Meet Our Future Leaders
Stuart Louie (Board Advisor) - Governor, London Drugs
Stuart is a Director of St. Paul’s Foundation’s Board of Directors and Governor of London Drugs Ltd.
Jocelyn M. Bellerud (Chair) - Barrister & Solicitor, Owen Bird
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.
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 Chair of the St. Paul’s Foundation Future Leaders, Jocelyn is active in the business community both in Vancouver and internationally. Jocelyn currently serves as the Co-Chair for North America for Interlaw Mergers & Acquisitions Special Business Team, and Chair for North America for Interlaw Nextgen Special Business Team. Jocelyn also serves as Director of Fundraising & Events for Face of Today Foundation.
Leon Ng (Vice Chair) - President and Founder, LNG Studios
"I love St. Paul's because the hospital is actively embracing the community and working with those who need help the most."
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.
Chantal Cattermole - Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Chantal Cattermole is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Family Law practice at Clark Wilson LLP in Vancouver. As a certified mediator, family lawyer and collaborative professional, Chantal helps her clients to protect their families and futures including prior to and during relationships as well as following the dissolution of a relationship.
In addition to her work as a lawyer, Chantal is very active in the industry and legal community. Chantal is born in raised in Vancouver and she is passionate about giving back to her community. She is on the board of Collaborative Divorce BC, the Family Law Organization Steering Committee, and the Editorial Board of the CLEBC-Family Practice Manual. Chantal also shares her expertise in resolving conflicts and working with a broad range of experts including accountants, business valuators, real estate professionals and financial advisors with her involvement in the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts, North Shore Alternative Dispute Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of BC.
Chantal has always felt strongly about giving back to those in need and believes that the foundation’s role is essential to improving healthcare throughout all of British Columbia.
Michelle J. Chang - VP Finance, Native Shoes
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.
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.
Meagan Conn - Director of Public Relations at the Herrendorf Family Foundation and Face of Today Foundation
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.
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.
Jenn Duff - Program Director, Maternity and NICU at St. Paul’s Hospital, Regional Director, Maternal Child Program at VCH
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.
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.
Zeeshan Hayat - Co-Founder & CEO, Prizm Media
"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. "
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).
Crystal Hung - 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.
Matt Ilich - President, Kern Properties
Matt has over 15 years of investing experience and is responsible for trade execution, equity research, fund due diligence, and idea generation for the team. Matt works directly with our clients to build well diversified portfolios that align with their long term goals and objectives. Matt has also developed an extensive network of professionals who can assist clients with all of their financial needs.
Prior to joining the team in 2007, Matt worked as an assistant project manager with a real estate development company dealing with leasing, construction process, and real estate market analysis. Previous to that, Matt was a constituency assistant to Premier Gordon Campbell. Matt earned a BA (Politics) from UBC in 2005 and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2011.
Matt is always keen to give back to his community and served on the board of the Richmond Hospital Foundation from 2008 – 2014, serving as the foundation’s treasurer and vice-chair during his tenure. When not at the office, Matt enjoys jogging, travelling, and spending time with his family.
Michael Job - 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.
Jonathan Lai - Project Manager, Vandy Developments Ltd.
"I love St. Paul’s because it is a multi-faceted hospital, rooted in the Catholic faith, serving the diverse needs of this city particularly the marginalized population of the Downtown Eastside who suffer from mental health & addictions, and HIV/AIDS. I have witnessed this faith-based approach to medicine when my 91-year old grandmother was admitted to the orthopedic ward a few years ago. The nurses were amazing! With the largest nephrology department in the province and the second busiest emergency ward in the region, St. Paul's has been caring for citizens for over a century."
Born and raised in Vancouver, Jonathan oversees the development and construction of his family’s residential and commercial real estate projects within Metro Vancouver. He is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Business and has completed the BCIT School of Construction’s certificate program in Architectural & Building Technology.
On top of being a St. Paul’s Foundation Young Leader, he is currently a Director on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Board and co-chair for the 2015 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala. He sits on the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s Catholic Charities Advisory Board, which manages the Men’s Hostel and The Door is Open shelters.
Jonathan has also developed a serious passion for wine, which has led him to become the Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommelier’s BC. Chapter. For the past eight years, he has been a volunteer for the Vancouver International Wine Festival, one of Canada’s premier food & wine events.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys a good game of golf or tennis, running with his Labrador retriever named Rudy, and collecting enough wine to last him into his older years.
Lindsay Nahmiache - Co-Founder and Partner, Jive Communications
"I love St. Paul’s because they make me feel like a person and not a number."
Lindsay co-founded Jive Communications, an award-winning boutique PR agency in Vancouver and Toronto, to help companies use their words more effectively. She believes that words matter, and if you can use them well you can change your community, your life and the world.
Ben Rough - 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.
Jessica Taylor - Lawyer, Singleton Urquhart
Jessica is a lawyer with Singleton Urquhart in Vancouver. She has experience in health law, constitutional law, administrative law, employment law, and general litigation. In 2012, Jessica worked for the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. She has worked on a Charter challenge pertaining to private health care. Her articling year focused on health law, including professional regulation and medical malpractice defence.
In addition to trial experiences at both the provincial and superior court level, Jessica has appeared with senior counsel before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the British Columbia Securities Commission.
Jessica is also a member of the Board of Directors of GenerationChild, and has served as a Board member for the Vancouver General Hospital Ethics Board and the Penticton Hospital Ethics Board.
Andrew Thamboo, 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.