People

Board of Directors

Patti Ikegami

Patti Ikegami

President

Patti has worked for a major Canadian Telecommunications company in Technical Support and in Corporate Client Management for 18 years. Over the past 25 years she has volunteered and organized activities for children in various capacities. Currently she is a full time mom with 2 children.

James Eastland

James Eastland

Director

After graduating from the University of British Columbia with degrees in Linguistics and Classics, James chose to pursue a career in Accounting. He has worked as Controller of a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments since 2013. James and his wife Anna have 7 children and are homeschoolers.

Susana Farinha

Susana Farinha

Director

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Susana was trained as a medical doctor and working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Portugal. She moved to Vancouver Canada in 2013 with her husband and 7 children. She is currently working towards her Master degree in Counseling. She enjoys facilitating parent discussion groups as well as giving talks on parenting.

Frances Huang

Frances Huang

Director

Frances has a degree in Human Resources and worked in the field for 5 years before settling into full-time motherhood. She has been married 17 years and has 8 children. She sits on various non-profit boards and frequently hosts parenting groups for friends.

Odilia Lee

Odilia Lee

Director

Odilia has a degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer Option). From an Applications Engineer to a Business Systems Analyst, she has worked in various functional teams for a multinational semiconductor and software company for 15 years. She and her husband Terence have 6 children.

Bogdan Ristea

Bogdan Ristea

Director

Born in Romania, Bogdan has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He moved to Canada in 2000 with his wife Mirela and their daughter. Currently Bogdan is working for a global payment service company as a Software Developer.

Founding Director

Dr. John Yun

Dr. John Yun

Founder

John has worked as Medical Oncologist and Internal Medicine Physician at Richmond Hospital since 1995. His professional focus is the care of cancer patients at all stages. Some of his past duties include Head of Medicine at Richmond Hospital, Chief Resident at BCCA and St. Paul’s Hospital. He and his wife Agnes are parents of 7 children.

 

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Inspiring Quote

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
~ Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer, Big Love, "Easter"

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