Board of Directors
The Society is governed by an independent Board of Directors. Our Board is a group of volunteering community members committed to provide the best care to our seniors. Current members possess expertise in a variety of areas that encompass health care, law, finance/accounting, quality improvement and risk management.
We invite individuals with the same passion who can be committed to our mission, vision, and values to join our Board at our September 2017 AGM, on the continued dynamic journey of care and housing.
Steve is an RBC financial planner with over 20 years of experience in financial services industry. He is well-versed in investment management, financial planning, credit and financial statement analysis.
He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. As a life-long learner, he pursued a Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation, and was awarded it in 2004. He also has his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. In 2015, Steve completed an Executive MBA at Queen’s University. The MBA program has given him a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning and many other leadership skills.
Both of his parents reside at Little Mountain Place. He is looking forward to helping the residents and tenants of Little Mountain Place, Adanac Park Lodge, and Little Mountain Court, and continuing to uphold the high standards our residents expect and deserve.
Leon has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University with a specialization in Accounting. Following graduation, he continued his education by obtaining his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation. He is currently pursuing his Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation.
His professional experience includes working in public practice audit at KPMG in the Technology, Media and Entertainment sector. Leon gained exposure to non-profit organizations and obtained an understanding of relevant accounting guidelines, as well as financial controls and processes. He now works at Grant Thornton providing financial advisory services, specializing in business valuations and merger and acquisition support.
Judy has over 30 years of experience as a health care leader primarily in community health, home care and long term care.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Nursing (B.N.) from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia.
She has served on the Board of Little Mountain Residential Care and Housing Society since April 2013. Judy is committed to improvements that enhance the quality of life and quality of care for people who require supports to live independently and for those who require 24-hour or end-of-life care in our community.
Ginger has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (University of Toronto) and Masters of Health Science (McMaster University), and has worked as a public health nurse, nurse practitioner and health care leader over the past 45 years in a broad range of clinical programs across the care continuum including acute, community, long term and primary care sectors.
She has previous experience serving on non-profit boards in professional (College of Registered Nurses of BC; RN Foundation of BC) and health related (Yaletown House Intermediate Care Facility; Progressive Housing Society) organizations.
Ginger is a collaborative visionary professional who brings a systems and people orientated approach to program development, and she is specifically passionate about seniors and palliative/hospice care and creating holistic, integrated and family centered approaches to enhancing the quality of life for our seniors.
Brendan is a lawyer practicing at the Vancouver law firm Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Business Law Group, with a focus on providing general counsel to small and medium-sized businesses and societies, as well as assisting in corporate and real estate transactions.
Brendan studied law at the University of British Columbia, where he was heavily involved in university governance. He served as a senator in UBC’s Senate from 2011 to 2013. During this time, Brendan held a position on the Law Students’ Society executive, and was a member of UBC’s Appeals of Academic Standing Committee, Student Appeals on Academic Discipline Committee, and the UBC President’s Committee on Non-Academic Misconduct. In his past career, Brendan worked in the information technology sector.
Ken was born and raised in Vancouver and is a lifelong resident. He graduated from the Realty Appraisal program at Vancouver Community College Langara in 1978. Since then, he has worked in the field of appraisals, banking and real estate.
He is currently a principal of Gateway Appraisal and Consulting Group Inc. that he and his partners founded in 2000.
He has been on the board of Little Mountain Residential Care & Housing Society since 2013. As part of the baby boomer generation, he found many parents of friends were in need of assistance in finding suitable and affordable care. The opportunity arose at Little Mountain to contribute to giving back to the community.
Shawn is Regional Director of Operations for a BC based seniors’ housing company. With a Bachelor of Nursing, a Master of Health Studies and 10+ years of experience in both private pay and funded senior’s housing, Shawn has acquired great experience in capital management, operations, regulatory compliance and resident focused care delivery to our board of directors. Shawn resides in the neighbourhood of Yaletown in Vancouver, BC.
Kate is a lawyer who currently holds the position of Director, Inquiry & Discipline (in-house legal counsel) at the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. Her practice focuses on the regulation of health professionals. Previously, she worked at a boutique law firm practicing in the areas of regulatory and administrative law.
Kate has obtained a law degree and a B.A. (Hons.) in psychology, both from the University of British Columbia. Kate grew up in the lower mainland and looks forward to giving back to the community through serving on the Board.
Carmen is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) currently working in public practice as an audit manager. Her practice is focused on publicly-traded companies in the energy, resource, technology, and life sciences sectors. She also works with the CPA Western School of Business and CPA Canada as a facilitator and marker for candidates enrolled in the Professional Education Program.
Carmen currently serves as a board member at her local community centre society. She also volunteers her time with Providence Health Care and St. John’s Ambulance. She looks forward to sharing her passion and experiences to serve the communities at Little Mountain Residential Care & Housing Society.
Margaret has a passion for bettering the well-being of our seniors. She strives to make a difference through volunteerism and continuous studies. Her prior volunteerism activities include Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Westside Seniors Hub initiative, West Neighbourhood House Board (Toronto) and CHIMO Board (Richmond).
Margaret lives and works in Vancouver. Her 25-plus-year career with RBC in Vancouver and Toronto spanned diverse areas from client management, team management, to head office.
She is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a graduate of Executive MBA program. Margaret received her Baccalaureate Diploma in Gerontology in 2016.