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August 4, 2016

JIBC Foundation announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Three new directors bring experience, expertise and commitment to supporting development of justice and public safety professionals

2016-2017 Foundation Directors
Tracy Campell, Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation, and Associate Director, Office of Development (second from right) with 2016-2017 JIBC Foundation Board of Directors: Dave Mitchell, Claire Wang, Blair Fryer, Gurpal Siekham, Brian Hutchinson, Rick Page, Bernard Magnan, Daniel Whittle, and Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President & CEO (missing Jennifer Cudlipp).


At its recent Annual General Meeting, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) celebrated a successful year with over  $1 million disbursed in support of justice and public safety education at JIBC. The JIBC Foundation also announced its 2016-2017 Board of Directors, welcoming three new directors, one of whom had previously served on the board.

Jennifer CudlippJennifer Cudlipp is a new JIBC Foundation Director and is Director of Talent Acquisition and Organizational Effectiveness at Lifelabs. A senior leader with more than 10 years of experience in the laboratory sector, she has participated in system collaboration and laboratory reform. As former CFO of BC Biomedical, she was responsible for Finance, Accounting and Risk Management. She led the successful sale of BC Biomedical to Lifelabs in 2013. Jennifer joined Lifelabs through the acquisition and led the integration of the finance function in BC then moving into the Office of Strategy Management as the Director of Strategy – Western Canada.  Most recently, she joined the team leading talent acquisition and organizational effectiveness. Jennifer is a CPA, CGA with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She currently also serves on the Rain City Housing Board of Directors.

Gurpal SiekhamGurpal Siekham is a Branch Manager at Westminster Savings Credit Union and Manager of the Member Service Centre. Gurpal joins The JIBC Foundation as a new Director and Treasurer. Since he joined the credit union in 2001, he has held a number of roles including Personal Account Manager and Manager, Financial Services. Gurpal obtained his CPA, CMA designation in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from SFU. In addition to his role on The JIBC Foundation board, he currently serves as a Director and Treasurer of the Uptown Business Association of New Westminster.

David MitchellDave Mitchell is President of Dave Mitchell & Associates Ltd., which provides consulting services to fire, police and emergency medical services departments, as well as 9-1-1 systems in Canada. A former JIBC Foundation Director, he was a firefighter who served for 32 years at Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services, he retired as the Division Chief in charge of communications. He was a member of the founding senior management team of E-Comm Emergency Communications for BC serving as Director of Operations and was involved in the implementation of the first integrated 9-1-1 call centre in Canada. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and an Executive Management Development diploma from SFU. He is a past Chair of the VGH-UBC Hospital Foundation, a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), the Fire Chiefs Association of BC, and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

Directors re-elected to The JIBC Foundation board include Bernard Magnan, Chair; Rick Page, Vice-Chair; Brian Hutchinson, Secretary; Blair Fryer; Claire Wang; Daniel Whittle; and Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President & CEO.

 “It’s wonderful to welcome Jennifer, Gurpal and Dave to The JIBC Foundation Board,” said Board Chair Bernard Magnan, “Together, their experience, expertise, and sincere commitment to making a difference, along with all our returning directors, will contribute greatly to our purpose of supporting JIBC’s mission of developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its applied education, training and research.”

About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation

For more than 20 years, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada’s leading public safety educator.

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