The Kettle CRA Financial Quick View

Lisa Dominato, Chair

Lisa DominatoLisa has more than 10 years experience in senior political and government positions, including four years as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Premier and Minister of Education. In her current role as senior project manager with the BC Public Service, Lisa is helping develop education policy. She holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership and throughout her career has volunteered in her community, holding director and chair positions with the Kiwanis Club of Victoria and the Victoria-Beacon Hill Constituency Association. Lisa is passionate about serving her community.

Brenda Lea Brown, Past-Chair

The Kettle mission is so important to the overall health and welfare of Vancouver. Brenda Lea welcomes the opportunity to bring her skills and experience to the Society and its clients to help further the Society’s strategic priorities. She is an accredited business communicator working in investor education and market communications with experience and expertise in strategic planning, groups facilitation and project management.

David Walls, Secretary Treasurer

DavidDavid has over 18 years in retail banking and has held various lending, investment, branch manager and leadership roles. He is Regional Vice President, BC Investment & Retirement Planning with Royal Bank of Canada in South Vancouver and Richmond. He holds his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and his Masters of Business Administration. David feels extremely fortunate to work with an organization such as the Kettle.

Lynn Noftle

Lynn was born in Halifax, but grew up in Montreal. She studied physiotherapy before attending UBC to study architecture. In 1998 Lynn decided to pursue a career in policing. She works in the downtown eastside with the Beat Enforcement Team. Lynn enjoys any activity that involves being outside, like hiking, biking and paddling … and if she can do it with her golden retriever, that’s even better.

Tamara Taggart,

Honorary Board

Todd Hickling

toddTodd has worked independently in the real estate industry for almost 20 years. He has customized mortgage solutions, both institutional and private, to help thousands of clients achieve their goals. He is known for his professionalism and results-oriented approach. Todd holds an MBA in Finance and Urban Economics. He is Past President of the Vancouver Junior Board of Trade and the recipient of numerous awards and honours. In his spare time, he enjoys both playing and coaching a variety of sports.

Tamara anchors CTV News at Six and is The Kettle’s first Honorary Board Member after six years as a Kettle Director. She is a committed community volunteer, sitting on several Boards throughout the Lower Mainland. She is happy to be making a positive difference with The Kettle in this capacity.

 Jonathon Jackson

jonathanJonathan is new to The Kettle Society and is looking forward to contributing to such a phenomenal organization. He has over twenty years’ experience as a chartered accountant with companies in the manufacturing and technology sectors and also has a corporate director’s designation. He currently is the Chief Financial Officer of The Feldman Group in Vancouver.

Suzanne Jean,

Honorary Board

Suzanne Jean

Barry Robertson

Barry was a registered dental technician and worked for the BC College of Dental Surgeons for the better part of 30 years. He currently volunteers at several organisations including the Longhouse Church in East Vancouver. Barry has been going to The Kettle since 2008 and lends a hand in the Drop in as often as he can, where he helps make and serve both Christmas and New Years dinners.

Suzanne has 40+ years experience in organization/project management in the social service field. She contracts with government and social service agencies on quality assurance, policy development, program evaluation, training and program development strategies. Suzanne also administers “Fit4Defense”, an assertiveness training program designed to address violence prevention and increase empowerment for children and youth.

John R. Matthews

Ric MatthewsRic is an executive management professional and organizational change consultant with over 20 years experience in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He has led organizational development and change management initiatives around the world.

Ric has served on the Boards of a number of societies and has worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as Executive Minister at First United Church Mission and as Executive Director at New Way Community Society.

He worked as the Director Regional Operations, for the Vancouver Island & Vancouver Coastal Region of Community Living BC. As an ordained minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Ric had the privilege of working with Desmond Tutu on a number of joint projects.

Ric is deeply committed to social and ecological justice with a passion for helping individuals, organizations and communities to achieve their full potential. His academic qualifications are in Clinical and Counselling Psychology.


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