Board of Directors

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is overseen by a Board of Directors elected by its members at the Annual General Meeting. The Board is accountable to its members, the community and its donors. The expertise of the Board in key areas such as HR, finance and food operations guides our direction and helps us to be accountable to our strategic goals. They meet monthly to review our progress, discuss how we can maximize our resources, while empowering the management team and staff. Our current Board of Directors are as follows:

Cheryl Shkurhan

Chair
Ms. Shkurhan is Director, Policy & IT at the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments. OBSI is a national non-profit organization providing independent and impartial dispute resolution services for Canadian banking and investment consumers. Cheryl is responsible for the development and implementation of OBSI’s information technology platform and operational...Read More

Dave Hogberg

Director
Dave Hogberg is a retired senior military officer, having spent 35 years serving Canada, at home and abroad, as a member of the Canadian Forces Medical Services.  Post-retirement from the Canadian Forces, Dave entered the not-for-profit community, serving as Executive Director of the Hospice at May Court (a palliative/end...Read More

John Metras

Director
John Metras is Associate Vice-President, Facilities at the University of British Columbia. John and his team are responsible for the planning, development and operation of institutional facilities and utilities infrastructure at UBC, collaborating with campus stakeholders to provide great spaces for learning, research and campus life. John has over...Read More

Anita Palepu

Director
Anita Palepu, MD, MPH, FRCPC, MACP is a Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia. She is the Physician Program Director for the St. Paul’s Hospital Medicine Program and attends on the Clinical Teaching Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital. She...Read More

Danielle van Jaarsveld

Director
Danielle van Jaarsveld is the E.D. MacPhee Professor of Management at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business where she is the Division Chair for the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Division. Since joining the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2004, she has taught in...Read More

Ali Zentner

Director
Dr Ali Zentner received her undergraduate medical degree from McMaster University and completed her Internal Medicine Residency with an extra year of Cardiology training at the University of Calgary.  She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr Zentner began practising Internal Medicine in Alberta in...Read More