Board & Staff

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2024 Board of Directors

Shauna Wilton, President 

An avid recreational golfer, Shauna is currently the VP of Event Operations at the PNE. In her 20+ year career she has been a trusted advisor and leader in both the public and private sectors including 4 years as the Deputy General Manager of the Vancouver Park Board. She has volunteer and board experience at the local and national level and is a life-long participant in sport.

Greg Moody, Immediate Past President

Greg is a retired business owner in North Vancouver. He is a 38-year member of Seymour Golf Club, a nationally certified, level three rules official, and a long-term active member of the Zone 4 committee. As Chair of the Zone Council, Greg joined the board of British Columbia Golf in 2019. He has also served on the Championship & Finance Committees.

Kris Jonasson, Ex-Officio

The Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Golf, Kris has been in the position of CEO (previously designated as Executive Director) for the BCGA since 1996. Prior to joining the association he spent five years as a Tournament Official with the Canadian Professional Tour. Kris is an active member of the board of the Greater Vancouver First Tee in addition to being treasurer of the Allied Golf Association of British Columbia.

David Lee-Fay, Director

David joined the board of British Columbia Golf in 2018 and has extensive experience in board oversight, championship administration and sponsorship/marketing. A complete bio can be found here:

Erin Mathany, Director
With a track record as the Senior Vice President of Marketing at the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club, Erin has also been instrumental in the transformation of the Canada Games brand as well as being a leader in driving the commercial advancement of the Olympic Movement in Canada. A golfer since age 9, and current member of the Langara Wednesday Women’s Club, Erin held the role of Communications coordinator at Golf Canada in 2004-05. A more complete bio can be found here:

Gillian McCombie, Director
Gillian is a Senior strategic Human Resources professional with over 24 years of experience in both the mining and telecom industries. She started her career in the mining industry with Placer Dome Inc. During her time at Placer she worked across six different countries at the operational, corporate and international levels. A golfer since the age of 11, Gillian is currently
the Vice President, Human Resources at NexGen Energy Ltd. For a more complete bio click here:

Naomi Yamamoto, Director

An 8-year member of British Columbia's Legislature (2009-17), Naomi held 5 cabinet positions including Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business. She is also former President and General Manager of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

Christina Spence Proteau, Director

Christina has won multiple Provincial, National and International championships in both the Amateur and Mid-Amateur category. Christina was a star player on the New Mexico State women’s team before transferring to the University of Victoria where she graduated with a law degree. She currently resides in Port Alberni and is employed in the Attorney General’s office as a Crown Prosecutor. 

Hugh Wong, Director

Hugh attended the University of British Columbia where he obtained his teaching certification (BEd). As President, Volleyball Canada (2007-13), Hugh’s focus on strategic leadership was pivotal in turning Volleyball Canada into a financially sustainable organization. SportBC honoured Hugh with the Darryl Thompson award in 2016. In 2005, he became a full member at the Kelowna G&CC and golf is now the dominant leisure activity in Hugh's life. 

Sam Oliphant, Director

Sam is a Senior VP and Partner at Kirk & Co., a Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, consultation, and engagement. Between 2013 and 2016, Sam served as Press Secretary in the Office of the Premier of British Columbia. Sam's career golf highlight was playing on the team that won the Pro-Am Championship at the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

Sheila van Gisbergen, Chair/ Zone Committee and Secretary of the Association

An avid golfer of 20+ years, Sheila is retired and loves both recreational and competitive golf. She joined the BC Golf Board in 2020 and is the present Chair of the Volunteer Recognition Committee as well as an active volunteer with Zone 6, and BC Golf Championships. Sheila feels privileged to have also volunteered with Golf Canada, the PGA TOUR, LPGA, Championship and Qatar Masters European Tour. 


Michael Cook, Director 

Michael spent many years involved with law enforcement as a corrections officer at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre and also held security roles at various venues. He's put together a strong volunteer record including time as a youth basketball coach, Cub and Scout leader and supporter of the Firefighter's Burn Fund of Victoria. During this stretch he has been a constant contributor to the game of golf in British Columbia with BC Golf Zones 5 and 6 junior programs and has been a BC Golf Rules official since 2009. 


Brent Lindberg, Director

Brent has a long association with British Columbia Golf and is a certified rules official as well as being the Zone 3 Chair, Sr. Championship Chair and current Chair of the Finance Committee. Brent is a golf course owner/operator having been Director of Operations & Administration with Tall Timber GC for 30 years and more recently has become involved with 18 Pastures Golf Course. 

British Columbia Golf Staff  

Kris Jonasson, Chief Executive Officer

Debbie Pyne, Managing Director, Player Development

Elizabeth Dunn, Program Assistant, Performance

Jerome Goddard, Director, Rules & Competitions

Andy Fung, Director, Finance, Administration & Member Services

Corrie Wong, Manager, Member Services 

Kojo Frempong, Manager, Network Services, Course & Slope Rating

Tyler McKay, Manager, Rules, Competitions & Member Events

Jeff Sutherland, Director, Communications

Bryan Outram, Website Editor