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:

Tarlochan (Tochi) Singh Sandhu


Tarlochan Sandhu was elected Chair of the PICS Board on August 28, 2022. Tarlochan Singh Sandhu is a community leader and an established banker with over 65 years of banking service having started with Barclays Bank on August 1, 1957 in Tanzania. He worked with Envision Financial for twenty years as Regional Manager and Director of Commercial Business Development retiring on July 31, 2021. Prior to that he worked with Khalsa Credit Union from 1989 and retired as CEO in 2000. Since January 6th, 2022 rejoined Khalsa Credit Union as Business Development Executive. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee and Model Citizen Medal. He is an Associate of Credit Union Institute of Canada with speciality in Lending Studies and an Accredited Business Lender.

Amar Sidhu

Vice Chair

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


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


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.

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


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.