Board of Directors

Board Chair

Lisette Chevalier

Lisette Chevalier joined the Board of Directors in 2018.  Lisette has been a consistent, committed member of the Board of Directors at the CEC for two years.

In prior terms, Lisette has bottom-lined crucial HR policy development, strategic planning initiatives, taken on the role of Secretary, and been an integral part of steering the CEC into 2020.

With experience in administrative and business management and a justice informed approach to not-for-profit leadership, Lisette brings foundational knowledge and institutional memory to the Compost Education Centre’s Board of Directors.

Lisette is driven by a desire for community collaboration and the indisputable need for organizations, such as the CEC, to spearhead the creation of safer and inclusive spaces that focus on environment, ecology, and composting. She believes wholeheartedly in the good work being done by the CEC, and looks forward with optimism and enthusiasm to contributing to new possibilities for the CEC as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Vice Chair

Olivia Bradbury

Earlier this year Olivia completed her B.A  in Geography at the University of Manchester (UK), with a year of her studies based here at the University of Victoria. Throughout her studies and participation in community based projects, she has mainly focused on concepts of nourishing the land and ourselves with careful and enlivened foodscapes.

The intersection of education, wellbeing, and justice are prioritized in Olivia’s scholarly research on alternative food networks and in her former position of managing a community gardening project.

Having recently returned to Victoria, Bradbury is keen to be involved with the CEC for its crucial role in connecting and empowering our local community through sound environmental knowledge and praxis. With her relevant experiences underway, she is looking forward to being an active member of the CEC Board and the ways in which it will further teach her.


Janeen Sam


Megan Chan

Megan is a student studying environmental studies and geography at the University of Victoria which is situated on the unceded lands of Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations.

Her interest in food systems sparked in her first year at UVic where she got involved with the Community Cabbage, a group that, weekly, diverts food from the waste stream and serves it for free at the university. This interest grew as she got a job working with CRFAIR for the past few summers, there she has learned and is continuing to learn about the local food system.

Now, beginning her fourth year of University, Megan is returning to work for the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability and is working on topics related to food and sustainability in the University. Her passion for sustainable food systems has made her very excited to be Secretary of the Compost Education Center.

Members At Large

Abby Maxwell

Abby Maxwell (she/her) is a white settler with Scottish, English, German, and Norwegian heritage. 
She arrived in Lekwungen territories in 2019 from Tio’Tia: Ke (unceded Kanienkehá:ka territories, so-called Montreal) where she completed a BA in Gender Studies and Environmental Studies at McGill University.
During her degree at McGill Abby became involved with community organizations that centred food, climate justice and prison abolition work. As a new member of the CEC she is excited to take part in community-oriented food justice work here!


Innana Sokill


Capital Regional District Representative

Avril Gilmour Ford

The current board of directors were elected at our last Annual General Meeting in June 2019. Terms run for two year. Elections are scheduled for our next AGM in June 2020. To discuss opportunities with the Board of Directors, please contact us.