The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of LACL. The Board has developed an extensive array of governance policies to guide their decision-making. The Board routinely monitors these policies for proper implementation.
Each year the Board prepares an annual strategic plan that sets the direction for the organization. As well, Board members participate in the development of a number of critical planning efforts that guide the work of the management team.
Brad joined the Board in January 2001. Brad’s son resides in a home in Langley
that is operated by the Association. Brad owns and operates his own consulting
company, Silver Forest Enterprises. Brad and his wife Judy are actively
involved in supporting their son’s home.
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
Head Office:
23535 - 44th Avenue
Langley, BC, V2Z 2V2
Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday to Friday
Phone: 604-534-8611
Fax: 604-534-4763

[email protected]
 
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Brad Forster
Vice President
David has been married to Jackie for 11 years. They have two little girls, Emmalea (9) and Sienna
(6), who they love spending as much time as possible with. David worked for several years in the
disability field. His last stint was for Community Living BC where he served on the Provincial
Employment Committee and worked as Community Developer for several years implementing
change in organizations and creating new programs outside of government. He then moved into
Mortgage Brokering where he still has passion to see all people have the opportunity to own their
own home. This gives David the opportunity to continue to work in the field and around people he
is passionate about. When not working, David and his family like to hike and fish, and enjoy the
outdoors.
David Pasko
Treasurer
Shelley is an experienced accounting professional who has held several career accounting,
administration and management roles in a variety of industries. Shelley is married to Gerry and
has two adult children, Jason and Danielle. Jason lives in Langley and has had services from
LACL since 2004. Danielle lives in Surrey and is a French/English teacher in Vancouver.
Shelley Durant
President
Wayne's career spanned 35 years supporting children with special needs and
adults with developmental disabilities. His experiences included employment with
non-profit associations and senior positions in government associated with
community living. Now retired, Wayne is married with two children and enjoys
frequent visits and time with his six grandsons. Wayne and his wife have also
supported a young man with a developmental disability for many years.
Wayne Doane
Director
Sky lives in Surrey and works at Denny’s Restaurant in Walnut Grove. Sky is a keen
Special Olympian enjoying all aspects of sports. He is currently a DJ for another
not-for-profit society, the Langley Dance Connections, and on June 6, 2009 was
elected to the Inclusion BC Self Advocacy Advisory Committee.
Sky Hendsbee
Director
Kamara has recently graduated with a degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University and is
a personal tutor for teens with learning disabilities. She has a sister with severe Autism who has
benefited greatly from the work of LACL.
Kamara Jansen
Director
Sharla grew up in Langley where she, her husband Roland and teenage son reside. In addition to
her volunteer work as Volunteer Coordinator with Special Olympics BC, Sharla has been involved
with many community committees and organizations. While a Langley City Councilor, Sharla
worked on the development and implementation of a number of local, regional and provincial
initiatives with a keen interest in creating awareness around diversity. She is currently a member
of the Community Round Table Committee at Langley Secondary School, where she is employed
as a Special Education Assistant. Sharla is the recipient of the Rotary International Paul Harris
Fellow Award and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her community contributions.
Sharla Mauger
Secretary
Maggie has lived in Langley for almost thirty years. She is married and the mother of two children;
Mark and Danielle. Mark presently receives support from LACL. Maggie’s career was in the child
development field and most recently she was the Director of Supported Child Development at the
Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. Presently she is the chair of the Upper Fraser
Community Council for CLBC and is active in other community volunteer work.
Maggie Metcalfe
Director
Wendy has a background working with children and youth in various non-profit agencies. In
addition to studying psychology, she has a degree in Child and Youth Care, with a specialization
in Child Protection. Wendy also studied and worked in the child welfare system in Japan. She
currently works in the education sector where she provides supports to post-secondary students.
WendySashikata
Director
LANGLEY ASSOCIATION
FOR COMMUNITY LIVING