Board Members

Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society Board of Directors:

Joanne Franko – President

Denise Kelly – Vice President

Virginia (Ginny) Cathcart – Secretary

Virginia (Ginny) Cathcart, BA, Dip.DH, M.Ed, is retired after 35 years in post-secondary education and administration at both the University of Alberta and Vancouver Community College (VCC).Ginny was the VCC Dental Hygiene Department Head for seven years. … She has presented and published in Canada, the USA, Japan and South Korea on topics relating to oral healthcare for seniors and caring for medically complex patients. Ginny’s last role at VCC was in Education and Curriculum Development where she collaborated with faculty, staff and administration in all program areas to improve teaching and learning. Ginny is loving volunteering with North Shore ElderCollege Society, BC SPCA West Vancouver and with Lionsview. see more

Deanna Charlton – Treasurer

Deanna has two daughters and has lived on the North Shore since 1978. She is a retired RN and her nursing career spanned 17 years in general surgery at St. Paul’s hospital. Prior to entering nursing she had a 20 plus year … career in business, primarily as a purchasing and inside sales manager for an analytical chemistry company and several electronic firms. Her hobbies and interests include seniors and community issues, music, photography and travel. She is currently a member of the Board of the Keep Well Society and President of the Lionsview Seniors Planning Society.
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Joanne Cooper – Director

Joanne is a software development and project manager with over 20 years of experience managing global teams. She has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University.  … Joanne finds it very rewarding to support teams and individuals to help them be more effective and fulfilled at work. She is currently enhancing her skills set by training as a Certified Life Coach.  Joanne is actively involved in her community, serving on various committees on the North Shore. She especially enjoys volunteering at community kitchens on the North Shore with her husband and two daughters. For Lionsview, Joanne has worked as a project manager for the Seniors Today project and has served with Senior Action Teams.see more

Lorna Goodwin – Director

Joy Hayden – Director

A seasoned fundraiser and community engager, Joy has a proven track record of increasing revenues and developing new programs in the human services, not for profit sector.  For more than 25 years Joy has ensured those most vulnerable in our communities have the resources they require to be successful. Her mission has led her into her current role as Innovation and Engagement Specialist at Hollyburn Family Services Society. Her title aptly describes her focus to raise funds for unique programs that address gaps in services for people experiencing social issues in the community.

Vi Johnston – Director

Vi has lived in North Vancouver for close to 50 years.  A widow with two children – a son who is an industrial designer and daughter who is an architect, Vi retired from her career as an educator 10 years ago.  Her interests include her garden and walks with her Boston Terrier, Daisy. … Vi is looking forward to resuming her work in weaving and sewing.  However, Vi has also added volunteering to her already busy schedule.  A decision to “get off the couch” led Vi to Seniors One-Stop.  As a result, she now serves on the program committee for North Shore Elder College, and advocates for seniors with Lionsview.see more

Annwen Loverin – Director

Annwen has worked in the field of seniors’ recreation and social services since 1997. She is currently Executive Director of Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre, which provides more than 70 programs and services for North Vancouver seniors. Annwen comes to this work with an MA in Community Planning from the University of British Columbia and additional training in Non-Profit Management from BCIT.  She is committed to a community development and engagement approach to improving seniors health, well-being, and independence. Annwen joined the Lionsview Board of Directors in 2013.see more