Welcome to the VPL Foundation

VPLF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anthony Knight

Anthony Knight

CEO, Doctors of BC
"I’ve always observed the powerful impact of reading and books on the people who matter to me and my community. I look forward to contributing to efforts that will attract greater community support for public libraries in our community. And, to share one of my favorite quotes: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go," ― Dr. Seuss "

Beth Ann Locke

Beth Ann Locke

Fundraising Consultant
"Growing up, I found fresh worlds to explore every week at my local library. Now libraries are community hubs with portals to learning, entertainment, job resources, and access to opportunities. I joined the VPLF Board to keep building our communities."

Craig Hemer

Craig Hemer

Managing Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search
“I believe that libraries are cornerstones of literacy and windows on the world for all. It is critical that we support libraries which in turn helps to develop a more engaged society.”

Elisha McCallum

Elisha McCallum

Senior Communications & Corporate Affairs Strategist
"Libraries are the unsung heroes of our communities, offering a safe space for discovery, growth, connection, and development regardless of social status or economic background. I volunteer to ensure we can continue to evolve alongside those who rely on our programs and services."

Eugene Lee

Eugene Lee

Vice President, Investments, Vancouver Foundation
“I volunteer for VPLF so I can support an organization that helps build vibrant and inclusive communities.”

Grant Conroy

Grant Conroy

Portfolio Manager and Partner, Genus Capital Management
“Libraries, and all the services they provide, are critical for a healthy and flourishing society. They offer education and equality, two values that are important for me. Many famous journeys began in a Library, and so many more are about to begin.”

Greg Oyhenart (Vice-Chair)

Greg Oyhenart (Vice-Chair)

Partner, Epic Strategy Group
“I volunteer for VPLF because we provide the support that helps people from every walk of life to reach their fullest potential.”

Hitesh Kothary, CPA, CA

Hitesh Kothary, CPA, CA

Retired Finance Professional
"I volunteer for VPLF as the library plays a critical role in providing access to literacy and education for all members of society as well as providing a safe gathering space for the community"

Jaclyn Tsang

Jaclyn Tsang

Associate Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities
"Growing up, the library provided a space to explore, nurture, and satisfy my curious mind. At their core, libraries remain patient, caring, and kind, all while ensuring equality of access. I am committed to ensuring VPL has the resources to continue to thrive and uplift our communities for future generations."

Jamie Broadhurst

Jamie Broadhurst

Vice President, Marketing, Raincoast Books
“I volunteer for VPLF because a great city must have a great library system that is accessible for everyone.”

Jason McDaniel

Jason McDaniel

Vice President, Driver Licensing and Corporate Affairs, ICBC
"The library has provided a critical connection to the community for my family. It was a safe and peaceful place to study in my youth and now my four children have all benefited from their many journeys of learning and exploration at our local branch."

Jessica Beverley

Jessica Beverley

Legal Counsel at Metro Vancouver
"I’m excited to be part of the VPLF. I’m an enthusiastic reader, and from first hand experience I know that libraries provide a vital community network. This extends beyond books - the VPL provides education, resources, community space, and entertainment. I’m enthused to play a small part in helping VPL fulfil this vibrant and important mission."

Karen Nishi

Karen Nishi

Partner, Crux Strategic Clarity
"As an avid reader, I’m constantly struck by my local library’s vibrancy. I am proud to be part of VPLF to help amplify the crucial role of the Vancouver Public Library across all our communities."

Olin Anton, FCPA, FCA (Chair)

Olin Anton, FCPA, FCA (Chair)

President, Osera Investments Ltd. & Retired Managing Partner, Deloitte
“I benefited from a robust library system when I was growing up, and now have the honour of contributing to the health of today’s library system for the benefit of all Vancouverites.“

Raji Mangat

Raji Mangat

Executive Director, West Coast LEAF & VPL Board Vice Chair
"Libraries are magical places that profoundly shape individuals and communities for today and tomorrow. It's an honour to be a small part of that magic."

Sean Muggah

Sean Muggah

Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
"VPL plays such a vital role in supporting and connecting our region’s diverse communities – and in providing an open and enriching environment that is accessible to all. I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve and support one of North America’s most highly regarded public library systems."

Terry Salman (Chair Emeritus)

Terry Salman (Chair Emeritus)

President and CEO, Salman Capital Inc.
"Libraries offer so much to everyone in our community, regardless of their circumstances. Watching people from so many different backgrounds streaming through the doors of Vancouver’s Central Library together inspires me to champion this important cause."

For more information, please email info@vplf.ca