Stephanie A. Melnychuk

Stephanie A. Melnychuk is a lawyer with Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, a boutique firm practicing in the area of intellectual property law.  Stephanie assists clients with all aspects of identifying, protecting, and benefiting from their intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on prosecuting patent applications in the chemical, clean technologies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device fields.

The Ministry of Finance Outreach Program

The Ministry of Finance Outreach Program gives taxpayers, businesses, associations and tax professionals the information and support they need to understand the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and how it relates to their operations.


The Outreach Program provides tax education and information to businesses and industry across B.C. by hosting webinars, presenting tax education at association seminars, attending trade shows and conferences and working with partners like Small Business BC (SBBC) to reach as many businesses as possible. Our goal is to help you better understand the PST so that you can focus on building and managing your business. If you have any questions about PST or would like us to join you at your event, please contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you!

Vanessa Pintea

Vanessa is a Digital Marketing Consultant with experience consulting for start-ups and SMB’s across North America, Europe and Australia. Vanessa is an experienced and analytically-minded consultant and the digital strategies she develops and executes, deliver her clients a competitive return on their investment. Over her career Vanessa has consulted in a wide range of industries including Retail, Tourism, and Technology but these days spends most of her time consulting for Medical Service Providers across the United States.
Outside of the office, Vanessa enjoys long-distance running, hiking and volunteering for charities that help people both locally and globally.
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Wendy Kao

Wendy is responsible for taking a senior role in managing several accounting functions for a wide variety of clients and industries. Before joining the firm, she worked in administration and retail sales. With a background in family studies, Wendy understands the benefit of being resourceful to solve problems effectively for our clients, the importance of clear communication, and the significance of putting people first. Wendy is a graduate of UBC and is currently a CPA candidate.

Wendy balances her proactive, focused work days with extreme thrill seeking like skydiving and bungee jumping.


WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. We consult with and educate employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.