Board Slate 2016

Jim Stephenson

Jim has a BS in electrical engineering and a joint PhD in business and economics from Stanford University.

Currently a computer consultant, Jim’s past experience includes First Nations economic development (Haida and Cowichan bands) and projects for BC Hydro, BC Gas, and WorkSafe BC (WCB). He has also consulted for corporate clients in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Jack Pasht

Jack has an Hon. B.A from the University of Toronto and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall. After being called to the Ontario Bar in 1977, Jack began a broad and varied career in real estate investment and development.

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Wanda Morris

Wanda Morris is the former CEO of Dying With Dignity Canada.

For the past five years, she has been a key influence-maker in discussions of physician assisted death. She led a national strategic campaign for legislative change leading up to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the ground-breaking Carter v. Canada case. She has tirelessly represented the 84 per cent of Canadians who believe in death with dignity and is a strong champion for choice and compassion at end of life. 

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Derryck Smith

Dr. Derryck Smith is a Vancouver-based psychiatrist.  He is a Past President of the BC Medical Association and a past board member of the Canadian Medical Association.

Dr. Smith is a Clinical Professor Emeritus with the Department of Psychiatry and is active in clinical teaching of medical students and residents. He is a past president of the Medical Legal Society and was Chair of the Board for the Greater Vancouver Mental Health Services Society.

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Gareth Seltzer

Gareth is an engaged Canadian, active in business and quality of life initiatives. He is a partner of RYOT.ORG, which is both a news site that asks its audience to take action on every story and a production house of internationally acclaimed documentary films (RYOT Films). His personal mandate is to live as widely as possible taking every opportunity to encourage the call to action on matters of human dignity.

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Bradley Peter

Bradley Peter is a freshwater biologist in Edmonton.

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Eva Kmiecic

Eva’s career has spanned three decades, two continents, and executive positions in both the public and non-profit sectors, including Deputy Commissioner of the RCMP, Vice President of the Public Policy Forum, Assistant Secretary for the Australian Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Registrar of Canadian Citizenship, and work on various social policy and criminal justice initiatives. Throughout, she has been an active volunteer serving on both national and community organizations, with a primary focus on governance, strategy and public policy.

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Sue Hughson

Dr. Sue Hughson holds a B.Sc from University of Guelph, and a DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI. She has been practising veterinary medicine for 24 years, starting in St John's, Newfoundland, then relocating to Vancouver.

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Carey Diamond

Carey Diamond is President and CEO of Whitecastle Investments, a privately held company originating in 1959, whose primary businesses are venture capital, real estate and public market investing.

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Kent Kirkland

Kent has a B.Com. from the University of Saskatchewan, an MBA from the University of Calgary and is a chartered accountant. He is currently the chief financial officer for a commercial-industrial developer and construction company. Kent spent the previous 14 years in the residential housing industry in both operational and financial roles, including owning and operating his own company.

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