BCRTC Board of Directors

 


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Chris Lythgo

Board Chair

Chris Lythgo is currently the President of Seajay Consulting Ltd., based in Surrey, B.C. Prior to establishing Seajay Consulting in 2003, Mr. Lythgo served for eight years as Vice-President, Technical Services British Columbia Transit Corporation, and subsequently, Coast Mountain Bus Company, a subsidiary of TransLink. In this role he was responsible for all technical engineering support including the delivery and maintenance of all operating infrastructure and fleets, and environmental due diligence. As a member of the Executive Management Team at BC Transit he was actively involved in developing that company’s corporate vision and objectives and two strategic service plans.

Mr. Lythgo is a veteran of the Canadian Forces holding appointments, among others, of Chief Engineer, Canadian Army. Mr. Lythgo brings considerable experience from his time in the Canadian Forces in the areas of strategic planning, operations, negotiation of international agreements and protocols, capital program definition and development, project implementation, real property management, fleet management, organization change management, approvals processes and procedures at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

Mr. Lythgo is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia and a Certified Project Management professional. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (B.Eng.), Queen’s University (MBA), the Royal College of Defence Studies, the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, and the Land Forces Command and Staff College. He recently completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Program for Not-for Profit Boards. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Royal Military College of Canada and the Board of BC Corps of Commissionaires Enterprises Ltd. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board, Commissionaires BC.


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Dianne Doyle

Dianne leads from a faith-based perspective, with a focus on integrating compassion and social justice within the BC health system. A hallmark of her leadership has been the intentionality with which she has fostered a culture that is mission driven. In September 2006, she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health Care (PHC), one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations operating 17 facilities in Greater Vancouver, BC, including St. Paul's Hospital. During her 12-year tenure as CEO, PHC has made a significant impact on the health and well-being of many of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our society. PHC was recognized in 2012 and 2016 as one of B.C.’s Top Employers as well as one of the best employers for new Canadians in 2012. Additionally, Providence was accredited in with Exemplary status by Accreditation Canada in 2013 and 2017. The organization received the Coaching Wise Designation from the International Coaching Federation in 2016 and, most recently, PHC was listed BC Business’ Top 100 Companies in 2017.

Dianne’s values are demonstrated outside of her profession in her volunteer work for many non-profits, and her incredible ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Dianne has been active in her church and community, supporting many non-profit groups with her time and expertise.

Dianne is the recipient of numerous leadership awards including a Lifetime Achievement award from the Health Leaders Association of BC, top 100 Most Powerful Women award from the Women’s Executive Network, and an Award of Distinction from the College of Registered Nurses of BC.

Dianne is recognized as a champion of Catholic health care provincially and nationally. She has held numerous positions including Chair for Catholic Health Association of Canada, the Denominational Health Association of BC and Catholic Health Association of BC. Dianne was also the inaugural Chair of the BC Health Care Leaders Association, subsequently serving as board member for several years.

Dianne has a BSN from the University of Ottawa and an MSN from the University of British Columbia. Her health leadership credentials include a CHA in Health Services Management, a CHE Certification, and Fellowship in CCHL. She brings more than 30 years of senior executive experience in health care to her role.

Dianne’s husband Ken Robinson is a BC Coast Pilot and they have three adult children, Ashley, Chris and Melissa.


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Steve Vanagas

Steve is the Vice-President of Customer Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs at TransLink. In this role, he is responsible for communications, marketing and advertising programs, community and public affairs, and customer experience strategy for the TransLink enterprise. Over the last year, TransLink has been the fastest rising brand in British Columbia and is leading all North American transit organizations in ridership growth.

Steve previously served 10 years as head of communications and public affairs for BC Hydro, where he delivered a complete re-brand of the organization as well as guiding it to being recognized as the Most Influential Brand and one of the Most Loved Brands in British Columbia. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier of British Columbia, and served as the Executive Director of the British Columbia Government Caucus. He was formerly a journalist including work as a member of the B.C. Legislative Press Gallery. Steve is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and has an MBA from the University of Victoria.