Sanjeet has over 18 years of experience in the Financial Services industry at Vancity where she has worked in many roles across the organization, applying her knowledge and expertise in order to support the organization’s vision of building healthier communities. Sanjeet spent 2 years within the Digital Solutions & Business Technology Division as Business Integration Lead. During that time, she was able to work collaboratively with the business to develop integrated solutions with accelerated delivery, enabling the differentiated member experience. Prior to her role within Business Integration Services, Sanjeet held many positions within Community Member Services such as Branch Manager and opening the newest location in Richmond, Branch Portfolio Manager, where she lead and support key strategies/priorities such as the Prototype Sustainment Plan, Small Business Strategy along and the Retail Lending Portfolio. In her current role as Project Lead for Vancity’s Women and Wealth Initiative, Sanjeet is looking for innovative ways to strengthen and grow Vancity’s relationships with women investors through the delivery of a new initiative that reinforces the organization’s brand and business model.
Sanjeet is also a board member for Richmond Society for Community Living where she has committed to developing and maintaining high quality service for people with a developmental disability and their families in the Richmond community. In her spare time you can find Sanjeet spending quality time with her family and living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Tara has over 13 years of experience in the Financial Service Co-operative sector. She has broad experience including Human Resources, Product Management, Project Management, Digital Marketing, and Operations. Tara has been involved at the volunteer level with BWT since 2019 as a lead for the Mentorship program where her team has grown the program significantly since then.
Tara has a Masters of Management degree from St Mary’s University which specializes in Co-operatives and Credit Unions. She uses this knowledge to support the Business Development of startup Co-operatives and also as Board President of the Co-operative Management Education Student and Alumni Co-operative and HR Lead for Terminal City Glass Co-operative. In her spare time you’ll find Tara building capacity in the co-operative sector through leading education programs and working with new co-operatives, leading half marathon training groups or training for triathlons.
Kristina leads an international team supporting global delivery of client implementations, complex expansions and internal enablement projects supporting the CCO organization. She also works closely with business development in pursuit of new business opportunities. Kristina’s career at TELUS started in 1999 in IT Support and Unix System Administration. Since then she has gained extensive experience leading global cross-functional teams, customer relationship management, process improvement/development, team development and project management. Kristina is passionate about innovation, team culture and development and delivering the best in class quality of service.
Kristina is excited to join the BWT team as a governance co-chair as BWT closely aligns with her values on culture, diversity and inclusiveness. Kristina is also the Global Connections prime for TELUS International, as well as a member of the TELUS Connections in Vancouver. She feels very fortunate to be able to participate in our TELUS Days of Giving, CSR and Connections events globally. In her spare time, Kristina loves to travel and be active outdoors.
Annette has 26 years of experience in Information Technology, spanning Systems Administration, Project Management, Service Management and leadership roles, with a passion and focus for delivering results. Annette has implemented programs, frameworks, and governance models that drive productivity, improve customer experiences, and strengthen the reputation of the organization she represents. Annette’s current role at TELUS is Director, Information Systems, responsible for the delivery of IT Infrastructure projects that support TELUS Health and Payment Solutions. In addition to her role at TELUS, she is also the Board Chairperson for Umoja, a non-profit organization supporting immigrants and refugees in successfully integrating into Canadian society. Annette believes in living life to the fullest and wants to be able to use her skills and abilities to make positive contributions to the situations surrounding her. She joined BWT to support her personal development, expand her network, and to apply her skills, expertise, and passion for diversity and inclusion so that together we continue to help each other and the women around us network, develop and grow.
Erin has worked at TELUS since 2013, starting on the Community Investment team, first managing large scale events like TELUS’ national Pride campaign, and then moved into managing their Vancouver/LML based charitable partnerships and the Vancouver Community Board. She is now a Senior Project Manager on the Coaching & Learning Solutions team, managing a portfolio that includes their national TELUS SmartHome Security and TELUS Health.
Erin’s also been a middle school teacher, worked two Olympic Games in corporate training and worked for not for profits organizing fundraising events. While these may seem like a surprising variety, it’s her passion for learning, community and people that weaves a common thread across her career and what ultimately led her to a company like TELUS that embodies those three things.
It’s also why Erin, in addition to her day job and being a Governance Prime with BWT, volunteers as a Board Member on the NYE Vancouver Board, and is a member of her team’s Diversity & Inclusiveness council at TELUS.
Erin returned to us from maternity leave in January 2021, having spent the whole of 2020 with her adorable baby son Emmitt. And while she adores him and is grateful for the time she got to spend with him, she is thrilled to be back at work and back with BWT.
Pauline is a Partner in KPMG's Audit practice in our Vancouver office. She has more than 15 years of experience providing services to public companies in the biotechnology, healthcare, technology, cannabis, private equity and real estate sectors. Prior to joining KPMG, Pauline lived in New York City and her experience was at corporations in the United States working through internal and external financial reporting, technical accounting research, and process change implementation in the finance functions of organizations. Even though her interests have shifted since COVID (haven’t we all!) she enjoys spending time outdoors, travelling, cooking, and trying new restaurants in her spare time.
Valerie leads KPMG’s Operational Excellence practice for Healthcare and Public Sector (a part of our Advisory Practice) in Vancouver. Driven by her passion for enabling access & quality of care/services and mentoring others, she strives to make an impact. Valerie’s 20+ year career spans North America (Canada, the US and Mexico) as well as Europe where she has led over 40 projects/programs nationally, provincially and locally. She brings extensive experience launching and leading innovative programs and centers of excellence. She leverages her multidisciplinary expertise and unicorn skillsets to enable transformational initiatives. A former hospital director, national program director for Canada Health Infoway, and business owner, Valerie also serves on a several Boards and regularly volunteers in her community. She enjoys raising her outstanding daughters, spending time outdoors, climbing mountains and sailing, as well as caring for the family pets.