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 Sara Forte

President

Since 2004, Sara has practiced labour and employment law. She has also written a number of articles including co-authoring the Continuing Legal Education Annual Review Employment Law Chapter for 2004 and 2007. In advising her clients, Sara draws upon her experiences including a Bachelor of Business Administration with a joint major in Psychology, as well as varied work experience in the retail, banking, not-for-profit and public sectors, and as a human resources professional. Sara has also developed well-honed negotiation and conflict resolution skills as a mother of three young children.

When she has time, Sara enjoys running, and has completed two half marathons.

Marc Burchell

Vice-President

Marc has been involved in the local retail industry for over 40 years and brings with him a wealth of marketing experience.

He has parlayed this background into the political arena and has contributed to several successful campaigns.

He is also engaged in the local community and currently sits on the Board of Equitas Society, Disabled Soldiers Funding and The Conservative Party SSWR EDA.

Jatinder Heer

Treasurer

Jatinder is a C-Suite executive and accounting and finance professional with 20 years of experience in financial management. He has honed his skills in public practice and in industry working for small, family-owned companies all the way up to publicly-owned multinationals.

He brings strong qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for work that contributes to the progress and strengthening of community, resulting in fairness and equality for everyone. Jatinder knows that people face complex issues within our community and he is excited to bring his professional experience and personal worldview to the table to help SOURCES achieve its mission of promoting social wellness.

Leigh Sully

Secretary

Leigh is the President of Elkay Developments, a local real estate development company. Leigh has been with the company for 10 years, and has overseen development of several office buildings as well as residential subdivisions. He was born and raised in South Surrey and studied commerce at the University of Victoria. He likes to spend his free time skiing and in the outdoors.

Adrianna Spyker

Director

Adrianna is a UBC graduate student currently working on community health and development initiatives which focus on building relationships, strengthening connections, and promoting cooperative approaches to current and emerging issues. 

It is important for Adrianna to apply an Anti-Racist, justice-focused and equity-centre approach to her work in the community. 

In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, swimming, and experimenting in the kitchen. 

Lei (Felix) Zhang

Director

Lei (Felix) began his current role as a financial advisor of Edward Jones Investment in South Surrey in September 2018 and is responsible for providing individual financial and investment services for the community.

Felix has great enthusiasm for volunteering and community services. He is a member of the board of directors for the Surrey-White Rock Political Engagement Society, working as a volunteer organizer and interpreter for events. He has also been a director on SOURCES’ board of directors since 2019.

 Rupinder Khunkhun

Director

Rupinder is a Partner at Grandview Law Group LLP. She practices in the areas of Family Law. From divorce settlements, business valuations, prenuptial agreements, estate litigation, child custody and access issues, guardianship, adoptions, and mobility rights, annulment, and arbitration, Rupinder has widespread experience in all matters of Family Law. In her spare time, Rupinder enjoys traveling, running (when not injured) and spending time with her young family as well as friends.

Tamara Seymour

Director

Tamara is a Dakelh Carrier woman from Prince George, British Columbia. She is from the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and currently works as a Health Manager for the Lheidli T’enneh Nation, serving the Nation in the capacity of health and wellness. She is also a Mother of two young children who bring excitement into her life. 

“I am honoured to have an opportunity to be a part of the Board of Directors for SOURCES BC, and look forward to this new journey as I my personal values and vision aligns with the organization and important work SOURCES does in communities.”

Tom Davies

Director

Tom brings his experience in labour management accumulated over the years in both labour union and senior management HR roles primarily in the mining industry. He was chair of a health district in Saskatchewan and served as a member of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board. Moving back to B.C. in 2002, Tom has been very active as a volunteer with community organizations and he has contributed to the success of a major medical primary care facility in Parksville. Tom knows the community and is proud to serve as a member of the SOURCES Board.