The Richmond Community Foundation's volunteer Board Members are passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic. All have close ties to Richmond and donate annually.
|Dave spent five years as the Director – Marketing and Public Relations for St. John Ambulance, arguably the leading not-for-profit charitable enterprise in BC, playing the leadership role in modernizing St. John’s brand and products to the benefit of almost 120,000 students a year, 2000 Volunteers and 125 employees. He was a longtime Board Member (and past Chair) of Canada’s leading campus-based community radio station CiTR; recently on the Board of DOXA: Vancouver’s Documentary Film Festival and Society; and, is currently the Chair of the Richmond Community Foundation plus on the Board Executive Committee of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives – two of Canada’s most entrepreneurial community groups.|
Dave built/owned/operated a leading international transportation and economic development consulting company as well as the ICC International Commercial Centre, at the time Canada’s foremost multimodal freight gateway trade zone. He constructed and managed two major research teams in the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Sauder School of Business, one examining industry productivity and (roughly twenty years later) the application of intelligent transportation systems to freight security; has been a senior executive member of a regional cargo and air ambulance airline; was elected two terms to the UBC Board of Governors; and, once as President of the UBC Student Society.
|Julie is an active community leader who has volunteered in a wide range of capacities and with a diverse portfolio of interests over her past 29 years in Richmond. She chairs the Community Foundation’s Grants and Scholarships Committee.|
Julie retired from paid work in Delta’s Parks, Recreation and Culture department in 2015. She feels strongly that, as Richmond grows and changes, we must maintain and support all residents so they can enjoy the quality of life her family has experienced here.
|Frank has volunteered his time throughout his career to many organizations in Richmond and Vancouver. They include the United Way, Volunteer Vancouver, Heritage Hall Preservation Society, Seafair Minor Hockey Association, Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association, Richmond Arenas Community Association, Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia, Richmond Olympic Oval, the City of Richmond, and the Richmond Community Foundation.|
Frank is currently the Treasurer of the Richmond Community Foundation and Chair of its Finance Committee. He is also Chair of the Richmond Arenas Community Association. He brings his professional and personal expertise to every organization he associates himself with. He enjoys the volunteer experience and seeing that his contributions make a difference in his community.
|Maryam is a proud Hamilton kid, who has spent all her life in Richmond. |
Having completed her degree in Political Science and International Relations at UBC, she decided to get her BEd in Primary Education. She is currently a teacher with the Richmond School District.
Volunteerism is very important to Maryam, and as such, she is very involved in the community. She is a member of the Richmond City Council Advisory Committee for Childcare Development, as well as the President of the Richmond Rotaract Club.
Maryam is passionate about education, children, and healthcare.
Brent’s passion for wine was the catalyst for his entry into the Hospitality industry in the early 1980's, and his formal training as a Bartender lead him to work for prestigious hotels such as the Four Seasons, Wedgewood and Hyatt Regency. Wanting to expand on his love for wine, Brent left the Hotel industry and secured a job at the Cannery Seafood restaurant, which was known for its fine wine program. Much travel to the wine regions of the Pacific West Coast ensued, coupled with part time studies at BCIT in the Hospitality and Tourism program.
|Elaine is a recent graduate from the UBC Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, specializing in Marketing and Business Technology Management. Having completed two internships at SAP, she is currently working at Vision Critical as a Project Manager, helping enable some of the world's biggest brands in the marketing space. |
Elaine joined the Richmond Community Foundation after becoming Chairperson for the Richmond Youth Foundation, the youth branch of the RCF. Elaine joined the Richmond Youth Foundation in 2011 as a General Committee member, co-chaired for 2013’s Zenith-in-Action youth competition, and co-chaired for the Internal Relations pillar in 2014.
Away from the desk, Elaine enjoys exploring Greater Vancouver for delicious food and taking leisurely walks around Steveston Village.
|Maureen joins the Richmond Community Foundation upon her retirement from her rewarding career as the Executive Legal Assistant to the senior partner in a downtown Vancouver law firm.|
Her many community volunteer positions include 35 years with Scouts Canada as a pack leader, trainer and administrative scouter. Her last active 10 years was spent as the District President of the Richmond Scout District. She also served 8 years of her 10 years involvement with the Richmond Music School Board of Directors as its President and Board Chair.
Biography coming soon!