Jonathan Jackson, Chair

jonathanJonathan 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.

Trevor Stokes

IMG_1114Trevor has been teaching at the Streetfront Alternative Program, based out of Britannia Secondary, for the past 18 years. He is a committed educator, coach and community activist who believes that all people, if supported, can find success. Trevor is the Department Head, Alternative Programs – Britannia Secondary School.

Indranil Guha

IndraIndra has over 15 years of progressive experience in working with multinational organizations in different countries and had roles in sales leadership, project management and business strategy. He holds Masters of Business Administration from UBC and is currently the Vice-President at RBC Commercial Banking. Indra is passionate in serving for the compelling cause of Kettle Society, and is deeply involved in many charitable and non-profit organizations in Lower Mainland.

Tamara Little

Tamara-Little2Tamara launched Coast Communications to build on 20 years’ experience in corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, including 8 years at Canada’s top two public relations and public affairs firms (H&K, NATIONAL Public Relations) and 11 years in public service advising Ministers and Mayors in B.C. municipal and provincial governments. Tamara provides full service communications and public affairs support to her clients, drawing on her team of Associates at Coast Communications.

Tamara is a trained Anthropologist, and has honours Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Anthropology from UBC, focused on BC First Nations. She is President of the Public Affairs Association of Canada BC Chapter.

Scott MacLeod

scottScott has been a volunteer with the Carnegie Community Centre since 2013. He was previously an Office Administrative Assistant with the Employment Initiatives Unit at YMCA. Prior to that he had worked as clerical support in the performing arts arena. Scott has been an active member of The Kettle Society since 2000 and is keen to use this firsthand experience behind the scenes to help The Kettle maintain its goals and strengths.

Cliff Grant

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Cliff Grant is an educator from the Haisla Nation at Kitamaat Village, BC. Cliff is midway through his MBA and has utilized his Bachelor of Education to teach adults both in a university and community setting and has developed and taught programs at both University of BC as well as Simon Fraser University. He has held positions with the City of Vancouver as an Aboriginal Planner on the housing front and with BC Hydro in HR and Business Development.

Currently, as the Manager of Education and Employment for the Haisla Nation Council, he is busy in preparations for the $40B LNG Canada project slatted for his community. He fosters a culture that values authentic relationships, focuses on innovation, strength based approaches and cultural diversity.

Kathi Thompson

IMG_3298- Kathi BirthdayBorn and raised in Vancouver, Kathi has over 35 years of experience in strategic communications and marketing, sponsorships, community and government relations, public affairs and stakeholder engagement during her senior positions with FortisBC and Fraser Health.

She was the first woman President of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and was Chair of the Safe Streets Coalition comprised of over 300,000 community and business leaders from across the province who encouraged the Provincial Government to introduce new legislation for Safe Streets; the Safe Streets Act and the Urban Trespass Act.

Marilyn Marchment

Marilyn launched big think in 2000 to create an agency that puts thinking at the centre of its practice and the client relationship ahead of all else. big think is not looking to be the biggest; we are focused on being the best.

Marilyn’s evolution from a strict communication space into business strategy and organization development has resulted in an infusion of theory, best practice and hands-on experience from multiple disciplines. Breaking apart complex issues and finding answers; bringing diverse positions together toward sustainable outcomes; and developing clear visions, strategies, process and strong, productive teams is what Marilyn loves to do. Marilyn serves clients in both the public and private sectors. (

Marilyn holds a BA in English and Sociology and a graduate certificate in Public Relations.

Sarah Corrigall-Brown

Sarah is Associate General Counsel at the British Columbia Securities Commission. Previously, she was senior legal counsel in the Capital Markets Regulation division of the Commission, advising on policy development. Prior to joining the Commission, Sarah was a commercial litigator.


Tamara Taggart

TamaraTamara 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

Suzanne Jean

suzanne-smSuzanne 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.


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