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.
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.
Lana is 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.
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.
Ian is Director of Asset Management for BC Non-Profit Housing Association. His role allows him to develop funding solutions, incentive programs, and curriculum to support building renewal while coaching non-profit housing providers through retrofit projects. He is driven by a passion for affordable housing, the desire to help others, and a sense of accomplishment when people have access to safer, healthier housing. Outside of work, Ian has a family of five, whom he enjoys taking outdoors mountain biking, skiing, and hiking.