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Lenora Gates
Chair (National Board Representative)

Lenora Gates’ 25-year career in commercial real estate began with the formation of Gates Real Estate Services Ltd. in 1996.  She is also a founding partner of Orange National Retail Group, Inc. which provides real estate consulting and brokerage services to regional, national and international retailers to facilitate expansion into the Canadian market.

Lenora has also dedicated time to speak at the International Conference of Shopping Centres, MAPIC, The Urban Development Institute, The Real Estate Forum and British Columbia Shopping Centre Association events. In 2009, she accepted a position on the Board of Vancouver CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and continues active involvement. In 2000 and 2004, Lenora was nominated as “Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.”

Lenora is a breast cancer survivor and has served on the Board of the BC/Yukon Region since 2003. She chaired the Awareness Day Luncheon from 2007 to 2012 and also acted as a Director on the National Board since 2012.  As the keynote speaker at the 8th annual Night of Hope™ held in Richmond, BC, Lenora was involved in bringing the event to the North Shore in the spring of 2009.  Lenora was also co-founder of Lifelines Targeted Fundraising, which raised over $700,000 for the purchase of the first digital image mammography machine at the BC Cancer Agency.

Lenora is married with two sons, and enjoys golf and gardening.

 

Alan C. Wallace
Vice Chair

 

Alan recently completed a 26-year career with CIBC World Markets Inc. which included working with public and private companies across all aspects of corporate finance activity including debt and equity underwriting, corporate bank lending, corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his departure from CIBC in October 2013, he was Vice Chairman and responsible for senior corporate relationships at CIBC.

Alan also spent three years in marketing for IBM handling high profile accounts and he has been an adjunct professor in the MBA Program at the University of British Columbia. Alan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a MBA from the University of Chicago.

Alan joined the BC/Yukon Region Board in 2013 and has formerly sat on the Board of Directors for the Business Council of British Columbia, and was a Campaign Cabinet member for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Alan is married with three children and resides in West Vancouver. He enjoys participating in triathlons and cross country skiing loppets as well as coaching minor hockey.

 

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Caroline Dunn
Chair, Audit, Finance & Investment Committee  (National Board Representative)

 

Caroline Dunn has held financial executive and strategy roles in leading Canadian companies, both public and private, for the past 15 years. She is an accomplished leader in rapidly growing companies and has proven her ability to deliver shareholder value through strategic growth in North America and Europe.  Prior to 1995, Caroline spent 10 years in public practice with PwC and E&Y in Canada and the UK. She is a Chartered Accountant (Scotland) and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Glasgow. She has served the board of the YWCA of Greater Vancouver on their Audit, Finance and Investment Committee and was on the Board of Donna Cona, an Aboriginal company for six years.

Caroline has been a member of the BC/Yukon Region Board since June 2009. She was also a member of the National Board, where she served as Treasurer from 2007 to 2009. 

Caroline loves to travel, collects wine and enjoys the range of outdoor pursuits BC has to offer.


   

Dr. Ian Gardiner
Member, Research Grants Committee

 

Dr. Ian Gardiner is the Director of Advanced Breast Imaging Program at the Canada Diagnostic Centre in Vancouver BC, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Department of Radiology. Dr. Gardiner’s area of expertise is medical breast imaging, including mammography, ultrasound and MRI.

Ian graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine in 1989 and completed his residency in radiology and fellowship in body imaging at the University of Toronto in 1996.

Dr. Gardiner joined the BC/Yukon Region Board in June 2009, where he serves on the Research Grants Committee.

Dr. Gardiner's hobbies include reading extensively and investing.


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Joan C. Chambers
Member, Governance & Nominating Committee (National Board Representative) 

 

Joan is a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Vancouver, where she practices in the areas of non-profit organizations, venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement and mining, general corporate matters, joint venture transactions, commercial transactions, business process outsourcings and general business law.

Joan is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria teaching an advanced transactions course. She previously taught a closed corporations course at the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Joan joined the BC/Yukon Region Board in 2001 and was appointed as Chair in 2012. She has also been a member of the National Board of Directors since 2003. 

Joan is married with two teenage daughters, and spends time hiking, skiing and horseback riding.


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Linda Morris
Member, Governance & Nominating Committee

 

Linda is an active member of the Vancity senior executive team, where she is responsible for engaging and growing membership through experience, products and services, and commitment to the local community.

Previously, Linda was CEO of CBCF- BC/Yukon. Prior to that, she held progressive positions including Deputy Minister of the Public Affairs Bureau for the Government of British Columbia; Vice President, Communications & Community Engagement for Vancouver Coastal Health; and Director of Public Affairs for the Vancouver Port Authority.

Linda received her MBA from Royal Roads University, MA in Canadian History from University of Toronto, and BA (Honours) in Canadian History from McGill University. She also holds certificates in Executive Management, Public Administration, and Public Relations from the University of Toronto, Ryerson and York University, respectively.

Linda joined the BC/Yukon Region Board of Directors in 2013, and has an extensive record of community involvement, including several leadership positions with the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the United Way.

Linda lives with her husband in Mount Pleasant. They enjoy travelling and exploring their neighbourhood. 

   

Robert Coard
Member, Audit, Finance & Investment Committee

Robert is a Chartered Accountant, and has practiced in the assurance group with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) since 2004. Providing services to companies primarily in the retail, manufacturing and service sectors, Robert assists them in dealing with the impact of growth and acquisitions, including complex accounting, governance structures and private equity ownership.

Robert’s voluntary involvement has included extensive service to the CA training program, and he has held lead roles in learning and development as well as in campus recruitment. He has coordinated PwC corporate sponsorship for a number of community initiatives including co-chairing the fundraising for the PwC United Way Annual Campaign.

Robert joined the BC/Yukon Region Board of Directors in 2013 and also sits on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for the Neil Squire Society.

Robert is a life-long resident of North Burnaby. He enjoys running, hiking and recently took up road biking.

   

Dr. Stephen Chia
Chair, Research Grants Committee

Dr. Stephen Chia is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, UBC, as well as a staff oncologist with the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA). Dr. Chia also serves as Chair for the BC Breast Tumour Group at the BC Cancer Agency and is a physician coordinator for both the breast cancer and head and neck cancer clinical trials at the BCCA – Vancouver Centre.

Awarded a CBCF postgraduate Fellowship in breast cancer research in 1998, Dr. Chia credits the Fellowship Program to helping him establish his career as a breast cancer researcher in the province.

He is currently the Chair of the BC/Yukon Region Research Grants Committee and represents BC/Yukon on the National Grants Committee.

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Wendi Campbell
Chair, Governance & Nominating Committee 

Wendi Campbell is a senior human resources executive and Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience in leadership development and high performance coaching.   She has held leadership roles within KPMG, locally, regionally and nationally.  Additionally, as a professional executive coach, Wendi works with emerging leaders and senior executives across North America.  She brings a hands-on, business-minded approach to all engagements and consulting projects.

In addition to her Chartered Accountant designation, Wendi also holds a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.  She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and has certificates in Organization Development and Human Resources Management from Queens University.
 
Wendi has been a member of the BC/Yukon Region Board since 2012.  She is also a current board member of the Vancouver International Marathon Society and a former board member of the École Française Internationale de Vancouver.

A wife, mother, and volunteer; in her spare time Wendi is a competitive marathon runner and enjoys spending time outdoors, skiing, riding and hiking.