Board Chair Breakfast Panel

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Vancouver's Not-For-Profit Board Chair Panel presented by Harbour West Consulting
Date: 
January 17, 2018 7:00 am to 9:30 am

Panel Details

Date & Time: January 17, 2018 | 7:00 am – 9:30 am. 
Location: BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver | Room: The Atrium 
Who should attend: Board chairs, board members, executive directors
Cost:
 $60.00 

Serving as a Not-for-Profit Board Chair: 3 thought leaders share their perspectives

Being a board chair of a not-for-profit organization is an important and challenging role. You lead a team of board members, develop a strong relationship with the senior leadership, and are a catalyst for critical board discussions.

How do you effectively determine your Executive Director’s compensation? How do you ensure successful board renewal? How do you lead your board to participate in fundraising for your organization?

Join local not-for-profit board chairs and Vantage Point for an opportunity to learn from and connect with your peers. Focused specifically on the unique and critical role of the board chair, our panel of thought leaders will share their perspectives on these questions and more.

This stimulating and interactive forum will:

  • elevate your awareness around challenges board chairs face
  • promote the exchange of ideas and best practices
  • build connections with board chairs from across the sector

The Panel

Moderator

Carol Robinson Principal & Owner, Harbour West Consulting 
Carol is the Principal and Owner of Harbour West Consulting and Clear Talent Staffing. Her background in executive and board search comes from her previous experience as the senior Manager of the Board Resourcing and Development Office of the Province of British Columbia. There she identified numerous candidates for multi-level provincial agencies, executive boards, and commissions. She is a graduate in Psychology and Family Studies from UBC and Human Resource Management from BCIT. Carol serves as a Board Member of Big Sisters Lower Mainland and is a Public Member for the College of Midwives. She is a former Public Member of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC and Chair of the Nominations Committee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

Panelists

Peter Brasso, Board President, Quest Food Exchange Society
Peter Brasso joined the Board Quest Outreach Society, operating as Quest Food Exchange, in 2006, and became its President (Chair) shortly thereafter. In the 10 years since Peter was elected President, Quest has more than doubled the amount of food it distributes to people in need, and has increased its number of innovative not for profit grocery markets from 3 to 5, serving Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey. By currently distributing more than $8 million of quality food that would otherwise go to the landfill to over 50,000 clients in Metro Vancouver, Quest is fulfilling its mission to reduce hunger with dignity, build community and foster sustainability. Peter is also a long time Director and Past President of the Richmond Auto Mall Association of fourteen car dealers and of the BC Honda Dealers Advertising Association.

Queenie Choo, CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Queenie Choo immigrated to Canada 37 years ago. She has made significant achievements both in her career and in the community. She was appointed as the first CEO to commission a culturally appropriate care home in Edmonton. In 2012 Queenie was appointed as the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the largest non-profit social service organization in B.C. Queenie’s passion to serve the community has extended her volunteering on many boards including Omni TV advisory council to ensure diversity and inclusion in media programming is continued. She also volunteers her time to participate on BC RCMP Commanding Officer’s Cultural Diversity Inclusion Board. Most recently, Queenie is selected to serve on the Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee for the province of B.C.

Larkin MacKenzie-Ast, Board Director, BC Innovation Council (BCIC) 
Larkin MacKenzie-Ast is the General Manager of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), a national not-for-profit organization that educates, energizes and empowers female entrepreneurs. Previously, she was the Director of HR, Corporate Services with Canadian Forest Products Inc. (Canfor), and before that she was the Manager of the Board Resourcing and Development Office in the Premier’s Vancouver Office. She is also a Strategic HR Consultant, specializing in strategic and human capital planning for small and medium-sized companies in Vancouver. Active in her community, Larkin volunteers her time with Vantage Point as a Governance and Strategic Planning workshop facilitator for not-for-profit boards. She holds her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in Political Science, and her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

Agenda

  • 7:00 – 7:30 Registration and breakfast
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Welcome
  • 8:00 – 9:20 Panel and roundtable discussions

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Date: January 17, 2018 7:00 am to 9:30 am
Location:
BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Room: The Atrium
Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
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Facilitator

Carol Robinson

Principal and Owner, Harbour West Consulting Inc.

Carol is the Principal and Owner of Harbour West Consulting and Clear Talent Staffing. Her background in executive and board search comes from her previous experience as the senior Manager of the Board Resourcing and Development Office of the Province of British Columbia. There she identified numerous candidates for multi-level provincial agencies, executive boards, and commissions. She is a graduate in Psychology and Family Studies from UBC and Human Resource Management from BCIT. Carol serves as a Board Member of Big Sisters Lower Mainland and is a Public Member for the College of Midwives. She is a former Public Member of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC and Chair of the Nominations Committee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

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Peter Brasso

Board President, Quest Food Exchange Society

Peter Brasso joined the Board Quest Outreach Society, operating as Quest Food Exchange, in 2006, and became its President (Chair) shortly thereafter. In the 10 years since Peter was elected President, Quest has more than doubled the amount of food it distributes to people in need, and has increased its number of innovative not for profit grocery markets from 3 to 5, serving Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey. By currently distributing more than $8 million of quality food that would otherwise go to the landfill to over 50,000 clients in Metro Vancouver, Quest is fulfilling its mission to reduce hunger with dignity, build community and foster sustainability.

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Queenie Choo

CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. 

Queenie Choo immigrated to Canada 37 years ago. She has made significant achievements both in her career and in the community. She was appointed as the first CEO to commission a culturally appropriate care home in Edmonton. In 2012 Queenie was appointed as the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the largest non-profit social service organization in B.C. Queenie’s passion to serve the community has extended her volunteering on many boards including Omni TV advisory council to ensure diversity and inclusion in media programming is continued. She also volunteers her time to participate on BC RCMP Commanding Officer’s Cultural Diversity Inclusion Board. Most recently, Queenie is selected to serve on the Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee for the province of B.C.

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Larkin MacKenzie-Ast

Board Director, BC Innovation Council (BCIC)

Larkin MacKenzie-Ast is the Manager of the Province’s Board Resourcing and Development Office, which oversees the provincial appointments to over 250 boards. She works closely with the boards to identify the competencies needed for upcoming vacancies, to manage the reappointment process, and to oversee the evaluation of the 3500 board members that fall under this umbrella. With this information gleaned, Larkin works with the boards to identify candidates for consideration by the Minister responsible or by Cabinet. Before her time at BRDO, Larkin was a Casting Director in the Film & TV realm, where she ran a Casting house with her business partner.

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