Board of Directors
President - Thomas C. Fink
Director since July 2019
Thomas is a finance, planning and operations professional with over 25 years of senior leadership experience including managing finances, optimizing operations, and leading change. He is currently the Director of Transit Service Design for Coast Mountain Bus Company, where he oversees planning, scheduling, and performance for over 1,400 buses in Metro Vancouver. Thomas discovered his passion for helping people when he worked at the Legal Services Society of BC for eight years helping low income people resolve their legal issues.
When he is not at work, you can find Thomas spending time with his family, playing hockey, or enjoying a poker game. Thomas holds a master’s degree in business administration, and he is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA), a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a registered builder with BC Housing.
Vice President - Rob Sider
Director since May 2019
Rob is a lawyer who has been practicing in the area of labour, employment and human rights law since 1991. He is a partner at Lawson Lundell LLP, where he is the head of the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group. Rob and his family have been proud residents of New Westminster for 26 years. Rob’s previous volunteer involvement includes being a long-time community basketball coach, league director for Tennis BC, President of the New Westminster Tennis Club, serving on the Council of and as a Warden of Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster, and in various capacities with the Canadian Bar Association.
In his practice, Rob acts or has acted for various organizations which provide services to persons with developmental disabilities and substance abuse and so, when the opportunity to become more involved in an organization like Fraserside that offers similar services, Rob jumped in.
Treasurer - Anderlei Buzelli
Director since September 2022
Andy has extensive experience in business and financial management, mergers and acquisitions, project management and business transformation/turnaround, working for almost 20 years in C-level positions as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Sr. Vice President for large businesses in Brazil. After the implementation of an ESG formal approach for the largest health care company in Brazil, Andy became more involved in the area of sustainability for companies and individuals, and currently serves as Advisor for "Conduru Consulting", mainly focused on DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and Compliance.
Along with the experience of working in top management, Andy brings with him a passion for team building and fast-paced accomplishments making the hard work into something really enjoyable and fun for everyone involved.
Secretary - Tim Shein
Director since July 2022
Tim Shein is a long-time resident of New Westminster and a business owner in Burnaby. Tim has been involved in volunteering for years, sitting on the board of directors for two school boards, a building committee as well as coaching hockey and soccer.
Tim's 30 years of experience in Sales and Regional Management, plus the board member and chair positions has provided an experienced insight into the strategic direction of several different organizations. Tim's company serves several retail and wholesale businesses, some very much in tune with the community services in BC.
Little known fact about Tim is he once had a full head of hair. Long gone is the hair line, but when not tending to the business and volunteering, he enjoys spending time with friends and family; his two grown children and lovely supportive wife. Oh yeah, he enjoys travel, golf and cycling too.
Director - Carolyn Rhee-Thompson
Director since November 2021
Carolyn is a CPA, CMA known for her values-driven, collaborative approach to delivering strategic financial solutions, implementing process improvements and leveraging opportunities primarily in not-for profit organizations. Formerly with WorkSafeBC, she is currently a Finance Director at the University of British Columbia leading the team that provides strategic financial services for a large internal portfolio. Carolyn is a life-long volunteer who has been involved with a number of varied organizations. Of note, she mentored young women at UBC as a Finance Advisor for Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and served as the Vancouver Alumnae Chapter President. She has volunteered with CPA and most recently, completed two terms on the Board of a large independent school in Richmond serving as Board Chair for four years.
In her home life, she spends her time as team mom for her kids’ volleyball teams driving carpool to practices and tournaments, making snacks and managing travel (which is a full-time job unto itself). She is excited to join the Board at Fraserside to serve in an organization that provides programs that promote and support belonging.
Director - Alexander Zang
Director since October 2023
Alex is a Commercial Client Advisor (Risk Exposure Specialist) who works with large, multi-subscriber commercial accounts to evaluate their vulnerabilities and analyze their risks.
A highly motivated individual, Alex seeks out experiences and opportunities, and has immersed himself in the insurance and investment industries. Through his pursuit, he aims to expand his network and gain valuable insights.
After experiencing a severe motor vehicle accident in 2017, Alex has devoted himself to physical and cognitive rehabilitation. Despite being classified as a person with disabilities (PWD) and losing his dominant arm, he remains resolute in his determination to overcome obstacles and pursue his passions.
Alex has decided to return to academia and pursue studies in psychology and neuropsychology. Additionally, he oversees a substantial portfolio of real assets, which has emphasized the significance of managing risks. As a result, he is determined to complete his CAIB and CIP designations.