Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is thrilled to announce the appointment of Amar Sidhu to its Board. 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. Amar leads 21 branches and four major centres in Surrey/Delta, Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack. Amar is currently on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amar Sidhu, Board Member, PICS Society)

Amar joins the current board members who are accomplished professionals in their diverse careers.

Paul Resham Dosanjh (President) has over 30 years of operations management experience in retail business including sales, financial management and human resources.

Puneet Khaira (Vice President) is an associate lawyer at Lindsay Kenney LLP’s Langley office, practicing in the area of general civil litigation, personal injury and family law.

Arvinder Bubbar (Treasurer) is the principal of A. S. Bubber and Associates, Chartered Professional Accountant in Surrey, BC. He has served as Board member, Board chair and first Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He also served as Vice-Chair, BC Premier’s Asia Pacific Trade Council. Arvinder currently serves on SFU President’s Advisory Council on India and SFU President’s Surrey Advisory Council. Arvinder also served on the Fraser Health Authority Board of Directors and as Director and Treasurer of Surrey Board of Trade.

Dr. Tina Purewal (Secretary) is a practicing dentist and an instructor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine.

Ranbir Manj is a highly accomplished Senior Program Manager and community activist with over 20 years of experience working with new immigrants and mentoring young and other personnel. He brings with him a diverse skill-set and in-depth knowledge of job mentoring, social activities, organization of fundraising events and building teams for success.

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 worked on big projects involving cities, universities and multinational organizations.

Dr. Leena Jain is a practicing Internal Medicine specialist and a Clinical instructor at UBC. She is also a Geriatrician in outpatient clinic in Burnaby and Surrey BC, Royal Columbia Hospital, Victoria Heights and Fraser Health Authority.

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.  He has over 15 years of experience as the Senior Bylaw Officer with the City of Surrey along with Operations Management experience.

PICS Society is looking for two additional Board members with one or more of the following competencies and expertise:

  • Fundraising with Corporate Sector
  • Management of Large Construction Projects
  • Long-term Care Facilities / Seniors Housing
  • Social Services Sector
  • Government Liaison
  • Developing Social Enterprises
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Sector

To be considered for the Board position, a person must be a regular member of PICS for at least 1 year or a Lifetime member of PICS.

“PICS is excited about the unique expertise that our board members bring as the Society continues to evolve and is looking forward to getting new talent to join the team.”  Satbir Cheema, C.E.O.

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.

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is a registered non-profit society and has been serving the community since 1987. PICS provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment Programs, Settlement Services, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services. Our services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women and youth.

For more information about PICS please visit pics.bc.ca or for interviews please call Dorothy Poudel at 604-596-7722 ext. 115 or email dorothy.poudel@pics.bc.ca