The Board of Directors is a diverse group who brings both community and corporate experience to help Richmond Caring Place Society consistently achieve its goals and operate within high standards. Our Board meets the last Wednesday of each month (except Aug. and Dec.).
If you are interested in volunteering with Richmond Caring Place or its Board of Directors, please contact Sandy McIntosh at 604-279-7000 or email for more information.
Our Current Board of Directors for 2018
Gary Hagel has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Richmond Caring Place Society since November of 2008. Professionally, Gary is a partner at Pryke Lambert Leathley Russell LLP, a law firm with 40 years of history in Richmond. Gary’s practice focuses on litigation, including insurance issues, commercial disputes, motor vehicle and personal injury. In addition to his involvement with the Caring Place, Gary sits as a director of the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge Management Society.
CPG Systems was founded by Jeremy Colwell, who started working with computers professionally in 1994. Jeremy started in IT as a freelancer, before taking all his certifications (MCSE, CCNA, Network+, A+). He then spent 4 years working with Government before moving to a manufacturing environment for a multi-national company before starting CPG Systems in 2007. He has IT experience with a variety of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, food service, non-profit, legal, education and government just to name a few.
Karen Holden has been a Richmond resident since 1980. She taught for the Richmond School Board for 37 years and is now retired working part time for Kwantlen Polytechnic University as a Practicum Supervisor. She has a husband, Bill, who is also retired and working part time, as well as 2 married daughters living in Vancouver. Karen spends her time volunteering for Nite of Hope, The Gateway, Richmond Retired Teachers Executive, The Terry Fox Run and Richmond Spirit Runners. She is active at the Richmond Oval, on her new boat and golfing with the Mayfair Ladies League. She is a member of St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Her favourite hobbies are computers and reading! Karen joined the Board of the Caring Place in 2013 and is currently chair of the HR Committee.
Suzanne Lightfoot has been a Richmond resident for 25 years. Suzanne has her BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been involved with the plastics card industry for the past 25 years, working with various levels of government and private industry. She is currently the Western Accounts Manager with a National Plastics Manufacturer.
Suzanne has served the community in various roles including The Chimo Board, The Garratt Wellness Board, Air Attack Volleyball Club, Richmond Minor Hockey, PAC Chair for Richmond Secondary School, and Blundell Elementary School. Suzanne Lives in Richmond with her husband Jeff and 2 children. Loves to travel and enjoys the Great Outdoors!
I was born in Tianjin, China and educated at Sichuan University, obtaining a BA. I immigrated to Richmond in 2002. Along with my wife Jun Ling, we are very supportive at public education system with two children at Richmond Schools. I am involved in wine industry, running an exporting company. I am actively involved in Richmond as a Director of the Canadian Community Services Association and a member of Rotary E-Club Lulu Island
Mr. Kim Schuss is a Principle of Dorset Realty Group Canada Ltd. Dorset is a family owned and operated full service Real Estate Corporation active in the Real Estate and Property Asset Management industry since 1975. Kim has been licensed and active in the Real Estate Management industry since 1982 (over 33-years). Kim has earned an enviable reputation for providing effective Asset management and Commercial Investment services. Kim is active in the Richmond Community, being a Director of the Caring Place Board since 2009, and a Director of the Richmond Hospital Foundation since 2011.
Kim currently chairs the Operating Committee.
Marie Thom has been a Richmond resident for over fifty years. She graduated from UBC in 1979 with a Bachelors Degree in Education and went on to complete her Masters Degree in 1984. Marie has been employed by the Richmond School District, teaching Kindergarten for almost 30 years before working as the District’s Early Learning Teacher Consultant. Marie also teaches part time for UBC and finds working with adults equally delightful as working with children. Marie has been involved with her children’s schools, participating in fundraising and other initiatives. In her spare time, Marie can be found digging in her garden, walking along the river, or cooking up a storm. She is married and has two grown children.
Marie joined the Caring Place Society in 2010 and currently chairs the Communications Committee.
Sheilah has been a Richmond resident since 2004. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) by profession, Sheilah oversees all aspects of the Society’s finances including the management of budget, financial statements preparation and presentation to the Board. Sheilah brings to the Society more than 10 years of financial leadership experience in the private sector with a focus on strategic management, internal controls, performance improvement and productivity. She is currently working as a Director of Finance for a private food company in Richmond and is overall in charge of the company’s financial operations. She is also an active member of St. Paul Catholic Church and volunteers as a lector in Sunday masses. Previously, Sheilah served as the Chair for St. Paul’s School parent support group. Sheilah enjoys hiking, travelling and reading books. Sheilah joined the Board in January 2018 and serves as the Treasurer and Chair of Finance.
Welcome Belinda Boyd
As Leader, Community Engagement with Vancouver Coastal Health I have the privilege of working with many community leaders as they build capacity and support community development in the city of Richmond. A background in business administration, emergency response, management training and volunteer management and years of work experience with health organizations and community based volunteering has resulted in an understanding of the socioeconomic determinants of health and the mechanisms needed to improve outcomes for individuals. Chair of the Richmond Caring Place Society, Co-Chair of the Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee, member of the Richmond Intercultural Advisory Committee. A farm girl raised in Richmond I value hard work and a commitment to strengthening and celebrating community.
Paul Rollo has been a Richmond resident since 1973.
Paul has been a consulting land economist for 45 years currently under his own firm G. P. Rollo & Associates, Land Economists. In this capacity he assists non-profit organizations, governments, developers and investors to prepare business plans and development strategies for non-profit and profit projects.
He has been married for 50 years to Geraldine, has a daughter and son (Christy and Andrew) and 3 grand-daughters (Ella, Hannah and Lyla).
Paul is active in the City via the Rotary Club of Sunrise Richmond. At Rotary, he is also District Grants Chair for District 5050 which encompasses approximately two thirds of B.C.