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Vancouver Police Board Member Profiles

CAROLYN ASKEW

Carolyn AskewCarolyn Askew was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in June, 2014.  Carolyn brings to the Board over forty years of legal experience, largely focussed on social justice and human rights issues. 

In the course of her career Carolyn has appeared before numerous administrative tribunals, including provincial and federal Labour Relations Boards, provincial Workers Compensation Appeal bodies, Employment Standards boards and Human Rights tribunals. She chaired the first community legal assistance office in British Columbia, an office which became a model for other offices throughout Canada.  She also chaired the British Columbia Police Commission from 1997-1999 and was Legislative Counsel for the BC Federation of Labour and General Counsel for the Health Sciences Association of British Columbia.

In the early 70’s Carolyn instructed at the then newly established Peoples Law School. She has also taught labour law, arbitration law, advocacy and human rights law at Capilano University, and was a long time Administrative Justice instructor for the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals.

JOHNNY CHEUNG

Johnny CheungJohnny Cheung was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in December, 2015.

Johnny completed his BA in Economics at the University of British Columbia and his MBA at Western University.  Johnny has over 18 years’ experience in the financial industry and is currently Senior Investment Advisor, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at National Bank Financial.

Johnny has served on a number of community-focused organizations, including the Chinatown, BC, and International Lions Clubs; the United Way; the Brotherhood Inter-Faith Society; and CHIMO Crisis Services.  He has served on the VPD Diversity Advisory Committee and the RCMP Advisory Committee on Cultural Diversity.

Johnny has received the Melvin Jones Award (the highest award for community service from Lions Club International) and the 100% President Award from the Vancouver Chinatown Lions Club. National Bank Financial awarded Johnny the President’s Council Award from 2012-2015, and President’s Club Award from 2013-2015, for his outstanding performance.

Johnny has been involved in many charity events, including the Vancouver Sun Run; CIBC Breast Cancer Run for the Cure; SUCCESS Walk with the Dragon; Journey for Sight Fundraiser Walk; and Chimo’s Future Without Violence fundraising event.

BARJ DHAHAN

Barj DhahanBarj Dhahan was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in May, 2015. Barj brings over thirty years business experience and is founder and president of the Sandhurst Group of Companies.

Barj has served on a number of Boards including Royal Roads University Board of Governors, UBC Nursing Advisory Council, the RCMP Cultural Advisory Committee, and India Canada Centres of Excellence at both UBC and Carleton Universities.

Both personally and through his businesses, Barj has supported numerous community initiatives aimed at creating health and education opportunities for young people. Barj helped launch the Canada India Education Society, a nursing collaboration which helped 1800 women graduate in nursing in India, 200 of which now live and work in Canada. Through the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation Barj has been instrumental in providing summer camps for challenged youth, teaching leadership and life skills. Barj has played a major role in organizing Cops for Cancer and other cancer fundraising events.

Barj was a member of British Columbia’s Economic Immigration Task Force (2011-12) and was an official delegate to Prime Minister Harper’s 2012 mission to India and the Governor General’s 2014 mission to India.

MARK JAMES

Mark JamesMark James was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in July, 2014. Mark is a Vancouver businessman with a career spanning 38 years.

Current business interests include President/ MJG Brewery Restaurants, President/ Red Truck Brewing Company, President /Triple F Investments ltd. (commercial real estate company).

Mark has served as a board member of St. Georges School (2002 - 2010), Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver (2000 - 2012), Odd Squad Society (2008 – 2012) and a current board member of the Vancouver Police Foundation.

Mark is the past campaign chair (2010 - 2013) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver annual campaign. In 2013, Mark was awarded a Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in the field of business.

SHERRI MAGEE

Dr. Sherri MageeDr. Sherri Magee was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in July 2014.  She is an oncology researcher who has worked in the field of Cancer Survivorship for the past nineteen years and is the author of the book "Picking up the Pieces: Moving Forward after Surviving Cancer".  She facilitates workshops nationally for cancer survivors and their families and is a frequent speaker at medical and educational conferences.

Sherri Magee was the past Executive Director of the Hope House Cancer Centre, she co-developed the first private practice cancer rehabilitation program, 'Back on Track', and co-founded the "Abreast in a Boat" dragon boat society for women living with breast cancer with teams world-wide.

Dr. Magee currently serves on the Streetohome Board, the 58 W. Hastings Advisory Board and has served as a board member on the World President’s Organization and Perceptronix Medical Inc.

CLAIRE MARSHALL

ClaireMarshallClaire Marshall was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in June, 2014. A Principal of C. Marshall & Associates Inc., Claire specializes in Aboriginal engagement and community development. She has worked for BC Hydro, BC Transmission Corporation, TransCanada Pipelines and the First Nation Energy and Mining Council, with a clear focus on meaningful First Nation consultation, policy development, Aboriginal procurement strategies, capacity development and relationship building activities for Aboriginal communities and corporations.

Claire also has extensive experience working for urban Aboriginal organizations in Vancouver in such areas as adult education, employment, training, children and families, housing, homelessness and urban Aboriginal governance. She currently serves as a board member of Vancouver Community College, Lu'ma Native Housing and Vancouver Aboriginal Skills Group.

Claire has a BA from Saint Mary's University, and is Mi’kmaq from the Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia.

THOMAS TAM

Thomas TamThomas Tam was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in January, 2014. He is currently the Executive Director of CCM Canada, a Christian community service agency with offices spanning Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Prior, he was the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest immigrant serving agencies in Western Canada.

Thomas continues to be a strong advocate for immigration issues and has been a speaker at international and national conferences and forums. He spoke on the Canadian Immigrant Service Model at the Joint World Conference in Hong Kong, as well as at the Chinese Immigrant Service Agency Network International Conference held in New York. He was a member of the National Citizenship and Immigration Canada Expert Consultation on Immigrant Services and has presented to the Canadian House of Commons’ Federal Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Thomas has also served as board member on the Board of Cultural Regeneration Research Society, the Economic Development Association of BC, the Vancouver Chinatown Community Police Center, and the Ethno Business Council in BC. He has contributed to the Burnaby Board of Trade Asia Pacific Committee, the Chief’s Diversity Advisory Committee with the Vancouver Police Department, and the Premier’s Asia Pacific (China Region) Task Force.

Thomas holds a Masters (Social Work) from the University of Surrey, England, and a post graduate certificate in Management in Human Services Organization from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

PETER K.K. WONG

Dr. Peter K.K. WongDr. Peter K.K. Wong was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in June, 2014. Peter is a Vancouver based physician, business person and community leader. He has been recognized by Vancouver Magazine as one of the “Power 50” and a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service. In 2016, he was inducted into the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition.

Peter has been an active member of the community and involved with a number of community organizations; he is a Founding member and Director of West Point Grey Academy and its Foundation, an Honorary Patron of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, and a Member of the Overseas Exchange Committee of Guangdong Province.

With important trade relationships to China, Peter has participated in assisting numerous government trade missions. He is also a Special Adviser to the Musqueam Nation for Asia-Pacific affairs.

 

 
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