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Roxanne Helme QC, has practiced both criminal and civil law in Victoria for over 30 years.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University.  She served as Chair of the Employment of Insurance Board of Referees where she presided over hundreds of appeals, often involving unrepresented claimants.  She is on the Registrar of the International Criminal Court’s approved List of Counsel.  She is to date the longest serving member of the Victoria Bar Association Executive having served as Social Coordinator from 1993 to President in 2011.  She was elected by her colleagues to the Provincial Council of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association for two consecutive terms.  She has also served as the President of the International Criminal Bar, as a member of the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board, as the Secretary Treasurer of the BC Association of Police Boards, as a community appointee to the Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness and for six previous years as a member of the Board of Directors of ICA.  She has been a guest lecturer on numerous topics at the University of Victoria Law School and also at Esquimalt High School.[/ultimate_modal][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Roxanne Helme QC – President” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Roxanne Helme – President” txt_color=”” modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″ el_class=”board_modal”]

Roxanne Helme – QC I worked as an Interpreter (English /Arabic) in Egyptian National Bureau of Interpol Organization, Cairo, Egypt and many private Companies. Had the opportunity to translate documents in small projects and large projects as well, with rush deadlines. I have translated lot of kind of documents.

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[ultimate_modal modal_title=”David Laks” modal_on=”image” btn_img=”5886″ modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

David Laks is an investment professional who provides financial advisory, including investment strategies and retirement planning to help clients reach their goals. David has always been an active volunteer through the United Way of Vancouver, RBC Blue Water Project, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Green Partnership Program at Fairmont Hotel & Resorts. In addition to his MBA from Queen’s University, David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria. He has a genuine interest in other cultures and a desire to help immigrant feel welcome in his hometown of Victoria.[/ultimate_modal][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Sukumar Periwal” modal_on=”text” read_text=”David Laks” txt_color=”” modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

David Laks is an investment professional who provides financial advisory, including investment strategies and retirement planning to help clients reach their goals. David has always been an active volunteer through the United Way of Vancouver, RBC Blue Water Project, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Green Partnership Program at Fairmont Hotel & Resorts. In addition to his MBA from Queen’s University, David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria. He has a genuine interest in other cultures and a desire to help immigrant feel welcome in his hometown of Victoria.[/ultimate_modal]

[ultimate_modal modal_title=”Miranda Ji” modal_on=”image” btn_img=”5887″ modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

Miranda Ji has extensive sales and hospitality experience, having worked in senior sales management roles with the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour and Starbucks.
Ji joined Tourism Victoria as Corporate Sales Manager in Vancouver before moving to Victoria to take on the role of Director of Sales, Victoria Conference Centre and Business Events Victoria. Her outstanding sales results and proven leadership led to her current role with the organization.
Ji completed a degree in Education from the University of Victoria. She holds the Certified Meeting Professional designation from the Convention Industry Council, and the Certified Association Sales Executive designation from the Professional Convention Management Association.
Ji has also served as Vice President of Partnerships while on the board of Meeting Professionals International’s B.C. Chapter, and as Director at Large on the Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission.[/ultimate_modal][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Rebecca Mersereau” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Miranda Ji” txt_color=”” modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

Miranda Ji has extensive sales and hospitality experience, having worked in senior sales management roles with the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour and Starbucks.
Ji joined Tourism Victoria as Corporate Sales Manager in Vancouver before moving to Victoria to take on the role of Director of Sales, Victoria Conference Centre and Business Events Victoria. Her outstanding sales results and proven leadership led to her current role with the organization.
Ji completed a degree in Education from the University of Victoria. She holds the Certified Meeting Professional designation from the Convention Industry Council, and the Certified Association Sales Executive designation from the Professional Convention Management Association.
Ji has also served as Vice President of Partnerships while on the board of Meeting Professionals International’s B.C. Chapter, and as Director at Large on the Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission.[/ultimate_modal]

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Acting Deputy Chief Constable Colin Watson has served with the Victoria Police Department for over 18 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thompson Rivers University, and a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Texas, as well as a long history of community service and volunteerism. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria, a little league softball coach and a former Parent Advisory Committee member, Tour De Rock rider, Reserve Constable, CoPS volunteer, and volunteer at numerous community events. Inspector Watson is looking forward to enhancing the relationship between the police department and the communities served by the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria as an ICA board member.[/ultimate_modal][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Colin Watson” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Colin Watson” txt_color=”” modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

Acting Deputy Chief Constable Colin Watson has served with the Victoria Police Department for over 18 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thompson Rivers University, and a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Texas, as well as a long history of community service and volunteerism. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria, a little league softball coach and a former Parent Advisory Committee member, Tour De Rock rider, Reserve Constable, CoPS volunteer, and volunteer at numerous community events. Inspector Watson is looking forward to enhancing the relationship between the police department and the communities served by the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria as an ICA board member.[/ultimate_modal]

[ultimate_modal modal_title=”Teresa Lin” modal_on=”image” btn_img=”4360″ modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]_DSF1839

Teresa Lin is an auditor working in public practice at Grant Thornton LLP in the Assurance service line. She primarily advises clients in the not-for-profit sector. In addition to her CPA designation, Teresa holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree in Accounting from the University of Alberta. She is currently the Cultural Committee Chair and Board Treasurer of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society and board member of the Victoria Chinese Commerce Association. Having lived and travelled across the globe, Teresa is committed to welcoming different cultures to her hometown in Victoria.[/ultimate_modal][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Teresa Lin” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Teresa Lin” txt_color=”” modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]_DSF1839

Teresa Lin is an auditor working in public practice at Grant Thornton LLP in the Assurance service line. She primarily advises clients in the not-for-profit sector. In addition to her CPA designation, Teresa holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree in Accounting from the University of Alberta. She is currently the Cultural Committee Chair and Board Treasurer of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society and board member of the Victoria Chinese Commerce Association. Having lived and travelled across the globe, Teresa is committed to welcoming different cultures to her hometown in Victoria.[/ultimate_modal]

[ultimate_modal modal_title=”Heather Dickson” modal_on=”image” btn_img=”4450″ modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

Heather is a retired senior public servant with 30 years experience with the BC provincial government.  She worked in the areas of employment training, employment for persons with disabilities and labour market development as well as treaty negotiations, federal/provincial relations and contract management.  Since retiring Heather has worked with immigrant serving agencies and umbrella groups at both the provincial and national levels, with a particular focus on managing contracts/agreements with federal and provincial governments.  She has undergraduate degrees in teaching, art history and architecture and a Masters of Public Administration.[/ultimate_modal][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Heather Dickson” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Heather Dickson” txt_color=”” modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

Heather is a retired senior public servant with 30 years experience with the BC provincial government.  She worked in the areas of employment training, employment for persons with disabilities and labour market development as well as treaty negotiations, federal/provincial relations and contract management.  Since retiring Heather has worked with immigrant serving agencies and umbrella groups at both the provincial and national levels, with a particular focus on managing contracts/agreements with federal and provincial governments.  She has undergraduate degrees in teaching, art history and architecture and a Masters of Public Administration.[/ultimate_modal]

[ultimate_modal modal_title=”Toby Louie” modal_on=”image” btn_img=”4666″ modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

Toby Louie is an Executive Director with the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. He has over two decades of experience working with ministers and senior executives in a justice and public safety ministry.

During his career, he has worked as a researcher, analyst, manager and director in various policy, planning, information management and communications roles. He is recognized as a strategic leader, strong people manager and a relationship builder.

Toby was born in Macau, China and grew up in Victoria. He was the first in his family to attend post-secondary education. He graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Public Administration.

In the community, Toby has supported youth softball and baseball for over a decade. He has served as a volunteer coach, association board member and softball association president. He is a nationally certified coach for community softball.[/ultimate_modal][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Toby Louie” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Toby Louie” txt_color=”” modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

Toby Louie is an Executive Director with the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. He has over two decades of experience working with ministers and senior executives in a justice and public safety ministry.

During his career, he has worked as a researcher, analyst, manager and director in various policy, planning, information management and communications roles. He is recognized as a strategic leader, strong people manager and a relationship builder.

Toby was born in Macau, China and grew up in Victoria. He was the first in his family to attend post-secondary education. He graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Public Administration.

In the community, Toby has supported youth softball and baseball for over a decade. He has served as a volunteer coach, association board member and softball association president. He is a nationally certified coach for community softball.[/ultimate_modal]

[ultimate_modal modal_title=”Shiko Mungai” modal_on=”image” btn_img=”5357″ modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]

Shiko Mungai is a lawyer from Kenya with several years of experience in private practice.  She has also previously worked at the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Amnesty International and volunteered at other non-governmental organizations.  Lucy holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) degree from Uganda Christian University and a Post-Graduate diploma in legal practice from the Kenya School of Law.  She is currently pursuing admission to the Bar in British Columbia.  As a newcomer to Canada herself, Lucy is keen to support other newcomers.[/ultimate_modal][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Lucy Mungai” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Shiko Mungai” txt_color=”” modal_size=”medium” header_bg_color=”#e2e2e2″]Shiko Mungai is a lawyer from Kenya with several years of experience in private practice.  She has also previously worked at the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Amnesty International and volunteered at other non-governmental organizations.  Lucy holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) degree from Uganda Christian University and a Post-Graduate diploma in legal practice from the Kenya School of Law.  She is currently pursuing admission to the Bar in British Columbia.  As a newcomer to Canada herself, Lucy is keen to support other newcomers.[/ultimate_modal]

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Thea Vakil is a results-oriented educator, researcher and former senior executive in the BC Government. She holds a PhD in Public Administration and is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria. She is also the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Sector Studies at the School of Public Administration.

Thea has held senior positions in several Ministries including: Finance, Health, Forests and Children and Family Development. At the University of Victoria, she teaches in the Community Development and Public Administration Programs. She is also a regular guest lecturer in the Yukon Territory.

Thea served in Volunteer Literacy Victoria 2003/04 and was Treasurer of the Cool Aid Society Board 2003/05.

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Thea Vakil is a results-oriented educator, researcher and former senior executive in the BC Government. She holds a PhD in Public Administration and is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria. She is also the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Sector Studies at the School of Public Administration.

Thea has held senior positions in several Ministries including: Finance, Health, Forests and Children and Family Development. At the University of Victoria, she teaches in the Community Development and Public Administration Programs. She is also a regular guest lecturer in the Yukon Territory.

Thea served in Volunteer Literacy Victoria 2003/04 and was Treasurer of the Cool Aid Society Board 2003/05.[/ultimate_modal]

Are you interested in applying to become a Volunteer Board Member at ICA? Please contact Aekyung Shin, Executive Assistant, ashin@icavictoria.org

As a first step, you will be required to provide the following documentation:

  1. A completed Volunteer Application Form
  2. A resume or CV; and,
  3. A short biography (no more than 200 words, written in third person)