Our Board

Christine Gordon
Christine Gordon
Board Chair

I have had a lifelong commitment to ground up community development and I have been involved with BCITS since I helped to develop PROP in 2001 and engineered the creation of BCITS in 2006. I am also passionate about law and policy reform that shifts traditional power balances, which explains my involvement in initiatives like the reform of British Columbia’s adult guardianship laws, the Equipment and Assistive Technology Initiative (EATI), the Medicare Protection Act and the Healthy Communities Movement.

Terry LeBlanc
Terry LeBlanc
Board Member

I am a client of BCITS, and have been with them since sustaining a spinal cord injury in 1978. Upon discharge from rehabilitation, the environmental controls provided by the organization have enabled me to live independently within my community. I have worked in the field of digital mapping as a Computer Aided Design instructor, and have been able to pursue my passion for sailing. I continue to be a strong advocate for accessibility as I now spend much of my time as a volunteer, mentor and director within several non-profit organizations.

Walt Lawrence
Walt Lawrence
Board Member at Large

I’ve been a board member since the beginnings of BCITS and have worked alongside PROP and TIL from those early stages until now. I’m also a user of their wonderful services. Some of my interests are aircraft, traveling, hockey and getting to know people. My favourite past time is cruising the streets of Ladner on a warm sunny day sipping hot water (FYI every day in Ladner is a sunny day!)

Don Danbrook
Don Danbrook
Board Member

I have been volunteering with BCITS since its inception in 2006 and a recipient of its predecessor’s services since 1983. At Shaughnessy Hospital a young Simon Cox set up a telephone that I could dial and a television that I could change channels on, both without using my hands. Back in those days I did not think the technology was available. It is my pleasure to work with such an outstanding organization.

Anthony Chan
Anthony Chan
Board Member

I am a member of the BCITS’ Board of Directors since its inception. I work full time at BCIT as the Program Head on the teaching faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Technology Program. I am also an Adjunct Professor of the UBC Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. Other than teaching and coaching young people, I enjoy spending time travelling with my wife and two daughters.

Ken M. Kramer, Q.C., TEP
Ken M. Kramer, Q.C., TEP
Board Member

Ken M. Kramer, Q.C. is the founder and principal of KMK Law, a boutique law firm in downtown Vancouver, BC, providing specialized legal services in the areas of Estates, Trusts, Administration, Elder Law, Estate Litigation and Mediation for over 25 years.

Ken has a unique understanding of the disability community combined with his expertise in the area of estates and trusts law to serve families with disabilities. He is extremely passionate and a strong advocate for both the disability and seniors communities and greatly appreciates the opportunity to give back to these important groups. He has served on numerous boards and committees over the past 30 years with a focus on disability and seniors issues.

One of Ken’s biggest passions has been in the area of home care supports and specifically, the Choices for Support In Independent Living program (“CSIL”). Ken has led community negotiations and collaborations with the Province of British Columbia for over 20 years. These discussions have led to significant improvements in the CSIL program including, two significant rate increases, culminating in over $25 million being allocated to the home care community in British Columbia. Ken was also recognized for his service to the community with the distinguished honour of receiving both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and his Queen’s Counsel designation in 2014.

Outside of the legal field, Ken’s diverse portfolio includes serving as the designated representative of the Law Society of BC on the Board Of Directors for the Vancouver Airport Authority (“YVR”), a publicly appointed Board Member and Vice-Chair of the College of Chiropractors of BC, and as a founding Board Member of Technology for Living, a non-profit organization in British Columbia providing respiratory and technology supports to people with disabilities. He is also Past-Chairs of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Seniors First BC, BC’s Elder Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and the Province of BC’s Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board.

Ken also enjoys spending quality time and travels with his spouse, Cora, and 14-year-old daughter, Victory.

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