Board of Directors

The PICS Society Board of Directors have been steering the organization for over 30 years. In addition to working closely with, and supporting, the Chief Executive Officer, our Board of Directors approve the annual budget and annual report as well as any major capital investment; they actively set the policy for our Society by creating and updating the mission and vision statements and approving the strategic plan. Our Board Members serve as ambassadors for our organization, and participate in robust fundraising by soliciting funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and government entities. Current Board members are:

Dave Hans

Chair

Dave Hans is a professional Engineer (Registered P. Eng. in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories). With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Dave has spearheaded many major projects involving cities, universities and multinational organizations.

Tarlochan (Tochi) Singh Sandhu

Vice Chair

Tarlochan Sandhu is an established banker and a top-level competitive field hockey player. As the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee and Model Citizen Medal, Tarlochan brings over 50 years of experience when it comes to working for the community.

Amar Sidhu

Treasurer

Amar Sidhu is the Assistant Vice-President, Commercial Banking for Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, and brings more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Maninder K. Grewal

Secretary

Maninder Grewal started her banking career in 1991 with Khalsa Credit Union (KCU) and has gained rich experience working for various financial institutions learning the ropes of the banking industry over the last three decades.

Gurvinder (Garry) Grewal

Member at Large

A Bachelors in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration, Garry Grewal is a Police officer with Royal Canadian Mounted Police. With his rich experience, he also brings a unique perspective towards building a safe and inclusive community.

Harry Kooner

Member at large

Harry Kooner is a dynamic leader, skilled in developing and maintaining a broad vision, cultivating excellent relationships, and communicating effectively across the organization to build focused teams & strong partnerships.

Ranbir Manj

Member at large

Ranbir is a highly accomplished Senior Program Manager and community activist with over 20 years of experience working with new immigrants and mentoring youth and other personals.

Kam Pawar

Member at large

Parveen Goel

Member at Large

Parveen is the Director of Engineering and Operations at Canada Post. He brings with him many years’ of experience in Manufacturing and Service Industries.

Resham (Paul) Dosanjh

Member at Large

Paul Dosanjh has over 30 years of operations management experience in retail businesses including Sales and Human Resources. Paul possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills and is proficient in English, Hindi, Fijian Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi.

Dr. Birinder (Tina) Purewal

Member at Large

Dr. Birinder (Tina) Purewal is a practicing dentist and an instructor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine. She upholds PICS mission of promoting harmony and intercultural understanding within the society close to her heart.

Satbir Singh Cheema

Officer

He joined PICS in 1998 as a frontline staff member and was promoted to Director of Employment Programs and Planning in 2004, going on to become the CEO in 2017. Satbir reinforces PICS Society’s commitment to build a healthy and just society which values and respects all cultures. He is strongly motivated to make our communities better, safer and inclusive.