Our Board of directors

Who We Are
WYATT PICKETT

WYATT PICKETT

President

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Wyatt is a civil trial and appeal lawyer licensed in British Columbia and Washington state…

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 Currently practicing with Campbell, Renaud Trial Lawyers in Victoria, Wyatt has had extensive experience assisting clients on both sides of the border in dealing with the after-effects of traumatically-acquired brain injuries.  Wyatt takes pride in keeping up to date with the rapidly-evolving science behind our understanding of the long-term sequelae of post-concussive injuries so as to better explain his clients’ circumstances to judges and juries. He has served as a board member for the British Columbia Wrongful Death Law Reform Society and is a past editorial board member and ongoing contributor to The Verdict, the Trial Lawyer’s Association of BC’s quarterly magazine.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona School of Law in Tucson, Wyatt has resided in British Columbia since 2004.  He lives in Victoria with his wife, two daughters and a rotating menagerie of small pets.  

BARBARA PHILLIPS

BARBARA PHILLIPS

Secretary

Barbara is a Physiotherapist and Co-owner of Ergo Rehabilitation Inc., a company that provides case management services and cost of future care reports for injured clients…..

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 She has also worked extensively in home and community care rehabilitation services, providing assessment, treatment and education for clients, families and caregivers.  She has treated brain injured clients of all ages in both home and residential settings over the 40 years of her career.  She has volunteered on the Board of the community medical equipment loan service for the Western Communities since its inception 14 years ago.  Her life is enriched by her children, four grandchildren and her garden.

VARUN DHAUL

VARUN DHAUL

Varun is a recent Bachelor of Commerce Graduate from the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.

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Varun is a recent Bachelor of Commerce Graduate from the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. After working for various law firms, Varun developed compassion and understanding for those affected by various brain injuries. He has also developed an understanding and commitment to sustainability via the Gustavson School of Business and a Co-op term at the BC Ministry of Agriculture. Varun grew up in Victoria and is dedicated to the community and prides himself in volunteering his time in any way he may be able to. Recently completing an internship with Colliers International and having been a volunteer at VBIS, Varun will provide business and operational input to the board.

LYNN CHENIER

LYNN CHENIER

Lynn Chenier, BScN, MA, Certified Meditation Instructor, Strategic Intervention Coach, & Reiki Master Practitioner…..

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She has earned her Undergraduate Degree in Nursing and went on to practice in world-renowned teaching hospitals. Lynn later pursued her Masters Degree, and wrote her graduate thesis in the area of Food Democracy & the Construction of Risk in the Canadian and UK Media.

In 2004, Lynn experienced a near-death experience from a high speed highway accident. She suffered a head injury with extensive orthopaedic injuries, which resulted in a lengthy rehabilitation. She’s fully recovered and hopes to inspire people through her own perspective regarding the challenges of recovery. Today, as a Mindfulness Coach and Health Consultant, Lynn uses her experience and personal relationships to get results for all her clients. Lynn serves as an inspiration for mindfulness and never stops trying to bring another win for her clients.

ADAM HARNDEN

ADAM HARNDEN

Adam came to VBIS in 2019, bringing with him expertise in the tech industry. Getting his start…

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Adam Harnden came to VBIS in 2019, bringing with him expertise developed during a long career in the tech industry. Getting his start in gaming, Adam worked us way up from soldering circuit boards back in 1998 to becoming the youngest assistant producer in the industry just three years later. In 2006 he founded his own company, The Adam James Group, a digital marketing consultancy specializing in bespoke marketing solutions for locally run businesses.
As a brain aneurysm survivor himself, Adam is honored for the opportunity to contribute to VIBS; he is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of other people working through the complexities of brain injury. Adam lives in Victoria, where he splits his time between business ownership, philanthropic work, and raising his young daughter.

GERALD HARTWIG

GERALD HARTWIG

Gerald is educated in business administration, with over 25 years as a builder and developer.  He is the president and chief executive officer of Hartwig Industries, a boutique real estate….

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 development and property investment company that also invests in start-up companies.  Gerald balances an active portfolio of commercial properties, quality developments, and several companies with a healthy West Coast Lifestyle of kiteboarding, rock climbing, surfing, sailing, martial arts, cycling and skiing.  Gerald has endured twelve concussions through adventurous activities.  He is passionate about helping the community through his first-hand experience of living through concussions and rehabilitation.  An active community supporter, Gerald has volunteered on boards and committees such as SPCA, Oak Bay Sea Rescue, Visions Victoria, Victoria Construction Association, Western Pacific Bank Advisory Board, Victoria Cycling Committee and many more.  Gerald enjoys mentoring, goal setting, and helping others discover a path to a fulfilling life.  In his spare time, he continues to live an active lifestyle and is enriched by spending quality time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and rescue dog.

TREVOR JONES

TREVOR JONES

Trevor Jones grew up in Victoria BC. He graduated with honors from the University of Victoria B.Com Program in 2004…..

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Trevor Jones grew up in Victoria BC. He graduated with honors from the University of Victoria B.Com Program in 2004, obtained a CA, CPA with KPMG in 2007 and a US CPA with DMCL in 2010. Trevor joined Terapeak (Canada) Inc. in November 2010 and completed the sale of Terapeak to eBay Inc. on December 22, 2017 as it’s CFO/COO. Currently employed by LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. where he serves as CFO, Trevor is also Co-Founder & CFO of Icekap Therapeutics Inc. where they design, manufacture and distribute a patented migraine relief device and other wellness products. Trevor also volunteers with Scouts Canada, is an avid cyclist, husband and father to 2 young boys.

RICHARD MCGUIGAN

RICHARD MCGUIGAN

For more than thirty years as a Principal in Diamond Management Consulting, Dr. Richard McGuigan has been a scholar-practitioner in the leadership development, organizational development and conflict resolution fields…..

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For more than thirty years as a Principal in Diamond Management Consulting, Dr. Richard McGuigan has been a scholar-practitioner in the leadership development, organizational development and conflict resolution fields. Richard has researched, written, taught and practiced in his areas of interest. 
Dr. McGuigan is an expert in conscious business development processes and has led dozens of private sector intervention and support initiatives. He is an experienced executive coach and an expert in administering and assessing the Subject-Object Interview metric. As a practitioner in the public sector he has facilitated solutions to sustainability conflicts, led public policy initiatives, and mediated organizational, family, school community, higher education and faith community disputes.

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Telephone: (250) 598-9339

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