Board of Directors
Stephen Chang was appointed to the Board of Camosun College on July 31, 2014. Stephen is a builder and business owner operating in the Capital region. Active in the community he and his wife Astrid are involved with many local charities and community groups around the Capital region. He is currently a Director on the board of the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, where he chairs the Facilities and Ecosystems committee.
After pursuing an education in Business at Camosun College and the University of Victoria, he went on to serve as Special Assistant to David Anderson, M.P. for Victoria and Minister of the Environment. While there he worked on the Species at Risk Act (SARA), Fisheries conservation, and the Gulf Island National Park. Following his time in Ottawa, Stephen returned to Saanich to start his own construction company and focus on his young family. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, fishing and golf in his spare time.
Milena is a passionate advocate for the promotion and advancement of sport and physical activity. She has worked for the Province of British Columbia for nearly 20 years, including in her current role as the Manager of Physical Literacy and Healthy Settings at the Ministry of Health. Milena holds a Master of Arts (Exercise Physiology) and a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) from the University of Victoria. Her career has focused on promoting and demonstrating the benefits of sport and physical activity in education settings, injury prevention, and policy development and implementation.
Milena was a member of the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Team from 1989 to 1993, competing in the 1990 World Cup, 1991 World University Games and the 1992 Olympic Summer Games. Milena is an active volunteer in the community, serving on the boards of the Field Hockey Victoria and the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Associations, coaching youth at the community and high school levels, and acting as a coach learning facilitator.
Brett is a chartered professional accountant and a partner with Trenholme & Company. He has been with the firm since 2008 when he started as an articling student. Brett specializes in small business and personal tax aiming to help provide value and insight to his clients. Brett is born and raised in Victoria and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria and his Accounting Diploma from Camosun College.
Brett has a passion for sport and has previously volunteered as the treasurer for Castaway Wanderers Rugby Club. He is active recreationally in many sports and enjoys trying new activities. He and his wife are also kept busy with their two young daughters.
Kimanda Jarzebiak is the owner of Ascent Public Affairs, a BC-based consulting firm. After holding positions in conflict resolution at the BC Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, and as an Assistant to a BC Member of Parliament, Kimanda joined a crisis communications consulting firm in 1994. Since then, she has provided communications and government relations assistance to a range of organizations, from international coalitions to provincial health care associations.
An experienced campaign manager, she often taught at the Canadian Women’s Voters Congress campaign school, a non-partisan effort to bring more women to public office. Through their auspices, she has provided mentorship to a number of elected officials. She has also been a guest lecturer in the University of Victoria’s Masters in Public Administration program, specifically related to the intersection of political imperatives and the public policy process.
Kimanda is a certified climbing instructor, a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and is the Chair of the not-for-profit Boulders Climbing Gym. She was the organizer of the 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships and has hosted many local, provincial, national and international sporting events. She also served as a team manager and coach for the national climbing team for nine years
Brenda McBain was appointed to the Board on July 31, 2018. Brenda was on the Board Finance committee, and previously served as the Board Liaison on Education Council. Brenda joined the Governance Policy Review committee in 2021. She is a social planner, public engagement specialist and senior associate with CitySpaces Consulting. She is a former trustee and chair of the Greater Victoria School District Board of Education. Brenda has also been active in her community volunteering with numerous organisations including Together Against Poverty Society (Past President), Health Professions Council (member), and Island Swimming (Vice-President). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta and is a Certified Public Participation Practitioner (International Association for Public Participation).
Dr. Lane Trotter
Dr. Lane Trotter
Lane Trotter joined Camosun College as its President on January 1, 2022. Lane served as President and CEO at Langara College for eight years from January 2014 to December 2021. Prior to joining Langara he served as the Senior Vice President, Academic, at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. While he was in Ontario, he contributed his expertise to Colleges Ontario, the umbrella organization representing all 24 Ontario colleges, serving as both Chair and Vice Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Vice Presidents Academic, as an expert panelist for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities’ visioning sessions for all 24 colleges and 20 universities in 2012, participated in the development of Colleges Ontario’s proposal to offer three-year applied and four-year honours degrees, and was one of the lead authors for the creation of a province-wide Ontario Online Institute.
Lane has also served as a Dean at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario. While at BCIT, he was instrumental in the development of the education and business plan for the Aerospace Campus, which opened in 2007. He also spent a number of years serving in different roles in BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education. Lane served as the Chair of the Council of Presidents of BC Colleges between 2015-2017 and, in 2017, served as the Campaign Chair for the United Way of the Lower Mainland. He also served on the Board of Governors of the Business Council of BC. He earned his Doctorate of Education from Simon Fraser University (2010) and holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria (1992).
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