Mr. Terry Yung
Mr. Yung has spent the last 20 years dedicating his time and skills to a wide variety of causes, including Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, the Vancouver Cambie Lions Club, the Classical Chinese Garden and the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver. His contributions have ensured that new Canadians fulfill their professional aspirations, that youth have opportunities to become future leaders, and that neighbourhoods are safer and more connected.
Terry is a recipient of the British Columbia Medal of Good Citizenship and a Melvin Jones Fellow.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Chung is a Clinical Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and also a Geriatric Medicine Consultant for over 30 years. She is an Associate Member of the Division of Palliative Care with UBC, and served as the Site Medical Director for UBC Hospital from 2004-2016, and also Acting Co-Chair of the UBC Division of Geriatric Medicine from 2011-2013. In addition to her work with UBC, she is Chair of the Geriatrics and Palliative Care Subcommittee of the Council on Health Promotion of the Doctors of BC, 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.
Erin is an employment and human rights lawyer. In 2020 Erin cofounded PortaLaw, a law firm focused on helping employers and employees create meaningful employment relationships and resolving conflict where those relationships break down. Erin has held leadership roles with the Canadian Bar Association, including with the Young Lawyers subsection executive and the Employment Law subsection executive. She has also acted as a supervising lawyer with the UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and volunteered with the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee and Congregation Beth Israel.
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.
Rebecca 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, Rebecca also has served as Director for the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, Leadership Vancouver, Mount Pleasant Family Centre, and Canadian Club.
Lauren is a Partner with the law firm of Clark Wilson LLP, and specializes in litigation, including estate & trust litigation and commercial litigation especially those involving international elements. Born and raised in mainland China and a long-time Canadian,. Lauren is one of a few English-fluent and native-Chinese litigators practicing within a major law firm 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 and financial professionals on philanthropic activities.
In addition to her service on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors, Lauren also serves as an Advisory Committee Member for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Helen is a principal of O’Dea Song & Associates, a development management corporation based in Vancouver BC that specializes in social purpose real estate projects namely affordable housing. Her career of the last two decades include such projects as Vancouver’s single largest heritage conversion, multi high rise tower project in Surrey BC, and affordable home ownership condos in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Helen serves on S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors, as well as on the Board for City Opera Vancouver.
Dr. Song is an experienced Public Policy Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and government sector. She has over 10 years’ experience in working in the federal government, enhancing her skills as a Policy Expert, and a vibrant Public Speaker. As a strong public service professional Dr. Song currently resides as Chair of the graduate programs at Adler University overseeing Leadership, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs in Vancouver and Chicago.
Dr. Song serves on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors since 2022.
Donnie is currently the Vice Chair of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, a Board member with Canadian Blood Services, and a Board member with the B.C. Financial Services Authority. Donnie 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, actuarial services, investments 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.
Kathleen 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 is currently the chief auditor for a private North American utility company and prior to this position, held a number of senior management roles with Vancity and ICBC.
In addition to her service on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society Board of Directors, Kathleen 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.
Terry is a Chartered Financial Analyst and currently the Vice President of Treasury at the Vancity. He leads a team of professionals who manage the finances, investments and financial risks for Vancity and its subsidiaries. He has had a number of other senior roles in finance, and also led in the development and growth of 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.
Terry serves on S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Society’s Board of Directors.
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.
Bryan is Chief Economist at Central 1 and leads a team that provides macro- and regional- economic analysis and forecasting for Central 1 and its member B.C. and Ontario credit unions. With nearly two decades of experience, Bryan regularly advises credit union executives and treasury analysts across Canada on the state of the economy, and often speaks at industry conferences and events. He is frequently contacted by local and national media to provide economic and housing market commentary. Bryan also manages Central 1’s IFRS 9 national loan loss platform. Prior to joining Central 1, Bryan was an economist with the BC Real Estate Association and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and also spent time as an immigration researcher.
Bryan also volunteers his time as a board member of the BC Paraplegic Foundation and as a committee chair with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.