Devinder Chattha, M.A., M.Ed., TESOL
Devinder Chattha, M.A., M.Ed., TESOLDirector, Language Studies, Settlement & Social Programs
Currently Director of Language Studies, Settlement Services and Social Programs for newcomers to Canada with PICS since 1995, Devinder Chattha got her post graduate degree in Masters in English Literature from Punjab University and the Masters in Education specializing in Leadership & Curriculum Design from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.  Devinder completed her B.A. with honours in Political Science. Prior to her position with PICS, Devinder taught English as a Second language at Thompson Rivers University and Douglas College, and was also a teacher on-call with the Merritt School District. Currently she sits on the board for AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Settlement Societies Association) and ELSA (English Language Services for Adults) Net, and has served on various committees including City of Surrey’s Social Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC), the Surrey Women’s Committee, Surrey Homelessness Task Force and the Surrey/Delta Intercultural Council.

As Director at PICS Society, Devinder has experience of overseeing program management, administration, marketing, public relations, recruiting, planning and development of new programs, and management of human and financial resources. She has experience of writing winning proposals to get program funding from Federal, Provincial and local Governments. Devinder is responsible for coordinating of services, resolving program delivery issues, building and maintaining community partnerships with government and community organizations, service providers, training institutions, culturally diverse groups and stakeholders.

Sonia Chaudhary, M.B.B.S, MHA (USC) Systems Analyst (UCLA)
Sonia Chaudhary, M.B.B.S, MHA (USC) Systems Analyst (UCLA)Director of Health & Aging Services
Sonia Chaudhary works as a Program Director with Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society, managing the Better at Home programs in Vancouver South and Surrey Whalley. Sonia, a medical doctor, received her Masters of Health Administration (MHA) degree with emphasis on Long Term Care from University of Southern California. Sonia is also a certified Systems Analyst from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At PICS, her work, along with managing the Better at Home programs involves supervising literacy programs such as computer classes for seniors and managing health promotion and prevention program for chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Hepatitis C and HIV. Along with this, Ms. Chaudhary also volunteers on the board of Metro Vancouver Cross Cultural Seniors Network Society as their treasurer since 2012. In 2015 she secured funding for the network to run an elder financial abuse project for South Asian Seniors from New Horizons for Seniors Program called “Safeguarding your money”. Simon Fraser University (SFU) Gerontology acknowledged this project and the network received an award for this Elder Abuse Awareness to Action initiative.
Barry Goodwin, MA.
Barry Goodwin, MA.Director, Employment Programs and Planning
Barry Goodwin has over 20 years experience in program management and development, employment counselling, marketing, community economic development, vocational rehabilitation, business lending, business counselling and training. He has management experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors, as well as in various multicultural settings. Barry has been with PICS Society since 2006 as both employment counsellor and program manager. Prior to coming to PICS Society, he worked with the South Fraser Community Futures Development Corporation, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Goodwin Consulting Inc., the First Capital City Development Company, and the Business Development Bank of Canada. He is now Director of the Employment Programs being delivered through the PICS Vancouver office, and Manager, Immigrant Satellite Office – WorkBC Employment Services Centre, Vancouver South.
Inderjeet Hundal, B.A.
Inderjeet Hundal, B.A.Director, Senior Housing
Inderjeet Hundal has completed a Bachelor of Arts and also completed training in negotiation and dispute resolution. He has contributed to seniors’ welfare, has been a long-time advocate for cross cultural understanding in our community and a long standing voice for a more tolerant and fair society. He is a founding member of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House where a range of programs and activities are offered. As its founding member, Inderjeet ensured that integration, fairness, cooperation and mutual respect are some of the values central to its programs. In 1993 he was appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Review Board (WCRB), a milestone itself, since he was the first South Asian appointed to this Board. In 2002 Inderjeet was appointed as a Vice-Chair of the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) of BC where he made precedent setting decisions that are still in effect today. In 2006, Inderjeet joined PICS Society, and serves as the Director of Seniors’ Care Facilities. On November 18, 2012, Inderjeet was recognized for his outstanding community service and tireless dedication to the Province of British Columbia and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.