Board of Directors
President - Lorne Hill
Lorne has served on Fraserside’s board since 2006 and has volunteered with numerous community and social service agencies. He was a leader with Scouts Canada, volunteered as a literacy tutor and participated with the Open Door Society in Saskatoon. Lorne currently serves on the Massey Theater Board of Directors. He is principal consultant at LH Customer Insights, where he helps organizations make the most of their customer information. Lorne has a BA (Cultural Anthropology) from the University of Saskatchewan. Lorne, his wife and two children have made New Westminster their home for 14 years.
Vice President - Jason Campbell
Jason has been a member of the Fraserside Board since 2011, having worked in the charitable sector for 20 years, specializing in volunteer development and fundraising. He previously worked for the MS Society of Canada, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, and the BC Centre for Ability Foundation. Jason was recently appointed to the City of New Westminster's Social and Community Issues Committee. Jason is an associate of Ruby Group Fundraising & Event Management. Jason lives with his wife and daughter in New Westminster.
Secretary - Tom Foster
Tom is a Registered Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counsellor with 35 year experience working in the mental health and addictions field. He has worked both in the private and public sectors with a particular focus on providing services to employed persons Employee and Family Assistance Programs. He currently is a therapist in an outpatient mental health and addiction treatment clinic. Tom and his family have lived in New Westminster for 25 years and love the small town feel of community and connectedness.
Treasurer - Gurpreet Rai
Gurpreet has served on the Fraserside Board since 2014. Gurpreet is a Chartered Accountant and Senior Manager in KPMG’s Enterprise practice, working with private companies and non-profit organizations across industries and sectors. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Gurpreet is involved with TYE Young Entrepreneurs Program Vancouver initiative to inspire top students to become the next generation of business and community leaders. In his free time, Gurpreet enjoys staying active, traveling and spending time with his wife Rosy and two children, Samiya and Asher. Gurpreet and his family have lived in Burnaby since 2005.
Director - Chris Robinson
Chris has been a member of the Fraserside Board of Directors since 1988. He taught school for 34 years and holds a Masters degree in Music Education. Chris is retired from his position as head of the Performing Arts Department at Eric Hamber Secondary School.
Director - Betty McIntosh
Betty has served on Fraserside’s Board since 2003. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Care at Royal Columbian Hospital until her retirement. She previously worked as a school nurse at New Westminster Secondary School. Betty served for fifteen years as a Councilor on the New Westminster City Council. She is an active community volunteer, involved with Girl Guides, Irving House and the Presbyterian Auxiliary to Dunwood Place (Seniors Housing). Betty is also a Board Member of Group of Five and Friends Benevolent Society and Senior Services Society of BC. Betty has been a resident of New Westminster since 1968 where she is married with three grown children and one grandson.
Director - Nathan Wright
Nathan Wright is currently the Executive Director of bc211, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that provides free information and referral services to community, government and social services in British Columbia. He is also the part-time minister for Queens Avenue United Church in New Westminster. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioural Science, a Master of Divinity degree, a graduate diploma in Theological Studies, and a certificate in Project Management. Nathan and his family live in New Westminster. Nathan has served on Fraserside’s Board since October 2016.
Director - Philippe Buteau
Philippe has worked in the social service filed for the last 30 years. After obtaining his BSW from the University of British Columbia in 1987, he began his career with Simon Fraser Society for Community Living supporting individuals with special needs. Subsequently, he worked with Polaris Employment Services helping individuals obtain and maintain employment. His career led him to the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Community Living BC (CLBC) where he worked for 24 years until he retired. As a social worker and analyst, he provided services to individuals and their families. Philippe lives in Coquitlam with his wife and three daughters. He has served on Fraserside's Board since October 2016.