Mary McNeil's picture

Mary McNeil is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.  A retired Member of BC's Legislative Assembly, Mary was Minister of State for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver/Whistler. She also served as Minister for Children and Family Development, where her responsibilities included oversight of Child Protection and Family Development; Adoption; Foster Care; Early Childhood Development and Child Care; Child and Youth Mental Health; Youth Justice & Youth Services and Special Needs Children & Youth. more

Praveen Varshney's picture

Mr. Varshney has been a principal of Varshney Capital Corp., a Vancouver based venture capital, merchant bank and corporate advisory services firm, since 1991 and a Founding Director of Pyfera Growth Capital social impact fund.  Mr. Varshney obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1987 and is a FCPA, FCA. more

Stephanie Korour's picture

Stephanie Korour works at Yeager Law Corporation. Her work experience has been enhanced by living and volunteering throughout Canada and around the world, including several years in England and France. Stephanie serves on the board of Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Center, and is an appointed panel member for the Employment and Assistance Appeals Tribunal. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including several awards from the Red Cross for her fundraising and volunteer initiatives. Stephanie holds an LL.B. from Margaret Thatcher's University of Buckingham and a B.A. from the University of British Columbia. more

Victor Chan's picture

Victor Chan has known the Dalai Lama for over 40 years, and in 2005, they co-founded the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. The Dalai Lama and Victor Chan also co-authored the Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights (Riverhead, January 2013). more


Fiona Douglas-Crampton's picture

Fiona's career path has been an unexpected and interesting journey, including careers as a Gaming Investigator, Stay-at-home Mom, Sales & Marketing professional, and Non-Profit CEO. When speaking of her current role, she says “It seems as if the universe moved me here” and feels she was meant to become the President & CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace + Education. more

Kareen Hudson's picture

Kareen draws from an extensive career within the BC not-for-profit, education and health sectors. Her role as founder and manager of the RSVP Program, an award winning and widely utilized Social Emotional Learning program in Vancouver schools, gave her first hand exposure to the tremendous value of educating children’s hearts. Kareen is a founding board member at Stand Tall Education Center, a primary school in Kampala, Uganda, and also maintains a private counselling and consulting practice in Vancouver called Seedlings. more

Gemma Holland's picture

Gemma has had a longstanding interest in children’s issues and worked for many years as a psychology researcher in the area of online child exploitation. She has taught psychology and child development at universities in Ireland and has an MA in Public Policy.  She is committed to volunteering with local advocacy and community organizations, which aim to make the world a better place for our children.  more