Our Board

Meet our board of directors

Members of the Board represent our community, offering their diverse perspectives and extensive knowledge to ensure the effective governance of the Foundation.

Christine Helpard

Christine Helpard

President

In addition to her role as the Foundation’s president, Christine spends much of her time in a volunteer capacity in the Special Needs community. 

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She is a current board member for the Child Development Agency, Special Olympics and the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS). She teaches Nordic skiing with VISAS as well as coaches swimming and powerlifting with Special Olympics.

Craig Rennison

Craig Rennison

Vice President

Craig Rennison is a fifth generation Comox Valley resident and second generation Foundation Board member, following the example of his mother Audrey Craig, a Past President.

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A Commercial Broker at Waypoint Insurance, Craig is also actively involved with the Rotary Club of Courtenay, recently concluding his term as President in June 2021.

Russell Tibbles

Russell Tibbles

Secretary

Russell and his wife moved here in 2004, seeking a smaller town to raise their two children. He believes strongly in the Comox Valley and all that it has to offer.

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Russell spends his spare time enjoying the Valley’s many recreational offerings including alpine skiing, mountain biking, hockey and boating.

Community development – social, environmental and economic – has always been an integral part of Russell’s real estate development business activities. His 25+ years of experience includes senior positions with Intrawest Corporation and Bentall Kennedy LP, where he managed a range of complex development projects, transactions and public consultation/approval processes. Russell is currently president of Island Places Property Corporation.

Rob Wolfe

Rob Wolfe

General Board Member

Rob is actively involved in the community and serves on the Boards of Comox Valley Community Foundation and Comox Valley Transition Society.

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Rob is a past President of the Rotary Club of Courtenay and a past President of the Comox Valley Aquatic Club. His commitment to the investment business led him to Odlum Brown, attracted by its independence, solid long-term track record, and reputation in the industry that is second to none.

Rob started his career in 1978 specializing in estate and retirement planning and in 1994, was promoted to Office Manager with a staff of 25 at the London, U.K. branch. In 2001, Rob took on a new challenge and joined a small team in central London to launch a pension company, which became a great success within five years. In the U.K., Rob was highly qualified in his field and achieved “chartered status.”

Jen Wrye

Jen Wrye

General Board Member

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Judy Moore

Judy Moore

General Board Member

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Selen Tiryakioglu

Selen Tiryakioglu

General Board Member

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Judy Village

Judy Village

General Board Member

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Judy Moore

Judy Moore

General Board Member

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