Ask an Expert

We offer our members an ASK AN EXPERT benefit. Have a question on how to manage your board, looking for leadership advice or volunteer management related question?  Email our preferred experts. Members who wish for more details may request a complimentary 30 minute telephone conversation.

These experts are people we have worked with and have a comprehensive knowledge in their respective fields and have years of practical experience and professional qualifications.

Board Goverance Expert

Terry Clark

Founder and President of Real Board Solutions is a results-oriented, not-for-profit professional. Twenty plus years of not-for-profit experience as an Executive Director with a high profile business association complements consulting assignments with hundreds of Boards of all sizes and sectors. Significant private sector experience in operations management, financial accounting and marketing management provides many value added benefits to clients.

Topics: Board Governance Development may include Board roles and responsibilities, effective meeting management, Board /staff relationships, Board policies and procedures, strategic planning and facilitation.

Leadership & Business Expert

Randy Wright

For almost 40 years, Randy has studied human development and the understanding of why people do what they do. He’s also a successful entrepreneur and taken over 500 hours of training in personal coaching in order to understand and support people as they see where they want to change. Randy can share the struggles of wherever you are in your organization’s life cycle.

Topics: Leadership & Business Consultant Topics may include leadership; both leading self and leading others, dealing with handling stress of day to day workings of your business, and aligning teams and organizations for better flow. 

Project Management Expert

Carmen Hildebrand

For over 20 years, Carmen has worked as a social worker with a focus on community education, program development and grant writing. She has also been active on various boards and began assisting both social service and arts organizations with strategic planning. In 2013 she became founding partner of OOMPH! Consulting, a 3-person collaborative, providing support services to not-for-profits and acted as Executive Director of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC). Recently, Carmen has re-entered the social services sector, providing capacity building support for various organizations.
Topics: Strategic Planning, Program Development and Project Coordination.

Volunteer Management Experts

Anne-Marie Koeppen

Is a lifelong volunteer, she believes you have to be a volunteer to know a volunteer. She volunteers with local community organizations including as co facilitator for Cowichan Networking for non-profits group. Past volunteer experience includes MacEwan University, Volunteer Management Program, Volunteer Alberta, the Advisory Council for Volunteer Centers, Leadership Vancouver Island, and Volunteer Cowichan.  Anne-Marie was honoured to receive the Diamond Jubilee and Caring Canadian Awards for volunteerism.
Topics: Volunteer Management (Engagement Cycle) from planning to implementation; Volunteer Program Start Up; Recruitment, Retention & Recognition.

Cari Moore

Cari is the Director of Volunteer Fraser Valley where she enjoys connecting volunteers with different opportunities in the Fraser Valley. She has passion for volunteer management and the volunteer management cycle and takes great joy in sharing knowledge with local non-profits through training and workshops. She is also currently the Coordinator of Volunteers at the Chilliwack Museum.
Topics: Volunteer Management (Engagement Cycle) from planning to implementation; Volunteer Program Start Up; Recruitment, Retention & Recognition; Boundaries & Volunteers; Canadian Code of Volunteer Involvement.