Staff Directory


Rick Benson

Rick Benson

Executive Director

Schedule: Full-Time - Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

201, 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC V1M 2N7

Phone: 604-371-0302 ext 6
Fax: 604-371-0344

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  • Reports directly to the President of Softball BC, and through that position, to the Board of Directors. 
  • Liaison for Softball BC with all outside agencies, including Softball Canada (NSO), Provincial Agencies and other Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO's) 
  • Manages the recruitment, development and training of staff. 
  • Responsible for allocation of staff to programs and projects. 
  • Manages grant and fundraising initiatives. 
  • Prepare strategic  plans and updates the Board of Directors on the status. 
  • Ensures the organization and it's members are properly insured. 
  • Prepares operating budgets. 
  • Oversees the development of policies and procedures. 
  • Oversees the operation and administration of all Softball BC programs. 
  • Attends Board of Directors meetings. 

 

Lesley Rowe

Lesley Rowe

Communications and Marketing Manager 

Schedule: Full-Time - Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

201, 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC V1M 2N7

Phone: 604-371-0302 ext. 2
Fax: 604-371-0344

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  • Manages the PSO's social media, newsletters and website. 
  • Plans and implements all messaging to provide awareness and educational components to the membership and community. 
  • Liaison with the organization's sponsors, providing value to both members and sponsors through programs, newsletters and social media posts. 
  • Creates and formats the Member Handbook. 
  • Oversees and manages special events for the PSO: Annual General Meeting, Awards Banquet, Hall of Fame Inductions, Leadership Meetings, and various community events. 
  • Facilitates Provincial  Championships including registration, medals, prizing, reporting and preparing Board Rep/UIC/Host packages. 
  • Oversee and respond to all messages/comments received via social media, where applicable. 
  • Case Manager for complaints received by PSO. 

 

 
Haili Pettifer

Haili Pettifer

Administrative Coordinator 

Schedule: Full-Time (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) 

201, 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC V1M 2N7

Phone: 604-371-0302 ext. 1
Fax: 604-371-0344
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  • Organize, manage and facilitate Umpire Registration. 
  • Manage and facilitate member and team registrations using Softball BC's online portal.
  • Reconciliation of umpire and member registrations. 
  • Manages inventory of all resource materials and office supplies. 
  • Manages and updates membership lists, including President's List, District Representatives, Board of Directors and Staff. 
  • Shipping and receiving materials as necessary. 
  • Manages External Credits Program.
  • Responsible for issuing Travel Permits, collecting fees for Travel Permits, and managing the reporting function for same. 
  • Manages the organization's Member Insurance Program. Acts as a resource to our members and ensures compliance to the broker as directed by the Executive Director. 
  • Responsible for booking travel and accommodations for members, staff and contractors. 
  • Works closely with the Program Coordinator in the organizing of materials for Coaches and Umpires Clinics.
  • Acts as receptionist at the Softball BC Office, welcoming visitors and advising staff members of appointments. 
  • Distributes member handbooks, rulebooks and all other resource materials, including coaching guides. 

 

 
Jackie Desilets

Jackie Desilets

Program Coordinator

Schedule: Part-Time offsite - based from home office in Nelson, BC

201, 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC V1M 2N7

Phone: 604-371-0302 ext. 5

Fax: 604-371-0344


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  • Coaching Clinics: responsible for organizing all areas of NCCP Coaching Clinics. 
  • Provincial Coach Coordinators: staff contact for this group and provides communication and updates through the Coach Coordinators to coaches. 
  • Coach Mentoring Program: staff liaison to communicate and facilitate the administration of mentor program.
  • CANHit and CANPitch programs.
  • Manages and facilitates Umpire Clinics in coordination with the Administrative Coordinator. 
  • Organizes and facilitates coach and umpire conferences as necessary. 

 

 
Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Program Coordinator - Long Term Athlete Development & High Performance

Schedule: Part-Time -Monday/Wednesday/Friday

201, 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC V1M 2N7

Phone: 604-371-0302 ext. 3
Fax: 604-371-0344

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  • Implementation of the Softball BC Long Term Athlete Development Program, as well as the Softball Canada Long Term Athlete Matrix. 
  • High Performance: Canada Games and Team BC. Coordinates and administers Team BC and Provincial Teams. 
  • Indigenous Programs: works with ISPARC regional coordinators to manage our Indigenous Athlete Development Action Plan.
  • Canada Sport Centre: main contact for the organization with Canadian Sport Centres and Pacific Sport Network for registered athletes for BC. 
  • BC Summer Games Coordinator. 
  • TimBits Coordinator. 
  • Case Manager for complaints received by the PSO.

 

Jennifer He

Jennifer He

Accountant

Schedule: Part-Time - Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

201, 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC V1M 2N7

Phone: 604-371-0302 ext. 4
Fax: 604-371-0344

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• Accounts Receivable
• Accounts Payable
• PSO Financial Reporting

Other Duties Include:

  • Preparing of monthly financial statements 
  • Assist in preparation of Annual Budgets
  • Assist in preparation of all financial information for government funding and grants
  • Reconcile all ledgers, credit card and bank statements 
  • Works with external auditors to compile year end reports 
  • Collaborates with VP, Finance to ensure proper and correct accounting principles are being applied to the operations of the organization 
  • Manages Softball BC's payroll and group benefits 
  • Maintains all records and certifications in order to keep Softball BC in full compliance with provincial and federal tax laws 

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