Stuart Alcock

President

Before retiring, Stuart worked as a social worker, a manager of legal services, and constituency assistant. In addition to being the president of 411 Seniors Centre Society, he is a member of the Advisory Council to the Seniors Advocate and is on the Steering Committee of Corinne's Quest (http://www.corinnesquest.ca/). Stuart also volunteers at Ballet BC (www.balletbc.com).

Elsie Dean

Past President

Elsie Dean has been a member of 411 Seniors Society since 1999 and served as the president for three years. She has been a volunteer with 411 partner organizations - Seniors Network BC, WE*ACT Women Elders in Action, Seniors Advocacy Network BC (SAN) and organizing committee for Seniors Summit 2004. She contributed a column in a local paper keeping community informed on available services and needs of seniors.

Mohinder Grewal

First VP

Mohinder was appointed as a director by the Board in 2011 and is currently 1st Vice President. He is a member of the Constitution Committee, having previously served on the Finance, Strategic Planning and Personnel Committees. He has worked in the area of race relations, immigrant services and cultural and social policy development and served as a member of the Convention Refugee Determination Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. In 2012, Mohinder was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.



Patsy Craig

Second VP

Patsy is the board representative for the Information and Referral Program on the Nominations and Membership committees and a member of the New Facility committee. Patsy is an I&R Volunteer at the Centre. Patsy developed programs, policies and organized hundreds of volunteers in Accredited Administrator of Volunteer Services. She is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional in the disability management industry.

David Yorke

Treasurer

David Yorke has been on the board since 2012 and has served as Treasurer Chairperson of the Constitution Committee and recently a member of the Finance Committee. David is a retired union lawyer having worked many years on the staff of the BC Teachers’ Federation. He has also supported Seniors on Guard for Medicare and has helped COSCO with technical advice.

Marion Pollack

Secretary

Marion Pollack is a retired postal worker and a long-time activist with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Marion Pollack is President of the CUPW Metro Vancouver Retirees Organization and is a Board Member of BC FORUM – the Federation of Retired Union Members. She is passionate about women’s issues and continues to work for the economic, social and political equality of all women. She is currently the Board Secretary, an I&R volunteer, chairs the personnel committee, and
sits on the program committee.



Devinder Sekhon

Board Member

Devinder is a senior executive at a nonprofit charitable organization providing housing, health and social services to marginalized populations. He joined the 411 board in 2013 and has served as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. He is currently a member of the New Facilities Committee. Devinder is very passionate about seniors’ issues and needs. He is active in the community and has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations and agencies. Devinder has Master of Health Administration degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CGA).

David Handelman

Board Member

He is a retired lawyer who practiced in the areas of Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, and Labour Law. David is currently a panel member of the Property Assessment Review Panel and the Employment Assistance Appeal Tribunal. David is also a member of the board of directors of the Justice Education Society and he is on the board of Burnaby Art Gallery Advisory Council. David sits in on the Program Committee.

Linda Forsythe

Board Member

Linda sits on the 411 Priorities and Planning Committee, New Facility Committee, Personnel and AGM committees. She was a delegate from BC Forum (retired union members) to the Sunshine Coast Labour Council. She was a board member (Secretary) of the Sunshine Coast branch of the COSCO/BC. She is the COSCO delegate to Voices of Burnaby Seniors (VOBS) and works in the advocacy sub-group.



Louise Leclair

Board Member

Louise spent 40 years working in Communications from broadcast communications to government, culture and labour. In 2003, she received her Masters Degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University. Louise is passionate about seniors’ issues in particular the lack of appropriate local transportation and quality housing for seniors. She has lived in a Housing Co-Op for the past 20 years and has filled the role of president and chairperson of the maintenance committee.

Kanwarjit Sandhu

Board Member

Kanwarjit (Kan) was born and raised in Punjab, India. He raised two girls in Richmond and after 36 years of service as a bank manager, he is now retired. Kan was appointed to the Richmond Intercultural Advisory Committee by the City of Richmond. He has been on the Board of Directors for Richmond Multicultural Community Services (RMCS) in various capacities such as President, Vice President and Secretary. Kan is an active member of 411’s New Facility Committee.

Eric S. Szeto

Board Member

Eric Szeto is a retired businessman who is passionate about the well being of seniors. Eric is well aware of the many challenges facing seniors in Vancouver. Eric strongly believes in giving back to his community and his past and present volunteer activities include the Chinese Benevolent Association of Canada, Vancouver Seniors’ Culture Club Association, World United Seniors Promotion Association and Vancouver Arts & Culture Policy Council’s Advisory Committee.



Gwen Willox

Board Member

Gwen holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology, as well as a Certificate in Financial Management from BCIT (2006). For 19 years, she has worked as a Financial Assistance Worker with the Ministry of Social Development with the last 10 years on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Previously, she worked with women in the corrections systems focusing on working toward positive community reintegration.