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Staff and Members

Chair and Vice Chairs

Kate Campbell

Vice Chair - Quality Assurance

Eric Regehr

Vice Chair - Strata, Societies and Cooperative Associations

Andrea Ritchie

Vice Chair - Small Claims and Intimate Image Claims

Kristin Gardner

Vice Chair - Escalations

Christopher Rivers

Vice Chair - Accident Claims

Executive and Senior Staff

Kandis McCall

Executive Director and Registrar

Samantha Lawrence

Director, Resolution Supports and Deputy Registrar

Stacey Warren-Davies

Director, Case Management and Deputy Registrar

Lauryn Kerr

Legal Counsel

Zara Rahman

Legal Counsel

Tanja Rosteck

User Experience Lead

Full-Time Tribunal Members

All our tribunal members are expert decision-makers. They consider the law, facts and evidence in a dispute, and make a binding decision. All full-time and part-time CRT members must follow the Tribunal Member Code of Conduct. Each member’s remuneration is listed in our annual reports.

As with most tribunal members in BC, our members are appointed by the provincial government, in consultation with the CRT Chair.

Shelley Lopez

Chair

Shelley Lopez was appointed Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) on April 26, 2024. Previously, she was the CRT’s Vice Chair, Small Claims since 2017, and was the first Vice Chair, Intimate Images in 2023.

Between 2011 and her 2017 appointment to the CRT, Ms. Lopez was a Vice Chair with the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Between 2006 and 2011, Ms. Lopez was a staff lawyer with the Law Society of BC. Before that, she practised general civil litigation, with a focus on personal injury claims.

Ms. Lopez graduated from the University of British Columbia law school in 1999, after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy in 1996. She was called to the BC Bar in 2000. Ms. Lopez is a former member of the Inquiry Committee for the BC College of Midwives, and a former board member of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals.

Kate Campbell

Vice Chair – Quality Assurance

Kate Campbell (she/her) completed her Bachlelor of Arts and law degrees at the University of Victoria and her Master of Arts degree at Carleton University. After graduating from law school in 2004, Kate clerked at the BC Supreme Court, and then practiced labour law, with a focus on grievance arbitration and collective bargaining.

Kate became a Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal in 2011, and was appointed to the CRT in 2018. Kate is a past board member of several non-profit societies and organizations, including the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals and the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community (SOGIC) Section.

Eric Regehr

Vice Chair – Strata, Societies and Cooperative Associations

After completing his Bachelor of Arts and law degree at the University of Victoria, Eric Regehr began his career at a large firm in downtown Vancouver, where he primarily acted for defendants and insurers in personal injury and motor vehicle cases.

In 2013, Eric moved back to Victoria, first practicing at a boutique family law firm and later co-founding Breakwater Law, where he developed a broad civil litigation practice.

Eric was appointed as a part-time CRT member in 2017 and as a full-time member in 2018. He was appointed Vice Chair – Strata, Societies and Cooperative Associations in 2023. Eric was called to the Bar in 2011. 

Andrea Ritchie

Vice Chair – Small Claims and Intimate Images Claims

Andrea Ritchie was initially appointed to the CRT on March 31, 2019. From March 2019 to July 2024, she was the CRT’s first Vice Chair, Accident Claims. As of April 2024, she was appointed as Vice Chair, Small Claims and Intimate Images.

Before joining the CRT, Ms. Ritchie worked in the Review Division at WorkSafe BC as a Review Officer. Between 2012 and 2018, she practiced general civil litigation at a Vancouver law firm, with a focus on plaintiff personal injury claims.

Ms. Ritchie graduated from UBC Law in 2012, and Simon Fraser University in 2008, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and accounting.

Ms. Ritchie currently sits on the Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s Discipline Committee, and formerly served as a member of the Softball BC Ethics & Discipline Committee.

Kristin Gardner

Vice Chair – Escalations

Kristin Gardner obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Criminology in 1999. She then worked as a federal parole officer before attending law school. Ms. Gardner graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005.

After law school, Ms. Gardner completed a judicial clerkship at the British Columbia Court of Appeal. She articled with a large general litigation firm in Vancouver, and soon moved to a litigation boutique focussing on personal injury claims, where she practiced for 12 years. Ms. Gardner appeared for clients at all levels of court in British Columbia.

Before being appointed to the CRT in 2020, Ms. Gardner was co-chair of the Civil Litigation Tri-Cities/New Westminster Section of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch for 4 years. She is also the former president of a local theatre company.

Christopher Rivers

Vice Chair – Accident Claims

Christopher Rivers completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Political Science) at Acadia University in 2007, and completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Victoria in 2011. During the course of his studies, he served as a legal intern at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, living and working in Arusha, Tanzania.

He was called to the BC Bar in 2012 and began practice at a small law firm in Parksville. He became a partner in 2015, before ceasing private practice in 2020. He joined the Workers’ Advisers Office at the Ministry of Labour, assisting and representing workers in their reviews and appeals of WorkSafeBC decisions. He was appointed to the CRT in 2022.

Kandis McCall

Executive Director and Registrar

After receiving her law degree and mediation training from the University of British Columbia in 2002, Kandis worked for a brief period in private practice in Greater Vancouver.

In 2006 she joined the Residential Tenancy Branch where she worked as an arbitrator and team lead until joining the CRT, where she was the Director of Case Management and Deputy Registrar from 2016 – 2021.

Kandis has expertise in mediation, adjudication, high volume case management, operational management and strategic planning.

Samantha Lawrence

Director, Resolution Supports and Deputy Registrar

Sam Lawrence joined the public service in 2008 with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction where she held a variety of positions providing income and disability assistance and outreach services to vulnerable populations.

With the same ministry, Sam led large teams of statutory decision makers and also served as Director of Litigation and Policy, overseeing the management of ministry civil litigation, human rights complaints, and judicial reviews, as well as providing legal support and policy interpretation to ministry staff.

She has a BA in Sociology from the University of Victoria and a classical music diploma.

Stacey Warren-Davies

Director, Case Management and Deputy Registrar

Stacey recently completed MBA coursework with the University of Maryland and Harvard School of Business. She has also studied Business and Public Administration, and Admin Law and Finance.

Stacey joined the BC Public Service in 2001, beginning her career with the Provincial Treasury and moving into leadership positions in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Before joining the CRT in June 2022, Stacey was the Director of the Administrative Justice Branch with RoadSafetyBC, where she led teams of statutory decision makers and managed legal actions against the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.

Lauryn Kerr

Legal Counsel

Lauryn has a Master of Laws in Administrative Law from Osgoode, a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University. She was called to the bar in 2016.

Prior to joining the CRT in 2018, she worked for the Ministry of Attorney General in an office dedicated to improving dispute resolution processes for British Columbians. In this role, Lauryn worked on the establishment of the CRT, as well as on other complex legislative and policy initiatives.

Zara Rahman

Legal Counsel

Zara Rahman earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Honours Political Science and Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia.

After completing law school, Zara clerked for five justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. Her previous legal experience includes practicing administrative and constitutional law at the Ministry of Attorney General in Victoria and criminal defence work in rural communities with Legal Aid Alberta.

Zara also worked at the Office of the Ombudsperson of BC, where she investigated complaints about administrative fairness.

Tanja Rosteck

User Experience Lead

Tanja earned an Honours BA in Sociology from Montreal’s Concordia University in 1994, specializing in the social and cultural aspects of technology.

Before joining the CRT, she worked extensively in instructional design, helpdesk management, systems analysis, and technical writing.

Tanja leads development of the CRT’s Solution Explorer, website, and public-facing content. She also oversees communications and behavioural insights work, and leads the CRT’s continuous improvement process by making recommendations for better and more accessible user experiences.

Amanda Binnie

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Amanda completed her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from SFU in 2012, and her Juris Doctor from UBC in 2016. During her time at UBC, she assisted low income residents with legal matters through the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and was finance director for a term.

Following UBC, Amanda practiced in family and real estate law. Since 2018, she was in-house counsel for ICBC and was appointed to the CRT in 2024.

J. Garth Cambrey

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Mr. Cambrey earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC. He has over 35 years of experience in BC’s real estate industry including owning a property management firm for 20 years and serving on the Real Estate Council for 5 years.

He is an active member of the Real Estate Institute, the ADR Institute of BC, and holds a Chartered Arbitrator designation with the ADR Institute of Canada. He has arbitrated many strata disputes and been appointed by the BC Supreme Court as an Administrator for several strata property issues.

Mr. Cambrey has been associated with the CRT since it started resolving strata disputes in July 2016, previously serving as Vice Chair – Strata.

Micah Carmody

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Micah Carmody completed his Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University and his law degree at the University of Victoria. He was called to the Bar in 2010 and served as junior counsel for a federal commission of inquiry.

Following an internship at the Legal Resources Centre in Durban, South Africa, Mr. Carmody returned to BC and practised family, labour and employment law at 2 small Vancouver law firms.

Before his appointment to the CRT in 2019, Mr. Carmody spent 5 years as an adjudicator and mediator at the BC Employment Standards Branch.

Jeff Drozdiak

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Jeffrey Drozdiak holds both Bachelor and Master of Applied Science degrees in mining engineering from the University of British Columbia. Before starting his legal career, Jeff worked for over a decade as a professional engineer in the mining sector. His career spanned all areas of the industry from research, teaching, and laboratory testing to design work and plant operations.

Jeff obtained his law degree from the University of Victoria in 2018 and articled at the firm of Ridgway & Company in Duncan. After being called to the BC Bar, he spent 5 years with the firm establishing a general law practice in the areas of corporate/commercial, estate planning, real estate, civil litigation, and family.

Jeff is the President of the Cowichan Valley Bar Association and a Director of the SAG Conference Award Foundation. He also remains active in the mining industry, organizing and sitting on the technical committee for a premier mining conference held every 4 years in Vancouver. Jeff was appointed to the CRT in 2024.

Debra Febril

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Debra Febril (she/her) completed her Bachelor of Arts and JD Law degrees at Thompson Rivers University. She is a member of the Nisga’a Nation and comes from the Eagle clan, Wilp Bayt Neehkl.

After graduating from law school in 2014, Debra articled with Nisga’a Lisims Government (in-house legal counsel) and continued to focus in the areas of criminal, family, administrative, and Indigenous laws.

Debra is a member of several non-profit organizations and in her volunteer work over the past 13 years has become a subject matter expert in the areas of Access to Justice, Equity and Inclusion. She has also been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association’s BC Branch (Aboriginal Lawyers Forum) since 2012.

Ms. Febril brings with her more than 6 years experience in Administrative Law. Prior to her appointment to the CRT in 2024, she represented clients in administrative proceedings involving BC Human rights for the past 3 years.

Mark Henderson

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Mark Henderson completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at McGill University before obtaining his law degree from the University of Calgary in 2009. Mark was called to the Bar in Alberta in 2010 and practiced corporate securities before transitioning to a civil litigation practice focusing on personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, construction, property loss, small claims, and municipal liability. Mark relocated to Victoria in 2015 and continued his civil litigation practice with a focus on motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, and small claims.

Mark also worked at the office of the BC Ombudsperson, investigating complaints of administrative unfairness and disclosures of wrongdoing. He was appointed to the CRT in 2024.

Mark has also contributed volunteer time to various roles in charitable organizations and the non-profit sector.

David Jiang

Full-Time Tribunal Member

David Jiang adjudicated workplace injury compensation decisions as a Review Officer at WorkSafeBC, prior to his appointment to the CRT in 2022. He also has several years’ experience practising as an associate lawyer at an international law firm, in the field of commercial litigation.

David also clerked with the BC Supreme Court from 2011 to 2012.

Prior to starting his career in law, David was a high school teacher. David holds a law degree, an education degree, and a commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Peter Mennie

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Peter Mennie completed his Bachelor of Arts at Queen’s University and his Juris Doctor at the University of British Columbia. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2017. 

Prior to his appointment to the CRT in 2023, Peter was a lawyer in private practice who worked in areas including personal injury, wills and estates, family law, and civil litigation. He has appeared and made submissions at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada in a matter related to retroactive child support. 

Peter is also appointed to the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal. 

Maria Montgomery

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Maria holds a law degree (2007) and Bachelor of Social Work degree (2003), both from the University of Victoria.

She has worked for Independent Offices of the Legislature investigating ombudsperson complaints, critical injuries, and deaths of children receiving government services, and privacy and access complaints. Maria worked for the Ministry of Finance developing legislation and policy for the Societies Act, Cooperative Association Act and, more recently, the Pay Transparency Act while Director of Policy with the Gender Equity Office.

She was appointed to the CRT in 2024.

Sarah Orr

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Sarah Orr completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill University and her JD at the University of Victoria.

She started her career in private practice focusing on civil litigation, which included acting for plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and motor vehicle cases as well as representing clients at the Provincial (Small Claims) Court.

Prior to her appointment to the CRT in 2018, she worked for the Ministry of Labour as an Industrial Relations Officer where she mediated, investigated and adjudicated complaints brought under the Employment Standards Act.

Ms. Orr has been an active volunteer with Access Pro Bono and is a past board member of the WISH Drop-In Centre Society. She was called to the Bar in 2012.

Deanna Rivers

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Ms. Rivers received her law degree from the University of Victoria in 1995 and worked as a litigator and solicitor in Victoria from 1996 to 2024. She was appointed an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2015, teaching Wills Estates and Succession Planning, and Civil Procedure and Drafting. She was appointed to the CRT in 2024.

Ms. Rivers has been a volunteer with Scouts Canada, Girl Guides of Canada, and Saanich soccer, lacrosse, and hockey. She has served on 2 strata councils and is a veteran of the Canadian Forces. Her interests include her family, travel, and her animals.

 

Navdeep Shukla

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Navdeep Shukla completed her Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies at the University of British Columbia and her law degree at the University of Victoria. She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and has been practicing law in Vancouver since her call to the Bar in 2013.

Ms. Shukla has vast general litigation experience including in the areas of contractual disputes, employment law, construction disputes, property tax assessment appeals as well as a specific focus in the area of creditors’ remedies over the last few years. She has routinely appeared for clients in both the Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia as well as various other administrative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal, Property Assessment Appeal Board, and the Labour Relations Board.

Ms. Shukla has presented various seminars for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC including a seminar on Small Claims Court and has sat as a board member for the BC Chapter of the Canadian Property Tax Association. She was appointed to the CRT in 2022.

Megan Stewart

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Megan Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC, and Juris Doctor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2005, and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2008.

Prior to joining the CRT in 2022, Megan worked at the BC Office of the Ombudsperson where she investigated allegations of unfair conduct by public sector organizations. She was also co-chair of the office’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, which aims to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in its service delivery work and staff working environment. Before returning to BC in 2018, Megan worked in England in the civil service and in dispute resolution in the field of higher education.

In her free time, Megan volunteers at her children’s school and with their extracurricular activities.

Alison Wake

Full-Time Tribunal Member

Alison Wake joined the CRT in 2018 and held several roles including Case Manager, Senior Case Manager, and Legal Counsel, prior to her appointment as a CRT Member in 2023.

Alison holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria and was called to the BC Bar in 2017. Prior joining the CRT, Alison practised law at a private firm in Victoria.