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President
Tim Baillie

Tim Baillie has lived in Surrey since 1960 and raised raised two sons, Kyle and Reese as a single father. Tim is firefighter in the City of Surrey since 1985 and now holds the rank of Captain. His Board experience includes United Way of the Lower Mainland, NAGS (Newton Advocacy Group Society), IAFF Local 1271, BCPFFA Executive (British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Association), BCPFF Burn Fund, BC Federation of Labour Executive, New Westminster and District Labour Council Executive, Community Advisory Board of Surrey Remand Centre, Vibrant Surrey. Tim also sat on the Surrey Food Bank Foundation Board many years ago. 


Vice-President
Sam Sidhu

Sam Sidhu was born and raised in British Columbia and moved to Surrey in 1989 with his wife and four children. Sam has been a proud resident and volunteer in Surrey for the past 20 plus years. Sam has held a variety of volunteer positions such as a Youth Baseball Coach and a Soccer Coach.

Professionally, Sam has been employed with Rogers Communications Inc. for the past 15 years and currently is Director of Human Resources for the Western Region. Prior to his positions in Human Resources, Sam has held positions in Operations Management and Marketing.

Sam is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) as well as a Certified Executive Coach (CEC). Sam graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Business and in Arts.


Past President
Glen Slobodian

Glen is 51 years old, married with no children. Originally from Winnipeg and moved to Surrey in 1995.

Glen has been in the logistics business for over 30 years and is currently Regional Distribution Manager with Versacold Refrigerated Logistics where his areas of responsibility include warehousing and transportation for the Derwent Center on Annacis Island and a small facility in Kamloops.

Glen is a Professional Member of the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute and is also on the Quality Advisory Teams of British Columbia, Practitioners Program

Glen has received a number of Versacold Iceberg Awards:

  • Outstanding Customer Orientation Award, 2003
  • Best Bottom Line Award, 2004
  • Best Employee Recognition Award 2004
  • Best Bottom Line Award, 2005

When not a work, Glen enjoys motorcycles, traveling and sports.


Director
Sheida Shakib-Zadeh

Sheida’s first visit to Surrey was in 1987 and she fell in love with the city, it’s vast green spaces and parks. This experience led her to move to Surrey from another city in Lower Mainland in 1993.

Sheida has worked in the Restaurant Industry for over 25 years. Currently she is the People Development Manager (looking after Training & Human Resources) for PH Restaurants LP which owns and operates 44 Pizza Hut locations in BC. Sheida has held various positions within the Restaurant Industry; Restaurant General Manager at various location in Lower Mainland but 6 years in Surrey, Western Canada Training Manager and Fraser Valley District Manager. Sheida has completed BCIT’s Human Resources Management Program.

Sheida loves to travel, hike and trek. She has been trekking through Himalayas (been to the Everest Base Camp twice – both Nepal & Tibet sides), summated Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and most recently summated Mount Damavand in Iran (the highest free standing dormant volcano in Middle East). Through these travels and meeting with different people and cultures, Sheida gets even more appreciation for life in Surrey Canada and understand the responsibility of giving back to her community. Sheida feels it is a privilege to be able to help Surrey Food Bank and she believes that she always gets more out of the helping out experience than what she puts in.


Director
Marcie Munro

Marcie holds a Master of Arts Degree in Conflict Analysis and Management and is the owner of W.I.S.E (Women In Strength Everywhere) where she mentors women toward success by networking online. Marcie is committed to the development of the Surrey Food Bank's achievement through the concept of connection and culture, executive team leadership and strategizing. Marcie was employed in the law enforcement field for 24 years and is a breast cancer survivor- where she has made frequent public speaking appearances for television, radio, conferences and group functions. Marcie has been actively involved on the Board of Directors since 2007.


Director
Chuck Keeling

Chuck Keeling literally grew up in the horse racing/gaming industry. His family owned several race tracks, and Keeling worked various “front side” positions (as opposed to backstretch or racing positions) throughout high school and university. Through some untimely deaths in the family, Keeling was thrust into the position of managing the company’s two racetracks by the time he was 24. Shortly thereafter, he led the eight year campaign to secure slot machine approval both municipally and provincially for Fraser Downs and Sandown Park.

In late 2004, GCGC successfully acquired these race track assets and elevated Keeling into the new VP, Racing Operations position to oversee the acquired assets as well as Hastings Racecourse and the company’s TBC Teletheatre interests (and subsequently Flamboro and Georgian Downs, as well). At its height, GCGC’s Racing Division accounted for almost 20% of the company’s staff and gross revenue.

In late 2010, Keeling left the company to pursue private equity interests but returned in late 2011 to fill the new position of Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations with GCGC. He is now VP, Stakeholder Relations and Responsible Gaming for the company.


Director
Carol Fee

Carol has worked in the Financial Services industry for 35 years, the past 13 in theSurreymarketplace in her current role as District Executive Asst. - Vancouver Suburban District for BMO – Bank of Montreal.  She has held a variety of management roles within the organization including Senior Branch Manager, Audit Manager and her current role as District Executive Assistant.  Carol holds an MBA fromDalhousieUniversityinHalifax.

Carol was first introduced to the Surrey Food Bank through a volunteer opportunity and was inspired by the work of the staff and other volunteers to make a difference in their community.  Since then she continues to volunteer and organize BMO teams to do the same.

Carol is passionate about giving back and through her role at BMO has held a number of positions spearheading Employee charitable boards, including developing strategy, vision and fundraising events.

She is the current Chair of the BMO Employee Giving Community Council for BC & Yukon Division and is a past National Board Member for the BMO Employee Charitable Foundation, a position she held for 8 years.  In addition, Carol was a volunteer at the 2010 Winter Olympics inVancouverand at the 1994 Commonwealth Games inVictoria.

Carol lives in Abbotsford, loves to travel, golf, spending time with friends and family and enjoys the outdoors with her puppy Abbey.


Director
Susan Byrom

As Manager, Community Investment at First West Credit Union, Susan provides leadership on community partnerships, sponsorships, donations, employee volunteerism, and community outreach for Envision Financial, Enderby & District Financial and Valley First. Susan is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and holds a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Organization Management from Trinity Western University.

An active member of the local community, Susan volunteers with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and also serves as a Director with Kids Up Front Foundation (Vancouver), the Langley School District Foundation and as an Advisor to the Sources Rent Bank. Susan lives in Langley with her husband and they have two grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and outdoor activities.


Director
Dave Busse

Dave first connected with the Surrey Food Bank as part of Post Graduate work in Executive Coaching and he quickly fell in love with what was being done by the courageous crew at Surrey Food Bank.  After volunteering in various capacities ranging from driving truck to leadership coaching, to facilitating strategic planning he joined the Board in early 2011.  Dave feels that, “I have been continuously humbled by both the people that work here and those that are served here.  It is a truly inspiring environment in which to give back and be mentally nourished and grounded.”

Dave’s background is in leadership development having spent over 20 years in Emergency Health Services developing medical leadership both here at home as well as more exotic locations such as Singapore Civil Defence, Hong Kong Emergency Health services, Abu Dhabi Police Services and Beijing Olympics to highlight a few.

Dave completed his Bachelor degree in Adult Education and subsequent Masters in Business Administration later in his career and both these experiences fed his passion for innovative caring where he found the Surrey Food Bank a great place to be able to contribute to the community of Surrey in a way that fosters those passions.

Dave currently work as the Managing Partner at Essential Impact which is a company that provides Executive Coaching and Accredited Coach training across Canada and to a select number of Global clients based out of Canada.


Director
Lesley Small


Our Board of Directors is a volunteer position. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please call us at (604) 581-5443 or via email.

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