meet the team

In March of 2016, the BC Provinical Government awarded the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) with the Refugee Response Grant. Our team is supported by VIRCS and aims to collaborate with all community stakeholders. The VIRRT knows that without the many members involved, the work cannot get done and Syrian newcomers are without assistance.


Alvaro Moreno, Chair
Andrea Westfall, Co-Coordinator
Alix Hotsenpiller, Coordinator



David Lau
Executive Director, VIRCS

Christina Culham
Senior Manager, Regional Housing

Kelly McBride
Acting Executive Director, Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS)

Jean McRae
Executive Director, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)

Lynne Weaver
Executive Director, Cowichan Intercultural Society (CIS)

Ian Humphries
Dean for School of Access, Camosun College


Dr. Dee Hoyano
Medical Officer, Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)

Jim Brennan
Executive Director, Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association (MISA)

Jordan Perrault
Employment Specialist, BC Construction Federation

John Reilly
Manager Housing, Policy and Programs, CRD

Jim Cambridge
Superintendent, Greater Victoria School District 62