Board of Directors
Trevor Young, MBA - Chair
Trevor Young has an MBA from SFU and is a partner with the Portal Crane Group. They manufacture cranes and crane parts for local and global clients. Trevor is new to the board but has been volunteering on boards for the past 10 years. He has previously been the President of Semiahmoo Minor Lacrosse as well as a Director for Semiahmoo Minor Hockey. When not volunteering on boards, Trevor can be found coaching soccer or helping out in other minor sports.
Dan O'Brien, CPA, CA – Treasurer
Dan O’Brien has been on the Board since 2014. Dan is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and is Chief Financial Officer for a number of publicly listed exploration companies trading on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges. Dan is also heavily involved with the community and when not traveling to remote destinations on business or working for the Society, he finds time to coach soccer.
Dr. Harinder Dhaliwal, MBBS, FRCPC – Chair, BC Epilepsy Society's PAC
Dr. Harinder (Harry) Dhaliwal completed medical school from Armed Forces Medical College in India and then completed his Neurology Residency Training from University of Calgary. He then completed his fellowship in Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology and Critical Care EEG from Yale University and now has joined Fraser Health as a Neurologist and Epileptologist. His goal is to start an Epilepsy surgery program, ketogenic diet clinic as well as a critical care EEG program based at Surrey. His research interests include critical care EEG research. He joined the British Columbia Epilepsy Society Professional Advisory Committee in 2020 for advocating for improving quality of life and improving resources for patient with epilepsy.
Steven Fruitman, LLB
Steven Fruitman has been on the Board since 2010. Steve is a founding member of Magellan Law Corporation and specializes in business law. Steve is a passionate believer in giving back to the community. Besides his work with the Society, Steve participates in the B.C. Lung Association’s Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath every year and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Centre for Child Development.
Jacci Sandler, BSocSci
Jacci was born in Cape Town, South Africa and obtained a degree majoring in Political Science at the University of Cape Town. Jacci then joined Seeff Properties, one of South Africa’s oldest established and largest real estate organizations. She was promoted throughout the Organization over a 10 year tenure, eventually becoming a Director of Property Management. In the year 2000, Jacci emigrated to Canada where she continued to work in the Real Estate industry in Vancouver. Jacci has always taken a strong interest in giving back to communities with her extensive charity work. She has successfully Chaired and worked on committees for special events and fundraising initiatives in Vancouver. Jacci joined the BC Epilepsy Society in 2019 as a member of the board. Epilepsy is a cause that is close to her family’s heart.
Kasi Lubin, BA
Kasi has worked in a leadership role in the non-profit and event world for the last 20 years. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director for the Zero Ceiling Society of Canada based in Whistler, BC. Kasi is also the co-founder of the Whistler Film Festival and has also held positions with the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, the Whistler Arts Council, the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival and the Whistler Chamber of Commerce. Kasi is also an active volunteer and held board positions with the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program, Big Brothers and Sisters, the Whistler Film Festival and the Whistler Arts Council. Kasi joined the BCES Board after relocating to the Lower Mainland in 2017.
Sal Toor, MBA
Shannon Walker, BA, MA
Shannon Walker is the founder and president of WhistleBlower Security Inc. (WBS) which was launched in 2005. WBS provides ethics, compliance, and loss prevention hotlines, along with IntegrityCounts, a proprietary case management platform to organizations globally. WBS is Women Business Enterprise Canada Certified and WeConnect International Certified, making it the only woman-owned and managed certified ethics reporting business in North America. Shannon frequently speaks around the world on whistleblowing, ethics, corporate culture and diversity. A former elected City Official, Shannon has also sat on a number of non-profit boards and is currently Chair of the Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association, and Vice-Chair, Supplier Advisory Committee and Board Member, WBE Canada. Shannon lives with her husband and two daughters in West Vancouver, Canada.
Jennifer Pearson started her career over 30 years ago in the Non-Profit industry with the MS Society before leading the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Annual Giving program for over 10 years. Following that, she continued with contract work and assisted the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and other non profits with strategic planning. Jennifer then turned her efforts to volunteer roles in her community as she raised her family. Jennifer currently serves on the Board of the IBD Centre helping to raise awareness for digestive disorders in BC. The direct experience of a family member living with epilepsy has made this an important cause for Jennifer and her family.