Anita Irani – President
Anita joined the board in 2006. She has a long history of working with children and youth. She believes that the success they experience later on in life is in large part dependent on the support they receive – both academic and personal – in their formative years. Anita lives in Richmond and is committed to improving the lives of Richmond children and youth.
Sharla Drebit – Vice President/Secretary
Sharla joined the board in 2016(?). Professionally, she has worked in the health care sector for the past nine years as a Project Manager and Researcher. Currently she manages the BC Emergency Medicine Network, an organization committed to improving care for patients across B.C. She has volunteered with several organizations; most recently acting as a mentor to new immigrants to Canada. Sharla joined RYSA to give back to the community of Richmond where she grew up and to help make a positive impact in the lives of our youth. Sharla is passionate about supporting young people and their families to achieve their best and live healthy and fulfilling lives. She feels it is our responsibility as a community to provide support and equal opportunities to our youth, so that they can be successful later on in life and too become contributing members of our society.
Jag Madan – Treasurer
Jag started with RYSA in 2009. He has volunteered with Special Olympics, Paralympics and elite athletes in sports such as baseball, ice hockey, lacrosse and track & field. He has also volunteered with the United Way and has mentored students to achieve their best and contribute to society in a meaningful way. Jag is inspired by the fact that kids are our future and have so much potential to develop their skills and knowledge when an environment that promotes learning and development is provided.
Jerry Huang – Director
Mr. Huang is an experienced finance and capital markets professional in the natural resources, banking & tech space. He has extensive experience in corporate development and investor relations roles with mining and resource companies globally. He has over 10 years of public companies experience, executing on strategic and financing initiatives for junior companies on joint ventures, financings, and deals over $90M to date. Previously he worked with CIBC in Financial Advisory roles managing high networth portfolios. He graduated with Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia jointly with Jiaotong University in Shanghai. He has also completed the Chartered Professional Accountant PEP program. He has been on the board of RYSA since 2011, having other volunteering experience with Pearson hospital, Marpole Community Center, and helping raise $50K for scholarships for Kwantlen University College.
Andrea Burton – Director
We are also currently accepting new nominations for board member recruitment. Please fill out the “Nomination Form” and email or fax it back to us if you are interested in becoming a board of CCSS.