Transform International (Canada)


dgstocks200dpiBoard Chair, David Stocks

David graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His career included service with the Army, IBM, several small business, and two large consulting companies.

David was a member of two Rotary Clubs from 1969 to 1982. He re-joined Rotary in 1998 and served as District Governor in 2011-2012, and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of West Shore (Victoria). David is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor, a member of The Bequest Society, and a member of WASRAG.

Richard Clarke, Vice-Chair

Richard served as a Canadian Public Servant for more than three decades. Currently, he is Vice-President of the Comox Valley Airport Commission. He is the Past President, and is currently Program Advisor to the Rotary Foundation (Canada). He is also Past President of Rotarians for Mine Action. As an active Rotarian, Richard is currently Endowment and Major Gifts Advisor – Zone 25, and a past Rotary District Governor of Rotary District 7070 (Toronto area).

Jim Louttit, Director

Jim is the Chair of the Rotary Action Group Chairs Council serving in this role for the Rotary years 2019-20 and 2020-21.  He is also the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development and serves as Chair of their Advisory Board.

Jim became a Rotarian in early 2005 as a founding member and Second Vice-President of the Rotary Club of Lima Sunrise in District 4450.  After leaving Peru in 2007 to return to Canada, he joined Toronto Sunrise in District 7070 serving as President in 2010-11.  He also served as District Governor in 2016-17 and remains active in several District Committees.

On July 1, 2021, Jim assumes the role of member of TRF Community Economic Development Major Gifts Initiative Committee serving until June 30, 2024.

Sean Irwin, Director

Dr. Sean Irwin is Assistant Professor in the School of Business at Royal Roads University. His  research focus has been on food security, gender equality, the effects of international trade and globalization on small-scale farmers, and the environmental impact of food systems. His geographic focus is Latin America, with past research experience in rural Belize, and more recently, the Amazonian region of Bolivia. He has also worked in the private and NGO sectors, and is a member of a number of international development organizations. Sean holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Victoria, a Masters of Rural Development from Brandon University, and a Masters of International Trade from the University of Saskatchewan.

Nancy Gilbert, Secretary, and Program Director

Nancy, a lawyer by profession, was formerly the Manager of the Appropriate Technology Enabled Development program for PIND, an NGO in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. She holds a doctorate from Royal Roads University focused on sustainable sanitation in Niger Delta riverine communities.

Nancy practiced law for eight years in Ontario and twoears in New Brunswick before starting an advertising agency with her husband, Paul. Subsequently she worked in marketing communications and brand strategy consulting until settling into her real passion – water, sanitation, and hygiene development. Having joined Rotary in 1994, Nancy served as District Governor of Rotary District 7810 in 2003-2004. She was the inaugural Rotary Coordinator for Zone 24 east in 2008. She also served as a member of the WASRAG board.

Nancy and Paul live in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada),  and have a blended family of seven children and nine delightful grandchildren.

wdn_080512_3308Robert (Bob) Wubbena, Director

Bob was the International President of the Association of Boards of Certification of Water and Wastewater Operators (ABC) in 1975 and the International President of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in 1995. He served on the board of Water for People for many years, and was Vice-Chair of WASRAG for 6 years. During his professional career Bob worked for the Washington State drinking water program and as a consultant to local and state governments throughout North America. During this time he worked directly with the National Rural Water Association and state governments in providing circuit rider and training programs for rural systems throughout North America. Bob is a member of the Rotary Club of Olympia, WA, and has instigated, nurtured and supported large WASH programs in Malawi, Papua New Guinea and elsewhere.

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