Board of Directors


John Riestchlin

Board President

John Rietschlin has been a member of boards at the local, regional or national levels of L’Arche in Canada for more than 25 years. He has been on the L’Arche Canada board since 2007 and board chair since 2013.


Donna Diskos

Treasurer

Donna Diskos is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner with Grant Thornton LLP in Vancouver. Donna previously served as Treasurer of L’Arche Greater Vancouver (1997-2006) and L’Arche Foundation of Greater Vancouver (2006-2012).


Thierry Boyer

Director

Thierry Boyer has a long history in the field of intellectual disability and mental health. He studied Gerontology and has published many scholarly papers.


Brian Dawkins

Director

Brian Dawkins is Finance and Operations Pastor at The Peoples Church, Toronto. He was formerly Assistant Comptroller of Texaco Canada Inc.


Dr. Terrence J. Downey

Director

Dr. Terrence J. Downey is former Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo, President Emeritus of St. Mary’s University, Calgary, and currently President, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan.


Vincent Kazmierski

Director

Vincent Kazmierski is an Assistant Professor and the Undergraduate Supervisor in the Department of Law at Carleton University.


Nancy Marenick

Secretary

Nancy Marenick is a retired teacher and former Director of the Writing Centre at St. Francis Xavier University.


Paul Vogel

Director

Paul is a lawyer with the southwestern Ontario law firm of Cohen Highley LLP. He and his wife, Joan, met at L’Arche in Trosly and were founding members of the L’Arche London Board.