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Team

 

aman3Aman Hundal – Founder & CEO

Born and raised in a small rural community in Northern British Columbia (Fort St. James), Aman quickly learned the challenges faced by rural communities with respect to health care services, particularly the impact of the social determinants of health on a population. As health care services were not easily accessible, Aman knew that one had to be extra careful in managing their own health and staying healthy.

While working in the financial services industry at the retail branch level, Aman learned the value of customer service and the importance of managing one’s finances. He saw firsthand how one’s finances directly impacted their health and well being along with the health of the overall community.

Aman then shifted industries to work in health care. Over a ten-year period, he took on additional responsibilities, assignments and opportunities to advance his understanding of health care. Aman has worked for the Northern Health Authority, Interior Health Authority and the BC Medical Association. He was recruited into a fast track leadership program where he was exposed to the board, executive and many departments within a health authority. Aman took on challenging assignments that had tight deadlines and high complexity and had the opportunity to work and learn from some of Canada’s top health care leaders.

Aman holds a BComm with a double major in Management and Finance, along with an MBA in Human Resources and Management and through the Canadian Securities Institute has attained his Financial Management Advisor designation. Those who have worked alongside Aman would say that his key strengths include: authentic leadership, adaptability, results oriented, innovative, strategic, and being a team player.

In his spare time, Aman enjoys reading, cycling, hiking and spending time with his wife and two children. He is keenly interested in political affairs, macro/micro trends, emerging opportunities, and the changing nature of societies.

angelaChaseAngela Case – VP, Media & Production

As the on-camera TV host for RTOWN Communications in the Thompson – Okanagan Region, Angela loves playing tourist in her own backyard. Raised in Kelowna, BC, she moved to Vancouver to study at William Davis Center and Vancouver Film School. There she expanded her skills from acting, to directing, producing, script writing, and being a voice-over artist. A Year 2000 Coca-Cola campaign in Tokyo jump started her career, then a popular five-year stint as a Kokanee Glacier Girl, including representing at the 2006 Olympics in Turino, gave Angela visibility in the Canadian market.

Angela also worked for Kaizen Creative Group in event management, staffing and marketing, working with top advertising companies MacLaren McCann Canada Inc., and Cossette. Representing clients such as BCLC, P&G, Nestle, and American Express, she worked extensively with General Motors Canada for thirteen years as a Product Specialist across Canada educating through public narration, and entertaining as an emcee at events.

A six-month 2010 Olympic Hydrogen Fuel Cell contract with GM was a highlight of Angela’s career. Being an ambassador for Canada, Angela was honoured to engage with IOC Members, Olympic Family, athletes, politicians, dignitaries, and media, through this innovative green initiative.

As a young girl, Angela had ambition to start a good news newspaper, as she felt more positivity was needed in the world. Passionate for helping people, she volunteered for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada for many years as a youth, and currently engages in local fund raising events. When Angela’s fortunate to find spare time, she loves making short films, swimming, paddle boarding, hiking with her husband and dog, and traveling.

 

armandArmand Delisle – COO, Business Development & Partnerships

For more than 20 years Armand has been acquiring knowledge and education about learning and about change; “Creating lasting change is a difficult process and one that requires a combination of insight, persistence, and preparation”. Armand is a tireless proponent of supportive, student centered programs that offer options for access to services and information. In his role as Director of First College, an innovative post-secondary training institute he guides the development of programs around the principles of leadership and responsibility.

Armand was born in BC but has roots that go deep into the Metis peoples of Saskatchewan and Manitoba where his family has a long record of being pioneers, settlers, and farmers. He settled in the Okanagan Valley 22 years ago where he is a conscientious, community minded participant in fund raising projects for youth, such as Ben Lee Skateboard Park. In his role with YSOE he is able to bring innovation as well as tried and true concepts into play within the team environment. When not working Armand looks for relaxation through hiking, riding his mountain bike, or snow boarding to be closer to nature.

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Joseph Mendez – Chief Information Officer

Joseph Mendez is a member of the First Nations Health Authority’s Senior Executive Team as the VP, Innovation, Information Management Services & CIO. Over the past 23 years Mr. Mendez has been in a number of senior executive health-related roles.

Most recently, he was the VP of Healthtech Management Consultants. In this capacity, Joseph led and supported a number of high profile eHealth, IM/IT and Shared Services initiatives in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Prior to Healthtech Consultants, Joseph was the Vice President / CIO for IM/IT services with Northern Health.

After having successfully established Northern Health IM/IT services and implemented one of Northern Health largest most complex organization-wide projects – Health Link North, Joseph was seconded to the Provincial Health Services Authority to serve as the IM/IT Executive Lead. In this role, Joseph led the establishment of the Health Shared Services BC – Information Technology Services.

Along with his passion for IM/IT and developing new organizations, Joseph has helped develop and implement a number of Provincial eHealth initiatives, many of which are now in use, effectively supporting improved health access and quality care.

Mr. Mendez is married with two children. He has a great passion for classic French cuisine cooking, traveling and golfing. Joseph has Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Health Administration.

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Joyce Marlene Evans – Lead Healthy Living

Joyce, as a committed educator, is a dynamic contributor to the health and well being of children, adults and families in the community. A pursuit of personal excellence, and a life committed to learning, have fashioned Joyce into a significant proponent of personal responsibility for ones growth and wellness. Her own journey of personal mastery in the healing fields have led her to study many diverse subjects such as medical and social sciences, theology and philosophy. She is also a lifelong student of esoteric wisdom and literature. Joyce is noted for her exceptional ability to make abstract principles come alive with immediate and powerful practicality.

Currently a Psychiatric nurse in independent practice, she brings with her a keen awareness of the determinants of health which affect individuals of all ages in our communities. She holds degrees in theology and science from Providence University and Seminary, and Brandon University MB, respectively. She is currently concluding her Masters in Psychiatric Nursing. As an educator, counselor, social entrepreneur, and highly qualified human dynamics analyst, Joyce brings over 25 years of experience in community mental health service.

She is cofounder and the lead clinician with Full Spectrum Leadership Inc. She brings to that role a unique set of perspectives and awareness of the role of culture and diversity in our communities. Joyce also is keenly aware and committed to societal health and well-being, and has worked successfully toward this goal in the community.

Joyce is an avid reader, enjoys the arts and is a keen supporter of local talent. As a member of Toastmasters International she promotes communication and leadership skills, and has a strong interest in current events. She is a yoga enthusiast, loves swimming, golfing, and world travel.

 

angelaAngela Nagy – Lead Environmental Sustainability

Angela is a multi-disciplined consultant with a fifteen-year background in project management, business development, marketing and public relations. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the US and Canada, working with all levels of business, non-profits, as well as all levels of government in Canada and the US on a variety of engineering, energy efficiency and environmental projects. Angela has worked with Fortis BC and the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources on programs including the promotion of PowerSense, solar hot water systems and air/ground source heat pumps. She has also led the development of a business plan for the largest integrated crusher and bio diesel refinery in Canada. Her range of experience includes wastewater, storm water, species at risk, agriculture, bio fuels, solid waste, climate change, local food, operational and energy efficiency, employee training, facilitation, marketing, and communications.

In November 2008, Angela was elected to Kelowna City Council and served for one term as a City Counselor and Regional District Director, gaining valuable insight and experience into local government, and a unique cross-sector perspective. She has been trained by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore, David Suzuki and IPCC scientists to deliver the Climate Reality Project. Angela is certified in Organizational GHG Accounting and as a Sustainability Practitioner through The Natural Step.

When she is not busy working, Angela loves to spend time with her husband, baby girl and chocolate lab. She is also an avid gardener, hiker and yogi.

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Mark Ameerali – Lead Financial Literacy

Mark Ameerali grew up in the Fraser Valley. He was always interested in learning how the money world worked. He knew he wanted to specialize in learning how to make money work for him, instead of the other way around. Upon entering university, he began his formal financial education in 2002, with the Canadian Securities Course. He attended UBC’s Sauder School of Business, graduating with a specialization in finance. While at UBC, he gained experience in retail banking, and wealth management through internships. Upon graduation, Mark began his career in commercial banking and progressed to pension fund management after a short time.

Mark left his position with a Vancouver investment counsel, and his home, to study for the Chartered Financial Analyst program (CFA), in South Korea. He completed the program in 2010. To help finance his various adventures, Mark designed a course in personal finance and investments. In each city he lived, he offered his course. Upon his return to Canada in 2011, Mark spent time looking for ways to align his work life with his goal of both achieving his financial freedom and helping others to achieve theirs. This led him to start a real estate consulting company, with a partner and friend. The freedom afforded to him through business ownership allowed him the time to write a book on financial literacy and volunteer his time to teach for a variety of groups.

Currently, Mark is working with one of Canada’s leading Exempt Market Dealers (EMDs), helping Canadians access direct investments in private companies. Mark has dedicated his life to increasing the financial literacy of Canadians in the hope that they can give of themselves to others in the ways they desire.

When Mark isn’t writing, teaching, or advising, he enjoys spending time walking with his wife. He is also an avid football player and fan. In the winter he enjoys snow boarding at the local ski resort.

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