Get to Know Our Present Directors

Vasant Chotai
Vasant Chotai
President

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

Vivian Abboud
Vivian Abboud
Vice President

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

Juste Kagisye
Juste Kagisye
Treasurer

Raised in the Great Lakes Region in Africa, Juste lived and worked in 10 different countries in Africa, Europe...

Mita Das
Mita Das
Board Member

Mita’s community service spans a broad range of interest, from music and the arts to human rights, empowerment...

Charan Khehra
Charan Khehra
Board Member

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

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...

Minni Sharma
Minni Sharma
Board Member

Minni Sharma holds a diploma in IT Business Analysis from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology...

Rachel Veinott-McKeough
Rachel Veinott-McKeough
Board Member

Rachel received her Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Marketing in 2018 and received her...

Gurcharan Bhatia
Gurcharan Bhatia
Past President

Gurcharan is a retired judge of the Citizenship Court of Canada, a former Commissioner of the Canadian...

Dr. Eric Schloss
Dr. Eric Schloss
Board Member

Dr. Eric Schloss was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1938, and grew up in Camrose. He graduated from the...

Robert Philp
Robert Philp
Board Member

Robert A, Philp, Q.C., has taken on many roles throughout his career-lawyer, Justice of the Peace...

Prabhjot Punnia
Prabhjot Punnia
Board Member

Prabhjot Punnia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of...

Netta Phillet
Netta Phillet
Board Member

Netta Phillet was born in Edmonton and has a degree in Religious Studies. Since 2006 she has been Coordinator...

David Ridley
David Ridley
Board Member

In his 25 years working in cultural heritage, David has helped lead community discussions about the...