Shane Pointe is a proud member of the Musqueam and Coast Salish people, and a highly respected ceremonial
traditional speaker and cultural educator. Pointe has served as an Aboriginal Support Worker and Trial
Support Coordinator for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, Native Alcohol and Drug Awareness
Program worker and with the Longhouse Leadership Program at the First Nations House of Learning (UBC).
The Hon. Ahmed Hussen was elected in 2015 in the riding of York South-Weston in Ontario. After earning a law
degree from the University of Ottawa, Hussen practised law in the areas of criminal defence, immigration and
refugee law, and human rights; he has also served as a board member for international human rights
Dr. Bonnie Henry was appointed as Provincial Health Officer for the Province of BC in 2018. As BC’s most
senior public health official, Dr. Henry is responsible for monitoring the health of all British Columbians
and undertaking measures for disease prevention and control and health protection. Most recently, Dr. Henry
has led the province’s response on the COVID-19 pandemic and drug overdose emergency.
A member of the Skowkale First Nation, Gwendolyn Point has dedicated her career to creating opportunities for
students to learn and grow, particularly for Aboriginal students through leading and mentoring those in
pursuit of higher education. Point has taught at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, and
has served in leadership and administration roles in Indigenous education. She is the former Chancellor of
the University of the Fraser Valley, and has been honoured with the Ambassador Award from Aboriginal Tourism
BC, was recognized as an Honorary Witness by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and has
received several community awards for her contributions to Stó:lō language and culture.
Ross Chilton is a long-time leader in BC’s community living sector and brings extensive experience advancing
inclusion in social service agencies and on sector boards. From 2007 until joining CLBC in 2019, Ross served
as CEO of Community Living Society (CLS), which provides services to individuals with developmental
disabilities and families across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Jason Scharfe is a Managing Director and has been the Western Zone Leader for Marsh Canada since 2014, before
which he led Marsh’s Vancouver office. Scharfe is part of Marsh’s Executive Committee and has senior client
relationships across several industries. He is also a senior market liaison, managing relationships between
Marsh and insurance companies in the western region and nationally.
Kevin is the CEO of the M’akola Group, the largest Aboriginal affordable housing provider and developer in
BC. He is Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing and holds a
Certificate in Project management.
Jill Atkey became BCNPHA’s CEO in July 2018 after joining the organization in 2010 as Director of Research
and Education. She is at the helm of a growing organization that is the leading voice for the affordable
housing sector in BC.
Thom Armstrong has more than 30 years of experience in the co-operative housing movement. He is also the CEO
of COHO Management Services Society and the Community Land Trust, as well as president of Encasa Financial
Inc., a social purpose mutual fund company.
Margaret Pfoh is Tsimshian from the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation and brings more than 23 years of housing
management experience to AHMA. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Housing &
Renewal Association, and is part of its Indigenous Caucus Working Group.