opportunity to continue to serve this wonderful community and looks forward to working in partnership with donors, fund holders, and local agencies and organizations to address community needs.

Susan enjoys spending time outside of work with her family and dogs, travelling, gardening, doing yoga and generally supporting her children in their various pursuits (wherever that takes her).

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Miriam Myers (She/Her) , Finance Manager

Miriam moved to the Comox Valley in 2017 and joined Comox Valley Community Foundation in December of 2018. She previously lived in Saskatchewan where she worked in finance and human resources with a variety of organizations including public sector, aerospace, property development and banking. She enjoys working at CVCF as it provides the opportunity to learn more about the community and to experience the fulfilling nature of philanthropy /granting. It also has allowed her to meet many incredible people both within the staff, the Board and the variety of partnerships that are shared.

Miriam enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the area on foot with her dog; she is also an avid painter and sewist.

Miriam can be reached at

Sigourney Brown (She/Her), Program Coordinator

Sigourney joined the Comox Valley Community Foundation in early 2018 after moving to the Comox Valley with her Husband and dog. Prior to moving to the Comox Valley, Sigourney lived in Toronto gained a wide range of skills working in corporate retail.  As Program Coordinator, Sigourney wears several hats for CVCF and enjoys the constant changing environment. Sigourney is passionate about giving back to her community and enjoys supporting CVCFs grants programs including the Community Enrichment Grants and Neighbourhood Small Grants.

Sigourney is committed to Reconciliation and acknowledges she is a settler on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples including Kómox First Nation, caretakers of the ‘land of plenty’ since time immemorial.  She is continuing to learn and to unlearn the history of this land.

In her spare time, Sigourney enjoys sewing, biking, hiking and taking her dog to the beach.

Sigourney can be reached at