Pacifica Leadership

Management Team

Carolina Ibarra - Chief Executive Officer

CarolinaCarolina Ibarra joined Pacifica Housing in January 2020, having previously worked at Vancouver’s Brightside Community Homes Foundation from 2015-2020, where as Director of Strategic Initiatives, she and her team designed and implemented a community development initiative focused on improving housing stability through programs and partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders. She has also overseen the development and execution of a strategic real estate development plan that aimed to double the number of affordable homes the organization will provide over the next decade. Since joining Pacifica Housing, Carolina has applied and expanded upon this multi-faceted approach, to provide comprehensive housing-focused solutions to the Vancouver Island communities currently served. Carolina holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, and has an additional four years experience and education in property management, in the private and non-profit sectors, as well as with public/private/non-profit partnerships. Her experience extends into Real Estate Portfolio Management; marketing for travel, leisure and recreational real estate; operations management; new market opening; project management; training and Business Development.

Garet Duggal - Director of Finance

CalvinGaret has a Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Designation, and over 5 years of finance and accounting experience in the public/private/non-profit sectors in social housing, in both British Columbia and Ontario. Having worked in multiple fast paced environments, Garet has experience in leading teams through complex budgets, capital assets management, residential development projects, full-cycle accounting process, and implementation of ERP systems. He also has proven expertise with managerial accounting, performance/strategic management, financial reporting, finance, and information technology in both the social housing and automotive industries. He brings a highly analytical and detailed approached to any project that helps achieve the organizations overall goals.

Ian Scott - Director of Community Real Estate and Asset Strategies:

IanIan is a professional planner with a background working in the non-profit sector, local government, and private and non-profit housing development. He has a degree in geography and environmental studies from UVIC and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past ten years Ian ran his own consultancy, working to support and lead sustainable, affordable development with clients such as the Tofino Housing Corporation, Gabriola Housing Society, Cortes Community Housing Society and Dockside Green. He brings a breadth of experience in affordable housing development and looks forward to helping Pacifica Housing grow and renew its housing portfolio. He lives with his partner and two active teenagers in Victoria BC, getting outside has much as he can to bike, ski, hike, garden and explore.

Calvin Leitner - Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives

CalvinCalvin moved into the non-profit sector in 2014, working out of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver as a community engagement professional for a food rescue and redistribution organization. With a BA in Communications, Calvin has worked with non-profit housing and supportive services organizations in Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria, supporting communications and fund development activities for programs and services that support those who are marginalized in our communities since 2016. Calvin is Métis, originally from Northern Alberta, and is passionate about safe, inclusive spaces and opportunities that allow citizens and communities to flourish.

Shawn Hutchinson - Director of Maintenance and Building Operations.

ShawnShawn joined Pacifica Housing in the summer of 2023 as the Director of Maintenance and Building Operations. He brings over 25 years of experience in the building trades, project management, and leadership roles. Most recently he was the General Manager of k’awat’si Construction Company, owned by the Gwasala-Nakwakdawx First Nation, in Port Hardy BC. With extensive experience managing construction projects and maintenance teams, Shawn was responsible for the first successful on-reserve BC Housing funded construction project. Shawn believes that a team’s strength lies in its relationships, and looks forward to deepening Pacifica Housing’s connections with its partners and supporters in the community.

Ryan Hube - Director of People & Culture

RyanAs a life-long “people person,” Ryan studied psychology and human resources at the University of Waterloo before starting his human resources career in the steel industry. Ryan has most recently worked in both public health and real-estate development. As an HR consultant for Island Health, Ryan provided front line human resource support to operational leaders in the interpretation and application of four different collective bargaining agreements as they applied to more than 1100 members of multiple unions including HEU, BCGEU, BCNU, CUPE, including advising supervisors, managers, and directors on navigating employee and labour relations issues, communicating with union staff members, and leading employer/union meetings. With a background navigating both union and non-union workforces in Canada and the US, he brings a broad perspective to Pacifica Housing’s people and culture processes.

Kayla Lilledahl - Director of Supportive Services

KaylaWith a BA in Social Work and a diploma in Social Services, Kayla has more than eight years’ experience working in frontline support services with people with barriers to housing, mental health issues and substance misuse. Previously working as a Domestic Violence Coordinator for Haven Society, Kayla has a feminist understanding of dynamics and causes of violence against women in relationships, and the effects of this on children. Kayla previously also served as a Social Program Officer for Island Health, working one-on-one with clients, modeling, counseling and teaching life skills within a psychosocial rehabilitation model.

Lucy Fogden - Associate Director of Housing

LucyLucy joined Pacifica Housing in the spring of 2023 as the Associate Director of Housing, bringing her 10 years of progressive leadership experience in Social Services and Non Profits to her new role. Most recently, Lucy worked at Victoria Cool Aid Society as Manager of Housing and Shelters, overseeing the operations of a number of supportive housing buildings around the city, as well as the women's+ emergency shelter. Prior to moving to Victoria in 2018, Lucy worked in Vancouver with unhoused youth in Vancouver's DTES. Lucy is passionate about social housing and supporting folks who are facing barriers to be able to access and maintain safe and secure housing. She is equally as passionate about leading and developing strong, connected, and empowered teams.

Board of Directors

Marnie Hill - Chair

MarnieMarnie Hill has been working in the non profit sector since 1980, with post secondary education, healthcare and humanitarian organizations in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Her experience covers a wide range of non profit management and fundraising, including annual campaigns, events, planned giving and marketing / communications. Marnie has worked on capital campaigns ranging from $4 million to $42 million, and has extensive computer systems knowledge. She has been a member of Pacifica Housing’s Board of Directors since May 2011.

Sang-Kiet Ly - Director

SangIn 2007 Sang was recognized with an Early Achievement Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia for his professional accomplishments and contributions to the community. Sang has been a member of the Pacifica Housing Board of Directors since 2003 and also serves as treasurer for the Victoria CA Association.

Alison Paul - Director

AlisonAlison (Ali) Paul, MSW, RSW (BC & ON) has spent her career in non-profit and humanitarian leadership roles within Canada and internationally. A resident of Victoria since 2011, Ali is currently the national Director of Mental Health, Psychosocial and Protection services with the Canadian Red Cross, providing oversight (and deploying when she can!) to ensure responses integrate safe and supportive environments and consider mental health impacts of disasters and crises. She worked with UNICEF and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) prior to returning to Canada with her young family. As a social worker, Ali is committed to social justice and equity, and believes that safe, stable and affordable housing are necessary preconditions for all members of our communities to live full and meaningful lives.

Sarah Henderson - Director

Sarah Serving on the Pacifica Housing Board since 2023, Sarah brings with her a background in Real Estate Development, and a commitment to making a meaningful impact in the community. She is currently the Director of Sales and Leasing in Victoria for Aryze Developments and has held positions at several Housing Development companies in Victoria, BC over the past 9 years. Sarah is also an avid volunteer, assisting Our Place Society with their Hungry Hearts Gala Fundraiser and serving meals to vulnerable members of the community, as well as being a Vision Mate Volunteer with CNIB, and helping out at the Cridge Centre for the Family.

Timothy Chu - Director

Tim Serving on the Pacifica Housing Board since June 2022, Timothy has 10 years of experience in government relations, engagement campaigns, crisis and issues management, media relations and digital fundraising and is currently the Director of Strategy for Metric Strategies. Having previously served as the Deputy Communications Director for the Office of the Premier of British Columbia and as Communications Director for the Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing, Timothy brings an acute understanding of housing policy and Government systems related to the non-profit sector.

James Gustafson - Vice Chair & Treasurer

JamesJames is a Chartered Accountant who specializes in personal tax returns and small to medium business accounting and tax needs as well as business start-ups and entrepreneur mentoring. He has been working in accounting in Victoria since 2005 and has previously worked with two firms operating in the Victoria area prior to launching his own practice. Prior to entering the accounting field, James worked at both the Federal and Provincial levels of government and also managed a network of retail businesses in the Victoria area. James joined Pacifica Housing’s Board of Directors in November 2010 and also works with the CA School of Business to help train the next generation of Chartered Accountants.

Raj Sahota - Secretary & Chair of the Development Committee

SahotaRajinder is the Chair of the Development Committee at Pacifica Housing. He began his legal career practicing as a corporate lawyer with a major multinational law firm in New York City, after he completed his articles with an international law firm in Toronto. However, after several years of practicing corporate law, Raj returned to his hometown of Victoria where he sought to commit himself to representing people instead of corporations. Raj dedicates his practice exclusively to representing people who have been injured due to the fault of others, particularly those seeking fair compensation from ICBC.

Belinda Pyle - Director

AlisonBelinda joined the Pacifica Housing Board of Directors in 2023, bringing with her extensive experience in non-profit board governance and leadership development, as well as fundraising. She has spent a large portion of her career as a non-profit management consultant, focusing primarily on helping organizations build their capacity for success. Belinda began her career in management consulting 20 years ago as the President of the Pyle Group, and has since held a variety of positions including Director of Strategic Development and Senior Officer for Concordia University, as well as Executive Director of both the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and The Pathy Family Foundation. In her spare time Belinda enjoys exploring the outdoors by kayaking, hiking, and camping.

Kyle Ryan - Director

kyle Kyle is a proven leader in construction and development management, with more than two decades of experience overseeing residential multi-family and mixed-use projects across the city. As one of the co-founders of Formwell Homes, Kyle has a deep understanding for how functional building designs shape healthy and complete communities, bringing his depth of knowledge managing complex projects and teams, and overseeing the build process from end-to-end. Prior to founding Formwell, Kyle held leadership and management roles with Abstract Developments and Draycor, following working in construction project management in Calgary, where he studied engineering. In addition to Pacifica, Kyle sat on the Board of the Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA) for eight years, including two years as President.

Darryl Matkaluk - Director & Board Real Estate Development Committee Member

kyle Darryl is a retired executive with a proven record of achievement and demonstrated success in acquiring, developing, financing and disposing of shopping centres, urban office buildings, mixed use and residential properties throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Washington State and Los Angeles, California, serving as the President and CEO of Brompton Property Group for 23 years. Darryl is an experienced Board Director in both the profit and non-profit sectors, previously as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Housing Development Committee of Red Door Housing Society and as a member of the Board of Directors and Real Estate Development Task Force of Brightside Community Homes Foundation.

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