Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of many accomplished and dedicated business and community leaders. They govern VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and are ultimately responsible for its strategic direction and overall performance. By adhering to good governance practices, they ensure the Foundation has the capacity and capability to meet both its short and long term goals.



2023/2024 Board of Directors

Ms. Juggy Sihota-Chahil, Chair, Senior Vice President – TELUS Healthcare Excellence

Mr. Jim Szabo, Vice-Chair, Vice Chairman, Capital Markets, CBRE

Mr. Paul Geyer, Treasurer, CEO, Discovery Parks and Nimbus Synergies

Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, Managing Partner, Agarwal Holdings Inc.

Dr. Penny Ballem, VCH Board of Directors Chair

Mr. David Helliwell, Co-founder and Executive Board Chair at Thrive Health

Ms. Judi Hess, Vice Chair and Chief Strategist of Copperleaf Technologies Inc.

Dr. Kendall Ho, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Lead, Digital Emergency Medicine

Ms. Ayeesha Lalji, Larco Investments Ltd.

Ms. Judy Leung, CFO, Westbank Corp.

Mr. William Lin, President & Founder, Rize Alliance Properties Ltd.





Ms. Melissa Louie, Barrister and Solicitor, Arbutus Law Group LLP

Mr. Simpson Ma, President & CEO, C&O Apparel Inc.

Ms. Naz Panahi, Vice-President, Pan City Enterprises Inc.

Mr. Ali Pejman, Managing Partner, Fort Capital Corporation

Dr. Gary Redekop MD, MSc, FRCSC, C.N. Woodward Chair, Head | Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital

Mr. Bob Rennie, OBC, Principal/Owner, Rennie Marketing Systems

Dr. Tara Sedlak, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist & Director, Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic, VGH

Mr. Keith Spencer, Partner, Fasken

Ms. Michelle de Moor, Vice-President, Vancouver Acute Services

Ms. Vivian Eliopoulos, CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health

Angela Chapman, Secretary, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation


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