S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is pleased to announce our new Vision and Mission!

Chair

Mr. Terry Yung

Mr. Yung returns to the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board after previously serving for six years as Vice Chair and Committee Chair of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society. His past community service includes tenure on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, as well as the Vancouver-Cambie Lions Club. In addition, he is an instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology  and at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Further, Mr. Yung volunteers with the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Mr. Yung is a  member of the Vancouver Police Department, and is a recipient of the British Columbia Medal of Good Citizenship as well as a Melvin Jones Fellow.

Vice Chair

Mr. Philip Bates

Mr. Bates is a recently retired former Executive Vice-president of Business Transformation and Operations with TELUS. With over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications service industry in Canada and the United States, Mr. Bates’ experience includes operations management, customer service oversight, network engineering, information technology, regulatory affairs, and general management of teams of up to 3,000 employees. In addition to TELUS, Mr. Bates has also worked with Sprint Canada, MCI Communications and a number of other multinational telecommunications organizations.

Mr. Bates has served on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors since 2017.

Vice Chair

Mr. Jim O’Dea

Mr. O’Dea is a co-founder of Terra Housing and has been involved in the housing and community sector for over four decades. His employment portfolio includes several prominent positions, including the first full-time Chairman of the B.C. Housing Management Commission, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Community Development, President of the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation, Director of the Homeowner Protection Office, and Manager of Housing Programs and Operating Agreements at Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Mr. O’Dea has served in leadership capacities on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society and Foundation Board of Directors since 2015.

Treasurer

Mr. Doug Purdie

Mr. Purdie is an Chartered Professional Accountant, and is Associate Partner with Ernst & Young LLP. Previously, Mr. Purdie was a partner with Deloitte LLP specializing in servicing private companies primarily focused on the real estate sector, and advising business operations with a variety of industries  between Canada and APAC nations. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr. Purdie spent over 25 years with another “Big 4” professional services firm, including serving as a partner. He is an Associate Member of the Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region), a Member of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association, and Director of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association (B.C. Division).

Mr. Purdie has also served in senior roles with S.U.C.C.E.S.S., including two terms as Chairman of the Board of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. between 2013 and 2015, and again as an acting Board Member of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society beginning in 2019.

Board Secretary

Dr. Alice Maria Chung

Dr. Chung is a Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and also a Geriatric Medicine Consultant. She is also an Associate Member of the Division of Palliative Care with UBC, and served as the Site Medical Director for UBC Hospital from 2004-2016. In addition to her work with UBC, she is Chair of the Geriatrics and Palliative Care Committee at BC Medical Association, and a Member of the Vancouver Council for CARE Canada.

Dr. Chung has served as a S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board member since 2017, and is Chair of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Seniors Task Force.

Directors

Mr. Simon Chen

Mr. Chen is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Partner with KPMG Canada. During his tenure with KPMG he has focused on Consumer Markets, Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, Mining, Private Equity (PE), Private Equity, High Growth Markets, China, Private Companies.

Mr. Chen has served on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors since 2016, and also volunteers with The Children’s Foundation, where he is Treasurer and Director. He is also on the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Stephen Hsia

Mr. Hsia is a lawyer with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, and acts as an estate planner for clients, and has worked throughout North America and and Asia for over 10 years. Before joining S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Mr. Hsia served as a Director with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, and also with Christian Respite Family Services.  

Mr. Hsia currently advises the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Board of Directors on its Advocacy Committee.

Ms. Rebecca Clapperton Law

Ms. Law is Principal of Clapperton Consulting, where she specializes in organizational culture and leadership development, strategic communications and change management. As a Certified Association Executive, she served as Executive Director at Family Services of Greater Vancouver Foundation, Community Volunteer Connections, and currently NatureKids BC. She has held a variety of senior roles with BC Hydro with responsibilities in Diversity & Inclusion, Indigenous Relations, as well as Engagement and Learning.

In addition to her role as S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board Member, Ms. Law also has served as Director for the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, Leadership Vancouver, Mount Pleasant Family Centre, and Canadian Club.

Ms. Lauren Liang

Ms. Liang is a Partner with the law firm of Clark Wilson LLP, and specializes in estate and trust litigation, estate planning, estate administration and cross-border asset recovery. Born in Shanghai and a long-time Canadian, Ms. Liang is one of a few fluent Mandarin litigators practicing in Vancouver. Her cross-cultural background and cross-disciplinary experience between business and law allows her to assist a wide range of clients. She is committed to giving back to the community, including but not limited to offering legal seminars to business financial professionals on philanthropic activities.

In addition to her service on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors, Ms. Liang also serves as an Advisory Committee Member for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Joy Masuhara

Dr. Masuhara is a Physician who has specialized in Seniors Care throughout her career. Currently, she works for Vancouver Coastal Health’s Community Older Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Program. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and sits on the UBC Community Geriatrics Logistics Committee. 

Dr. Masuhara Co-Chairs the Women Transforming Cities International Society, where through this organization she has helped to create an online initiative called the Women Friendly Cities Challenge and has spoken at United Nations Habitat III and the World Urban Forum. She also Co-Chairs the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) Partner Constituency Group of the General Assembly of Partners (GAP). In addition to other volunteer opportunties, she serves on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors

Directors

Ms. Helen Song

Ms. Song is a Certified Project Manager specializing in real estate development management. Over her two decade career, her projects included Vancouver’s single largest heritage conversion known as Koret Lofts, the five tower project called Infinity Towers in Surrey, BC, and the public and social housing facility known as Sequel 138.

Ms. Song serves on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors, as well as on the Board for City Opera Vancouver.

Mr. Donnie Wing

Mr. Wing is currently a management consultant, a Board member of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation and the Past Chair for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. He was the past President & CEO of the Healthcare Benefit Trust. Prior to that, he held a number of senior executive positions at ICBC including Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Senior Vice-President of Insurance, Marketing and Underwriting and Chief Financial Officer and was also a Trustee for the joint ICBC union pension plan. He also had many senior leadership roles in large, complex government agencies and Crown Corporations with responsibilities spanning strategic planning, government relations, corporate law, rate setting, actuarial services, investments, performance measurement, change management and regulatory affairs. Donnie is also a chartered accountant (CPA CA). Donnie has been a member of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Board of Directors in 2012-2019 and had served as Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair.

Ms. Kathleen Wong

Ms. Wong is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and is an accomplished finance professional with over two decades of experience in audit, risk management and planning. She was the former Director of Internal Audit for Vancity, and prior to this position held a number of senior management roles within ICBC.

In addition to her service on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors, Ms. Wong has also served as Trustee for the Credit Union Foundation of BC and as Director for the Vancouver Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Mr. Terry Wong

Mr. Wong is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Vice President of Finance at the Vancity. He currently leads a team of professionals who manage the finances and monitors the financial risks for Vancity and its subsidiaries.  He has had a number of other senior roles in developing and growing a foreign exchange business after starting his finance career as a junior foreign exchange trader. Prior to joining Vancity, Terry was a treasury analyst with the City of Vancouver where he managed the city’s investment portfolio and its banking relationships.

Mr. Wong serves on S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Tony Wong

Mr. Wong is a corporate/commercial lawyer specialized in securities law. He is called to the Bar in British Columbia and previously in the Northwest Territories. He has practiced as in-house counsel, as well as with large law firms in the private sector. In the public service, he was the former head of corporate and securities regulation for the Northwest Territories, as well as senior legal counsel with a provincial securities commission. He has also provided independent development consulting to a foreign government. He most recently served as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for a TSX-listed, public mining company.

In addition to his volunteer service with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. as a Society Board Member, he was previously Board Chair for The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch), New BC Societies Act Transition ad hoc Committee Member and Annual Meeting Chair for The Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society, Annual Meeting Chair and Lawyer (pro bono) for Ember Arts Society, Director and Legal Administrator for The Pacific Club, and Committee Member for City of Yellowknife Audit Committee.