Meet our newest Lay Bencher – Barbara Levesque

Barbara L. LevesqueBarbara L. Levesque, Executive Director of the North Okanagan/ Kootenay John Howard Society, has been appointed a Lay Bencher by the provincial cabinet.

Since 1994 Ms. Levesque has worked with communities, non-profit agencies and all levels of government (municipal, provincial, federal and First Nations) in BC as a facilitator, process development consultant and evaluator. In her work with The Premier’s Congress on Aging and Seniors’ Issues, the Social Economy and Social Enterprise BC Regional Forums and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, she has focused on building community capacity for civic engagement. Ms. Levesque is currently working with the John Howard Society of the North Okanagan / Kootenay to lead the rebuilding of that organization’s programs and operations.

Barbara Levesque joins Ken Dobell, Michael Falkins, Patrick Kelly, June Preston and Dr. Maelor Vallance as Lay Benchers. The appointment brings the Law Society to its full complement of Lay Benchers.