The Team

Who are we?

Starting in about 2012, three social service providers came together because we wanted to produce better outcomes for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families. It wasn’t that our organizations were providing poor services—we enjoyed good reputations and relationships with funders and families, and we routinely flew through accreditation. But the rhetoric of “good lives in welcoming communities” didn’t square with the reality that many individuals were living less than fulsome lives within programs and services. And it weighed on us. Too many individuals were living unwitnessed lives, ghosting through our communities but not part of community life. Not really.

Gord Tulloch

Gord Tulloch

Director of Innovation, posAbilities
Gord, the Director of Innovation at posAbilities, focuseson effecting system change within service delivery organizations and the broader social services sector. For Degrees of Change, he helps the partners articulate the long-term vision for the future of social services and to co-invest in strategies that will help to realize that future. This work includes community development and the catalyzing and harnessing of community capacity; building new partnerships both within and outside of the disability sector; designing new roles, practices and services; and building exposure to different discourses and frameworks with which to understand the current context and imagine new directions.
Richard Faucher

Richard Faucher

Co-ED Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion
Over the past twenty years, Richard has distinguished himself as a leader and innovator at the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI). As a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, and more broadly for all people, Richard demonstrates the ethics, insight and integrity necessary to lead an organization that supports individuals in a community-driven and humanitarian way. His vision, values and strategic thinking abilities have benefited not only BACI, but the broader Community Living movement as well. Richard’s commitment to finding new and creative ways to advance social inclusion is demonstrated through the array of initiatives he has organized – and the cross-sectoral partnerships he has built – regarding social finance and social innovation.
Tanya Sather

Tanya Sather

Co-ED Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion
Tanya has worked for BACI since 1996. She started her journey with the Association as a casual employee in Day Services and was fortunate enough to also work in Residential Supports and Human Resources & Quality Assurance. Tanya oversees the Support Services within the organization. Becoming the Executive Director and one of the leaders at BACI was one of her proudest accomplishments. Tanya strives to set an example of collaboration, respect, and commitment to BACI’s vision, mission, and values. She feels honoured not only to work with the individuals and families at BACI, but to share so many special and personal moments along the way. Tanya views disability and community as social constructs – needing all of us ‘one person at a time’ and in our ‘collective actions’ to hope for better, challenge the status quo, identify and build our prosperities, work in partnerships, and make real change for the now and future.
Christine Scott

Christine Scott

ED of Kinsight
Christine Scott’s last several years have consisted of three foci: (1) driving new models of socially-purposed real estate (2) growing cross-sectoral networks and partnership in order to collectively advance social missions and impact, user experience (3) investing in social research and development. Her early background as an Infant Development consultant and educator. Family and community lie at the heart of Christine’s work, whether as a board member and volunteer with the local neighbourhood association or organizational leader pressing at all levels for more meaningful and responsive services.
Tess Huntly

Tess Huntly

Director of Adult Services at Kinsight
Tess Is the Director of Adult Services at Kinsight
Fernando Coelho

Fernando Coelho

CEO of posAbilities
Fernando Coelho is the Chief Executive Officer of posAbilities Association of British Columbia (posAbilities), a multi-regional social care service provider in British Columbia. Fernando thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the organization’s reach. He approaches each new challenge with a focus on innovation, creative problem solving, and measured risk taking. Under his leadership posAbilities has undergone a major service redesign which has placed the organization on a solid foundation to meet the changing needs of service delivery in the social care sector.