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Reinhart Aulinger, President
Lawyer
Stewart, Aulinger & Company
sac@stewart-aulinger.ca

 
Reinhart was born in Germany in 1950 and attended a Jesuit Boarding School from 1960 to 1969. 

Reinhart received his BA in Literature and Philosophy from Trinity College University of Toronto and then spent a brief time at the University of Florence in Italy, before going to Massey College University of Toronto under scholarship completing a Masters degree in Literature.

From there Reinhart went on to McGill Law School Montreal and received his Law Degree.

In 1977 Reinhart joined his now law firm, Stewart, Aulinger & Company, of which he is the owner and where he still practices law today specializing in Business and International Law.

Reinhart’s interest in SOS Children’s Village BC began when he became legal representative for SOS Kinderdorf e.V. 

Reinhart attributes his interest in social issues to his parents’ upbringing of him and his schooling.

Reinhart has been involved with SOS BC since 2000. 

 

Ken Haertling, Vice-President
Senior VP of Global Cyber Security
Las Vegas Sands Corporation
kenhaertling@yahoo.com

 
Ken Haertling is the Senior Vice President of Global Cyber Security for the Las Vegas Sands Corporation (LVSC) headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. LVSC generates annual revenue over $12B and features integrated resorts across many global regions including The Venetian|Palazzo Resorts in Las Vegas and resorts in Macau, Singapore, and Pennsylvania. 

Prior to assuming his role at the LVSC, Ken worked over 16 years in the telecommunications industry both in the US and Canada. While serving as Vice President for Level 3 Communications, he designed and built a 100-person cyber security team in a startup environment featuring revenues over $6B per year. After building Level 3 Communications cyber security team, Ken served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for TELUS, a telecommunications company located in Canada. TELUS services 12 million customers with over $12B in annual revenue. While at TELUS, Ken built and led a world-class 200-person cyber security team.

Ken began his career in the US Air Force, culminating in a senior leadership role in the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT). At the AFCERT Ken was responsible for creating a 40-person cyber security team that was tasked with handling incident response across 140 sites worldwide. Ken earned a B.S. from the US Air Force Academy, an M.S. from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Texas-San Antonio. His certifications include the Certified Information Systems Security Processional (CISSP) and in 2014 he was named the ISE Cyber Security Executive of the Year for North America.

Why I volunteer at SOS: “As a foster/adoption parent I see the desperate need for critical foster care services beyond the government provided basics. I volunteer at SOS BC to help provide those services and create a secure and healthy environment for our local foster children to build the necessary skills to excel in life. “

     

Michael Battista, CA, Treasurer
Accounting Manager
Creation Technologies
mikebattista@hotmail.com

 
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC since 2013

Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from BCIT in 2009

Employee of Cummins Western Canada for 8 years and most recently as Accounting Manager for 4 years

Married to Rasha (4 years) and recent father of son Marcus (7 weeks old)

Enjoys golf, hockey, and swimming

Why I volunteer at SOS: "Paul Loyla (past board member of SOS BC) introduced me to SOS Children’s Village BC a few years ago where I learned more about the causes it supports and how it has helped children in need. I strongly believe in supporting our children and giving them the best possible environment and family structure to grow up in.

When Paul asked me if I would be interested in joining the SOS board of directors, I thought it was the perfect opportunity as I have been looking for a chance to give back to the community by supporting a charitable organization I believe in."

 

Jennifer Robbins, Secretary
Manager, Corporate & Public Affairs
The Centre for Child Development
jenxrobbins@gmail.com

 
Jennifer Robbins has lived in Surrey for over 30 years.

She has worked in administration, marketing, and public relations roles for high-profile agencies in the public and private sectors.  

Jen has long been a socially active citizen in Surrey and is attuned to the needs of the community.

In 2017, she started a local chapter of "100+ People Who Care" in Surrey, to help bring awareness to local services and charities.

Through this group she came to learn more about SOS Children's Village BC.  

Through both her professional and personal life she has experience with many of the challenges facing the children and vulnerable members of society in Surrey.

     

Christine MacIntosh
Aboriginal Outreach Worker - Housing
Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society
cmacintosh@fastmail.fm

 
Christine was born in Rossland, BC. She has lived in several BC and Ontario communities. In 2010, she earned a BGS in Liberal Business Studies from SFU. As a life-learner she has obtained many continuing education certificates and enjoys conferences and forums. Her diverse employment background including sectors involving government, special events, social services, community work, education, and aboriginal services.  

Christine’s passion for building healthy communities and helping others developed at an early age. It has enhanced organizations to which she belonged. She has created legacies of community organizations, groups, and partnerships. Highlights of her Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS) Presidency are: increase community awareness, fostering of programme partnerships, significant programmes, staff and involvements, and the self-financial governance of its Aboriginal funding. 

The Medicine Wheel guides the balance for her life and activities, while striving to live the seven sacred teachings. She practices her Aboriginal spirituality and culture, weaving her Anglican faith and British heritage. Christine joined the SOS BC Board in June 2016. Her Aboriginal wisdom serves to remind many of our SOS children who have Aboriginal Heritage and who have residential school trauma affecting their lives. As 2017 evolves, Christine is being orientated as a Star Elder.

 

Ken Dennis
President
KD Technical Services Inc.
ken@kdts.ca

 
Ken is the owner of a Managed IT Services firm located in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Ken served in the Canadian Air Force, primarily working as a Network Administration for NORAD.

He has volunteered with numerous community organizations and has previously served as President of the Rotary Club of Richmond.

Ken and his company work with a number of youth and child related non-profits aftering being inspired by the good work of organizations such as SOS BC.

He previously volunteered with the SOS BC Run in Richmond for 4 years, before helping in a more direct route as a member of the Board.

     

Mike Karamanian
Real Estate Agent
Dexter Associates Realty
mikekaramanian@gmail.com

 
 
Mike is a residential real estate agent with Dexter Associates. His clients range from first time home buyers to seniors looking to downsize and virtually everything in between. Having the opportunity to meet and work with a diverse client base is exactly what Mike enjoys about his career, no two days are ever the same.

Mike's prior volunteer experience started in 2008 when he joined the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. As a board member, he was instrumental in reviving the Chamber's Ambassador Program. Mike was also involved in building the monthly networking breakfast to record levels of participation and still attends the monthly meetings today.

Mike was also an active board member with the Better Business Bureau of the Lower Mainland for 2 years and served as Board Chair in 2015.

Over the years Mike was also a member of Variety, The Children's Charity where he volunteered for various events such as the Variety Buy Low Market and Auction, and the Show of Hearts Telethon.

Mike believes in giving back to the communities he works, lives, and plays in and he would like to utilize his networking and volunteer experience to boost SOS BC's events. He is looking forward to making a difference in the lives of local children and their families.

Mike and his wife and daughter live in beautiful Steveston Village where they can often be found riding their bikes on the dike or wandering the village with friends and family. 

 

Robert P. Matthews
Partner
Matthews Campbell Chartered Professional Accountants
rpmatthews@matthewscampbell.bc.ca

 

     

Christopher Mis
Regional Director
Saint Elizabeth Health Care
christophermis@saintelizabeth.com

 
Chris is currently Regional Director of Saint Elizabeth British Columbia, and oversees a team of nine hundred healthcare professionals who deliver general home care to a wide range of clients, community support to Acquired Brain Injury clients, and palliative support to those nearing end of life. The British Columbia team serves 2,500 clients by way of over 3,000 plus daily visits in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.  

Chris has over two decades of change management and team-building leadership experience in such diverse areas as retail and hospitality, asset management, and retirement living administration. He is beginning classes at the Justice Institute of BC this June, in Conflict Resolution and Third Party Intervention, with a planned specialty in Mediation. His goal is to pursue National Accreditation as a Qualified, then Chartered, Mediator and pursue consulting opportunities.

Chris thinks the West Coast is the best place in the world to be and in fleeting spare time enjoys hiking and kayaking, and wishes he was able to partake in more of each. An occasional blogger and avid reader, Chris is politically-minded and closely follows global issues. He firmly believes that given equal opportunity the only limits placed upon us are those we place upon ourselves.  

Equal opportunity being the key, Chris strongly supports initiatives and organizations that ensure those who are disadvantaged, or otherwise not having equal opportunity, are given the support and tools they need to grow, thrive, and succeed at whatever they wish. Chris tends not to be the first person to speak at a gathering, but can always be counted on to raise his voice when he feels he will bring value to the conversation.

 

John Moralek
President & CEO
AAA Auction Ltd.
lionjohn19h@shaw.ca

 
John Moralek was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He graduated from Lord Byng high school and later attended Vancouver City College.

In 1971, he married his wife Frankie and in 1973 they moved to Surrey where they had two children, Christina & Paul. Christina married and gave them two grandchildren, Dylan and Amy.

In his career, John worked in the newspaper industry for 25 years and after leaving this field started AAA Auction Ltd. where he is now the President & CEO. His volunteer life started early as a teenager calling bingo at a local church. Since that time, he volunteered with the North Surrey Lions Club as an auctioneer for their annual auction, finally joining the club in 2008 where he served as a board member and eventually President.

While a member of North Surrey Lions, he received a Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship, a Melvin Jones Fellowship, and a Camp Horizon Fellowship, as well as an International Presidents Certificate of Appreciation. He also served on the board of the Surrey Christmas Bureau and is currently a board member of the Lions International Christmas Ship.

In 2013, John and his family relocated to Langley and in 2015 John joined as a charter member the Surrey Central Lions Club, where he is still a member today. He is a graduate of the North West Lions Leadership Institute and the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute. He has completed both the Certified Guiding Lion & the Lion Facilitators training.

 

       

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