October 24, 2017

Board of Directors

President – Alice Sundberg

Alice is a housing and community development consultant and has been involved in social housing advocacy, education, and development since 1991. She hopes to help Progressive Housing Society board with governance issues and developing more affordable housing for low income folks in Burnaby.

Secretary – Aditi Rudra

Currently majoring in Business Management and Marketing Management, minoring in Public Relations. Aditi plans to make humanitarian work an integral part of her career. She is currently working with the UNAC and is the Regional Coordinator for the Canada Green Corps in BC. Today, she participates and contributes her time to various non-profit needs in our society. 

Treasurer – Arthur Leong

Arthur comes from a background in Commercial and Residential Property Management with one of Canada's largest premier Real Estate Developers. Completing his studies in Business Management, Arthur hopes to be a part of growing Progressive Housing Society through an increase in support and awareness for those in need of shelter and mental well-being.

Director – Garth Evans

Garth practices law with Vancouver film Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein. He acts for a number of non-profit housing societies and has experience respecting legal matters involving housing and homelessness issues. He was formerly a Burnaby City Councillor. 

Director – Kayhan Mirfakhrai

Kayhan has a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the US. He has more than 20 years of experience working at top management levels in the government, and has also managed his own company in Management Consulting. He has served on four different Boards in Professional non-profit organizations. 

Director – Amador Astudillo

Amador has professional designations in accounting and project management, and an MBA from the US, and has worked for small companies and non-profits as well as for large corporations. Amador is also a member of the Client Advisory Committee for an immigrant services organization. Having observed the problem of homelessness in the community, Amador hopes to gain a better understanding of, and eventually help meet, the challenge of helping those who struggle with securing basic needs.

Director – Marsha Goldford

Marsha Goldford, M.P.A., C.P.H.R. is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources with 15+ years in management of non-profit housing and residential tenancy program offices and over 17 years as a senior level HR practitioner. Marsha has a Master’s in Public Administration from Queen’s University, a B.A. in Political Science and French from the University of Western Ontario, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Royal Roads University. Marsha is currently the Director of Staff Training & Development at Development Disabilities Association in Vancouver/Richmond.

Director/PPAC – Kathleen Perreira

Kathleen has been volunteering through the Revival Centre in the Downtown Eastside since 1996. Kathleen actively volunteers weekly through clothing and food drive for over 15 years. She has been with Progressive Housing Society and Burnaby Homeless Task Force for about 7 years now. She helps sort clothes at the office and Southside Church for the Burnaby Homeless Task Force.

Past President – Irfan Ali

Irfan is passionate about housing and firmly believes in giving back to the community. Ultimately, Irfan hopes to increase the accessibility of safe and affordable homes for every individual struggling with mental illness and homelessness in Burnaby. 

Executive Director – Jaye Treit

Jaye comes to Progressive Housing Society with 25 years of experience in health, education and social service sectors and has significant experience in community based programming.