St. Paul’s Future Leaders are an engaged committee of young professionals who commit their time to raising awareness and funds for St. Paul’s Foundation. Since its inception in 2014, the committee has helped raise more than $1,100,000 for St. Paul’s Hospital.
When you support the Future Leaders, you join the next generation of philanthropists whose goal is to change the future of health care for programs and services at Providence Health Care and for the new St. Paul’s Hospital.
Meet our Future Leaders
Stuart LouieGovernor, London Drugs
Governor, London Drugs
Stuart is a Director of St. Paul’s Foundation’s Board of Directors and Governor of London Drugs Ltd.
Chelsea StoeltingManaging Director, Client Services, Rethink
Managing Director, Client Services, Rethink
Chelsea Stoelting is the Chair of St. Paul’s Foundation’s Communications and Marketing Committee.
Chelsea is a seasoned, Communications Professional with over 20-years of brand planning and communication experience. Today, she is a leader at Rethink – Canada’s most awarded creative marketing agency and recent gold winner of Strategy’s Agency of the Year. Chelsea has worked on some of Canada’s most-loved brands, including A&W Canada. This long standing partnership has not only led to award winning work, but also the opportunity to be a part of some of the most exciting strategic work in the food space category. Outside of her experience in Communications, Chelsea passionately supports families all over the lower mainland as a Birth Doula and has had the honor of working alongside the St. Paul’s community. Her favourite place to be is at home in North Vancouver, hanging out with her amazing family and rescue pup.
Jocelyn M. BellerudShareholder, Owen Bird
Jocelyn M. Bellerud
Shareholder, Owen Bird
Jocelyn is a lawyer and shareholder with Owen Bird Law Corporation in Vancouver, a highly successful Vancouver law firm founded in 1969. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, wealth preservation management and succession planning for family businesses.
Jocelyn was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed her undergraduate degree at Queens University and moved back to Vancouver in 2004 to attend law school at University of British Columbia. In addition to serving as Co-Chair of the St. Paul’s Foundation Future Leaders, Jocelyn is active in the business community both in Vancouver and internationally. Jocelyn serves on the Board of Directors of Interlaw, a long established network of elite global law firms comprising 7500+ lawyers based in over 150 cities around the world. She is the Global Chair for the Interlaw Next Gen Special Business Team and Co-Chair for North America for the Interlaw Mergers & Acquisitions Special Business Team. Jocelyn also serves as Director of Fundraising & Events for Face of Today Foundation.
“I love St. Paul’s because of the initiatives they take to develop innovative and leading-edge programs in a variety of specialties. I am deeply appreciative of the services and care provided by St. Paul’s staff, which I have witnessed both personally and in our community.”
Leon NgPresident and Founder, LNG Studios
President and Founder, LNG Studios
A proud Vancouverite, Leon Ng is a Founder, Executive Producer, CEO, and philanthropist.
His vision, passion and global perspective have driven his rise in BC’s business, technology, media and philanthropic communities, landing him a spot on Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2015.
Leon brings over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in the real estate marketing and technology space. He founded four companies in the real estate space, and is an active influencer in the real estate industry. His first business, The Real Estate Channel, remains to be Canada’s only 24/7 real estate television network. LNG Studios is an architectural visualization company specializing in creating immersive emerging visualization tools for the real estate industry. He is a partner in iShot, a luxury real estate photography/videography service provider. He is also a partner at Periphery Digital, a Chinese real estate digital marketing agency.
Actively involved in the community, Leon is on the board for the Future Leaders of St. Paul’s Foundation and on the advisory board for the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. His previous charitable endeavors include supporting the BCSPCA, Children’s Wish Foundation, and Kids Help Phone.
His vision, passion, and global perspectives, elevates his work as a business leader who is passionate about supporting the community. Leon’s aim is to always elevate those around him, so they may do the same.
“I love St. Paul’s because the hospital is actively embracing the community and working with those who need help the most.”
Michelle J. ChangVP Finance, Native Shoes
Michelle J. Chang
VP Finance, Native Shoes
Michelle is the VP Finance at Native Shoes, a Vancouver based shoe company making beast free shoes. She has extensive experience with overseeing large accounting and finance teams in growing organizations with experience in construction, P3’s, and private education. Previously, she was a commercial lender and articled to be a Chartered Accountant. She has also sat on the Board of BC Ultimate as Secretary and Vice-President.
Michelle is an avid ultimate player, balloon animal artist and former dumpling eating champion.
“I love St. Paul’s because they have amazing staff that do amazing work every day to support those that need it without judgment and with compassion.”
Meagan ConnDirector of Public Relations at the Herrendorf Family Foundation and Face of Today Foundation
Director of Public Relations at the Herrendorf Family Foundation and Face of Today Foundation
Meagan Conn (nee Prokopanko) graduated from Concordia University with majors in Political Science and Community, Public Affairs and Policy Studies combining an interest in public relations and dedication to her community. While working for the Vancouver and Montreal offices of one of Canada’s leading Public Relations firms, her work with non-profit clients lead her to her passion. Currently, Meagan is working internationally as family foundation and non-profit contractor to forge strategic stakeholder relationships to develop partnership applications. This experience is supported though Meagan’s involvement on strategic boards and special event committees for a diversity of charitable initiatives including health care, alleviating food insecurity, providing education and resources for youth and the arts.
“I love St. Paul’s because our health, the health of our loved ones and our communities is all we have. Health does not discriminate, neither should our health care providers and I believe this is paramount to St. Paul’s and their mission. If you’ve ever been treated or visited a patient at St. Paul’s, you know this.”
Jenn DuffChief Operating Officer, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services at the Provincial Health Services Authority
Chief Operating Officer, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services at the Provincial Health Services Authority
Jen is a leader in the health industry with a 20-year track record spanning across acute and community health, local and provincial governments, community not-for-profits, and both private and public sectors. She currently holds the position of Regional Director, Maternal Child for Vancouver Coastal Health as well as the Program Director for the Maternity Centre and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care. Jennifer additionally holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of British Columbia in the School of Population Health.
Named Business in Vancouver’s (BIV) Top 40 Under 40, she has demonstrated ability to manage large health, clinical, quality, change, capital and technology-related projects including the ability to successfully lead teams of up to 250 employees and a $26 Million budget. She has held roles in progressively expansive roles in the past including leading Vancouver Coastal Health Authority as Regional Director for Mental Health & Substance Use and leading the provincial implementation of injectable opioid agonist treatment for the Ministry of Health.
Jen has an Executive Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University including the completion of the Americas MBA for Executives completing terms at Simon Fraser University, University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Management and Technology, Mexico City, and Vanderbilt University to specialize in corporate social responsibility (CSR), global competition, innovation in health care and developing new ventures. She additionally has a Master of Health Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of British Columba. Jennifer is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
“I love St. Paul’s because it’s a value based organization that continues to lead through patient and family engagement in building, creating and providing health care services to and for patients and families.”
Zeeshan HayatCo-Founder & CEO, Prizm Media
Co-Founder & CEO, Prizm Media
Zeeshan Hayat is a conscious entrepreneur and the CEO / Co-founder of Prizm Media Inc. & RxtoMe, a full-service digital health and technology company that connects patients with chronic conditions across North America to healthcare partners. His drive and vision stem from his belief that healthcare should be accessible to every member of society regardless of their economic or social standing.
In 2007, Zeeshan started looking for opportunities to give back to those less fortunate and began an initiative called 100 Meals a Week, personally handing out meals to the most vulnerable in Vancouver Downtown Eastside. What started as a small personal project has become an established initiative that has distributed over 160,000 meals, clothing, blankets, and sleeping bags for those who aren’t fortunate enough to find shelter in the winter months. He has expanded his outreach to the lower mainland as one of the founding directors for the Muslim Care Centre (MCC) since 2019.
He is passionate about using technology to solve inefficiencies in the healthcare industry. And is also actively involved in promoting intercultural relations, diversity, and inclusion in not only through the workplace but also through interfaith dialogue initiatives that he leads in the community.
Zeeshan’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts have been recognized by Business in Vancouver (BIV) as a BC CEO Award recipient (2018), BIV 40 Under 40 (2014), BC Export Award for Leadership (2019) and in addition to being a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year (2015, 2018, 2019).
“I love St. Paul’s because the hospital is leading the fight against the opioid crisis in our city and setting a standard of care that is second to none in various disciplines.”
Crystal HungManaging Broker, Icon Marketing Inc.
Managing Broker, Icon Marketing Inc.
When Crystal was a student at UBC’s Sauder School of Business from 2004-2008, she performed marketing research, marketing, sponsorship, events and PR work for numerous non-profit organizations, professors, and local businesses. Since 2008, Crystal has been in the real estate industry helping clients invest and grow their portfolios.
Today, she owns Icon Marketing, a real estate services and sales firm where she expanded from one project to over twelve projects in a short three-year period. Her firm currently manages $500M in assets for clients. Crystal is known for her talent in business development with strengths in marketing, product positioning, branding, and sales. Outside of work Crystal loves helping people through mentorship and coaching. She enjoys impacting others by sharing stories of overcoming obstacles and providing actionable advice.
She is deeply inspired by the profound impact that the St Paul’s Foundation has had upon friends and family. She shares a deep commitment with her physician husband in achieving better quality and access to health care. She aspires to influence her network in furthering the Foundation’s long history of innovation and leadership in serving the health care needs of British Columbians.
Michael JobPortfolio Manager, Leith Wheeler
Portfolio Manager, Leith Wheeler
Michael joined Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. in September 2007 after graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. While at Dalhousie, Michael majored in finance and completed co-op placements in equity research and investment banking at a major Canadian bank. At Leith Wheeler, Michael is responsible for managing both Private and Institutional clients, including Foundations and First Nations. Michael sits on the CFA Society Vancouver Board of Directors and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Ben RoughDirector BMO, Capital Markets
Director BMO, Capital Markets
Ben Rough is a Director, BMO Capital Markets, in Vancouver, Canada. While Ben has a diversified corporate banking portfolio he also specializes on the Mining Industry.
A career in banking commenced in 2004, while completing post graduate studies Ben began working for the Australian bank group Suncorp Metway Ltd in Personal Banking and Insurance. Later in 2006 Ben moved to London, England, where he joined the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and worked in the Commercial Bank as a Portfolio Manager, specializing in Financial Institutions. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of an Associate Director, Real Estate Finance Group, Major Corporate Banking. After moving to Vancouver, B.C. Ben began working for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), working within the Commercial Bank Diversified Industry Team. Ben began work with Wells Fargo in April of 2012 to help establish the Wells Fargo office in Vancouver. In April 2012 Ben joined Wells Fargo to help establish its first office in Vancouver and then spent the next six years building Wells Fargo’s corporate business across Western Canada.
Ben completed a Bachelor of Business degree, Majoring in International Business and Marketing, at the Queensland University of Technology in 2003. Subsequently, he went on to earn a postgraduate Bachelor of Business Honours Degree, majoring in Marketing with an emphasis on Relationship Banking. While working in England, Ben also completed a Bachelor of Science in Financial Services, Majoring in Corporate Banking, at the University of Manchester.
In addition, Ben enjoys volunteering his time as the Chair of the Risk Management, Vancouver Chapter. The group meets frequently to plan and implement innovative networking events, seminars and mixers for members and finance professionals within the finance industry throughout Vancouver.
Andrew ThambooMD, FRCSC, MHSc – Research Director, St. Paul’s Sinus Centre
MD, FRCSC, MHSc – Research Director, St. Paul’s Sinus Centre
Dr. Andrew Thamboo completed his undergraduate and medical degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He stayed at UBC to do his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and obtained another degree in Masters in Health Sciences concentrating on study design and epidemiology. He was awarded the Dr. I.B. Holubitsky Memorial Award for demonstrating the highest of surgical excellence at UBC. Dr. Thamboo got accepted to the most coveted Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship at Stanford University.
Dr. Thamboo medically and surgically manages chronic sinusitis and sinonasal tumors at St. Paul’s Sinus Centre and at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He also has a cross appointment with Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital performing skull base procedures with the Neurosurgery team.
Dr. Thamboo is the Research Director of the St. Paul’s Sinus Centre. In collaboration with Respirologists, he has a lab associated with Heart and Lung Institute. Dr. Thamboo has an interest in areas of unified airway hypothesis, upper airway physiology, office based rhinology and outcomes research. He is a recent recipient of Michael Smith Foundation Health Investigator Award.
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Future Leaders Speaker Series: “Indigenous-specific racism in BC health care and the path forward”
In our virtual fall session of St. Paul’s Future Leaders Speaker Series, we heard from Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation experts at Providence Health Care (PHC) as they guided us through the findings from the 2020 report, In Plain Sight. At this event, our presenters explored how to improve accountability for Indigenous-specific racism, increase cultural safety, and expand Indigenous leadership across all industry sectors.
Our guest speakers included Harmony Johnson, Interim Vice President, Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation, PHC, and Sheri Hundseth, Director, Indigenous Relations and Community Engagement, PHC.
To learn more about this important work and find ways to take action, please take a look at the links below for references recommended by Harmony Johnson:
St. Paul’s Foundation Future Leaders are raising funds to support Providence’s Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation program. This program supports self-identified Indigenous patients and families by providing access to traditional cultural practices and community supports including Elders, discharge planning, and culturally safe navigation, as well as supporting service providers to understand principles of cultural safety and humility and to apply their learnings to the care environment.
Future Leaders Speaker Series: “Hope and Resilience: Mental Health during a Pandemic”
COVID-19 has taken a devastating physical and emotional toll on our community. If you or a loved one has had COVID-19, you’re likely feeling anxious and adrift in the uncharted territory of long COVID. Even if we haven’t been diagnosed with the coronavirus, it’s safe to say that none of us has been spared from the pandemic’s wrenching aftermath.
A healing conversation took place on February 4, 2021 with an expert panel; Dr. Suja Srikameswaran, Dr. Grant Millar, Dr. Bri Bentzon Budlovsky and <b>Jaclyn Robinson</b> who shared their frontline stories and tangible strategies to cope with illness, uncertainty, loss, and loneliness.
St. Paul’s Foundation Future Leaders raised funds to support St. Paul’s Hospital’s Psychiatry and Mental Health departments. Over $1,000 was raised for the essential inpatient units, and the programs and research initiatives that help St. Paul’s Hospital inform better care and holistic wellness.
Future Leaders Speaker Series: “No Returns, No User Guide, and No Sleep: A conversation on the early days of parenthood”
St. Paul’s Future Leaders held a free, interactive event that dove into the new joys, trials, and challenges of early parenthood. Along with health care professionals from Providence Health Care, we discussed the early years of parenting and the impact of COVID-19.
The Keefer Bar opened the event with an interactive bartending demonstration, where attendees learned the art of a classic cocktail/mocktail, perfect for winding down when the kids are asleep.
Our panel of experts Dr. Judy Wolfe, Dr. Robert Anderson, Dr. Suja Srikameswaran, and Andrea Firmani then shared their knowledge around the importance of support systems and self-compassion, COVID-19 safety for kids, continuing education, identifying and treating post-partum depression, and more and answered your parenthood questions.
Shorts For St. Paul’s 2019
Thank you for helping raise $24,700 for the New St. Paul’s Hospital. Watch a short video here!
On July 26, 2019, women and men across Vancouver came together to raise awareness and funds for the new St. Paul’s. This new health campus will put people first by delivering innovative health care that sets a new standard. Shorts 4 St. Paul’s brings young professionals together in a meaningful way to support improved health treatment and access in BC.
The Future of BC Speaker Series: Generational Giving
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, St. Paul’s Future Leaders came together for the Future of BC Speaker Series. Over 100 of Vancouver’s young professionals attended the reception to network and learn more about philanthropy and the new St. Paul’s.
Shorts For St. Paul’s 2018
Thank you for helping raise $16,400 to support St. Paul’s Addictions Medicine Program. Watch a short video here!
On August 30, 2018, women and men came together to raise awareness and funds for St. Paul’s Hospital’s world-leading addictions medicine program. Thank you for joining the St. Paul’s Future Leaders and wearing your shorts to work to show your support for this devastating health crisis.