Camp Kerry Society Board of Directors

Bob Kirstiuk

Bob Kirstiuk

Chairman Emeritus

Bob lost his wife “Kerry” after a battle with cancer when she was at the young age of 32 and left Bob with 2 wonderful children, Avery and Hudson that were 3 and 1 years old at the time of her passing. Bob requested that donations from Kerry’s celebration of life service go towards a family bereavement program that Dr. Heather Mohan was running at the time. Heather approached Bob with the idea of having a bereavement program for young families that had lost a loved one and suggested the program be named after Bob’s late wife Kerry. Bob has been President of Camp Kerry Society since its inception and is a huge supporter of the valuable work and contributions this unique bereavement program offers in the communities it serves.

Bob met Nickole 2 years later and she is now Bob’s wife and mother to Avery and Hudson. Nickole is a huge contributor to Camp Kerry and is involved with many of its fundraising initiatives.

Shortly after graduating from UBC with a Commerce degree, Bob co-founded his company, Advantage Parts Solutions in 1988, which currently operates across Canada, the US and the UK. He is also an active member of Young Presidents Organization.

Steve Kirstiuk

Steve Kirstiuk

President

Steve joined Advantage Parts Solutions in February of 2003 as the CFO responsible for Finance and Accounting, HR and Administration. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School and holds a MBA with concentration in Finance and International Business. At Advantage currently he has assumed responsibility for the US Operation consisting of 50 markets across 25 states, with a focus on driving top line revenue and profitability.

Steve became President of the Board in the spring of 2017 and has been connected to Camp Kerry since its inception. He has seen the positive impact that the Camp Kerry community has had on the lives of so many over these 10 plus years.

Steve lives in Surrey with his wife Claire. Steve and Claire have two young adult children, Jaclyn and Robert, who have very active lives in Halifax and Vancouver respectively.

 

Dan Hincks

Dan Hincks

Treasurer

Dan joined our board in 2018 and has been involved with Camp Kerry as a volunteer since 2017. As a CFA Charterholder and Portfolio Manager at Odlum Brown Limited, Dan brings operating and financial experience and a long-term mindset.

He was drawn to Camp Kerry following his own experience with grief – the sudden loss of both his parents while in his teens. Dan is driven to make meaningful connections within the Camp Kerry community and help the Society support grieving families.

Dan lives in Vancouver with his wife Nikki, son Hunter, and daughter Finley where they can commonly be found playing in the outdoors.

 

Morgan Maguire

Morgan Maguire

Secretary

Morgan joined our board in 2019. He is the CEO of Tologix, a legal technology company. Morgan is also a lawyer and a member of the BC Law Society.

Morgan draws on his experiences as a member of boards for both non-profit and private commercial organizations. He is inspired by the work that Camp Kerry Society does to help families cope with the bereavement process, and wants to ensure staff and volunteers have the support they need to help the organization continue to succeed.

Morgan lives in Vancouver with his wife, Kim and their daughter, Simone.

Cindy Lau-Owens

Cindy Lau-Owens

Director

Cindy has been involved with the Camp Kerry Society since 2014 after losing her husband Dale. Cindy and their two young daughters attended our family bereavement retreat program, “Camp Kerry”,  for several years as participants and later on as a peer mentor family.   
Cindy joined our board in 2020 and is a Senior Human Resource Advisor for a law enforcement agency. She brings years of experience in providing advice and guidance to managers and employees on various HR issues. 
Cindy loves exploring the world with her daughters Taryn and Alyssa. They enjoy time spent with friends and family and live in Vancouver with their rescue dog, Rodney, from Mexico.
Fancy C. Poitras

Fancy C. Poitras

Director

Fancy has worked in public policy since 2010 and is currently employed by the First Nations Health Authority as a Manager, Strategic Policy. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst with the Government of Canada in Ottawa. She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Social Policy Issues from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Alberta.

She is passionate about improving access to and quality of palliative and end of life care, including support for loss, grief and bereavement, which brought her to Camp Kerry’s Board of Directors in 2020. Fancy is also on the Board of Directors for Dying with Dignity Canada.

Fancy is a member of Mikisew Cree First Nation, Treaty 8 territory, and she grew up primarily in the Northwest Territories. She lives in North Vancouver with her spouse, Etienne, and their cat, Caliby the Magnificent.

Tamara Bustos

Tamara Bustos

Director

Tamara has been involved with Camp Kerry since 2016 as a volunteer and a bereavement facilitator at camp, as well as at the Circles of Strength program on the North Shore. Tamara recently become a part of the Canadian Alliance for Grieving Children and Youth, advocating for more national grief funding and support for children and families. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Certified Parent Educator on the North Shore, Tamara works with teens, families and individuals in her private practice as well as through community outreach.

Tamara is bringing her diverse experience working with non-profits as an organizer, volunteer as well as fundraiser, to the board and looks forward to contributing to Camp Kerry in this way.
Tamara lives in West Vancouver with her husband Dave and her two young adult children, Ainsley and Duncan.

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