Annual Reports

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Board Members

Tony Baldo

Anthony Baldo


Anthony is an Assistant Warden at Correctional Services Canada. He joined the Help Fill A Dream Board nine years ago after he was “introduced to this wonderful organization by a past board member. I am so grateful she did.” You’ll find Anthony assisting in the many community events. “The most satisfaction I receive is connecting… READ MORE

Jennifer Furry

Past President

Although a native Victorian, as I married a career naval officer, I have lived much of my life away from Victoria.  Living away from here makes you appreciate it all the more and it was important when we were posted back to Victoria that I volunteer in the community I was so happy to return… READ MORE

Jim Pullan

Jim Pullan


Outside Help Fill A Dream Jim is a Transit Operator for BC Transit and Financial Secretary for Unifor 333BC, at Help Fill A Dream you’ll find him volunteering just about everywhere! BC Transit are longtime supporters of Help Fill A Dream and Jim first got involved through payroll deductions when he started working with them… READ MORE

Denyse Koo

Denyse Koo


Outside of Help Fill A Dream Denyse works at Emergency Management BC and also volunteers for Scouts Canada. You will very often find her working the setting up the Silent Auctions at events like Golf for Kids, Taking it to the Street and the Grizzlies Game Night. She first became involved with Help Fill A… READ MORE

James Haley-Browning


James started with HFAD in 2009 as a volunteer and in 2010 joined the Board, where he later accepted the position of Treasurer. He works with TD Canada Trust as a Branch Manager of Small Business.

Pam Chandla

Vice President

As well as volunteering on the Board you’ll find Pam at many Help Fill A Dream events. “The TC10K Help Fill A Dream water station is one of my favorite events. It happens to always fall around my daughter Jaanvi’s birthday, so we have made it a part of her birthday tradition. She has been… READ MORE

Ron Heal


I am the very proud father of four amazing children and enjoy spending time with them in all of their activities. As a life long resident of Victoria, I am very passionate about our community and am very excited about joining the Board of Help Fill A Dream Foundation for this reason. My career has… READ MORE

Erin Long


As well as being a long-time volunteer for Help Fill A Dream, Erin is a RN in the neonatal intensive care unit at Victoria General and a mom of two.  You’ll find Erin at many of the HFAD events, volunteering wherever she’s needed most. It was through organizing a 3rd party event, the Mistletoe Project,… READ MORE

Steve Pearce


Steve is a Commercial Insurance Producer at SeaFirst Insurance Brokers. As well as volunteering on the Board Steve is involved in various events as a sponsor and participant, such as Taking it to the Streets, The Grizzlies Game Night, The Local Black Hawks Men’s Hockey Team Fundraisers, as an AGM Sponsor, and as a volunteer… READ MORE

Scott Wilson


I am a certified financial planner specializing in Group Retirement plans with the largest financial institution in Canada. My work allowed me to travel to this beautiful Island and meet a variety of people. Working with Help Fill A Dream is important to me because of the direct impact that it has for families on… READ MORE

Lindsay Gaudette


While most of her 20 years of experience in marketing has been outside of Vancouver Island, there may still be something vaguely familiar about Lindsay. That’s because you may have seen her out and about in the community. You see, giving back is not only a personal passion, it’s her job. As the Marketing and… READ MORE

Staff Members

Tracey Trousdell

Tracey Trousdell

Program Manager

Tracey has been working as one of our Program Managers for a year. She primarily works on the Bear Essentials program, which assists families with the day-to-day financial needs of raising a child with a medical condition. She works with referring professionals, vendors, families, and staff to provide assistance to families in the most efficient… READ MORE

Craig Smith

Executive Director

Craig has been the Executive Director at Help Fill A Dream for nearly 8 years. For Craig there’s no such thing as a typical day, the Executive Directors’ position touches all aspects of Help Fill A Dream, including marketing, fundraising, program development, HR, accounting, working with the Board of Directors and most importantly working with… READ MORE

Janine Boomer

Program Manager

Janine has been a Program Manager at Help Fill A Dream for 10 years. Her time is split between planning and managing Dreams and the Bear Essentials Program. She is always passionate about the role: “Being able to work with a family to make their child’s Dream come true always brings me such joy. No… READ MORE

Doug Thompson

Finance Manager

Doug has been working with Help Fill A Dream for 11 years. His priority is working with financial information to provide meaningful information to staff and the Board of Directors. The majority of Doug’s work is behind the scenes taking care of the Foundations finances, however, Doug does “enjoy the chance to interact with families,… READ MORE