Meet the Directors

TIM BEACHY BOARD DIRECTOR | 2011 to present

I was raised on the Pillager Ojibwe traditional lands in North Central

Minnesota. In my late teens, I became a war resister against the Vietnam War and came to Canada as an immigrant in 1970.

In 1971, I married my wife Susan and we have lived communally with friends and family for 40 of our 50 years of married life. We live in Langley, BC on the unceded lands of the Kwantlen people. We have lived in Abbotsford, BC as well as temporarily in Ottawa, Ontario and Eugene, Oregon.

TIM BEACHY | 2021

I have a master’s degree in Applied Community and Organizational Psychology from the University of Oregon. My entire professional career has been practicing in the social services and philanthropic sector; including, Executive Director of a social services organization, Vice President of United Way of Canada and CEO of the United Community Services Co- operative. I joined Options’ Board more than 10 years ago now after being stalked by Board Director, Craig East and Chief Executive Officer, Christine Mohr. The timing was perfect as I had recently left my full-time professional position and was looking for something to do in the sector. In 2013, I began serving as Board Chair and handed over those reins to Kamaljit Lehal in 2019. I continue to serve as a Director and as Chair of the New Housing Development committee.

At age 73, I love to read historical novels and enjoy working in the gardens of our place. I feel fit enough to carry on for a long while yet!

OPTIONS COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY

JUNE 2021

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