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.
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.
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.
Vanessa has 25 years of healthcare experience having worked across the healthcare system with diverse populations from acute care, mental health, home and community care, and primary health care, leading change. She cares deeply about supporting independence, well-being, and individual choice in defining quality of life. She is a leader who is curious, thoughtful, and collaborative and brings these strengths and skills to serve the community of Little Mountain Residential Care & Housing Society.
Vanessa worked as a physiotherapist (BScPT) in hospital care for ten years. After obtaining an MBA in Melbourne, Australia she moved to Vancouver in 2004, working in roles focused on healthcare system change in various Health Authorities. Vanessa is a Director of Strategic Change and Improvement at Provincial Health Services Authority.
Bob has over 40 years in healthcare leadership including roles as a hospital CEO, a regional Chief Operating Officer, President of western Canada’s largest community clinical laboratory, Chief Project Officer the BC Children’s and Women’s Redevelopment and CEO of a 275-bed faith-based campus of care for seniors. Bob is now the Executive Director of the Denominational Health Association and the Catholic Health Association of BC where he continues to work with faith-based health care providers. Bob spent 6 years on the Board of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, including two years as the Chair. He has also been involved in youth sports for both soccer and hockey and currently serves as a board member of the Canadian Association of Long Term Care.
A native of Saint John, NB, Bob completed his undergraduate studies at S. Mary’s University in Halifax and his MSc in Health Care Planning from UBC.
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.
Ken 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.
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.
Roy has a Diploma in Business Administration and is currently working on his Bachelor of Business Administration. He has 23 years’ experience in Public Healthcare and is currently the Director of P3 Operations for Compass Canada.
Roy is a past President and Chair of the Little Mountain Residential Care & Housing Society (LMRCHS) where his skills in public speaking, community relations, planning, financial planning, lobbying, and labour/employee relations combined with his years of experience in healthcare make him an important asset to the LMRCHS Board of Directors. He enjoys the excitement and challenge of healthcare and is continuing to lend his skills to the industry.
Tracey is a co-founder and principal of MOTIV Architects inc. – a community focused design practice that is dialed-in to the community of East Vancouver and to the greater Vancouver region and the need for affordable and viable design solutions for accommodating our resident population in their everyday activities of living, working and playing. Her practice focuses on assisting community organizations and non-profits to achieve their development goals with a clear design focus – while maximizing community and neighbourhood connections to achieve a greater good beyond a project’s physical boundaries.
Tracey has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and is active in mentoring architectural interns within the local community as well as critiquing design studios at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UBC. Tracey brings over 20 years of architectural experience to the Board and is specifically interested in the future development of the Little Mountain properties to achieve the larger vision of the Society focused on the target population of their services.
William is a recent returnee to the Little Mountain neighbourhood, having been brought up here before moving back to his birthplace of Hong Kong for a quarter-century. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) in accounting from the University of British Columbia and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Richard Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario, as well as the designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA, UK), Chartered Secretary (ACIS), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS). Professionally, he has served in financial and general management roles in corporations as well as not-for-profit organizations, and has volunteered in Board member and Treasurer capacities in a chapter of Junior Chamber International Hong Kong as well as the Incorporated Owners (equivalent to a Canadian strata council) of a residential building there.
Having received direct exposure to the elderly health and welfare support in Hong Kong, through his late mother who was affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and who had to remain in elderly care for two decades, he wishes to contribute his insight from that experience as well as the perspective of a family member of a resident, along with his professional knowledge, to the Board of the Society.
Currently, while settling down with his spouse Yonie, he has been volunteering as a driver for the Freemasons Cancer Car Programme. In their free time, the couple enjoys attending car shows, motorcycle gatherings as well as community events on offer in metropolitan Vancouver.
Lana s a health care professional currently employed with Doctors of BC as a Regional Advocate and Advisor for all physicians in three local health authorities. Prior to this role, Lana was in a regional consulting role leading culture change and quality improvement initiative in two health authorities. Lana also held a nurse manager role at an organization for mental health housing following a 15 year psychiatric nursing career in various clinical settings.
Lana holds a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences in psychiatric nursing. Lana is also completing a Master’s degree with focus on Organizational Psychology and also obtained a grad certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change, which further developed her skills and competencies to lead service excellence in large organizations and better understanding underlining causes of culture issues and high employee turnover. Lana’s passion for helping and impacting lives of others led her to many volunteering opportunities also throughout her career.
Aditya has been leading projects in different areas of care for multiple health authorities since 2001. His interest is in improving quality of care for patients by enhancing quality and patient safety by using patient and family centered care model.
He is a Certified Health Executive (CHE) and actively participates in Canadian College of Health Leaders activities. He has served as an executive committee member for the Canadian College of Health Leaders Lower Mainland Chapter.
Before moving to Canada, Aditya was faculty of statistics for Tribhuvan University, Nepal for 10 years. He has a Master’s in Health Administration from University of British Columbia (UBC), Master’s in Community Health Sciences from University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and a Master’s in Statistics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Aditya has also been teaching statistics and biostatistics for Thompson Rivers University since 2002.