The PICS Society Board of Directors have been steering the organization for over 20 years. In addition to working closely with, and supporting, the Chief Executive Officer, our Board of Directors approve the annual budget and annual report; approve major contracts and grants; solicit and review program evaluations; and troubleshoot as necessary. They actively set the policy for our Society by creating and updating the mission and vision statements; determining the organization’s programs and services; and approving the strategic plan. Our Board Members serve as public figures for our organization, and participate in robust fundraising by soliciting funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and government entities.

Bobby PawarBoard President
Bobby Pawar completed his Masters in Business Administration at the University of Windsor in 2003 and in turn attended the Waterloo Management Education and Wilson Learning Centres. In addition, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Psychology at Simon Fraser University in 1995. He is currently self-employed as owner and consultant of Earth King Investments and Pawar Consulting Ltd. Prior to venturing into his own business, Pawar held positions of Business Analyst for BMO Harris Private Banking Inc., Marketing Director & Partner at Coregate Inc., and Marketing Director & Partner for Generation Y. He was also employed for the Government of British Columbia in the Law Enforcement field between 1995 and 2003. Along with Pawar’s professional expertise, he brings along several years of commitment to economic development and social well being of the community. Whether it be as a member of the Surrey Board of Trade (2004-present), the Board of Directors for Delta Chamber of Commerce 2006-2009, the Community Planning Advisory Committee (2006-2009) or the Boys and Girls Club of Delta (2004-2006) Pawar ‘s dedication and determination to bring about positive change and enrich the lives of a culturally diverse community are evident in his notable achievements.

Paul Resham DosanjhVice President
Paul Resham Dosanjh is a positive, proactive person who has devoted the past 20 years of his life to help, support and empower the vulnerable members of our society through various voluntary initiatives in an effort to help resolve their issues and improve their quality of life. He has volunteered with the seniors housing, Yoga camp in BC, University of Victoria Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Surrey Memorial Hospital amongst other organizations.Paul has over 30 years of operations management experience in retail business including sales, financial management and human resources. He has managed manufacturing plants as well as multiple retail outlets for over 25 years. Paul has supervised and managed a team of over 75 individuals including senior managers and also has experience in managing large operations budgets.Paul has won multiple awards for his volunteer work including AMMSA Service Recognition Volunteer Award (2014), Heart in the City Award (Individual Category 2014) and certificate of Appreciation (Volunteer 2008) Swami Ramdev Yoga Camp BC. Paul possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills. He is proficient in English, Hindi, Fijian Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi.

Members at Large

Paul Resham Dosanjh
Parm Boparai
Parm joined the Board in 2016. He is the owner of a building maintenance company and has over 36 years of experience in land development, property management and maintenance. His background also includes finance, accounting and human resources having managed over 150 staff. Parm is active in the community and has helped and made donations to Food Banks, Hospitals and other Charities.
Dr. Paramjit Aulakh

Paramjit joined the Board in April 2011 and is a physician with a thriving family practice in Surrey. Paramjit has helped collect and fundraise for disaster relief funds and has participated in health fairs at Sikh Temples. He’s been on local radio shows and has provided educational information at public health fairs.

Abby Gemino
Abby Gemino
Abby is a new member to the PICS Board of Directors. On the other hand she’s had a connection to PICS for years through her previous career with Service Canada and the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.  After a 21 year career with federal and provincial levels of government, Abby decided to pursue her passion to be self-employed as an Event Planner. Along with running a full time business she also works part time with children with autism and adults with disabilities.  Abby’s involvement with the non-profit sector continues strongly after her government profession – just in a different manner. She now plans and coordinates fundraising events for non-profits (alongside weddings and corporate events).  Abby would like to utilize her diverse knowledge and skill set during her tenure as a Board member. She is excited to draw from her strengths in leadership, project management and her love of helping people and apply them to projects focused on youth, seniors and women.
Kanwal Ghuman

Kanwal Ghuman is the newest member to join the PICS Board of Directors. He achieved his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation from the Association of Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGABC) in 2013 and is currently employed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). He also is a Director for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Fraser Valley Local.
Kanwal has previously worked for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). He has also owned multiple businesses over the years. Impressed with the positive impact PICS has made to the community especially new immigrants, Kanwal brings with him passion, positivity and a can do attitude to continue to help new immigrants integrate into the Canadian society successfully and to further our reach by working to help improve the lives of our youth and women along with continuing to work with our seniors in the community.

Punnet Khaira

Puneet Khaira
Puneet joined the Board in 2015. With an engineering degree in hand, Puneet came as an immigrant to Canada in 2002. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Law (Juris Doctor) from University of Toronto in 2008, and was admitted to the Ontario bar in 2009 after finishing her articles at a Toronto firm. Puneet then moved to the Fraser Valley and was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2009. She has since then worked as an associate lawyer at Lindsay Kenney LLP’s Langley office, practising in the area of general civil litigation, personal injury and family law. In her early years, Puneet became part of Surrey Youth Connection, a PICS initiative towards mentoring the youth by developing community specific awareness programs. Puneet likewise through her membership in the Board wants to find new ways of strengthening the Canadian multicultural mosaic that she is so proud of.

Sarwan Randhawa
Sarwan joined the Board in 2011. This Vancouver activist and community leader was born and raised in Punjab before arriving in Canada in 1974. The retired sawmill worker served for years on the executive of Khalsa Diwan — the largest and oldest Sikh Society in North America. During his tenure, he was instrumental in organizing the annual Vaisakhi parade and a health fair, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants. Randhawa was appointed a member of the B.C. Human Rights Advisory Council in 2000 and an advisory Board member for the Ministry of Children and Family Development the following year. In 2008, Sarwan Singh Randhawa was honored to be featured in Vancouver Sun’s top 100 South Asians who are making a difference in B.C.