Board Members

The Southern Gulf Island libraries represent five independently run library facilities on Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, and Piers islands. Each library has a governing Board which sets governance and operational policies.

The five libraries come together under the umbrella of the Pender Island Public Library Association to obtain funding from the Capital Regional District (CRD), Victoria BC, and the Libraries Branch, BC Ministry of Education.

Pender Island Public Library Trustees

  • Chairperson: Penny Finkbeiner
  • Vice-chairperson: Dianne Wilson
  • Treasurer: Judy Pullen
  • Secretary: Lyn Greenhill
  • Trustee: Lynda Challis
  • Trustee: Therese Williams
  • Trustee: Inez Smith
  • Trustee: Sarah Rose
  • Past-Chair: Patrick Brown

Mayne Island Community Library Board Members

(Mayne Reading Centre Society)
  • Co-Chairpersons: Trish Janvrin and Eleanor Cocker
  • Treasurer: Velda Lefler
  • Secretary: Carol Peets
  • Member-at-Large: Marilyn Winterbottom
  • Member-at-Large: Judi Walker
  • Member-at-Large: Bev Whitney

Galiano Island Community Library Board Members

(Galiano Library Society)
  • Chairperson: Kris Dartnell
  • Vice-Chair: Jennifer Margison
  • Secretary: Marek Czuma (rotating responsibility)
  • Treasurer: Marek Czuma
  • Director: John Coulthard
  • Director: Karen Harris
  • Director: Sher O’Hara
  • Director: Pat Van Holderbeke
  • Director: Lee Trentadue
  • Director: Lori Seay
  • Director: Ross Tweedale
  • Director: Margaret Howell
  • Director: Pauline Maitland
  • Director: Donna Heinrich

Saturna Island Community Library Board members

(Eddie Reid Memorial Library Society)
  • Chairperson: Nancy Phillips
  • Treasurer: Carol Yakura
  • Director: Ellen McGinn
  • Director: Ilka Olsen
  • Director: Gitte Nelson
  • Director: Jane Stokes
  • Director: Colleen Mori

Piers Island Community Library governing members

(Piers Island Association)
  • Nancy Troger
  • Jacquie Troger
  • Pattti Locke-Lewkowich
  • Wende Smart

Southern Gulf Islands Library Commission members

The five libraries, along with the CRD Director for the Southern Gulf Islands, make up the CRD’s Southern Gulf Islands Library Commission. This group focuses on providing common library services that benefit island residents, as well as sharing interests and goals.

Current CRD Library Commissioners