Get to Know Our Present Directors

Mita Das
Mita Das
President

Mita’s community service spans a broad range of interest, from music and the arts to human rights, empowerment of women, and the crafting of a civil society... Read more

Gurcharan Bhatia
Gurcharan Bhatia
Treasurer, Interim

Gurcharan is a retired judge of the Citizenship Court of Canada, a former Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and the founder member of CCS who served on the Board as its first president... Read more

Vivian Abboud
Vivian Abboud
Secretary

Two jobs, motherhood, university and adjusting to life in a new country; such was Dr. Vivian Abboud’ s initiation into the Canadian society... Read more

Jiti Bhatia
Jiti Bhatia
Board Member

Known for her relentless volunteer work, Jiti has been serving the immigrant community in Edmonton for over three decades now... Read more

Charan Khehra
Charan Khehra
Board Member

Charan has varied life experiences including education, public service, and community building... Read more

Satya Brata Das
Satya Brata Das
Board Member

A seasoned policy guru and strategic adviser with a proven record of success, Satya Brata Das is a co-¬founder of an advisory for leaders... Read more

Judy Piercey
Judy Piercey
Board Member

Judy is a former journalist and retired Managing Director of CBC Edmonton who is now a partner in Pen and Lens Communications... Read more

Trina Joshi
Trina Joshi
Board Member

Originally a journalist from India, Trina is a community developer and a penchant advocate for the rights of those living on the margins of modern Canada... Read more

Jim Gurnett
Jim Gurnett
Board Member

Jim has been a community activist on human rights issues for many years... Read more

Vasant Chotai
Vasant Chotai
Board Member

Vasant pursued Dip. Ed, BA (Hon) in psychology and MPl (Queen’s) in policy planning... Read more

Juste Kagisye
Juste Kagisye
Executive Management

Raised in the Great Lakes Region in Africa... Read more

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