The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of ILS.

The Board has developed an extensive array of governance policies to guide their decision-making. The Board routinely monitors these policies for proper implementation.
Each year the Board prepares an annual strategic plan that sets the direction for the organization.

As well, Board members participate in the development of a number of critical planning efforts that guide the work of the management team.
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
Shelley is an experienced accounting professional who has held several career positions fulfilling
accounting, administration and management roles in a variety of industries. Shelley is married to
Gerry and has two adult children, Jason and Danielle. Jason lives in Langley and has had
services from ILS since 2004. Danielle lives in Richmond and is a French Immersion kindergarten
teacher in East Vancouver. Shelley has been a member of the ILS Board since 2011.
Shelley Durant
TREASURER
Maggie has lived in Langley for more than 30 years. She has been on ILS's board since 2000.
She is married and the mother of two adult children, Mark and Danielle. Mark presently receives
support from ILS.Maggie’s career was in the child development field. Most recently she was the
Director of Supported Child Development at the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre in
Abbotsford. Presently she is the chair of the Upper Fraser Community Council for CLBC and is
active in other community volunteer work.
Maggie Metcalfe
VICE PRESIDENT
Bonnie has served on the Board of Directors on several occasions in the past, beginning in 1983
when her daughter was only 12 years old. Bonnie’s daughter, Michelle, has received services
from ILS since 1990. Bonnie has always brought a strong family perspective to the Board and her
humour, common sense and good nature are always welcome at the Board table
Bonnie Stewart
PRESIDENT
Cheryl Gabriel
DIRECTOR
Cheryl is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation and currently works as an Education Coordinator
for Preschool to Grade 12 and Post-Secondary and Trades students. Cheryl was an Aboriginal
Support Worker from March 1994 to June 2004 in the Langley School District. This position
helped with understanding the importance of networking on behalf of education and programs to
help students succeed on their educational journey. Cheryl has been a Board member for the
First Nations Education Steering Committee of B.C., for the last two years; an Aboriginal
Advisory Member for Chilliwack, Mission, Maple Ridge, and Langley School Districts as
representative of Kwantlen First Nation. Cheryl is an Executive member and Elder Guide for the
Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Network under the new title of “Many
Voices, One Mind” for more than 13 years. Cheryl and her husband Lekeyten have been elders
for the Langley Child Development Center Family Gatherings for 13 years to help bring cultural
and traditional teachings to Aboriginal families in the Langley and Aldergrove areas. Cheryl is
honored to be part of the tables and gatherings that help children and families. It is about giving
back to the community in whatever way possible!
Hay čxʷ q̓ə (Thank you)
Jayne Burton
SECRETARY
Jayne is married to Steve, and together they have 2 adult children, Courtney and Christian. Jayne
has resided in Langley for over 30 years and has been an active volunteer for organizations
focussing on improving services and the quality of life for individuals with intellectual differences.
Jayne comes to ILS from the Langley Child Development Center having served on the Board for
20 years. Her professional background is Financial Services Management and has varied
experience in retail having owned an antique business in Fort Langley. Jayne is currently
Volunteer Coordinator for Langley Special Olympics, working with the Board and athletes for 7
years.
Adam Schatz
DIRECTOR
Adam lives in Aldergrove and presently works 4 days per week at Home Hardware and Sea to
Sky Motor Sports. Adam has been an active member of the Self Advocate Committee through
ILS for over 6 years. For the last 3 years Adam has supported individuals who receive supports
through ILS to complete satisfaction surveys. Adam has a variety of hobbies but has a passion for
music and enjoys attending concerts.
Brad Riches
DIRECTOR
Dr. Parm Rai
DIRECTOR
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Graduating with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Waterloo in 1981, Brad went on to spend 10
years with Canadian Liquid Air. As National Product Manager for the Specialty Gases division.
He and his team were responsible for all high-tech gas applications across the country. With a
strong background in technology and a keen entrepreneurial spirit, Brad assembled a team to
build the CIMS Group of companies in 1991. Focusing on wireless data collection, the
organization developed critical skills in software development, wireless engineering, and
off-shore manufacturing of specific hardware components required by the company, but not
readily available then in the marketplace. CIMS has deployed applications in 18 countries over 5
continents. Brad is married to Margaret with 3 children and one grandchild. His eldest son
Michael, aged 35, receives support from ILS.The family is grateful to ILS staff and management
and wish to continue their support of the association’s continued efforts moving forward. Brad
enjoys boating, mountain biking and the seemingly endless pursuit of a “weed free” lawn.
Parm has practiced chiropractic in Langley for 12 years. Before that, he practiced for 2 years in
the UK. He primarily focuses on corrective care, as well as pediatric and pregnancy care. He
actively speaks on the importance of human potential and how our health can impact not only the
individual, but our community. Parm and his office actively support multiple community
organizations, such as the Langley Food Bank, the Gateway of Hope Foundation, the Langley
Child Development Centre, and various other charities and clothing drives. He is honoured to be
on the board of the BC Chiropractic College. Outside of the office and community work, his focus
is his beautiful wife and two children. Growing up in the Fraser Valley, Parm has established
strong and meaningful connections in this wonderful city. He enjoys being active in this area and
around the world, whether it be in the outdoors, with family, or with the people in his community.