Yang Wang Chair

Yang Wang is a real estate developer and investor, and an exporter of Canadian clean technologies for the petrochemical industry. Yang holds a master’s degree in business management from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Southern California. Yang serves as a board director at West Vancouver Police Board, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, and Enhance West Van (formerly West Vancouver Community Centres Society). Yang is also the recipient of Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneur Award, and District of West Vancouver’s Community Award.

Laurence Wang Vice Chair & Treasurer

With over 13 years of experience in public practice accounting, Laurence brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every role he pursues. He works diligently as a Partner and Business Advisor at a national accounting firm in Downtown Vancouver, holding a CPA, CGA designation. Laurence is past treasurer of the Rotary Club of Fort St. John and is currently co-chairing the Mandarin Committee for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Laurence lives in West Vancouver with his wife and two boys.

David Walker Secretary

David Walker is a Partner and Creative Director at Saint Bernadine Mission Communications Inc. – an award-winning communications firm that has developed brands for a wide range of public and private sector clients. David also participates in a number of boards, including Vancouver Chinatown BIA, where he is vice-president. David loves living on the North Shore with his wife and 3 children.

Joan Coert Director

Joan Coert is a first-generation settler, manages the provincial operations of BC Girl Guides and provides strategic advice to the board. She holds a CPHR designation in addition to a degree in International Management and several HR and Leadership certifications. She has worked for several not for profit and municipal organizations including the City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and the National Canadian Freestyle Ski Association. After living in several European countries, Joan has lived on the North Shore for the past 16 years and currently resides in Lions Bay.  In her free time, Joan likes to ski, sail, and play golf.

Zubin Daruwala Director

Zubin is a Senior Consultant on call at Airbiz Aviation Strategies, an international aviation consultancy, based in Vancouver. Zubin has a record of accomplishments in leading air service development strategies for his airport clients and has considerable experience in international airport transaction due diligence efforts including financial modelling and enterprise risk management. As a former immigrant to Canada, then a volunteer at the Immigration Services Society and with prior work as a certified Immigration Consultant, Zubin has walked in the shoes of newcomers to Canada contributing to his interest in Impact North Shore. Zubin is passionate about world travel and has visited over 30 countries. He is also passionate about classical music and is a registered music teacher with the BC Registered Music Teachers Association. When not at work, Zubin can be found playing the piano or biking with his twin boys.

Amanda Liang Director

With over a decade of experience in brand marketing, Amanda has deep experience and insight into diverse markets, having collaborated with many international brands. Amanda is an entrepreneur with strong local and international networks. Amanda excels at creating impactful social media campaigns that resonate with audiences and drive engagement. She is well-versed in advanced marketing AI software and is a guru at leveraging a range of analytics platforms to enhancing organic traffic and drive brand optimization.  Amanda lives in West Vancouver with her family and is involved in neighborhood and community events that foster belonging for newcomers.

Betsy Gibbons Director

Betsy retired as a Senior Client Partner of Korn Ferry International, a publicly traded global organizational consulting firm. Betsy brings an extensive background in both human resources and governance.  As of June 2023, she completed twelve years as Chair of Health Employers Association of BC. For eight years Betsy was both the chair of the Governance and HR committee of the Provincial Health Services Authority and a member of the Judical Council of the Province of BC.  Betsy is also very involved in community and civic affairs as she is most recently the past Chair of the Kay Meek Arts Society, was past Chair of Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation, past President of the Human Resources Management Association of BC, and past Chair of the SFU Faculty of Business Administration External Advisory Board.  She holds a BA (Ec) and an EMBA from Simon Fraser University and is the recipient of several professional awards.

Raheil Moradi Director

Raheil was born in Tehran and moved to Canada with her family in 1998 as a teenager. She graduated with an honors degree in Political Science from University of British Columbia while pursuing her passion for entrepreneurship, starting her business at age 17. While building her business, Raheil completed her Master’s degree in International Business Law and is currently pursuing her PhD.

Raheil is currently the CEO and President of Monarch Group of Companies with a history of working in finance, hospitality, and real estate VC. Raheil’s everlasting passion for mentorship and teaching has led her to take on various teaching positions at University Canada West and Vancouver Community College.

She has been involved in the community in various capacities since arriving to Canada, serving on boards of West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Aboriginal Housing Association Management, Save a Child Foundation International and The Aga Khan Foundation to name a few.

Raji Sohal Director

Raji Sohal is a broadcaster and independent podcast host. Previously, she was a talk show host on Weekend Mornings with Raji Sohal at Global News’ Vancouver radio station, CKNW. She worked as an arts and culture journalist for CBC radio and television in Montreal, and was the Canadian correspondent for PBS’ Art21. She is involved with the diversity, equity and inclusion committee at her local PAC, and is a representative for Canadian Parents for French where her daughters attend school in North Vancouver. Outside of work, Raji enjoys hiking and biking on the North Shore trails with her family.