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Meet the Board of Directors

  • Meghan Walker, President

    Meghan Walker, President

    Meghan Walker has been a REALTOR® since 2014. Real estate is one of Meghan’s passions, as is building relationships and it shines through every interaction with her clients. It was the opportunity to do something she loved while establishing long-lasting relationships that drew her from her previous career in hospitality and tourism management. Her commitment to clients and love for the area have made her one of the top producing agents in the business. ​ During her term as a Chamber Director Meghan’s Real Estate knowledge and her Tourism experience were valuable resources for the Events and Policy Committee.
  • Vicki deHaan, Vice President

    Vicki deHaan, Vice President

    Vicki has worked at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre for over 15 years in a variety of positions, and has been Revenue Manager since 2018.
  • Rob Ferguson, Treasurer

    Rob Ferguson, Treasurer

    Rob Ferguson is a longtime member of the Oceanside community, having called the area home for over 40 years. Rob is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a Bachelor of Tourism Management, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Master of Arts in Tourism and Urban Culture, and a PhD. He is particularly active within the growing conversation around the contribution of Indigenous tourism to cultural resilience and social reconciliation among select coastal communities in British Columbia and participates in various community advisory boards. Since 2010, he has been employed by Vancouver Island University (VIU) and currently serves as the Interim Associate Dean within the Faculty of Management. Rob is deeply committed to enhancing community wellbeing through locally-led economic development initiatives. As a representative of VIU, a local resident, a parent of two high school-age children, and someone with a strong attachment to his home community, he brings a wealth of experience and a high level of dedication to this aim.
  • Jason Hall, Director

    Jason Hall, Director

    Jason immigrated to Canada from the UK in 1970. After graduating, Jason spent a number of years living and working in Kenya and South Africa. Returning to North America, Jason was headhunted by Estee Lauder, where he joined the ranks of Aveda. Securing the Director of Education role, coordinating educational practices for the Aveda network, this also provided the opportunity to complete his degree in business. Shortly after relocation to California, Jason was approached by a “start up” luxury beauty brand, leading their educational, marketing, product development, packaging and sales divisions. Since relocating back to Canada, Jason has been focused on raising his family, building his own business and supporting local industry. Most recently, Jason has developed and launched his own brand that offers the high standard of the professional beauty industry, yet respecting an accessible price point for the consumers. Jason has also been offered a part time educational position with an Italian beauty company, allowing him to return to his roots, gaining outside stimulation and knowledge to bring back into the community.
  • Avrillee Kenny, Director

    Avrillee Kenny, Director

    Avrillee Kenny moved to Parksville in 2017 from Vancouver. Avrillee holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from SFU, Diploma in Accounting from UBC and completed her Mortgage Broker Course in 2021. Currently, Avrillee is a Licensed Mortgage Broker with Invis – Integral Max Mortgages and has over 15 years experience in finance, accounting and law. She enjoys helping people with the financial aspect of real estate transactions whether it is with a purchase, refinance or reverse mortgages. In her down time she enjoys volunteering in the Oceanside Community, gardening, cooking and spending time with her daughter, husband and her fur baby.
  • Sharon Summerfield, Director

    Sharon Summerfield, Director

    Sharon is a Wellbeing Coach and a Holistic Nutritionist with demonstrated success in nurturing healthy employees and high performing organizations through her business The Nourished Executive. She is a life-long learner, systems thinker, mentor and connector, with a love for reading and has a strong commitment to investing in local community, giving back and lifting others. Sharon has gained extensive experience as project manager/executive assistant, in business development, document control, human resources, community investment, event/meeting/conference planning and executive calendar management, with a love for nutrition and the ways we can invest in our wellbeing.

The Board of Directors is elected annually and determine policies and programs. The staff employed by the board is responsible for organizing and executing the Chamber of Commerce's programs and promoting policies. The committees consisting of members of the Chamber of Commerce are committed to achieving the goals within the strategic plan. As the #1 business association in the community, we are the voice of business through our collective association. 



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