Board Members and Staff

The Victoria Society for Children with Autism (VSCA) has been primarily a volunteer-led organization since it began in 1970. We have grown to include a paid staff position, but today we still rely on generous and dedicated volunteers who help the society to be its best. VSCA is very lucky to have such a dedicated team of people behind the scenes!

General Manager: Aaron Taylor

Aaron joined the board of directors in August of 2014 as a member at large, and at the next AGM in 2015 was elected President of the Board. In 2016 he resigned from this post but continued on as a General Manager, overseeing many of the monthly events, assisting the society in applying for funding, being a contact person for VSCA, and in general helping the society to run smoothly and efficiently!

President: Jesse Galvon Reid

Jesse Galvon Reid is a member at large who joined the board in 2018. As an executive coach who specializes in emotional intelligence and a mother of an ASD child she firmly believes a community can make a difference through empathy, compassion and sharing experiences. Jesse is a strong believer in community and the 4 pillars that VSCA represents –

    • Influence: a sense of mattering, also it speaks to the concept of giving first before asking for anything.

    • Integration and Fulfillment of Needs: means that by joining a community a member gets what they hoped to get by joining.

    • Membership: the feeling of belonging or of sharing a sense of personal relatedness.

  • Shared Emotional Connection: members will have a history of experiences together and the belief that there will be more experiences together in the future. With these shared experiences, we form a long-lasting, emotional connection.

May Zhong

May and William’s family have been involved with VSCA since their first child was diagnosed with ASD 2 years ago. They found it a supportive community that they could go to, and would like contribute to the community to make it better for all families with children with special needs. In June of 2018, May was elected to the board of directors. Previously, her husband William was on the board of directors from May 2017 to 2018.

Secretary: Therese Nicholson


Jon Taylor

Jon has been with involved with VSCA for 10 years. He joined the board to help out, bringing his experience from other boards with him. He works in IT, has lived in Victoria for more than 25 years, and was elected to the VSCA board in May of 2017.

Stephan Herman