Angie Chan | Public & Non-Profit Management
Angie’s extensive and varied background includes work with Vancouver Coast Health in policy, International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty in international development, Vancouver Public Library, and New York University in social change leadership. Currently, she leads a provincial initiative for surgical improvement with the Doctors of BC. With her public and non-profit management expertise, she’s excited to work with hua foundation to “uncover a diverse and evolving Chinese identity.”
Candace Cheung | 張婉雯 | Sales & Marketing
Candace is a born and bred Vancouverite, and an alumnus of UBC, where she studied biology and English. She is hua foundation’s resident fitness enthusiast and dog-lover (Solah, her yellow Labrador, has her own Instagram account at @misssolah). Candace is currently a realtor at Rennie & Associates Realty.
Candace is excited for hua foundation’s Choi Project because she is passionate about health and good food. In 2011, Candace brought her experience as a Development Coordinator and Event Planner at the Vancouver Aquarium to hua foundation’s program Shark Truth.
Jackie Wong | Education & Media
Jackie works as a writer, editor, and writing instructor. Her journalism about housing, homelessness, and equality issues has been published across Canada. She has worked as the editor at Megaphone, as a housing reporter for the Tyee Solutions Society, as a writer for the Museum of Vancouver’s first digital exhibition, and as a news reporter. She currently teaches creative writing to undergrads at UBC and journalism to older adults in the Downtown Eastside.
Jackie is thrilled to work with hua foundation to advance public conversations about cultural identity, shared heritage, and how social justice work intersects with every life. She loves watching live comedy, sharing meals at home with friends, reading on weekend mornings, and running in total silence.
Leo Yu | 于華 | Development & Fundraising
Leo is hua foundation’s fundraising and development guru. His expertise was proven planning and implementing programs at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Pivot Legal Society. Leo holds a BA in psychology from Queen’s University and a diploma in marketing management from BCIT.
He enjoys learning from and connecting with people who are passionate about social and environmental justice, which is why you’ll often find him volunteering in his spare time. Leo’s involvement in hua foundation started with a desire to reconnect with his Chinese heritage and cultural values.