Kusmu, Petros

Petros Kusmu Management Consultant and Global Civil Government Specialist Deloitte Vancouver, British Columbia   Petros is a management consultant at Deloitte and the firm’s Global Civil Government Specialist, where he works to expand the firm’s impact and offerings to governments globally. Petros is also an Advisor to the Hogan’s Alley Society — a not-for-profit focused…

Kilgour, Hilary

Hilary Kilgour Co-Founder & Managing Partner TheVenture.Fund Vancouver, British Columbia   Hilary is equal parts connector, catalyst and integrator, committed to advancing the capacity of leaders in Canada. Having worked in government, philanthropic, and corporate leadership roles in inaugural roles to meet the growing needs for innovation and change, her 15+ leadership experience spans Fortune’s…

Kelly, Florentina

Florentina Kelly Community Health Worker Fraser Health Authority Surrey, British Columbia   Florentina works for Fraser Health Authority as a Community Health Worker and Recreation Assistant at Peace Portal Seniors Village. She is a BCGEU member since 2001 and started her activism when she needed help and learned the power of the Union. Florentina took…

Holmes, Rachel

Rachel Holmes Executive Lead, Strategic Public Safety Initiatives Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Victoria, British Columbia   Rachel served for 20 year in the non-profit and government sectors; as the first non-American Secretary General to the world’s oldest and largest experiential education program on the United Nations and global diplomacy and led the…

Haugen, Brian

Brian Haugen Director, Education and Engagement International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 Langley, British Columbia   Brian is the Vice-Chair of the Douglas College Board of Directors, Chair an industry Sector Advisory Group, President of the Canadian Association of Fleet Supervisors, President of a provincial Constituency Association and former BC Director with the National…

Hambler, Patricia

Patricia Hambler Director, Student Affairs and Services Douglas College Vancouver, British Columbia   A visitor and resident on the unceded Coast Salish territories, Patricia Hambler is a Nehiyaw (Cree) woman and Urban Indigenous Canadian. Patricia provides leadership within the postsecondary education sector as a student affairs professional. For over twenty years, Patricia has contributed to…

Gupta, Deepak

Deepak Gupta Associate Vice President, Research Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond, British Columbia   Dr. Gupta is an award-winning academic executive who has led innovation, productivity, and entrepreneurial initiatives over an impactful career across three countries. A global citizen and an innovation broker, he has lived or worked in 12 cities, speaks four languages, and has…

Forsyth, James

James Forsyth Director, Regional Development BC Housing Coquitlam, British Columbia   James is a Director of Regional Development at BC Housing. He develops affordable housing for family & seniors, supportive housing for the homeless, transitional housing for women & children and Indigenous housing. Recently he received a Premier’s Award for developing modular supportive housing. He…

Foster, Teresa (Teri)

Teresa (Teri) Foster Chair, North West Region British Columbia Nurses’ Union Prince Rupert, British Columbia   As a nurse in rural and urban British Columbia since 2004, Teri has additionally held the elected role of Regional Council Member, representing the North West of British Columbia since 2016. Her region includes a varied demographic population in…

Davey, Adam

Adam Davey Director, Community Services & Public Safety City of Prince George Prince George, British Columbia   Adam currently serves as the Director of Community Services & Public Safety for the City of Prince George, in British Columbia. Previously, he was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Valemount. Adam is a former infantry…