John joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 2007. He was Acting Director of the School from October 2007 until March 2010. Prior to his appointment, John was a long-time sessional instructor with the School. Previous roles have included Director of Patient and Family Counseling at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Team Leader for the Ministry of Children and Family Development in offices throughout British Columbia. John is actively involved in the community and has served a number of not-for-profit organizations.