St. Paul’s Foundation’s Leadership Team is comprised of our Senior Management Team, Board of Directors and Governors Council. Links to photos and biographical information for some of our Leadership Team members can be found below.

Senior Management

Dick Vollet

President and CEO

Cecilia Tupper

Chief Development Officer

Johann Boulter

Chief Financial Officer

Teija Beck

Director, Major Gifts

Karen Brown

Director of Estate Giving & Philanthropy Administration

Sarah Burgess

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

Tracy Dallas

General Manager, Office of the CEO

Renee Edwards

Executive Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations
Shellina Lakhdhir

Shellina Lakhdhir

Director, Major Gifts - Transformation

Diana Li

Director, Seniors and Long-Term Care

Loretta Lawrence

Director, Annual and Corporate Giving

Board of Directors


Mr. Glenn Ives

Retired Chair of Deloitte Canada

Mr. Mark Blucher

Corporate Director
Past Chair

Mr. John Montalbano

Principal, Tower Beach Capital Ltd

Mr. Michael Berkson

Managing Director, TriVan Capital Corporation

Ms. Nicole Coleman

Audit Partner, Deloitte

Mr. Brad Cruickshank

Chief Financial Officer, Trotman Auto Group

Mr. Kevin De Sousa


Ms. Karimah Es Sabar

Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Quark Venture LP

Ms. Fiona Dalton

President & CEO, Providence Health Care

Mr. Joe Gallagher

VP, Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety, Provincial Health Services Authority

Mr. Paul Hollands

Chairman, A&W Food Services of Canada, Ltd.

Dr. Darryl Knight

VP Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care

Ms. Pao Yao Koo

Director, PYK Consultants Ltd.

Mr. Stuart Louie

Governor, London Drugs

Dr. Anita Palepu

Head of Medicine, Providence Health Care and Eric Hamber Chair of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Ms. Maria Pacella

Managing Partner, Pender Ventures, Penderfund Capital Management

Ms. Norma Sebestyen

Strategic Partnerships Advisor

Mr. Ken Sim

Co-Founder, Nurse Next Door

Ms. Chelsea Stoelting

Managing Director, Client Services, Rethink

Mr. Ben Yeung

Chairman, Peterson Group

Thank you to the Campaign Executive Committee 2017-2021

Paul Hollands

Chairman, A&W Food Services of Canada

Duncan Davies

President & CEO, Interfor

Karimah Es Sabar

CEO & Partner, Quark Venture LP

Jonathan Lai

Magellen Developments 20/20 Inc.

Dr. Jonathon Leipsic

Chairman, Radiology, St. Paul’s

Dr. Sam Lichtenstein

Head, Cardiac Surgery, St. Paul’s

John Montalbano

Principal, Tower Beach Capital

Chris Oosthuizen

Vice President & Regional Director, RBC Dominion Securities

Dr. Jeff Pike

Physician Director, Clinical Planning, St. Paul’s Redevelopment Project; Orthopedic Surgeon, St. Paul’s

Terry Salman

President & CEO, Salman Capital Inc.

Hari B. Varshney

Founder, Varshney Capital Corp

Kathryn Young

Partner, Boyden, Global Executive Search

Governors Council

  • Frank Anfield
  • Dr. Michael Audain , O.C., O.B.C., LL.D Chairman, Polygon Homes Ltd
  • Mr. Mark Cullen
  • Duncan K. Davies President & CEO, Interfor
  • Debra Doucette President and CEO, Odlum Brown Limited
  • Eric Harris, QC Founding Partner, Harris & Company LLP
  • Mr. Paul Hollands Chairman, A&W Food Services of Canada, Ltd.
  • Douglas H. Horswill Corporate Director
  • Don Kasian President, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning
  • Mr. John C. Kerr, C.M., O.B.C., LL.D Principal Owner & Managing General Partner, Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club
  • Ms. Alice D. Laberge Corporate Director
  • Dr. Peter Legge, O.B.C., LL.D Chairman & CEO, Canada Wide Media Ltd.
  • Dr. Samuel V. Lichtenstein Head, Cardiac Surgery, St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Ivor Luk Senior Partner, Deloitte
  • William Maclagan Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Henry F. Man President & CEO, Magellen Developments
  • Daniel Nocente Corporate Director
  • Ms. Sue Paish, Q.C. CEO, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster
  • Mr. Gary Segal Vice President, Kingswood Capital Corporation
  • Dr. Robert D. Sindelar Professor and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
  • Marcia Smith Senior Vice President, Sustainability and External Affairs, Teck Resources
  • Mr. Sam Sullivan, C.M. Vancouver False-Creek MLA
  • Mr. David A. Thompson
  • Mr. Hari B. Varshney, FCA, O.B.C. President, Varshney Capital Corp
  • Mr. C. (Kip) Woodward President, Woodcorp Investments Limited
  • Kathryn Young Managing Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search

Meet Our Future Leaders

St. Paul’s Foundation’s Future Leaders are a group of young professionals working together to make a difference in the community. Their mandate is to raise awareness and support for the innovative programs and ground-breaking research at St. Paul’s and other Providence Health Care sites. Click here to learn more.