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Board Committees

Board Committees
Executive Committee

Board Members: Hendrik Van Ryk (Chair, President), Karen Biggs (Vice President), Riz Gehlen (Secretary-Treasurer), Aly Devji (Past President),
Staff: Terry Lake – CEO

Governance Committee (also serves as Nominating Committee)

Board Members: Karen Biggs (Chair), Hendrik Van Ryk (President), Riz Gehlen, Christine Elliott, Aly Devji
Staff: Terry Lake (CEO)

Finance and Audit Committee

Board Members: Riz Gehlen (Chair, Secretary-Treasurer), Gavin McIntosh, Aly Devji, Hendrik Van Ryk (President)
Staff: Terry Lake (CEO), Cora Schupp (Director, Finance and Member Services)

Priorities & Policy Committee (PPC)

Board Members: Elaine Price (Chair), Gavin McIntosh, Karen Biggs, Ron Pike, Al Jina, Aly Devji
Members at Large: David Keselman
Staff: Lara Croll (Senior Manager, Policy, Partnerships and Workforce Development), Mike Klassen (VP, Public Affairs)

Events  & Recognition Committee (includes 2021 Annual Conference)

Board Members: Hendrik Van Ryk (Chair), Karen Biggs (Non-profit & Assisted Living rep), Aly Devji (Non-profit rep), Wendy Calhoun (For-profit rep)
Members at Large: Lance Bennewith (For-Profit Rep), Kim Lepp (Home Health Rep), Jared Bespalko (Title Sponsor Rep), Rick Smith (Commercial Member Rep)
Staff: Cathy Szmaus (VP, Operations and Corporate Partnerships)

Membership Services and Engagement Committee

Board Members: David Hurford (Chair), Hendrik Van Ryk (President), Aly Devji (Non-profit Rep), Riz Gehlen (For-profit Rep & EngAge BC Rep), Christine Elliott
Members at Large: Brent Glasgow-Brown
Staff: Mike Klassen (VP, Public Affairs), Cora Schupp (Director, Finance and Member Services)

Health Human Resources Committee

Board Members: Erroll Hastings (Chair), Hendrik Van Ryk (President), Lisa Kelly, Aly Devji
Members at Large: Rene Koerner, Rebecca Jarvis, Karen Forster, Deanna Smith, Gayle Anton
Staff: Lara Croll (Senior Manager, Policy, Partnerships and Workforce Development)

EngAge BC Member Council

Members at Large: Jackie Reiners, Paul Martins, Riz Gehlen, Celeste Mullin, Stasia Hartley, Kris Coventry, Ron Pike, Michael Neumann, Angela Grottoli
Staff: Rebecca Frederick (Director of EngAge BC)

Board Liaisons

Office of the Seniors Advocate: Vacant
Health Employers Association of BC: Erroll Hastings
SafeCare BC: Michael Neumann
Canadian College of Health Leaders: Karen Biggs
FAN/RSAC: Erroll Hastings
Vancouver Coastal Health Admin Group: Gavin McIntosh and David Hurford
Denominational Health Association: Erroll Hastings
Vancouver Island Seniors Health Area Network (VISAN): Hendrik Van Ryk
Interior Health Authority Admin Group (IAN): Hendrik Van Ryk
EngAge BC Liaison: Vacant
Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC): Aly Devji
Alberta Continuing Care Association: Al Jina