A grassroots non-partisan movement by concerned BC citizens
Introducing the people that make StepUP possible
Small but mighty (and growing!)
We are fortunate to have experienced directors on our Board who have built extraordinary lives for themselves and their families while serving in the communities.
Jonathan lives with his lovely wife of 40 years, Mary Ann, in Vancouver. When not playing with his grandkids, Jonathan chairs MAG Silver, based in Vancouver. He also sits on the boards of other companies. From 1977-1994, Jonathan practiced law in BC and since he has worked in corporate executive director roles. Jonathan makes lifelong friends. He has a fighting spirit and is not afraid of standing up to bullies.
Jeff was born in Vancouver, and has lived in Metro Vancouver his whole life. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and went on be become a Chartered Professional Accountant. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the CPABC Investigation Committee which is responsible for ethical oversight and self-regulation of his profession.
Over the last number of years he has worked in senior management and executive roles for a variety of organizations including banking, transportation, entertainment, government, and not-for-profit.
Jeff is a strong believer in the importance of open dialogue on public issues and in the importance of individual freedom, freedom of speech, and equality of opportunity for all Canadians regardless of their personal attributes. He is deeply concerned about the rise of in the use of misinformation in public dialogue on important issues.
He in involved with STEPUP because he is concerned that these core beliefs are under threat, and seeks to ensure we have an open, free, and fair society.
Bernie is a long time Vancouver resident who recently retired from the city’s engineering department after 35 years of service. She has been involved in her community for many years via various associations and was inspired to join StepUp’s board as a result of concern over runaway taxation which is making housing less affordable for everyone in this city