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RICK AMANTEA

Rick Amantea is Vice President Community Partnerships & Development for Park Royal Shopping Centre, The Village at Park Royal and a variety of other assets owned by Larco Investments in Metro Vancouver, Whistler and Toronto.  He has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years with extensive experience in marketing, leasing, property management, development and strategic planning. 

Rick believes in giving back to the community and currently serves on the boards of The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Park Royal Merchants Association andThe Coho Society of the North Shore, in addition to the West Vancouver Community Centres Society. 

Rick and his wife Christine have been residents of West Vancouver for over 12 years and reside in Horseshoe Bay.

Rick is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Resource Development Committee.

BILL BARRIE

Bill Barrie is a retired high school teacher and elementary principal. He was also a minor hockey coach. Bill and his family are all users of the Community Centre. Bill lives in West Vancouver.

SHANNON BOSA

Shannon Bosa has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and is a Proprietor of Glowbal Restaurant Group where her main focus is marketing, public relations and philanthropy.  She serves on various Charitable Foundation boards and is an active volunteer at her children’s school. Her main charitable passions are children, animal welfare and single mothers in need.

She studied Business & Communications at Simon Fraser University and Interior Design at BCIT.

Shannon grew up and lives in West Vancouver with her 2 children.  Both she and her children have grown up being active members of the West Vancouver Community Centre.

Shannon is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Community Engagement & Outreach Committee.

MARY JO CAMPBELL

Mary Jo Campbell was a commercial real estate lawyer and a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais.

She is a Trustee on the Board of West Vancouver Memorial Library and was also Chair of the Board amongst other committee groups.

Mary Jo has been involved with many committees across West Vancouver.

She has 3 older children and lives in West Vancouver and were all active members of the Centre as the children were growing up.

MIKE COURTENAY

Michael Courtenay is Senior Vice President of Design and Construction at British Pacific Properties Limited. He has been in the building and development industry for the past 40 years, with the last 30 years working in the capacity of senior management.

Michael has served as a director for The Dance Foundation, Artstart and the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association.

Michael and his wife Joyce have been residents of West Vancouver for over 8 years and reside in Ambleside.

Michael is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Community Engagement & Outreach Committee.

RICHARD FISHER

Richard Fisher is the Chief Communications Officer for Development and Alumni Engagement at UBC.

Richard has previously been involved with WVCCS as a member of the Communications Task Force.

Richard and his family live in West Vancouver.

TERRI GREEN

Terri Green has been an active member of the West Bay PAC, including co-chair for the last 2 years. She has been involved with fundraising for the school. She was also on the DPAC of West Vancouver for 5 years and held various roles as well as involved with WV Minor Hockey, WV Soccer Club and Athletics for Kids. Currently works for Kintec Footlabs. Terri lives in West Vancouver with her family.

JANINE GUENTHER

Janine is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Community Engagement & Outreach Committee.

Janine lives in West Vancouver with her family and are very active members in the West Vancouver community and at the West Vancouver Community Centre.

NAJEEEB HASSAN

Najeeb has been a partner at Roper Greyell since 2014, having formerly been a partner in the labour and employment group of one of Canada's largest national law firms. His legal career also includes serving as Vice-Chair of the BC Labour Relations Board.  Najeeb’s practice includes representation of public, private and First Nations employers in the highway maintenance, hospitality, gaming, retail, construction, mining, municipal and health sectors.  Najeeb assists both union and non-union employers to avoid and resolve difficult legal and human resource challenges.

His professional affiliations include: The Canadian Bar Association, The American Bar Association, The Law Society of British Columbia and The Law Society of Upper Canada.  Najeeb obtained a B.A from the University of Western Ontario and an LL.B from the University of Victoria.

Outside of the law, Najeeb enjoys hiking the North Shore mountains with his wife and golden doodle, Harry, and playing recreational hockey.  He and his family have enjoyed their experiences at the West Vancouver Community Centre over their many years living on the North Shore.

Najeeb is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Governance & HR committee.

JENNY HIPPEL

Jenny has worked for the not-for-profit sector as a Board Member, Event Coordinator, Fundraiser and Volunteer.  Her most recent position was as the Special Events Coordinator at Junior Achievement of BC, working in particular with the annual Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies. During the 2010 Games, Jenny was the volunteer Film Festival Manager for West Vancouver 2010:  Explore North Shore Youth Film Festival, while also volunteering for VANOC as a National Olympic & Paralympic Committee Assistant.

Jenny holds her Bachelor of Education in English as a Second Language from the University of Victoria, and Diploma of Technology in Human Resource Management from BCIT.  She has a strong connection with West Vancouver and is an active Community member.  She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School, has taught in the West Vancouver School District and has volunteered in various capacities throughout.  Together with her husband, she has chosen to raise her family in West Vancouver.  They are avid users of both the Community Centre and its Programs.

Jenny is a current Director of the WVCCS Board, serves as a member of the Governance & HR Committee and is a past Co-Chair for PumpkinFest.

JULIE JEFFRIES

Julie is a Senior Manager in the Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has extensive experience working with public, private and not-for-profit entities.  She is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC and holds her Bachelors of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. Her previous volunteer experience includes being a former Director of the North Shore Meals on Wheels Society. 

Julie is a third generation West Vancouver resident and went to elementary and high school in the area.  She now lives with her husband and two children young children in the Bayridge area, who are avid users of the Community Centre programs.

Julie is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

CLARK LINTON

Clark is Financial Advisor with Raymond James. Recently travelled to India to volunteer with Sleeping Children Around the World and Free the Children.

He and his young family live in West Vancouver.

SARA McCRACKEN

Sara McCracken is a lawyer with Deloitte Tax Law LLP, specializing in tax and corporate/commercial law.  She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Queen’s University, her Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia, and her Master of Law in Tax from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Sara has published articles on a wide variety of legal matters, and she is an active member of various professional organizations.  Sara has previously served as a director, officer, and honorary legal counsel for other not-for-profit entities.

Sara grew up in West Vancouver, where she currently resides with her husband and two children.  Sara is an avid runner and skier, and her whole family enjoys the Community Centre’s facilities and programs.

Sara is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Governance and HR Committee.

NICOLA MORE

Nicola has worked in the non-profit sector as a volunteer, fundraiser and board member.  Having spent years in the financial sector, Nicola uses her background and experience to further not for profit causes.

She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Dream On Seniors Foundation, sits on the Society’s Resource Development Committee and is Co-Chair for PumpkinFest 2015.  Nicola is committed to family and community and as a recent newcomer to the North Shore, she is enjoying exploring and getting to know the North Shore.

Nicola is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and serves as a member of the Resource Development committee as well as a past co-chair of PumpkinFest

ALASTAIR NIMMONS

Alastair is Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant. Born in Northern Ireland, he started his career with KPMG in Scotland eighteen years ago and moved to Vancouver in 1997.

Alastair lives in West Vancouver with his wife and two young children, who are all keen users of the Community Centre facilities, particularly the pool and gymnastics programs.

He holds his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh.

Alastair is a former Chair of the WVCCS Board as well as past Treasurer.

NAVIDA SULEMAN

Navida is a senior business leader with over 20 years of financial and accounting experience in roles with progressively increasing management responsibilities. She is currently the Associate VP, Finance at BCAA. She is a designated CPA and CA.

Navida is a strong volunteer within the Community including the Mulgrave Parents Association as well as their Special Events Chair. She also volunteers with Scouts Canada and Girl Guides Canada.

Her family live in North Vancouver and are actives users of the Community Centre.

JEFF TODD

Jeff Todd is the Associate Vice President, Alumni and Executive Director, of the Alumni Association at the University of British Columbia, a global network of 290,000 alumni.  In this role he also is the Co-Director of start and evolution, UBC’s campaign to double alumni engagement and raise $1.5 billion to support student learning, excellence in research, and community engagement. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of the Oregon State University Alumni Association and Director of Alumni Relations, and also served as Executive Vice-President at the University of Arizona Alumni Association.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and a past member of the International Board of Directors for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Board of the Council of Alumni Association Executives.

Jeff and his family live in West Vancouver and his family utilizes the Community Centre’s facilities and programs.

Jeff is the current Chair of the WVCCS Board.

RICK VERJEE

Born in Kenya and educated in London before immigrating to Vancouver in 1973, Rick graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 1985. He spent 25 years working and growing his family business; manufacturing and distribution of home furnishings to N. America’s largest home furnishings retailers.  Retiring from the family business in 2009, Rick entered the luxury home development business.  He is also an active private equity investor.  Rick has been a member of YPO since 2007 and has served on numerous furniture industry boards, as well as a two-year term with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Rick and his family reside in West Vancouver and his family utilizes the Community Center on a regular basis.

Rick is a current Director of the WVCCS Board and sits on the Finance and Audit Committee.

COUNCILLOR NORA GAMBIOLI

Nora Gambioli is a current Councilor with the District of West Vancouver and is the Society’s liaison with District Council. For more than 25 years Nora, has been activity involved with boards, committees and working groups within West Vancouver.

Nora lives with her family in Ambleside

 

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