Jennifer Kemp
Executive Director

Jennifer has experience in a number of fields including Real Estate and Business Management. She has been a valued Board Member with us for over 5 years prior to joining us on staff. As our Executive Director she is very passionate about our mission and vision.

Cher Vaughn
Program Manager

As a former practicum student through the Human Service Worker diploma program via the College of the Rockies, and now an employee, Cher brings with her to BBBSCVI a passion to help children and youth in her new community.  Cher is enthusiastic about ensuring that every child has a person of support in their lives, providing them with encouragement, and empowerment in their early and formative years.

In Cher’s spare time, she enjoys exploring the many beaches Nanaimo and the surrounding area has to offer with her son and their dog.  Cheryl also enjoys reading, going to concerts, yoga, volunteering, hiking, and gardening.

Dar Debrecen
Program Coordinator

Dar is an enthusiastic social worker, counsellor, yoga and meditation instructor. He has a Major in Microbiology and a Bachelor of Social Work. He also volunteers for the Nanaimo Hospice and runs a by-donation yoga and meditation group in order to support the physical and mental health of our community. In his free time, he loves to cycle, dance, paddleboard and spend his time in nature.

Jerry Sauder
Social Media, Web and IT Support

Jerry has worked in the IT Industry in a number of capacities for over 20 years. He has worked with our agency since 2008 in a number of capacities and projects.