• Board & Leadership Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022 - Executive

Joy Jennissen

BOARD CHAIR

Strategic Advisor
 

Tassan Sung

Vice-Chair

Community Engagement & Donor Relations Specialist
Nicola Wealth

 

James Bond

Secretary & Governance Chair

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Governance Officer
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

 

Chris Marett

TREASURER

Co-President & CFO
Novus Entertainment Inc.

DIRECTORS

Michael Barker-Fyfe

National Manager, Key Accounts
Convera

Steven Fitzgerald

President
Habanero Consulting Group

Stacey Handley

Partner
Gowling WLG

Brenda Isherwood

Director
Movement Matters Consulting

Fraser Norrie

Family Physician, Spectrum Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia

Michel Tarko

President & CEO
Justice Institute of BC

Gloria Loree

Senior Vice-President, Marketing Strategy & CMO 
Destination Canada

 

Sarah Evans

President
Essential Real Estate

 

HONORARY PATRONS

John deC. Evans

Real estate developer
Founder of Life Commitment
Co-Chair of the Dr. Peter Centre Capital Campaign

 

Nathan Fong

Food columnist
Founder of Passions

Donald Hayes

President
CTO

Nancy Hennessy

Dr. Peter's sister

Andrew Hiscox

Dr. Peter's life partner

Robert Ledingham

Co-chair of the Dr. Peter Centre Capital Campaign

David Paperny

Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker
Dr. Peter Diaries

Mark Virgin

Dr. Jay Wortman

Friend of Dr. Peter

Shirley Young

Dr. Peter's mother

HONORARY PATRON

Tom Hanks

Actor, filmmaker

Oscar for Best Actor in Philadelphia

73,500

Meals served per year

448

HIV+ individuals helped in 2019

$7.2M

Total Revenue

84%

Government-funded

“We’ve planted seeds of compassion and what has grown is joy, and laughter, and connection.” 

~ Scott Elliott, Executive Director, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

Leadership Team

Scott Elliott

Executive Director

English:

Scott Elliott joined the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation in 2017.

He has more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing innovative and sustainable community engagement programs in the non-profit sector and is motivated by a deep desire to make transformative change in the lives of people with HIV, mental illness, addiction, poverty and complex medical needs.

Scott currently serves on the Board of Directors of CATIE (Canada's Source for HIV and Hepatitis C Information) for the Pacific Region.

Prior to coming to the Dr. Peter Centre, Scott was Chief Executive Officer of imagine1day and has held leadership roles with the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Vancouver Aquarium, Philanthropic Solutions Inc., Arts Umbrella, Canada World Youth and the BC Persons with AIDS Society (now Positive Living).

French:

Scott Elliott travaille au Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation depuis 2017.

Il a plus de 30 ans d’expérience dans la création et la réalisation de programmes d’engagement communautaire innovants et viables au milieu du secteur à but non lucratif. Il est motivé par un profond désir d’apporter des changements transformateurs dans la vie des personnes vivant avec le VIH, de troubles de santé mentale, de dépendance, de pauvreté et de besoins médicaux complexes.

Présentement, Scott fait partie du conseil d’administration de CATIE (La source canadienne de renseignements sur le VIH et l’hépatite C) pour la région du Pacifique.

Avant son arrivée au Dr. Peter Centre, Scott était directeur général de imagine1day et a occupé des postes de direction à la Vancouver Art Gallery, au Vancouver Aquarium, au Philanthropic Solutions Inc, à la Arts Umbrella, au Canada World Youth et au Positive Living (précédemment connu sous le nom de BC Persons with AIDS Society).

Rosalind Baltzer Turje

Senior Director of Clinical Programs

Rosalind Baltzer Turje joined the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation in 2003 with experience in health service mental service provision and management and education. She is responsible for clinical services and programs.

Rosalind has represented the organization at local, national and international conferences and as a partner, knowledge user and co-principal investigator for community-based research grants.

Patrick McDougall

Director of Knowledge Translation and Evaluation

Patrick joined the Dr. Peter Centre in 2010 and today leads a national Public Health Agency of Canada contribution agreement focused on helping community-based organizations prepare to provide supervised consumption services. As part of this project, Patrick facilitates ongoing national teleconferences for existing supervised consumption/overdose prevention site service providers.

Patrick was the lead and onsite coordinator of a three-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) / Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research grant focused on the Dr. Peter Centre which led to participation in the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, Community-based Research Program Steering Committee from 2012-2015.

 Co-chair of the Pacific AIDS Network, Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Dalhousie University.

Tristan Klassen

Director of Development

Tristan Klassen joined the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation in 2022, and has worked for over 16 years as a fundraising professional. 
He has an extensive background in working with not for profit organizations in British Columbia and Alberta in the areas of international development, healthcare, education, and the arts. He has been responsible for developing and managing initiatives focussing on major gifts, capital campaigns, planned and annual giving, and special events.
Tristan is passionate about connecting people to causes they care about, and contributing to a thriving social-impact sector. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Studies from Mount Royal University.

Lynn Juillet

Director of Human Resources

Lynn joined the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation in July 2014, following 24 years with BCBiomedical Laboratories, with her latter years in Patient Services, focused on recruitment, training and employee engagement.

In the mid-to-late '80s, Lynn worked at a Vancouver medical clinic - the same clinic where Dr. Peter was working as a locum doctor. There she witnessed the sad loss of many men dying of AIDS in that era, which left a lasting impact.

In her first week working at the Centre, Lynn met Peter’s mom Shirley and shared her story. Shirley instantly hugged her and exclaimed: “He brought you here.”

A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership with Great Distinction from TWU, a Management Certificate in Business Management with Distinction, Associate Certificate in Leadership with Distinction and a Management Certificate in Human Resources from BCIT.

Matt Toma

Director of Finance

Matt Toma joined the Foundation in 2021, with nearly two decades experience in operational accounting and financial management in the non-profit sector in Vancouver, primarily in post-secondary labour relations and community based delivery of social services.

Matt has also been involved as a volunteer director with a number of organizations in Vancouver during this time, including the Hastings North Community Police Society, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and Housing Society, and the MPA Society.

A non-profit career oriented professional, Matt is very excited to join the Foundation, and to contribute to growing both our capacity to care, and our reputation as a leader in our field.

Matt is a CPA, CGA, with a Bachelor of Arts from Thompson Rivers University (BCOU), a Diploma in Finance from Langara College, and a Diploma in Marketing from Okanagan College.