Together We Can Addiction Recovery & Education Society Board of Directors
As a non-profit society, our board members steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure that Together We Can has adequate resources to advance its mission of accessible alcohol and drug treatment services for clients from all across Canada in our lower mainland centers.
Our current Board Members all have a vested interest in helping Together We Can. The members are crucial in maintaining our high level quality of care for those seeking counselling, treatment, and continuing care once primary treatment has been completed.
Mike Wunderlich: Chair
As a long-serving board member of TWC, Mike took on the role of Chair for the past 3 years. Mike graduated from the TWC program in 2002 and has since worked as a volunteer, staff member, and board member for the organization. Outside of TWC, Mike has spent the past 15 years working as the IT Manager for Cactus Restaurants Ltd.
Daniel Custock: Director
With 8 years of continuous sobriety, Daniel is a long-standing alumnus of Together We Can. He is currently the president of Intensity Capital Corporation and the former director of the Vancouver Alano Club.
Mary VanSommeren: Treasurer
Mary has been a board member for two years and is an integral part of TWC, helping clients and staff with restoring their credit, managing debt, and teaching important budgeting skills. Outside of TWC, Mary is a bank manager with the Greater Vancouver Credit Union.
Lorrie Ward: Director
Lorrie is the Principal Officer of Teamsters Local Union No 155, Chair of Local 155 Pension Plan, Chair of Local 155 Health Plan, Chair of Calltime Mental Health, and a Principal voting member of the British Columbia Film Council of Unions.Lorrie became involved with TWC while seeking addiction treatment resources for Local 155 members. The dedication and passion of TWC members inspired Lorrie to give-back and help make a difference in the community by joining TWC’s Board of Directors.
Janet Kotula: Director
Janet is a graduate of Ryerson University, with experience in design and renovation. She has been an active volunteer and advocate for substance abuse and addiction awareness. After losing her son to this disease, Janet helped establish British Columbia’s first Families Anonymous support group to help others. She proudly serves as a board member for TWC.
Tim McCafferty: Director
A leading business lawyer in Vancouver, BC, Tim practices in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance and securities, and financial institutions regulatory matters. Tim holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Tim and his wife Alanna have been committed volunteers to TWC after seeing the many positive benefits of the treatment and opportunity that TWC provided to their son and many other men, women, and families dealing with addiction.
Cheryl Davies: Secretary
With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare as a nurse, educator, and executive leader, Cheryl is currently the Chief Operating Officer at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. She is deeply committed to strengthening treatment and recovery services across the continuum of care in BC.