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.

Sunney (Snover) Bains Vice Chair

Sunney Bains has 20 years of experience as a lawyer, 13 of them as Crown Counsel. Currently, she is Crown Counsel with the BC Prosecution Service. She has a degree in International Relations from UBC, a Master’s in International Development from the University of Guelph, and a Law degree from the University of Alberta. She has presented at the European Forum for Urban Security and worked with the Canadian Embassy in France in facilitating cooperation between French and Canadian prosecutors. Sunney enjoys culinary arts and travelling. She was born and raised in North Vancouver.

Andy Krawczyk Past Chair

Andy J. Krawczyk is an education consultant, based in West Vancouver. He retired from the Vancouver School Board in 2010, having worked in public education in BC for 36 years, 15 of them in the capacity of Principal. He is also Past President of the Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education (CCMIE). Andy has also been very active within the West Vancouver community, serving as co-chair of two working groups on neighborhood character and housing, on the founding Board of the West Vancouver Community Services Society, and chairing a review of Youth Services. Andy is the 2014 recipient of the West Vancouver Community Award for Civic Engagement.

Joan Coert Secretary

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.

Laurence Wang 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 with two boys.

David Walker Director

David Walker is a partner and the creative director of 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 lives on the North Shore with his wife and 3 children.

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. Over the last 10+ years Zubin has also been a regular guest speaker at BCIT and enjoys sharing his business experience with students. 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 spending time with his twin boys.

Koml Kandola Director

Koml is a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator, with over 20 years of experience in labour relations and workplace dispute resolution. Born and raised in BC, Koml received her law degree from UBC, and also has a degree in Business Administration from SFU. After holding several positions as Registrar and Vice-Chair of the Labour Relations Board of BC, Koml commenced her practice as an arbitrator in 2019. She is also a Director and member of the Arbitrators Association of BC, and a regular speaker at continuing legal education courses. Koml enjoys living in the natural beauty of North Vancouver, with her husband and two children.

Anne Mooi Director

Anne Mooi has over 30 years of experience on the North Shore in the community services field. She has worked as the Executive Director for the Parkgate Community Services Society, Manager of Social Services for the District of West Vancouver and for the last 15 years, as Director of Parks, Culture and Community Services for the District of West Vancouver. Prior to this she worked in Calgary, Alberta as a Community School Coordinator and in Melbourne, Australia as a Sports Consultant. She has worked in partnership with many organizations on the North Shore over the years and has been fortunate to be involved in establishing new governance models between non-profit societies and government in both Calgary and on the North Shore. She and her family have lived on the North Shore since 1988. Anne retired in 2021 and is appreciating having more time for her family and friends as well as having time to volunteer in the community.

Fariba Daragahi Director

Fariba is an Assistant Superintendent with the Provincial Public Francophone School Board of British Columbia. She has been working in the BC public education for the past 20 years as Teacher, Vice-Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent in different cities such as Kelowna, Penticton, Victoria, Mission and Vancouver. Prior to this she worked for 10 years for the government of Ontario in Toronto. She has served on the Kelowna Family Service Centre Board and on the Cultural Diversity Committee of the Abbotsford Police Department. She holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Simon Fraser University.

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