Society of Organized Services
Board of Directors
The SOS Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of SOS. All of the Board members are volunteers, and are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.
The SOS Leadership team below includes the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
Brandon was raised in the Comox Valley and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Accounting Concentration in Nanaimo. He moved to Vancouver to continue his career, completing his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation there. He and his wife Marni moved back to Vancouver Island in 2016 and Brandon became a partner at Robbins & Company, CPA’s. Outside of work, Brandon enjoys spending time outdoors with Marni and their son Nolan. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside, and is thrilled to be working with SOS to continue serving our community. Brandon was elected to the Board in 2021.
Karen Corkery retired from the federal government after a 32-year career in the departments of Finance and Industry. In the final three years of her career, Karen was the Executive Director of a new unit she created to modernize the way Canada procures military equipment in order to generate greater economic benefits for Canada. Karen relocated to Qualicum Beach upon retirement where she resides with her husband and mother. She has volunteered in varying capacities for SOS over the past several years and is now looking forward to giving back to the community through her work on the Board. Karen has two children and enjoys hiking with her Labrador Retriever. She was elected to the SOS Board in 2022.
Sally moved to Nanoose Bay a year ago from Bowen Island BC. She was educated in England and McGill University in Quebec. For the past 9 years Sally has worked as a therapist for the Fraser Health Authority and CMHA in Burnaby in the field of mental health and addictions. Prior to this, Sally managed several programs at Capilano University and several social service organizations while also volunteering as a trainer in nonprofit management. Sally has enjoyed delivering a series of workshops known as WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan). She is excited to be part of the SOS Board and looks forward to getting to know her community. She was elected to the SOS Board in 2022.
Several decades ago, Dawn lived in Errington and managed a Children’s Summer Day Camp at the Errington Hall. She returned to the area in 2017 with her husband and both of their mothers. In the intervening period, she practiced law in Smithers, and in Victoria for the Ministry of the Attorney General. Dawn has served on several boards including the Oak Bay Police Board and the South Vancouver Island Family Planning Society. She volunteers as a public member on the Quality Assurance Committee of the College of Occupational Therapists and as an Ad-Hoc member of the Strategy, Vison and Values Committee at SOS. Dawn has also recently become the President of the Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society. Dawn looks forward to continuing her work with SOS in serving our community. She was elected to the Board in 2021.