Board of Directors

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Mrs. Eileen Lin - Honorary President

BA (Sociology) University of Michigan (1944), MLS (Library Science) McGill University (1969)

Eileen Lin is Co-founder (1981) and Honorary President (since 1993) of Soong Ching Ling Children's Foundation of Canada. She is a retired journalist and librarian. Mrs. Lin continues continues to care deeply about the work of the Foundation.

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Eve Adams

Eve Adams is a retired Child Care Licensing Officer with one of the Provincial Health Authorities in British Columbia. Her educational background is in child development and Early Childhood Education.

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Bobo Yijun Bao - Vice President

MBA (Trinity Western University)

Bobo was born in Shanghai, China. She immigrated to Canada in 2009 to achieve her MBA Degree. Bobo worked as a Purchasing Manager for L'Oréal Asia-Pacific, specializing in supply chain management. She is now the Chief Operating Officer of a technology company. Bobo has volunteered with many non-profit organizations including the Sharing Farm, Minds in Motion-Alzheimer Society of BC, etc. She joined the Board of Soong Ching Ling Children’s Foundation of Canada in 2017, and currently serves as its Vice President and Program Committee Chair. Bobo is committed to giving back to the society and helping children in need.

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Grace Chou

Grace was born in Taipei, Taiwan and has lived in Vancouver for over 25 years. She specializes in early childhood education and enjoys giving back to the community. She is a Montessori teacher, trainer and school owner. Grace has been a member of the foundation over10 years. She strongly believes that education does not happen solely in schools. Rather, the community and society play an important role in shaping the children of the future.

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Christine Chu - President

CPA, CA, B.Comm (McGill University)

Born and raised in Vancouver, Christine attended McGill University and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce. Christine joined the Board of Soong Ching Ling Children’s Foundation of Canada in 2012 and served as its Treasurer for 8 years. A designated CPA, CA with experience in the real estate investment industry, Christine previously served as a director of Little Mountain Neighbourhood House.

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Howard Chu

B.Comm (UBC), C.A

Howard Chu was born and raised in Hong Kong. He attended the University of British Columbia and graduated in the Commerce Faculty. He was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of British Columbia. From 1993 to 2007 he held the position of Corporate Controller with Teck Cominco Limited, a major diversified mining company in Canada. He is currently retired, after working with Teck for 33 years in various positions. He has served on the Board of the Soong Ching Ling Children's Foundation for the past twenty years.

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Dr. Nina Halpern

Nina received the Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan in 1985. She taught courses on Chinese politics at several universities in the U.S. and Canada and published many research articles on China. Having decided to devote her time to helping children, she obtained her B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy at UBC in 2002, and subsequently worked at different Child Development Centres in the Greater Vancouver area, helping children with disabilities to achieve their full potential. Nina recently retired from her job at the Centre for Child Development in Langley and is now focused on assisting others through her volunteer work.

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Marian Leung

B.Comm. (UBC)

Marian was born in Guangzhou and grew up in Hong Kong. She graduated from UBC with a degree in Industrial Relations. She retired after working for 35 years in the field of Human Capital Management with Vancouver Stock Exchange, Comcheq Ltd. and Ceridian Canada. Previously she was a board member of Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Chinese Cultural Centre and Chinese Benevolent Association.

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Lynda Liu – Treasurer

CPA, MBA (Laurentian University)

Originally from Beijing, China, Lynda Liu has been a Charter Professional Accountant over 15 years and is the founder of B.J. Liu & Co Ltd. Lynda received her Master of Business Administration from Laurentian University in 2013, coincidentally the same year she joined the board. As a mother, Lynda loves children and is devoted to doing all she can to better the future for children in both Canada and China. She strongly believes that education is the key to sustain a better world.

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Adrian S.M. Loh

Adrian Loh is a Chartered Accountant, principal of S. M. Loh, C.A., a public accounting firm. He graduated from University of Malaya with an Honours Degree in Economics and came to Canada under the CIDA fellowship program to obtain his C.A. designation. Adrian has served as Vice President of International Business Development and Treasurer in Chinese Entrepreneur Society of Canada and was treasurer and director of Success Foundation from 2012 to 2015.

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Barbara Jian Tong

BA (Shanghai International Studies University), MBA (Simon Fraser University)

Barbara is a manager at a global financial institution. Her occupations include project manager, personal banker, university teacher, interpreter and translator. Her community service activities include fundraising for BC Children's Hospital and the United Way, presenting Canadian Banker's Association's high school financial education program. She feels privileged to serve a charity dedicated to linking her home and adopted countries for the benefit of the children.

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Lisa Tsai

Helping and sharing are the biggest passion in Lisa’s life. She has helped many non-profit organizations such as soup kitchen, women shelters and child literacy in Downtown Eastside. Lisa hopes to influence others, especially her two daughters with her husband, Albert to contribute to society and the environment as well. She is also a member of Burrard Lions Club and Japanese Reiyukai Organization.

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Penny Washington - Secretary

LL.B

Penny Washington is a retired partner of Norton Rose Fulbright. She led its Health Care Industry Group in British Columbia. Penny regularly advised hospitals and health authorities on all aspect of law that affect their operations. Penny has presented at a number of Continuing Legal Education Society and Insight seminars on civil litigation, health care consent, privacy and freedom of information issues and has published chapters on consent and freedom of information law in British Columbia. She was recently recognized by her peers as a leading lawyer in the area of Health Care Law in Canada in Best Lawyers in Canada (2010 - 2012). She was previously the President of the Canuck Place Children's Hospice and the BC Health Research Foundation.