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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Resham DosanjhBoard 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.

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Puneet KhairaVice President
Puneet joined the Board in 2015. Puneet Khaira is a trial lawyer with vast litigation experience at BC Provincial Court, Supreme Court of BC and Federal Court of Canada. With an engineering degree in hand, Ms. Khaira decided to take a plunge in the legal world by attending law school at University of Toronto. She articled at a downtown Toronto law firm, before embarking her legal career on the west coast with a reputed mid-sized firm where she practiced for 9 years. She has established her own law practice Citylaw Group since October 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arvinder BubberTreasurer
Arvinder joined the Board in 2018 and 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. The Mission of the Asia Pacific Trade Council was to make recommendations to the Premier of BC. 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. Arvinder was awarded the Business Person of the Year by Surrey Board of Trade and Honoarary Degree by KPU for service to the public. He was appointed as Honorary Director with Surrey Board of Trade.

 

Tina PurewalSecretary
Dr. Tina Purewal joined the PICS Board in 2018. She is a practicing dentist and an instructor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine. She successfully integrated into the Canadian mainstream upon immigration (1993) by upgrading her B.D.S degree from India to the D.M.D degree from UBC (1999). Thus, she is aware of the challenges faced by immigrants desiring to embrace the Canadian way of life. Being a Master’s in Public Health (Gerontology), she understands the socio-economic conflict which multi-cultural societies face. She upholds the PICS mission of promoting harmony and intercultural understanding within the society close to her heart.

Members at Large

Dave Hans
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.
Amar Sidhu
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.
Harry Kooner
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.
Ranbir Manj
Ranbir joined the Board in January 2018. Ranbir 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 personals. He brings with him a diverse skill-set and in-depth knowledge of job mentoring, social activities, organization of fund raising events and building teams for success. Ranbir has played leading roles with many nonprofit organizations including Khalsa Dewan Society of Vancouver, Rajput Association of Canada, Rotary Club Fraser View, and Multicultural Association of NWT. He has made a number of contributions in mentoring, teaching and helping newcomers to Canada. Ranbir full trusts in giving back to the community with social work or by helping others.