Board of Directors

Connie Chong Board 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 has had many roles within the organization since then. She has committed her career to improving Maternal Health and feels passionate about sustainable, community led development. She has an Honours BA […]

Jacqui Fedor Director

Jacqui has spent the past 12 years working in Human Resource and Volunteer Management. Jacqui has worked on provincial and national advisory councils to assist in the strategic planning of volunteer management practices and initiatives. Jacqui is the current provincial […]

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 […]

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 […]

John Halani Honorary Board Member

 Honorary Consul of Uganda, Uganda High Commission

Sam Thiara Director

Sam Thiara is a professional who has created a personal journey as a coach, speaker, author, workshop facilitator, educator and entrepreneur.  His goal is to support others in their personal brand awareness and professional development and was recognized by the […]