Christine has spent her career working with entrepreneurs, financing innovative companies, building financial firms and leading teams – all focused within the cleantech, sustainability and impact investing sectors. She currently leads Vancity’s impact investing, wealth management and community real estate portfolios, and previously lead the business banking group at Vancity. She is an advisor to various social enterprises, a lecturer on sustainability and finance, and a board member for both Small Business BC and Women’s Enterprise Centre.
SECRETARY/TREASURER [2014*] David McDougall is founder and principal of Blenz Coffee in the interior region of BC, where he established the leading premium coffee franchise chain in Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Penticton. He provides ongoing counsel and support to new entrepreneurs in their business establishment, access to capital, business management, market development, and financial and human resources management.
[Director 2014*] Jackie has more than 20 years of progressively complex leadership experience working in numerous public sector roles across the provincial government.
VICE CHAIR [2014*] Co-Founder of Vancouver PR firm Talk Shop Media, Katie is also a co-founder of the money mentorship organization Smart Cookies. With over a decade of experience in marketing communications, Katie brings a unique blend of experience gained working with some of Canada's Best Managed Companies.
DIRECTOR [2014*] Robin Lapointe is the founder of Lapointe Engineering Ltd., Kitimat's first home-based Engineering firm. Robin, along with a dedicated team of professionals, built the company from the ground up with a focus on local, practical engineering and community values.
CHAIR [2013*] As Co-Founder, President and CEO Miles Employment Group Ltd, Sandra has over 25 years experience in the staffing industry.
Tara Landes is the founder and president of Bellrock Benchmarking Inc., a Vancouver-based management consulting firm. Bellrock helps business leaders solve their toughest problems. Permanently. She is also a highly sought after speaker. Tara earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2000. Currently, she serves as a board member for Small Business BC and as a mentor for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.