Our Board of Directors
Jim Wong, Chair
Jim is a made in China individual, immigrating to Canada at age 7 and spending his youth years in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Jim was a lumberjack in BC and later decided to move to Calgary to seek the black gold. Jim worked as a power lineman, designer, system architect and business integrator. Jim believes in giving back to society and hence have served on non-profit Boards for many years. Since he is a senior, the services provided by MPC Foundation excite Jim.
Imaculada Prata, Secretary
Davin Lam, CPA, Treasurer
Davin loves to volunteer in his spare time helping those in need and the experience that follows. A little about Davin, he is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a music enthusiast with a level 10 Piano certification and also loves to play the guitar and drums. He loves to travel as well as learning about different cultures and different ways of life around the world.
Soma Sundari, Director of Special Event
Soma has been teaching IT applications for about 15 years to a wide range of students in different parts of the world. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications. Soma is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has a Microsoft Office Specialist Masters certificate and teaches various Desktop Application courses. Soma is currently working as a Development Analyst for Advancement Data, University of Calgary. Soma has volunteered in various community organizations and excited to be a part of this team to serve seniors.
Marcus Cheung, MSW, RSW, Director
Marcus is a Registered Social Worker and counsellor and has had extensive experience in providing counselling and mental health services. Marcus’s clinical practice and interests are focused on men and mental health, domestic violence, trauma, and masculinity. Throughout his career, he has also worked extensively serving men and boys and other vulnerable populations, including working with adult and child victims of abuse. Marcus also has a vast interest in community work and has been an active member of many committees that focus on violence prevention, including the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective, East Calgary Family Violence Collaborative, and the Sexuality and Gender Diversity Advisory Board with the Calgary Police Services.
Tiffany Smith, Director
Tiffany Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature with a minor in Behavioural Science from Ambrose University. She is currently a Human Resources Advisor and has a passion for teaching English as a Second Language. Her experience in Human Resources and Recruiting has led her to teach many ESL classes on how to job search- from resume writing to interview skills. In her spare time, Tiffany loves reading, writing, and is looking forward to the opportunity to continue to serve others in the community.
Lily immigrated from Hong Kong in 2003 and she is a social worker by training. Lily has had ample experiences working with at risk youth, family and seniors. Since Lily came to Canada, she has worked in different non-profits, where the work involves advocacy and community engagement, funding applications, service reviews and service quality improvement. Lily was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to the community. In her spare time, Lily likes photography, where she finds internal peace and feel connected with nature.
Mae came to Canada about 30 years ago from Malaysia. In Canada, Mae spent most of her career in the not-for-profit sector, beginning at the front lines in employment counselling and worked her way up to the Chief Executive position. The causes that are near and dear to Mae are senior wellness, immigrant integration and workplace bullying. Mae believes that social innovation is our answer to achieving sustainable change and collective impact in social issues.
Our Amazing Support Team
Administration & Program Support
Elizabeth & David Garcia
Fateh Shaikh Muhammad
Technical Support & Zoom Training
Daniel Leong, University of Calgary
Alice Wong, Yoga
Catherine Chan, English Conversation (Beginner/Intermediate)
Donna Corbett, English Conversation (Advanced)
Elaine Lai, Crafts
Fateh Shaikh, Curriculum Writer
Jorie Chen, Qi Gong
Joshua Tsang, Line/Folk Dance
June MacKeith, English Conversation (Advanced)
Michelle Schoenfeldt, Zumba
RyanSwotis, Tech Buddy
Silvana Rodriguez, Art
Susan Witcher, Book Club Discussion
Victoria Chu, English Conversation (Intermediate)
Virginia Posadas, Strength & Stretch