Bernice Scholten – Chief Executive Officer for the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centre’s

PFM Executive Search is delighted to announce the appointment of Bernice Scholten to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centre’s (VSOCC), effective February 20, 2017.

Bernice brings outstanding credentials and an excellent track record of success working in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, having held senior leadership positions at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Western Canada), Variety – The Children’s Charity, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (BC & Yukon), Best Buy and the Royal Bank of Canada. She is a respected, influential leader with a proven ability to work closely with staff and key stakeholders in achieving organizational goals.

In addition to her career accomplishments, Bernice is a proud wife and mother of three children who keep her busy on the soccer field and on the snowy slopes of our local mountains.

“The VSOCC Board is delighted to have Bernice join the organization as CEO. Bernice’s passion for supporting children and families combined with her significant and varied experience in senior leadership positions in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors make her an ideal fit. We believe that VSOCC will advance into this next phase of growth under her leadership with energy and continued adherence to our vision and values. We feel fortunate to have such a proven and caring leader join the incredible team at VSOCC,” said David Gibbons, Chair of the Board of Directors.

“It’s a privilege and an honour to be named as the CEO of this remarkable organization. I look forward to meeting and working with the many dedicated employees, supporters and community partners who share our commitment to providing outstanding services to children and families in Vancouver,” said Bernice Scholten, CEO of VSOCC.

PFM Executive Search wishes Bernice great success at VSOCC.

Our search firm provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

Dave Eberwein – Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer for Saanich School District 63

PFM Executive Search is excited to announce that, following a nation-wide search, Mr. Dave Eberwein has been selected as the incoming Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer of Saanich School District 63. Mr. Eberwein will replace Dr. Keven Elder who is retiring in July.

Mr. Eberwein has been part of the executive team at School District 45 (West Vancouver) since 2011, and currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of Schools. Previously Mr. Eberwein had worked in School District 41 (Burnaby) as a teacher, principal and district administrator. During his time in education leadership, Mr. Eberwein has come to be widely known as an educator who consistently inspires system improvement using goal-setting, effective communication and collaboration.

Board Chair Victoria Martin said, “The Board is excited by the opportunity to work with Mr. Eberwein as he assumes this important leadership role for public education in Saanich and the broader community, following a distinguished line of superintendents in our district.”

Mr. Eberwein has a Master of Arts (Educational Administration) degree from Simon Fraser University and Bachelors of Science and Education from the University of Calgary.

The Board looks forward to welcoming Mr. Eberwein to the district and community in the coming months and to having him assume his leadership duties in July.

PFM Executive Search wishes Mr. Eberwein every success in his new role.

Our search firm provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.