New View Board of Directors

Sonja Sinclair

Sonja Sinclair

Chairperson

Sonja joined New View Society as a Board member in 2011, with a Bachelor’s in Child and Youth Care and a Master’s Degree in Human Security. Sonja has experience working in the mental health field with adolescents, individuals in conflict zones, individuals struggling with homelessness in the Downtown Eastside, and adults with mental health issues involved with the criminal justice system. Sonja joined New View in the hopes of continuing to enhance the community’s capacity to promote Mental Health and Wellness.
Marian Navin

Marian Navin

Secretary

Marian joined the Board in January 2008, and contributes over 22 years of experience as a Human Resources Manager. She has been concerned for a number of years about the growing number of homeless people in our communities, particularly those who suffer from mental illness who need support and resources to facilitate long term rehabilitation. Her goal is to ensure that New View continues its exemplary work in the Tri-Cities area, and develops a long term strategic plan for sustainability and growth for the future.
Nicholas Furman

Nicholas Furman

Treasurer

Nicholas joined the Board in 2017, with an education from Simon Fraser University in Business Administration and Marketing. Having experience in people leadership, management, and community engagement within the financial services industry for the past 7 years, Nicholas currently works for Vancity Credit Union. He enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, and playing baseball. A long-time Port Coquitlam resident for the past 30 years, Nicholas is dedicated to supporting healthy inclusive communities in the Tri-Cities.
Devyn Giordano

Devyn Giordano

Board Member

Devyn is a sales and marketing professional with an education and background in Hospitality/Business Management. Being a resident of the City of Port Coquitlam for 30 years, she is very passionate about the community she grew up in and would like to give back and support its development however possible. She enjoys networking, volunteer work, event planning, and spending time with her family. Devyn wanted to join the Board of directors to help educate and encourage the community’s awareness about Mental Health, and to be an advocate for the Society.
Roger Silva

Roger Silva

Board Member

Roger is an entrepreneur, a former IT Sr. Executive for Financial and Technology Organizations and an active Social and Community Services Supporter. He migrated to Canada in 2010 and has worked for public sector organizations like the Government of Alberta, BC Ministry of Justice, Fraser Health Authority and Private companies like HyperWALLET, ActiveNetworks amongst others since then. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Burnaby, and has been engaged with other community services like the Parental Advisory Council  (PAC), Food Bank events and multiple local and International Rotary Community services which aligned with his personal commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.

He is currently launching a community-based portal (ClubMeIn.com) shifting the way commerce works and improving the way supply and demand interact between each other.

He is originally from Mexico and possesses a Master’s degree in Science of Administration from The University of Central Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has more than 20 years of experience managing technology areas in international corporations in Canada, The United States and Mexico.

 

Aram Askarian

Aram Askarian

Board Member

Aram Askarian is an Executive Vice President at Noura Construction, a locally owned and operated Coquitlam business, that prides itself on its strong community values and family focused operations. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is an active member of her community. With over a decade of experience in Real Estate Investment and Development she brings strong skill sets to New View and its Housing Committee. Her passions include being a mother, helping others and working towards becoming a true human being.
Jeanette Genge

Jeanette Genge

Board Member

Jeanette joined the Board in 2017, with an education in Business Administration and Human Resources. She brings over 25 years of experience working in the human resources field, leadership and organizational development. Jeanette is passionate about helping people, teams, and communities thrive. Jeanette works for First West Credit Union. Jeanette looks forward to utilizing her skills and past experience in community development to support the goals of New View Society and their members. Through many years of working with not-for-profits she has developed a high appreciation for volunteers and the leadership who make a difference in the lives of others.
Sandra J. Horton

Sandra J. Horton

Board Member

Sandra J. Horton became a board member in 2017, and brings years of experience studying and working within the healthcare sector, as both a Recreation Therapist,  Administrator and sales professional. Sandra holds a Master’s degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Sandra is also a Co-founder of the Women’s Collaborative Hub, a company that provides leadership education, training and skills development. Empowered to do more and give back she is also a Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Co-chair for the Family Friendly Business Working Group and Self-Management Practice Lead.
Gurjeet Chima

Gurjeet Chima

Board Member

Gurjeet Chima is an HR Director with over 20 years of experience in both the Retail and Telecommunications industry supported by an educational background in Human Resources, Leadership and Mental health.  She is currently working as the Director of Human Resources for Canada at JYSK.   Gurjeet has been an advocate for mental health initiatives in all of the organizations she has worked at and has volunteered in many capacities supporting shelters for abused women.  Gurjeet has lived in the Tri-Cities for over 10 years and is dedicated to the community she lives in.  She has a passion for animals and enjoys hiking and traveling the world.
Hogan Song

Hogan Song

Board Member

Hogan Song, lawyer and founder of HS Law Corporation, joined the Board in 2021. He is a barrister and solicitor practicing in business/corporate and wills and estates areas of law. He has advised various small, medium and large organizations in a variety of industries both domestically and internationally. He has over a decade of international experience involving people and enterprises situated in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Hogan has always believed in contributing to others and providing value to his community. He volunteers as a member of various organizations and committees, including the Economic Development Committee of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, the TriCities Seniors‘ Action Society, and the Burnaby Seniors’ Resource Society. As a father, he is also active in kids’ sports and academics as a coach-manager, including Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association, Port Moody Soccer Club, and Odyssey of the Mind.

Dawn Deans

Dawn Deans

Board Member

Dawn is a corporate lawyer licensed in British Columbia, Alberta, and Washington State, and owner of Kickstart Law located in New Westminster. She regularly provides legal advice to business clients on the topics of corporate governance, commercial and residential leases, commercial financing, and contract review and legislation interpretation. Dawn’s quest in both her personal and professional life is to embody B Lab’s “Declaration of Interdependence,” which states:

That we must be the change we seek in the world.

That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.

That, through products, practices, and profits, all businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.

To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are all dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.

Mike Holroyd

Mike Holroyd

Board Member

Mike was born and raised on Vancouver Island. He completed law school at the University of Victoria in 2007 after which he moved to the Lower Mainland to begin his practice. Over the past 13 years, Mike has developed a successful career as a litigation lawyer representing and advocating for individuals before the courts. Mike and his wife, Janel, have lived in the Coquitlam Burke Mountain community for the past 11 years where they continue to raise their three young daughters. Supporting community mental health is very important to Mike. His law practice has often involved acting for injured victims who are suffering from serious mental health issues, and as a result, Mike has witnessed the challenges that such individuals face and the limited support that is often available to them. Mike believes that New View Society and other organizations like it are critical to supporting those who are suffering from mental health challenges and he is proud to have the opportunity to work with such a highly regarded organization.

Nicole Boivin

Nicole Boivin

Board Member

Nicole is a Human Resource professional with over 10 years’ previous experience in the social services field with New View Society in housing, community support and Clubhouse. She has a passion for helping connect people to their potential and supporting their growth and development. Nicole has lived and worked in Port Coquitlam for over 30 years and cares deeply for the evolving community and its residents. When she is not working you can find her spending time with her loved ones, running the community trails, whipping up delicious treats, or practicing her slap shot on the ice.