Our Invaluable Team
Theo J. Boere
Theo J. Boere is one of the founding fathers of The Men’s Centre and is the Executive Director. Theo’s duties as Executive Director are contracted through his consulting company. Each year for the last number of years Theo has also generously donated a significant portion of his compensation back to the centre. Theo is an experienced project manager, financial manager, business owner, and personal facilitator. Theo’s passion for creating resources for fathers and men; and specifically programs that serve to empower people is why he remains the driving force behind The Men’s Centre. Theo sees his role at the Men’s Centre somewhat as a stage manager by creating an environment for programs to take place which serve fathers, men, and their families.
Jonathon van der Goes is our Counselling Programs Coordinator and a long-term volunteer and has worked directly with men and women dealing with various issues ranging from divorce/separation, parental alienation, and domestic violence. Jonathon also provides mediation services and administers our DNA Testing Program.
Carmen Barclay has a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Management, and an under graduate degree in Justice, both from Royal Roads University. She has over a decade of experience working in the field of mediation and conflict resolution.
Jerry came to the centre with an extensive background in the IT industry. In his present role he oversees the technical development of our websites, aka – webmaster.
Glen came to the centre with a background in content creation. He worked as a news reporter in Canada and has written for a number of magazines in central Europe.
Darren Maillot is married and is a father of 3 adult children, 3 adult step- children and grandpa to 3 grand children. He was a forestry worker for many years but after a work place accident, decided to pursue a career in the helping profession. He has Diplomas in both Social Services and Child and Youth Care and is currently working towards a degree in Social Work. He is a father before all other things and feels that his role as a father as being the most important. He feels that fathers are a vital link in the healthy development of their children. Darren recognizes the importance of having services for both men and women at the Men’s Centre and looks forward to helping those in the community. Darren is one of our Counsellors and also runs our Dads Programs.
Life is meant to be an expression of our greatest calling. I help men align with their gifts, their passions and their purpose. And then we work to create a strategy to take them where they are meant to be. In this way, success finds them, and they create meaning for themselves and those they care about.
Cresswell is a Master Coach dedicated to helping his clients. For the past 16 years, he has coached and consulted in SE Asia, China and North America. Cresswell’s work as a coach draws on his own unusually diverse background as an award winning Professional Planner, business owner, international inspirational speaker, pilot, sailor and author. Cresswell has just returned to Vancouver after a ten-year adventure working and sailing around the world.
Client Support – Practicum
William Singh aims to use his life experiences to help give a guiding hand in the community. He is the product of divorced parents, he has seen addiction in the home, and has witnessed family violence. All while being a troubled youth coming up in the world he has had his own issues dealing with drugs and being on the wrong side of the law; these types of hardships have been channeled into a constructive drive in helping others understand what they may be going through at home or in life, and providing tools and counselling to move in a positive direction. Now married and a father of 2, he has seen the ups and downs of family life, from custody and parent alienation, to actual family-life satisfaction. He puts effort in everyday to maintain a healthy environment in the home for his family. Working towards his Master’s in counselling with a background in psychology, William is here, at the Men’s Centre, dedicating his career to helping others understand what they may be going through is discouraging and painful, at the moment, there is a way to a better life.