Board of Directors

The LSRS Board of Directors is made up of up to twelve volunteer candidates who once elected, act as a team to set policies and goals planning for the future of the Society. Board members meet for regular monthly Board Meetings as well as Committee meetings or Special meetings as needed.

Interested future Board candidates are encouraged to contact the Chairperson of the Langley Senior Resources Society board for further information.

If you have any concerns please submit them to the Board of Directors.

Chairperson - Les Roberson
Vice Chairperson – Jim McGregor
Treasurer - Marni Campbell
Secretary – Lee Douglas
Keith McDonald
Frank Yang
Marilyn Anderson
Steve Ferguson
Susan Maitland
Norma Byrne

Les Roberson graduated from Ryerson University in 1972 in nuclear Physics and Electronics. He has worked for Bell Canada, the Saudi Telephone Company as well as BC Telephone / Telus until his retirement in 2012. He moved with his family to British Columbia in 1981.

He has served on various committees, was the Founder and Chair of MacWest Computer Club, has been the past Chair / Board member of the Murrayville Hall Council.

Les was also the Chairperson for the Toastmaster International Region 1 in 1999.

Currently Les is the Co-Chairperson for the Township of Langley Seniors Advisory Committee.

Les has taught courses and seminars for the Langley Continuing Education, Since 1988 and has presented for community and corporate organizations. His interests include computers, classic cars and his grandchildren.

Jim McGregor was born and raised in Langley British Columbia and has retired as the Fire Chief of the Langley City Fire – Rescue Service at the end of a thirty-six year career. During his career he chaired numerous federal and Provincial and Regional fire service committees with respect to training and building codes.

Jim is a published poet and a free-lance columnist for the Langley Times newspaper, producing a weekly column as well as producing feature articles for Senior’s magazine. Hi poetry has been described as inspirational and thought provoking and varies in style from short verses to ballads and his words have raised funds for the New York Firefighters 9-11 Fund, Muscular Dystrophy and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Currently Jim is the Vice President of the Douglas Park School Society and the Vice Chair of the Board of the Justice Institute of B.C. and currently holds the position of Herald of the Vancouver Commander of the Order of St. John.

Jim is a supporter of many local charities. He shares his spare time as the Coordinator of the Langley Christmas Bureau, and with his three children and two grandchildren.

Marni Campbell is a Certified Management Accountant with extensive experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Her past employment included Controller for the Anglican Church of Canada, in the Diocese of New Westminster. Her expertise and passion is in the not-for-profit sector and her community of Langley. Marni is currently a Treasurer for her local church, and enjoys spending her free time with her husband of 10 years, and 3 young children.

Lee Douglas has lived in Langley for 12 years. After retirement from Canada Post as a letter carrier for 30 years, Lee has volunteered at the Langley Seniors Centre for the past seven months. You will usually find Lee behind her camera at the Special Events taking photos for the Centre.

Lee has a very strong connection to LSRS as her father-in-law, Tom Douglas, was very instrumental in getting the Centre built and her Mother, Pat Toppings, started and still organizes the Mellow Yellow table tennis club after fifteen years.

Lee brings a background in aquatics, recreation and education as she worked in those fields while attending UBC where she earned her degree in physical education. Throughout her teen and adult life, Lee has volunteered and developed aquatic, recreation and education programs specifically designed for seniors.

Lee’s skills and experience brings her to volunteer on the Board of Directors at LSRS. Her volunteer work with the Union as an instructor, education and organization officer; her volunteer work as treasurer /secretary on two Strata Councils will be very useful for her duties as a board member.

Lee enjoys photography, crossword puzzles, reading and making her own greeting cards for family and friends.

Keith McDonald has lived in Langley for 38 years with his wife and two children. Both Keith and his wife Sandy are now proud grandparents of four granddaughters.

Keith worked at Air Canada for 30 years travelling extensively throughout the world in the course of his duties. He retired from Air Canada as Manager Airport Operations for Vancouver and Asia. Upon retiring from Air Canada he continued to work at Vancouver International Airport only now for the Vancouver Airport Authority. He worked there for another 12 years and retired as an Airside Duty Manager.

Keith had always wanted to work in the local community and decided he wasn’t ready to retire just yet so he started a new career and became a Realtor in Langley where he presently works.

Frank Yang is a Certified Management Accountant with over 5 years of experience in not-for-profit industry focusing on forecasting, budgeting, and developing financial strategies. With his strong accounting background and experiences, he implements accounting procedure systems that mitigate the internal weakness of current operations.

Frank’s leadership style of “People, Planet and Profit” aligns with the value of “socialize, learn and enjoy life”. He is driven and ambitious and supports his team members to achieve exceptional results. Furthermore, he enjoys personal development and outdoor activities.

Living in Surrey and Langley for over 20 years, Frank always wants to contribute back to the society. He has the confidence to incorporate his knowledge of expertise to make the community an amazing place.

Marilyn Anderson was born in Nr. Ireland & has been living in Canada since 1967. She has resided in Ontario/Alberta & during the past 35 years has made Langley her home, with husband Bill, two children & four grandchildren.

Marilyn has been involved in the Health Care Industry for over 25 years, working various facilities in the White Rock & Ft. Langley areas. She also volunteered her time to work with the mentally & physically disabled adults.

Marilyn then joined the Langley Adult Day Center as Program Co-ordinator. During the initial opening of the Langley Seniors Resource Center, she assumed the position of Program Director of LADC & retained this position over a 15 year period. Marilyn was involved in the development of various Resource Center programs & Fund Raising activities. Her extensive knowledge of the Resource Center programs & facility operations, will compliment her position as a Board Director.

Marilyn retired in 2009, allowing her more time to travel with her husband Bill & to enjoy her grandchildren.

Steve Ferguson was born in Vancouver, raised in Richmond. He went to Douglas College and UBC where he earned his degree in Education. While at College and University, Steve played on the Universities Rugby teams and was involved in student government and university councils. Steve taught for the Delta School District for some 33 years working with Students with behaviour and learning challenges. He helped with student activities in choir, theatre, dances, coaching, and field trips.

Steve was elected to the Langley Township council from 1987-1996 and from 2002-2014, where he worked with 5 mayors and many councilors. (Steve was on Council when the Seniors Centre was built and the Township donated money for its construction). Over his 21 years on the Langley Council Steve chaired the Finance Committee, Environment committee, Economic Development committee, and the Recreation Culture and Parks committee. Steve was appointed to the Metro Vancouver board in 2012 and served on the committee of the whole, Aboriginal, Housing, and Environmental committees.

Steve is married and has 3 children. He enjoys the Arts and Culture as well as Sports and Recreational activities. He has helped coach his children at Soccer, baseball, hockey, Gymnastics, golf and helped out at various school functions. Steve and his wife Denise enjoy camping, travelling, playing the guitar, and volunteering with various groups and organizations in the community.

Norma Byrne is a Certified General Accountant and single mother of 2. She has lived the last 18 years here in Langley. She has worked as an accountant for the last 30 years in many industries including lumber, trucking, and building supplies. She worked her way up from accounts payable clerk to controller, and finally Vice President of Finance. The last 20 years of her career have been as business owner, co – owning 3 businesses. The majority of these businesses being located in Langley.

In 2008 – she sold 2 of the business to a partner and semi-retired. Currently she still owns a business with her son in Prince George.

She decided to get involved with the seniors centre and hoped to use her extensive financial and business experience to help. Believing that all seniors need to be aware of what the community can provide and to help seniors use all the resources available to better the quality of their lives is very important to her.

Hobbies include spending as much time as possible with her 2 grandchildren, photography, reading, walking her dog, and travel.