Board of Directors

Art Hamilton
I was born in Victoria and educated at U. Vic, U. Laval, UBC and U. Oregon. I worked in International Development for several years, mostly in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa, administering technical and land management projects. I was also involved for 25 years in developing BC’s post secondary international education system by helping to build the BC Center for International Education and by establishing and operating the international offices of Camosun College and Royal Roads University. I have lived in Rockland for 31 years. With this background, I feel I can offer the Neighbourhood Association practical management skills as well as financial, government, and land management experience. My overseas experience has reinforced my perception that our corner of the planet is particularly special and deserves the best possible stewardship we can provide - I hope to contribute to this through my role in the RNA.
Sandra Jackman

A native Victorian, Sandra moved to Rockland in 2016 and has a great appreciation for the charm and character of this historical neighbourhood. Sandra’s formal education is in business management, accounting and project management. She is a retired provincial public service employee, and now enjoys spending time with family, friends and neighbours, walking her dog and travelling.Sandra has served as a member of the RNA’s Social Committee since 2018 looks forward to helping with upcoming social events. She assumed the role of Secretary in 2019 and would be privileged to continue serving on the board.

Dave Clark
Environment & Woodland Garden

A long time resident of Rockland and Fernwood, retired from a career in BC wildlife habitat and forestry, Dave spends a lot of time outdoors.
With the support of his wife Heather and his family, he has served on the board in several capacities for 20 years, most recently as Environment chair.
With a matrix of heritage homes within the core of Victoria's urban forest, Rockland is a destination for recreational pedestrians and cyclists from across the region and beyond. For 35 years the zoning regulations directing housing infill to side and rear yards has largely preserved these streetscapes. 
Dave is interested in further development of the Greenways network and the Pemberton Trail, in cooperation with our valued cultural partners- Government House, Craigdarroch Castle, Langham Court Theatre and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. The City is eager to support initiatives including events and structures that foster social interactions and a sense of community.

Bob June
Land Use
Elizabeth and I moved to Rockand in the spring of 2006 on a whim of hers. I thought we had a discussion about moving in a few years and the next thing I know we are looking at our home on Manor Road. For us it was the classic decision of buying the only home we could afford in a neighborhood we really liked. Those things that we did like were the architectural mix, the greenery and the location within walking distance of downtown and Oak Bay. It was a great move for us. We have excellent neighbors, a wonderful place to walk dogs and a lifestyle that helps get us out of our cars. To help maintain this neighborhood I have been engaged with the RNA for since 2008 and with the RNA Land Use Committee since 2010, for the last 4 years as LUC Chair. Looking forward I am enthusiastic about the upcoming Official Community Plan Local Area Planning process and the opportunity that will bring to define our community vision going forward. Bob June
Chantal Meagher
VCAN Liason
Chantal Meagher hails from Regina, but fell in love with Victoria in 1982 when she came here to study. An early graduate of UVIC Law, Chantal's career with the Foreign Service (and peripatetic nature) took her to Hong Kong, Warsaw, Beijing, and Bangkok before finding her way back to Victoria. Thrilled to be back, and to be part of this wonderful community, Chantal spends her time exploring BC, learning to garden, and planning her next travels.
David McWalter
Land Use

I have lived in Rockland since 2012 along with my wife, three young children, and two dogs. We feel very fortunate to live in such a naturally beautiful community. I am a Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA).  I have been a Director on the RNA Board and a member of the Land Use Committee (LUC) since 2015, and feel that I bring a balanced perspective to the LUC and its role in land use issues that impact Rockland. I also enjoy squash, golf, skiing, hiking, camping, and generally keeping myself active.

Patricia Kidd

I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and moved to Victoria as a teenager with my parents and three sisters in 1973.  I graduated with an Art History degree from UVic in 1981 and began teaching in the community.  Because I just can’t seem to break my addiction to learning, I’m currently working on my doctoral dissertation. (which may well prove to be the cure I need!)  I moved to Rockland in 1985 when I married a Rockland resident, and I’ve been here joyfully ever since, raising two sons, tending to a heritage home (with rental basement suite) and a large garden.  Walking several times a day with my four-legged family members has allowed me the delight of meeting many of my neighbours.  Through them I’ve built a keen awareness of the long-term and developing needs of the neighbourhood.  I’ve served on several arts-related boards, and I’m honoured to serve on the board of the RNA, where I currently handle the communications portfolio.  

Carollyne Yardley
Traffic and Land Use

Carollyne has lived and worked in Victoria for over four decades and believes that everyone, including urban wildlife, can benefit from preserving the feeling of connection and belonging to neighbourhoods. Rather than leaving town, her education and business opportunities developed by forging relationships within the local community, and remotely across North America and Europe. First, as the founder, co-owner, and creative director of a technology company, and currently as an interdisciplinary artist-researcher. Her research-creation practice is informed by a years-long relationship with native and introduced urban animals whose territory includes her home.
Her interests in the RNA Board include listening and bringing a combination of perspectives and experience to ask: What kind of neighbourhood would you like to see?

Asal Poinen

My husband (Kris), two sons and I are fairly new comers to the Rockland neighbourhood, having moved here from Vancouver in 2020. A pharmacist by training, I have spent the first half of my career working within hospital based practice and, more recently, transitioned into academia, where I continue as a Faculty member at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. My drive and passion for being involved and advocating for my community has led me to many leadership roles in various committees and organizations. I hope and look forward to utilizing some of the skillsets and perspectives I have gained from these experiences in my Director role within the RNA. My family and I consider ourselves lucky to be in a such a beautiful and friendly community!

Susan Evans

Susan Evans and her husband Victor Wells, a local musician, moved to Rockland from Vancouver in 2011. Susan’s career in marketing and communications spans more than 30 years; she holds her accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and recently retired from the Communications department of Island Health where she was Editor of Island Health magazine. She now leads her own communications agency. Susan has experience on several boards including the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association, Cuisine Canada and the Canadian Public Relations Society. Susan and Victor live on a tiny dead-end street at Oak Bay junction made up of a mix of heritage homes converted to rental units and single-family homes with suites, filled with young families. The street is also home to several seniors, one of whom has lived on this street for more than 60 years. This is just one of the many unique streets in Victoria, and like many areas, is facing pressure from development. Susan joined the RNA board in 2021 because of her interest in being part of the process as the Rockland community considers how their neighbourhood will change and grow in the coming years. She looks forward to working with board members and the community to help maintain the charm and character of Rockland while acknowledging the need for more housing.