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 the 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.
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, travelling and spending time with his wife Rosy and two children, Samiya and Asher. Gurpreet and his family have lived in Burnaby since 2005.
Director - Tamara Hunter
Tamara lives in New Westminster and has practised law in Vancouver for over 20 years. She has been involved in school PAC activities and is past-president of the New Westminster/Coquitlam Chapter of PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization), a non-profit society that raises funds for educational scholarships, grants and loans, for women. Tamara was a Governor and the Chair (for two years) of Law Foundation of British Columbia from 2010 to 2015.
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.
Director - Kathryn Petersen
Kathryn is a proud member of the Certified General
Accountants and the Chartered Professional Accountants Associations and brings over 25 years financial industry experience in developing and implementing corporate and business unit strategies for businesses. She is an energetic professional who has vision. Her area of expertise includes investments, money management, financing, general taxation, complex business issues, and financial reporting.
Kathryn has extensive experience in asset management and the real estate industry – and has played an integral part of various management teams that oversaw diverse real estate portfolios consisting of multi-family residential, commercial and industrial buildings, joint ventures, and equity financing. In her career, she has held positions such as Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Controller while working with high net worth individuals and private charities. Her interests include travelling, hiking and being a mentor.
Director - Conor McPhee
Conor is a Violence Prevention Specialist with Providence Health Care, with over 15 years of experience as a facilitator for aggressive behavior management in the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC), Mandt System, and CPI. Prior to his career move to health care, he spent 17 years in community living assuming various front-line and leadership roles. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Royal Roads University, with a concentration in Conflict Analysis and Management. He is an active member with the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and is a licenced private investigator and security consultant. He lives in Maple Ridge with his wife and two daughters.
Director - Sam Zeitoun
Sam is currently an Educator at Vancouver Premier College. He has over 35 years experience working in the hotel and senior living industries. Sam has held many positions including Vice President, Regional Director and General Manager with various hotels and senior living companies in the Greater Vancouver Area. He holds a Bachelor's degree of Hospitality Management and has served as a board member with the British Columbia Senior Living Association for two terms.
Director - Vicki Shillington
Vicki is a mom, wife, New Westminster resident, lawyer and senior level Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with nine years of progressive experience leading human resources and labour relations strategies that improve workplace culture and reduce organizational risk. Her academic achievements include a B.A. (Psychology) from Simon Fraser University, an LL.B. (Law) degree from the University of British Columbia, an honours certificate in HR Management from BCIT, and an executive education certificate in Strategic Leadership from UBC Sauder School of Business. She is a member of both CPHR BC & YK and the Law Society of BC. Her non-profit board experience includes a current role as a board director of the Massey Theatre Society, and past roles as a director of the Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society (KIDS) and the BC Human Rights Coalition Society.