Board of Directors

kamaljit lehal

shyanne boudreau

devinder sekhon

doug neale

louella mathias

amanda bratch

anoop khosla

craig east

jeff scott

kirsty davis

michael kendler

sheryl pringle

tim beachy

Kamaljit Lehal Board Chair




Lawyer with her own practice with a focus on Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Claims, Immigration and Worker ’ s Compensation Board (WCB), Mediation

Board Member


Current Office Held:

Board Chair (2019)

Background and Contribution

 Former employee of Surrey Community Services Society as a childcare worker in 1982/83

 Legal background and experience

 Personal perspective as an individual from the South Asian community (a key community group)  Experience as a woman running a business and balancing family life with four children

Other Activities and Community Involvement

Past and current participation in community committees including:

 Member of the Community Coordination Committee for Women ’ s Safety and EVA BC (Ending Violence Association BC)  Supervising Lawyer of a Law Foundation Project with EVA BC regarding Immigrant Women and domestic violence

 On the legal aid roster for immigration duty counsel

 Member of Mediate B.C. Civil Roster

 Past Chair of the CBA National Equality Committee

 Member of the Family Roster of Mediate BC

 Civil Resolution Tribunal Member

 Alternate Chair of the BC Review Board (1998 to 2010)

 Past member of the Indo - Canadian Women ’ s Organization

 Past captain of all women ’ s dragon boat team

Louella Mathias Co - Vice Chair





Board Member


Current Offices Held:

Co - Vice Chair (2019) Vice Chair, Risk Management Committee Member, Governance Committee

Background and Contribution Louella brings more than 25 years of experience in the public, not - for - profit and post - secondary sectors. A dynamic and seasoned executive leader, Louella ’ s background includes senior positions in the public, not - for - profit and post - secondary sectors with an emphasis on enterprise risk management, strategic and business planning, program review and policy development. Louella began her career at the City of Toronto, working on both, housing, and income assistance portfolios. After moving to BC, she worked on funding and program evaluations at the United Way of the Lower Mainland; managed policy and evaluation for the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon; and worked in leadership roles at the BC public and post secondary sectors. Louella now owns her own consulting practice and assists organizations implement risk management programs and improve their governance processes and practices. Louella holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP), a BA (Hons) in Psychology, a Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, and Certificates in Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and Board Governance. She has presented at public and post - secondary sector conferences, and published works on a wide range of topics including food security, corporate social responsibility, and policy intervention to promote the wine industry. Other Activities or Community Involvement Louella is also a Board Member of Board Voice BC. She has previously volunteered as Chair, South Asian Women ’ s Group; Chair, Shelters Panel, United Way of Greater Toronto, and appointed by Order - in - Council to represent York Region at the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Louella is delighted to be a member of the Options Community Services Board and looks forward to contributing to the areas of risk management and board governance. She lives in Surrey with her husband Kevin, and their German shepherd dog, Hannah.

Shyanne Boudreau Co - Vice Chair




Coordinator Indigenous Education & Services Langara College

Board Member


Current Offices Held: Co - Vice Chair

Member, Governance Committee Member, Risk Management Committee

Background and Contribution

Shyanne is aware of Options through family and friends and is inspired by the wide array of services that are provided through Options. She is of Métis, and Samì ancestry and brings her experience with and for Indigenous Peoples to the Board. Shyanne has volunteered with residents of the downtown eastside in Vancouver, Aunt Leah ’ s, the Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, SFU Student Engagement Initiative, elementary school children, the SFU Archaeology Museum and SFU Zooarchaeology Lab. Her heart is tied and lies in community and in helping others help themselves. Shyanne lives in Langley but has strong ties to Surrey through family and friends. She has a Masters in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction, a Bachelor of Arts Degree with studies in Archaeology and First Nation Studies, both from SFU, a Cultural Resource Management Certificate and a Certificate in Instructional Skills. Shyanne was at one point enrolled in a Bachelor of Social Work Degree program at UBC, Kelowna however, the program was discontinued.

Shyanne is interested in being on Options Board of Directors as she sees this as being a way to contribute to a strong and diverse community. She notes that young urban Indigenous people ’ s voices are often under represented in health and social services and hopes to provide insight into supporting vulnerable young people.

Elder Nk ’ xetko & Shyanne

snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, Langara College

Main campus (West 49 th Avenue) located on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the Musqueam people

Devinder Sekhon Board Treasurer




Chief Financial Officer Non - Profit Sector

Board Member


Current Offices Held: Board Treasurer

Chair, Finance Committee


 UBC Vancouver, BC Master of Business\Health Administration  FP Canada Institute Canadian Certified Financial Planner  Chartered Professional Accountant - CPA, CGA

Awards and Publications

 CRA Excellence in Service and Innovation Award 2001 Queen ’ s Gold Jubilee Medal (for Community work) 2002  Author, study paper : “ Barriers to Cost - effective Elder Care in British Columbia ”

Other Activities or Community Involvement

 Development Disabilities Association (Richmond, BC) Board Member, Treasurer ( December 2017 - Present) Promoting Community Engagement  411 Seniors Services Society (Vancouver, BC) Treasurer and Board Member September 2013 to 2018 Advanced negotiations with the City of Vancouver for new seniors centre.  City of Surrey Member, Library Board 2002 to 2005  Progressive Intercultural Services Society (PICS) Surrey, BC Board Member, Treasurer, President 1997 to 2005  PICS Charitable Foundation Board Member, President 2006 to 2014  Successfully added social housing and healthcare service provision to pre - existing settlement services.

Languages Fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi

Interests and Hobbies Cycling, Golfing , spending time with family and friends

Doug Neale Board Secretary




Retired after 35+ years as an educator (teacher, vice - principal, principal, local association president and UBC student teacher faculty advisor)

Board Member


Current Offices Held: Board Secretary

Chair, Governance Committee Member, New Housing Development Committee

Past Offices Held:

Director and Past Vice - Chair, Surrey Community Services Society

Background and Contribution

 Conflict resolution training and experience

 Bargaining experience

 Organizing and running meetings

 Public speaking/presentations

 Leadership experience

 Knowledge of Surrey community issues, challenges and opportunities

 Working with and appreciating diverse communities

Other Activities or Community Involvement

 Chaired and/or served on numerous education committees including:  learning conditions  bargaining  staff utilization  student assessment  Served on a provincial committee that provided help for schools to resolve internal conflicts  Volunteered as a campaign worker for civic, provincial and federal candidates

 Volunteered as a Crisis Line worker

 Served as a volunteer on many onetime events such as a homeless count, charity golf tournament, etc.

 Coached track & field and basketball

Amanda Bratch Board Director




Consultant in business and healthcare

Board Member 2019

Office Held

Member, Governance Committee

Background and Contribution Amanda brings her personal perspective as an individual from the South Asian Community as well as her experience as a woman, balancing family life with two children.

Other Activities or Community Involvement

 Member of Women In Sales (WINS) BC

 Past Manager of the Coastal FC Soccer Club

 Past Manager of the South Surrey White Rock Minor Softball Association

 Past member of the Indo - Canadian Women ’ s Organization

 Past member of an all women ’ s dragon boat team

Anoop Khosla Board Director




President, Director (four companies)

Board Member 2019

Office Held

Member, New Housing Development Committee

Background and Contribution Anoop has a solid background in Management in a manufacturing environment. He is highly competent in all aspects of management from sales to finance and has extensive practical experience in development of strategic plans in project management. He is also skilled in conflict resolution. Anoop speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi and Swahili.  Served on Canadian Standards Association committee for development of Roof Tile Products and Installation Standard  Received Small Business Development Award from BC Ministry for Small Business

 Received Diversity Award from Chamber of Commerce

 Served as Chairman of the Canadian Roof Tile Manufacturing Association and represented Canadian Association in North American Association

 Representative of technical and standard councils for CSA, ASTM, ICBO

Other Activities or Community Involvement

 Advisory Council Member to ICBC President

 Served as Director of Surrey Chamber of Commerce

 Chaired as Director of South Fraser Child Development Center

 Trustee of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society

Craig East Board Director



Professional Designation

Chartered Professional Accountant - CPA, CA Institute of Corporate Directors - ICD.D



Board Member 2001

Offices Held

Director and Past Treasurer Chair, Audit Committee Member, Finance Committee Member, Risk Management Committee

Background and Contribution

 Financial and business expertise, board governance experience, Audit Committee, management skills, high interest in Community Based Organizations

 Director - Habitat Housing Society

 Surrey Board of Trade - member of Finance and Taxation Committee

 Member - Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

 Member - Institute of Corporate Directors

 22 years in public practice with Deloitte (formerly Touche Ross)

 30 years in various industries in Metro Vancouver

Past Community Involvement

 Past Director & Treasurer - Board Voice Society of BC

 British Columbia Automobile Association and related entities

 BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation

 Elizabeth Fry Societies of Greater Vancouver and Ottawa

 Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition

 Advocacy Group - Whistler Strata Hotel Property Taxes

 Greater Vancouver Homebuilders Association

 Surrey Board of Trade

 VR953 Strata Corporation (Whistler Village Inn & Suites - a Strata Hotel)

Jeff Scott Board Director




President & CEO, Coastal Pacific Xpress

Board Member 2021

Background and Contribution Jeff obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Finance from the University of British Columbia. During his university days, he worked for the Port of Vancouver and was encouraged by a colleague to attend British Columbia Institute of Technology ’ s Diploma in Shipping and Marine Operations program. Jeff was headed to the RCMP when unintentionally, he followed in his father ’ s footsteps and was assigned a work project at Fraser Surrey Docks as part of his second term. He started out as a dispatcher and spent the next 28 years working through all departments and areas of the organization. During the last 10 years, Jeff was appointed President and CEO at the height of the global financial crisis. He lead the organization through restructuring, diversification, rebuilding and most recently a sale. Jeff stayed on until the end of April 2020. Jeff joined Coastal Pacific Xpress as President and CEO after their recent divestment from Versacold. Both FSD and CPX are head quartered in Surrey. Other Activities and Community Involvement For the last 10 years Jeff has been a director on the Reach Child and Youth Development Foundation where they recently completed a successful capital campaign to build a new $5 million outreach and services facility in downtown Ladner. The new building has allowed them to support more children with special needs and their family. Jeff has volunteered at local community events and was actively involved as a youth coach for many years in local soccer, baseball and hockey associations. Previously, Jeff was Chair of the Board of the BC Maritime Employers Association and is currently Chair of the Fraser River Industrial Association advocating for sustainable and responsible economic activity in the Lower Fraser River. Jeff is a Quantum Shift Fellow for the Ivey Business School and a member of McKay CEO Forums. Jeff recently obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Kirsty Davis Board Director




Chartered Professional Accountant

Board Member 2018

Member, Finance Committee

Office Held

Background and Contribution

 Kirsty has life experience coming from living in different countries. She was born in South Africa, moving to Langley as a child. Kirsty has studied abroad in Vienna, Austria; Wuhan, China; and Waterford, Ireland. She is now a resident of Surrey.  Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting and finance, and a minor in economics. She loves when numbers balance – a great thing in accounting!  Kirsty trained in Martial Arts for many years and earned her black belt in Hapkido and fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo.  One of Kirsty ’ s big passions is teaching and mentoring; her interest is broad and includes private academic tutoring for a broad range of students, volunteering as a Big Sister, and being a senior Taekwondo instructor.

Michael Kendler Board Director




Retired Lawyer - real estate development, corporate and commercial law

Board Member


Current Offices Held

Member, Audit Committee Member, New Housing Development Committee

Past Office Held

Board Chair

Background and Contribution

 Legal expertise

 Political connection

 Knowledge of community (lived and worked in Surrey since 1975)

 Understanding of Society Constitution and Bylaws

Sheryl Pringle Board Director




Senior Vice President of Finance – MR MIKES Restaurants Corporation & Empresario Capital Partners

Board Member


Current Offices Held: Member, Audit Committee Member, Finance Committee

Professional Qualifications and Education  CPA (CGA) (2003 - 2007)  Laurentian University (2005 - 2007) Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree

 British Columbia Institute of Technology (2001 - 2003) Graduation with Honours, Financial Management Program

Areas of Expertise

 Values - based leadership  Strategic planning  Financial reporting & analysis  Budgeting & forecasting  Treasury & cash flow management  People & Culture strategy  Team building & development  Employee engagement & motivation  Systems & controls implementation  Process improvement

Other Activities or Community Involvement

 Personal & Workplace Community Involvement  Founded  Coordinate annual MRMIKES Christmas hamper sponsorship (through Options)  Coordinate MR MIKES Support Centre participation in annual Deeds Well Done campaign  Coordinated team volunteer night at Salvation Army Harbour Light Feeding Ministry  Coordinated team volunteer afternoon with the Sources Food Bank  Coordinated team clothing drive for Dress for Success  Coordinate MR MIKES office “ shoreline clean - up ”  Sponsor and attendee of YWCA Women of Distinction Awards  Participant in annual Chairman Tom and Emeritus Chairman Shu Naito's Climb for a Cause  Treasurer - Friends of Rusinga Orphans Foundation (Sept. 2007 - 2014)  Founded to improve human capital capacity in Rusinga Island, Kenya.  Funds raised contributed to a daily feeding program, serving more than 45 children and a scholarship fund that has sent over 40 young female students to Secondary school.

Tim Beachy Board Director



Board Member


Current Offices Held: Chair, New Housing Development Committee

Member, Audit Committee Member, Finance Committee

Past Offices Held:

Board Chair (2013 to 2019)

Background and Contribution

 Community volunteer activism and leadership  Professional of experience in a wide range of consulting assignments  Senior management experience  Development of cooperatives and other community - based enterprises  Project design, organizational assessment  Strategic planning

Occupation Semi - retired, professional consulting practice. Active as a Director/Officer in the following organizations:

 Options Community Services Society

 Chair, WJS Canada

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