Scott Emerson President
Mr. Emerson’s roles have included senior management positions and directorships. Scott brings a background in finance, business development, strategic planning and corporate restructuring to our team. An active member of the board for 10 years, Scott has been President of the organization since 2011. During this time, he has worked closely with Westminster House to double its client capacity, expand its programs and to ensure affordable treatment and a home-like environment is delivered to all clients.
Ron Argue Vice-President
Ron sits as Vice President of the Westminster House Society Board of Directors. He has over 40 years’ experience in primarily a solicitor’s practice providing effective and efficient legal services in many areas including wills and estates, commercial contracts, real estate, lending and corporate matters. He has been involved in numerous community boards of and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Ron’s is prompt, responsive and practical. He provides sound advice and is highly personable. Ron’s keen insight enables him to focus on the issues in order to deliver the results needed; he brings the legal support needed to the Board of Directors of Westminster House Society.
Marie Murray Secretary/Treasurer
Ms. Murray has a background in office administration and accounting. She joined the board in 2010,
and has been Secretary/Treasurer of the organization for five years. She has been involved with peer counselling and community skills counselling, as well as facilitating a parents’ support group for parents of addicted loved ones. Marie firmly believes in affordable addiction treatment in a nurturing, supportive environment.
Michelle Mix Director
When families are dealing with a loved one struggling with addiction their lives are filled with chaos and heartache. This is where Michelle’s passions are – reaching out to those families and walking alongside as they heal. Michelle has been involved with Westminster House for over 3 years and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Family Group meetings.
Michelle has enjoyed a rewarding career, served on various boards and after a brief “retirement” has recently joined her husband’s business in the investment & insurance industry.
About being elected to the Board of Directors: “I’ve received so much from Westminster House, I’m grateful to have this opportunity to give back and hope to make a positive impact.”
Jill Toews Director
Jill has three university degrees, and practiced dentistry 34 years, before relocating to New Westminster. Jill has been on Boards at work and in the community and describes herself as a I am a team player. Jill currently serve as secretary for B.C. Region Nar-Anon and as a Member of the World Service Organization literature committee for Nar-Anon.
Lisa Hutchingson Director
Lisa’s journey with the Westminster House started in 2016 as a client and is now a proud alumni. Recovery has been the greatest gift she has given to herself, her family and her friends. Lisa has gained so much in life due to the support and knowledge she received at the Westminster House and is honored to give back by being apart of the Board of Directors. Lisa has previous experience as she was a community board member of a neighborhood house. She has worked for the Vancouver School Board since 2006 as a School and Student Support Worker which has taught her to be collaborative, patient, empathetic and attentive.
Joining the Board of Directors at Westminster House
If you are looking for an incredibly rewarding and meaningful way to give back, please contact our nominations committee “here” send an inquire for a board position.
Westminster House board of directors is a governance board model. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities but the day to day operations of the organization are the responsibility of the Executive Director. Westminster House Board members meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization. We are currently speaking with persons who have a passion for the Westminster House vision and mission to sit on our Board of Directors.
Please note that Westminster House board positions are not a paid position.
To contact our Directors please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org