Ambassadors

Feature Ambassador | Melody McKiernan

Feature Ambassador | Melody McKiernan Melody joined the Foundation in 2015 after eight years working in Student Services at Douglas College. Melody did her undergraduate studies in French Literature at the University of Victoria and in 2012, she obtained a Master’s in Education with a focus on Post-Secondary Student Affairs and Services from Simon Fraser […]

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Ambassador | Shelley Linn

Ambassador | Shelley Linn Shelley has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years’ and brings an extensive amount of knowledge and expertise. She values her customers and is committed to providing a level of service that indicates her commitment to their personal and business needs. Shelley offers expert advice and solutions that […]

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Ambassador | Mehran Aazamifard

Ambassador | Mehran Aazamifard Mehran Aazamifard is a Business Banking Advisor with Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union. An experienced professional with more than 21 years of banking industry expertise, Mehran’s passion is for helping local businesses succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With a primary office in Coquitlam, Mehran frequently travels […]

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Ambassador | Reena Venkatesh

Ambassador | Reena Venkatesh As an Interior Designer, Reena Venkatesh runs her design firm Seasonal Leaf Designs.  She transforms unique residential or commercial space to make it functional, organized and aesthetically pleasing with style, proportion, and color. Reena works with great trades people who are very good at their jobs, they work hard together to give […]

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Ambassador | Anna Teglasi

Ambassador | Anna Teglasi In 2007, Anna and her husband Tomas founded ATA Plumbing Ltd. A small business that provides commercial and residential plumbing services backed by family operating business values. Anna’s business background is in International Trade & Transportation and today she utilizes her exceptional business and customer service skills by operating all the […]

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Ambassador | Debra Abraham

Ambassador | Debra Abraham Debra Abraham is the founder and Executive Director of Unique Get Together Society (UGTS). She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. As a mother of six, Debra is no stranger to the demands of raising a family (at the best of times) and knows first-hand how […]

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Ambassador | Judith Castillo

Ambassador | Judith Castillo I am a determined professional who specializes in helping others! I do this both through my teaching Spanish and through my cleaning business. Both businesses have the common goal of helping other people enjoy their lives. I also participate in numerous activities, groups, and committees because I believe in supporting each […]

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Ambassador | Bharat Bhaga

Ambassador | Bharat Bhaga Bharat Bhaga is the owner of Dezyne It, a Port Coquitlam business that has been servicing the businesses in the Tri-Cities with corporate custom promotional logoed goods, embroidery and screen printing products for the past 5 years. With a keen passion for serving the community, Bharat spends much of his time volunteering […]

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Ambassador | Graeme Hankey

Ambassador | Graeme Hankey Graeme Hankey is a mortgage broker for Dominion Lending Centres and has been self-employed more than half of his working career. The cornerstone of his mortgage brokering business is accurately summed up with this clever acronym he uses. ALUF (aloof) Ask, Listen, Understand, you, Fool.  Aloof is defined as not friendly, uninterested […]

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Ambassador | Gabriella Harvey, Jazzfly Video Productions

Ambassador | Gabriella Harvey Gabriella Harvey is the Co-Owner of Jazzfly Video Productions and has more than 15 years of experience in sales, customer service, and international business. She has worked in multinational companies around the world in a variety of industries and is an entrepreneur at heart. She is currently an active member of […]

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