Susan, Ernie and Aaron have been leading Spectrum as Co-Directors for over 20 years.

Susan Stanfield

Susan with her boys

Susan is one of the founders of Spectrum, bringing together a group of individuals and family members to create a new organization to deliver person-centred supports in Vancouver.


Ernie Baatz

Ernie is one of the founders of Spectrum.  As Executive Director, he is accountable for the contracting and financial well-being of the society.

Ernie Baatz


Aaron Johannes

Aaron and Zev

Aaron has worked at Spectrum since 1989 and has many diverse talents.  He retired in June 2019 but promises to keep in touch and was recently at our offices for three days teaching PATH and MAPS – person-centred planning.  He is passionate about effective communication, community inclusion, leadership, graphic facilitation, self-advocacy, gardening, art, music and so much more.  You can read more about Aaron and his interests at:

at: http://aaronjohannes.wordpress.com/about/