Senior Management Team

Kevin Lusignan is the Executive Director of the Community Ventures Society and is the parent of five children, two of which have intellectual disabilities. Over the years, Kevin has been involved in numerous disability-related initiatives and recently served as President of the Family Support Institute of British Columbia.

In 2010, Kevin  completed a Master of Arts Program in Conflict Analysis and Management with a concentration in Organizational Conflict at Royal Roads University. The topic of his research was on inclusion and organizational change.

Kevin has authored a chapter in a textbook intended for Social Work Students entitled, Disability and Social Change: A Progressive and Canadian Approach edited by Jeanette Robertson & Grant Larson.

Kevin is the Chairperson of the Employment Roundtable of the Tri-Cities and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Tri-Cities Community Services Cooperative. Kevin can be contacted at 604.939.8070 ext. 2020 or by email at

Linda King is the Senior Director of Operations at Community Ventures Society.  Linda obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology through Simon Fraser University and has since been with CVS for 25 years earning her long service award.

Linda has served in the capacity of Adult Services Manager, Program Coordinator and front line staff.  She is a strong advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and is well respected by staff and in the community. Linda can be contacted at 604.939.8070 or by email at


Melda Okucu is the Director of Finance at CVS. Melda has over 20 years of international experience in tax consulting & compliance, audit and finance in public accounting and consulting firms. She has worked in Canada, Switzerland, Romania and Turkey as the global lead at a senior management level, managing major global accounts related to tax and HR programs. Melda has also volunteered as Treasurer and Chair in the School District 43 PAC's. Melda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Accounting and worked on Graduate studies in Finance and Law. You can contact Melda at 604.939.8070 Ext 2021 or by email at




Pete Stone, CHRP is the Director of Human Resources and Quality Assurance. Pete has an excellent background in the field and will be an asset to CVS. Pete is tasked with supporting, leading and inspiring Managers, Assistant Managers, Program Coordinators, Employment Specialists, PBS/AAC Coordinators and staff to be a dedicated team focused on quality service and excellence. Pete’s quality assurance activities include accreditation, outcomes reporting and assessing quality of life for the people we serve. Pete also leads CVS with human resources activities such as recruitment, safety, organizational development and labour relations. You can contact Pete at 604.939.8070 ext. 2027 or by email at


Miriam Hoolahan, MSc. is the Director of Communications at CVS. Miriam has an excellent background and education in communications and marketing.  She manages CVS' external and internal communications (including social media), member relations, fundraising, marketing of our enterprises and oversight of  our web-based information systems. You can contact Miriam at 778.886.7352 or by email at