Who are we?
Meet the Board
President - Charles Creighton
Vice-President – Eric Candelaria
Eric has 15 years of experience driving technology-based business transformation. He builds systems analysis and implementation for strategic planning. Eric’s emphasis is on change management. Eric received his MBA from Simon Fraser University and enjoys spending his time with his family, playing racquetball with colleagues, and staying fit with some casual kickboxing.
Treasurer - Brenda Smith
Brenda Smith RN, MSN is an occupational health nurse consultant providing medical case management services for various workplace settings within the province of British Columbia. Brenda has a keen interest in providing children with learning challenges, and the opportunity to achieve their optimal level of functioning. Brenda has been a member of the LDAFS Board of Directors since 2019.
Secretary - Erica Moir
Erica moved to the Lower Mainland over 20 years ago and has spent much of that time working in the Federal government. Her experiences as a mom fostered her commitment to helping children and their caregivers get the support they need to be successful. She enjoys hiking and other adventures with her dog.
Director - Sandra Ciparis
For over 20 years, Sandra has worked in health, safety and wellness in a multitude of industries including government, finance, and manufacturing. She has experience in occupational health and safety, human resources management, strategic planning and wellness.