Board of Directors

Connie Chong Chair

Connie Chong is a health care management professional and currently works in health profession regulation as the Registrar/Executive Director of the College of Opticians of British Columbia.

Cheryl Angell Tresurer

Cheryl is a semi-retired Counsellor and Mathematics teacher. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Diploma of Education (1973). In 2004 she completed a diploma in Guidance and Counselling at […]

Natalie Angell-Besseling Founder

Natalie Angell-Besseling founded The Shanti Uganda Society in 2008 and lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and two daughters. She has an Honours BA in International Development Studies from York University and has completed additional training as a yoga […]

Allison Rounding Director

Allison has a BA (Hons) in Political Science and Gender Studies from UBC, and is passionate about feminism and social justice issues. She is currently working on a Master of Public Policy degree from SFU, and will graduate in the […]

Kaelan Wong Director

Kaelan has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for Shanti Uganda since 2015. He is a pre-med student currently pursuing a second degree in Nutritional Sciences at UBC. He holds a BSc in Psychology from UBC and was inducted into the […]

John Halani Honorary Consul of Uganda, Uganda High Commission

Fran Tanner Director, Event Committee Chair

Fran retired from her work in customer/member relations administration in the Financial Services Industry and the not-for-profit sector to spend four days a week caring for her elderly mom. She currently lives at Cranberry Commons Co-housing where she was a […]

Judith Bosire Director

Judith is an Economics Consultant with MNP’s Advisory Services practice in the Vancouver. She has significant experience working with Aboriginal communities, government agencies and organizations across Canada in a variety of subject matters including economic development, economic impact assessment, labour […]

Sara Christie Director

Sara Christie is a Human Resources professional in the BC health care system where she currently works as an Advisor in the area of employee experience. After graduating in 2007 with a BA from the University of British Columbia, Sara […]