Introducing our new CPRS Vancouver Board of Directors

As in-coming President of CPRS Vancouver, I’m privileged to introduce our new Board of Directors for 2020-2021. They are all leaders in the public relations and communications industry who volunteer their time and expertise to ensure CPRS Vancouver is well-run, serves our members, and delivers high-quality programming and services. I’m proud to serve alongside them.

As we transition into the 2020-2021 season, I want to thank our Past President, Theodora Jean, for her leadership this past year. She has created great opportunities for additional member benefits and brought forward fresh new ideas for our board over the past year. I can’t thank her enough for her leadership. 

As she passes on the torch in these strange pandemic times and we adjust to our new normal with COVID-19, things will continue to look a little different for us. But one thing I can guarantee won’t change is the dedication of your CPRS Vancouver board of your directors. We’re having more conversations about how we can adapt as a society to ensure we’re supporting all of you through these challenging times. How can we come together in unique ways to connect, to share, to learn, and to provide value to all of you?

Our latest blog series ‘Crisis Communications & Pandemic PR’ is a great example of how we’re being responsive to your needs during these times. These blogs include tips from our Leaders Network, many of whom are working in healthcare, like myself. We also heard from Laurie Dawkins, Vice President, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement at the Provincial Health Services Authority at our recent Annual General Meeting, who shared invaluable insights on how her team pivoted to support their organization through this challenging time. These are just some examples of the experts you’ll be hearing from in the future as we plan virtual events and professional development opportunities in the coming year. 

I strongly believe that in times like this, connection is one of the most powerful tools we have. Let’s rely on each other, share best practices, learn from each other's successes, and where we could have done better. I look forward to connecting with you over the next year. If you have any feedback or ideas for the Board, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at any time. I can be reached by email at t.colledge@gmail.com.

Tanya Colledge

President

Tanya Colledge, APR

Communications Leader, Vancouver Coastal Health

Theodora Jean

Past President

Theodora Jean

Owner, Coldwater Communications

Amanda Munro 

Vice President

Amanda Munro

Partner, Munro Thompson Communications Inc.

Hosea Cheung

Treasurer

Hosea Cheung

Principal, Spotlight West Communications

Director of Operations 

Justine Sanford

Patricia MacNeil

Director of Accreditation

Patricia MacNeil, APR

Director, Communications, Vancouver School Board

Scott Jackson

Director of Accreditation

Scott Jackson, APR

Manager, Communications, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

Alyssa Leung

Director of Communications

Alyssa Leung

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Alexandra Skinner

Director of Students/ Education

Alexandra Skinner

Director of Communications, BC Chamber of Commerce

Marsha D'Angelo

Director of Membership

Lesley Chang

Communications Manager, Tourism Richmond

Marsha D'Angelo

Director of Mentorship

Marsha D'Angelo

Owner, Apostrophe PR
 

Rashpal Rai

Director of Senior-Level Professional Development

Rashpal Rai, APR

Manager, Communications Planning, ICBC

Wan Yee Lok

Co-Director, Professional Development

Carolyn Rohaly

Public Relations Specialist, United Way Lower Mainland

Hannah Foley

Co-Director, Professional Development

Hannah B. Foley

Marketing Consultant

Kristine Sostar McLellan

Director of Speaker Series

Kristine Sostar McLellan

Manager of Corporate Communications, Concert Properties

Emily Marroquin

Director of Special Events

Emily Marroquin

Account Manager, Munro Thompson Communications

Kaylyn Storey

Director of Sponsorship & Partnerships

Kaylyn Storey

Director, Public Relations & Communications, Fairmont Pacific Rim

Cailey Asher

Director of Research and Data

Cailey Asher

Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships, Rival Technologies

Thank you to our new and continuing Directors!   

As President, I’m looking forward to working with everyone on this years’ Board of Directors. We’re here to be of service to our members, so if you want to get involved, I encourage you to become a member of CPRS Vancouver. You can find a job, post a job, share your ideas for new programming, write a guest post, become a volunteer, and more. Contact CPRS Vancouver if you would like to direct any questions or comments to myself or any of our Directors. We’re here for you and we’re listening!

Tanya Colledge

President

Tanya Colledge, APR

Communications Leader, Vancouver Coastal Health