Our Board of Directors
Rob Howard - President
Rob Howard currently serves as President of New Coast
Lifestyles, a Retirement Community company with two projects underway in
Richmond. He also serves as President of the Richmond Community
Coalition and as Chair of the Richmond Christmas Fund.
As the past MLA for Richmond Centre, he has served as:
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transportation and
Infrastructure, Provincial Lead: Air Access Member, Cabinet
Committee Jobs and Economic Growth Chair, Select Standing Committee
Finance & Government Services
A past Richmond City Councillor, Rob was three times elected to City
Council and served on most committees, including Chair of the Finance
Committee, the Public Works Committee and the Community Safety
Rob was also Elected to the Executive (1st Vice President) of the Lower
Mainland Local Government Association, and also Chaired the Regional
Transportation Committee. During this time Rob was a driving force
behind several initiatives, including The RAV Rapid Transit Task Force
(now Canada Line), and the City's long term financial plan. Rob also sat
on many committees including the Olympic Oval Building Advisory
Committee and the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Economic Round Table.
Rob Howard spent almost 20 years at Richmond Savings Credit Union, the
final years as a member of the Executive Management Committee. As a
result he participated in setting the overall direction for one of the
most innovative Credit Unions in the Province. Rob held specific
responsibilities for new branch development and other real estate assets
and held a myriad of positions over many years, including Commercial
Lending, Internal Audit and Data Processing Management.
In the past, Rob has also volunteered with the Richmond Minor Hockey
Association - helping, coaching and running tournaments for 12 years. He
also served on the Board of the Richmond Caring Place, served as Chair
of the Vancouver Chapter of the Real Estate Institute of British
Columbia, and as President of Tourism Richmond.
Born and raised in Richmond, Rob and his wife Trudy have seen many
changes and are proud to call Richmond home.
Edward Liu - Secretary
Edward's bio is coming soon
Carmen Ma - Treasurer
Carmen Ma has been a Richmond resident for over 30 years. She is a
certified accountant as well as an IT professional. She is the
controller of a local property management company.
Looking for opportunities to give back to the community she calls home,
she joined the Richmond Community Coalition in 2015 as Treasurer.
Helen Quan is a mother of two and has been living in Richmond
for over 20 years. The Richmond Community has given her countless
opportunities to succeed; and so for the past two decades, she has been
actively participating in many community events as a way to contribute
and give back to the City.
Her primary goal as a citizen of Richmond is to broaden and energize the
many local community groups, which have worked tirelessly for the good
of the City of Richmond. Helen has served passionately and diligently as
President of the Richmond Mandarin Lions Club, and Vice President of the
32nd Richmond Scouts Group. She has extensive experience with leading
and organizing fundraising events. Some of these events include charity
events for the RCMP Torch Run, St. John Ambulance, and the Vancouver
Helen understands that Richmond is one of the most culturally unique and
vibrant cities in the world. As a proud Richmond citizen and Canadian,
she will serve the Richmond Community Coalition as an effective conduit
that brings together all the diverse cultural groups in a harmonious and
Winston's bio is coming soon
Raised in South Vancouver, Sal Bhullar moved to Richmond in 1984 with
her husband, Avtar, a local active cranberry farmer. Sal and her family
feel they have been privileged to raise their three children in
Community involvement has been a big part of her family’s life. Sal
feels that it is very important to give back to the community with not
only financial contributions but also time, knowledge and life
experience. Firmly committed to serving our community, she is involved
with a number of local societies, organizations and charities.
With a keen interest in youth and health care issues, Sal has applied
her energy to teaching Yoga and meditation classes in Richmond. Having
worked at the Vancouver Airport for 27 years as a union member in
customer service, she sees the value of living and working within the
same city. She would like to make Richmond a place where all children
will live or return to and find higher paying jobs with more options for
more affordable and accessible housing.
As an accomplished, seasoned business woman who is a natural leader, she
believes in empowering women and children and engaging them in the
political process which is critical to our city’s future. She believes
the role of the elected is to be accountable to the people, while being
open and willing to engage in and encourage discussion on all matters of
importance to the citizens.
She is very aware of community issues, about rising municipal taxes, and
the need to deal with them directly and responsibly. Her vision is to
help create a Richmond where new opportunities to learn, succeed and
grow are available to everyone. As an advocate who is constantly seeking
the best ways to make a difference in the lives of others, she brings
her passion for critical funding for social programs, sports, and new
senior’s centers to Richmond.
A veteran firefighter of 28 years, Kirby Graeme is a captain of Richmond
Fire-Rescue. He is passionate about the community service and sports.
He is a fixture in the Richmond’s soccer community as a player, coach
Graeme is member of the Richmond Sunset Rotary Club and has also worked
with NGO’s around the world providing humanitarian aid to places in
need. Married to Sherry, Kirby is a proud father of three children.
Henry's bio is coming soon
Holly Munn is a dedicated Richmond resident with a commitment to
improving the quality of government and life for Richmond residents.
Holly’s ties to the city go back to the 1920s when her grandmother
(Lenore Dreger) attended the first Richmond High School near Number 5
Road and Cambie.
As a community leader, Holly has served on the boards of community
associations, non-profit groups and professional organizations. These
include Richmond City Centre Community Association, Thompson Community
Centre Association, Special Olympics BC (North Shore), and the Editors'
Association of Canada (both national and provincial).
Tyler's bio is coming soon
Erich's bio is coming soon