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Douglas College Foundation announces new executive

The Douglas College Foundation board of directors formed their new executive team at the recent annual general meeting. The executive members are as follows:

  • Paul Holden (chair) is the president and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade, and has a background in publishing and media.
  • Nick Cheng (vice-chair) is a financial advisor and limited partner at Edward Jones with extensive education in financial planning.
  • Wendy Lindvik (treasurer) is a branch manager for HSBC with 35 years of experience in banking.
  • Neal Nicholson (secretary) is a professional accountant who is active on several boards, with prior experience as the Douglas College board chair and a City of Coquitlam councillor.
  • Darlene Hyde (past chair) is the board chair for Westminster Savings Credit Union, with experience in telecommunications, insurance, energy, housing and association governance.

“This year we are shifting our focus to strengthening and deepening the Foundation’s relationships with our donors and volunteers,” says Leanne Poon, the Foundation’s executive director. “We are incredibly grateful for our new executive. They are providing their expert advice as business and community leaders to increase the Foundation’s community profile and increase philanthropic support for our students, programs and the College.”

Established in 1985, the Douglas College Foundation provides financial assistance to students through the generosity and support of their donors and volunteers.




Melissa Nilan

Communications Coordinator