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.
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, 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 - 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 - 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 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
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. Kathryn is an
energetic professional who has vision. Her area of
expertise includes investments, money management,
financing, general taxation, complex business issues, and
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.