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Vancouver Police Board Member Profiles

PATRICIA BARNES

Patricia BarnesPatricia Barnes was appointed to the Vancouver Police Board in June, 2018.

Patricia Barnes is the Executive Director of Hastings North Business Improvement Association. The Hastings North BIA promotes the retail and commercial neighborhood of Hastings North within the City of Vancouver.

Ms. Barnes serves on a number of committees including the City of Vancouver Poverty Action Advisory Committee, the Vancouver Immigration Partnership as co-chair of the small business committee, Grandview-Woodland Transportation Committee, Hastings Sunrise City Plan Committee, Co-Chairs Living in Community: Balancing Perspectives on Vancouver’s Sex Industry Steering Committee, Community Advisory Committee Hasting Park, and is a Director of the International Downtown Association. Ms. Barnes was the President of BIABC (provincial BIA Association) for 3 years and spent many years as a member of the Board. She has also been a speaker and presenter at many provincial and international conferences.

Ms. Barnes holds a BA from University of Toronto and MBA from Dalhousie University.

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.

SHERRI MAGEE

Dr. Sherri Magee Dr. 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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