Board
of directors

Our board of directors brings a range of experience and valuable skills that guide PCRS.

The PCRS board is made up of leaders from government, not-for-profit, and business communities. As well, the staff elect board representatives. The board is responsible for governance policies and overall agency direction, and members provide advice on a broad range of strategic and operational matters.

2017-2018 Directors

Laura Jamieson

Laura Jamieson

President

Laura joined the PCRS board in 2010 and became board chair in 2012. She is the executive director of the Global Analytics organization at SAP. Laura holds a Masters of English Language and Literature from the University of Guelph.

Shannon Leisz

Shannon Leisz

Vice President

Shannon Leisz has been a board member since 2014 and became vice president of the board in 2016. She is a regional director of operations with Starbucks Coffee Company. Shannon is active in community service and–for two years–her area has lead Starbucks Canada in service hours dedicated to volunteerism.

Dr. Bill McMichael

Dr. William (Bill) McMichael

Vice President

Bill joined the PCRS board in 2010 and serves as the PCRS liaison to BoardVoice and Pathways Canada. He is a fifth generation Vancouverite, longtime UBC sociolinguist and has been involved in the voluntary sector for over 40 years. He is the 2015 recipient of the Mayor¹s Award of Excellence for community development efforts in Vancouver.

Jeremy Wright

Jeremy Wright

Treasurer

Jeremy Wright joined the PCRS board in 2011. He is the president and CEO at Seatrend Strategy, and he was previously in a senior role at Deloitte LLP. He is also a director of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, and CFO for several companies in the Vancouver area.

Larry Adams

Director, Community

Neil Brown

Director, Community

Pauline Dan

Director, Community

Tom Phipps

Director, Community

Eva Ho

Director, Community

Ed Yee

Director, Community

Kara Hill

Director, Community

Kirk Balfour

Director, Staff

Judy Crooks

Director, Staff

Candace Lee

Director, Staff

George Peterson

Director, Staff