Disability Alliance BC’s Executive Director is Retiring

It is with sadness and warm wishes for her future that the Board of Disability Alliance BC (DABC) announces the planned retirement of our Executive Director, Jane Dyson, OBC. Jane will be retiring later in 2018.

Ms. Dyson’s departure from DABC comes at a time when our organization is at its strongest since it was founded in 1977. It is highly regarded in the not-for-profit and disability communities and well respected by funders and all levels of government. This is due in large measure to Jane’s strong leadership.

Jane joined DABC in 1998 to work on systemic advocacy issues. She subsequently became a Program Director of DABC’s Advocacy Access Program, and Executive Director in 2009.

In 2016, Ms. Dyson received the Order of BC in recognition of her work with DABC and the disability community. DABC is now one of the most influential and prominent disability rights organizations in BC.

We are saddened to lose Jane and sincerely thank her for her years of hard work and dedication to DABC and the disability community. She will be greatly missed by us all. DABC’s Board, staff and volunteers will celebrate Jane’s successes with the Alliance and we all wish her a long, happy, and fruitful retirement.

Jane’s decision to retire, like her work with the Alliance, has been done with kindness and thoughtfulness so that DABC’s team, community colleagues and clients will continue to experience strong leadership, strong partnerships, and excellent service during this transition period.

DABC’s Board has established a search committee that will be releasing a job posting in the coming weeks. No information will be available about the position until that time.