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Board of Directors

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
Mattie Stepanek
Brad SherwinBrad Sherwin, President

MBA – Senior Strategy / Marketing Executive –Award winning marketing professional with extensive experience in defining and building brands on a local and national basis.  A history of influencing and leading teams and business owners towards successful outcomes.  A track record of establishing strong relationships with stakeholders and suppliers built on mutual respect, integrity and results.  A proven ability to translate marketplace research into actionable communications strategy.  Brad is also an Op-ed Columnist, Delta Optimist      Regular contributor to the Community Comment editorial section.  In his spare time he has volunteered for the Delta Triathlon, Tour de Delta, Van Triathlon, Delta 2010 Committee, Operation Red Nose, and the Deltassist Christmas Toy Depot.  He is also a Certified Minor Hockey Coach, Level 1 Goalie Coach.

Rod BinderRod Binder, Vice President

BCIT Business Management and Broadcasting, Senior Corporate Accountant, Co-owner of Teldon Media Group.  Manages portfolios of printed products and brand building programs with Fortune 500 companies in Canada and the United States.  Rod  has lived in Delta since 1990.  He has over 30 years experience in business as a Senior Manager, Owner and Director. He has also served on numerous corporate and Non-profit boards as a Director over the last 10 years. He was an advisor to the North Delta Area Planning Committee, and is currently a volunteer for Tour D’ Delta, the Vice Chairman for the Delta Police Foundation and a Delta Parks Commissioner since 2013. I am honored to support the tremendous work of Deltassist.

Len Stroh, Treasurer

B.Sc. Microbiology, Biochemistry, Teacher Education, Research Technologist at UBC for 31 years. 

Len is a resident of North Delta since 1974, has committed over 40 years to various organizations and initiatives in Delta, impacting the community through coaching, sport commissions, executive positions, boards, teaching, officiating and other public service. Since 1997, he has been MC for the North Delta Terry Fox Run. A Board member for 11 years, presently serving as Director and Treasurer, he considers the programs of Deltassist central to creating a healthy community. In 1996, he was a Finalist for Delta Citizen of the Year. In 2013, he received the Volunteer Service Award from the Delta Chamber of Commerce.

elaine-greggainElaine Greggain, Secretary

Former accountant, worked in special education in the surrey school district for 20 years, was an ESL teacher and home stay for international teachers and students, worked with a catering company and is part of the Host program at BC place.  Founding Board member of Delta Family services since 1975and then Deltassist since it merged with Delta Family Services, over 40 years ago. Elaine has been president, vice president and treasurer over the years.  Elaine was an emergency foster mom operating a short term emergency care home for 2 years, operated a bed and breakfast for 2 years, operated Country Rainbow licensed preschool and daycare for 20 children, volunteered for Expo 86 at the Pavilion of promise, volunteered for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and worked to bring more professional, educational and prevention services to help to keep families together. Elaine has a passion to keep families together for healthier communities.  Elaine also was part of the building of 20 homes in North Delta and also volunteered at her daughter’s high school events and fundraisers.

maurice-bouchardMaurice L. Bouchard, Director

CPA,CA,BA performs assurance and compliance services including private company audits and reviews, tax compliance, and client advisory and consulting. He serves clients in various industry sectors, primarily in distribution, real estate, construction, hospitality, services, and not for profit organizations. Maurice received his Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in 1969 and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1974, Maurice spent eight years at the Vancouver office of a large national CA firm in the assurance and compliance practices before forming Bouchard & Company. Maurice has been awarded the CICA Community Service Award, and continues to be active in the community through several organizations including Deltassist Family and Community Services Society as well as the North Delta Rotary Club. Maurice is also an avid hockey player. Maurice Bouchard brings community knowledge and local business information to the board. His fundraising efforts helped with the purchase and renovation of the North Delta facility

garth-cuthbertGarth Cuthbert, Director

Currently a consultant, GRC Consulting Ltd., with vast experience as an Electrical Technologist, with specific skills in developing reliability centred maintenance programs, equipment standards, specific equipment maintenance, mentoring support to developing engineers and technical staff, analyzes workforce safety issues, Managed BC Hydro’s oil reclamation and decontamination facilities, initiated BC Hydro Safety program towards “ Just Culture” basis, improved BC Hydro’s Safety Incident Management systems’ effectiveness as a leadership tool. Serves on the Board of the Delta Museum Society as well as on the Board of Deltassist.

dalbir-singh-mehtaDalbir Singh Mehta, Director

MBA in Business and Administration, CEO of Khalsa Credit Union, Dalbir is a multi-lingual career banker with strong ties to his community and is devoted to building a better world for future generations. An advocate of lifelong learning, Mr. Mehta has acquired diplomas, certificates, a bachelor’s degree and two Masters degrees in his personal quest. Mr. Mehta is committed to the progress of Deltassist.

Johann Ackermann Johann Ackerman, Director

VP Union Local 20029, Surrey Taxation Centre, has been a Delta resident since 1992 and a board member at Deltassist since March 2015. Johann has been with Canada Revenue Agency since 1990.  Johann is very active in his community and is a recipient of the Queens 2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal for his community works

Lindy Mathesius, Director

BA Law, BA Arts, Lawyer since June 2010,  Severide Law, Delta, B.C. Practicing primarily family law at a small firm with five lawyers, Upon completion of articles in June 2010, built a successful family law practice with sole responsibility for all stages of a file, Vast experience drafting letters, settlement proposals, agreements, and pleadings, managing a heavy caseload and dealing with clients in distress, Focus on negotiating or mediating resolutions, but regularly attends Supreme Court and Provincial Court for case conferences, chambers applications and trials. Experience in Real Estate transactions, Wills, Estates, Estate Litigation, Civil Litigation (personal injury, contract disputes) and trust accounting, Completed Level I Mediation training through the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC in 2013 as well as Collaborative Divorce training in 2015.  Volunteer, Access Pro Bono, Delta, BC 2010 – present,  providing legal advice to individuals with limited means at a monthly legal clinic at Deltassist. Board member for the Delta Museum and Archives from 2011-2015 including two terms as Chair of the Board.

Paromita Naidu, Director

BA, MA, MHA. After an early career in academia and non profit leadership Mita  now works in communications, diversity and equality strategies, fundraising, community engagement and advocacy.

Considering a community educator, she sits on several boards and committees including: the Vancouver International Jazz Festival/Coast Jazz Festival, The Vancouver International Children’s Festival and a South Asian Advisory Committee for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Published in academic journals as well as mainstream media, her voice is sought by those looking for insight into Canadian social issues.

MMita is the recipient of 2 Arts Counsel grants and was named on the “12 remarkable Women in Vancouver” by the city of Vancouver and Vancouver Parks Board. As a classical dancer, she has performed in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Mita is a single mother of two children (12 & 16) and resides in North Delta

Mona Goswami-Powell, Director

CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources), Bachelor of Business Administration, BCIT Diploma (Financial Management).

Mona has lived in North Delta going for 42 years. Growing up in an inclusive and caring community helped shape me – it is for this reason that my husband and I chose to raise our two young daughters here.  I am a full-time working mom (Sr. Human Resources Partner for a Crown Corp) who believes that community service is a huge part of achieving work, life and balance. For me, whether it is donating, volunteering or being a helpful friend/neighbor- it is important to be involved with my community in my own unique way. What drives me is the realization that at any given time, anyone of us may need support in our lifetime.  I have immense gratitude for the social services provided by Deltassist and the positive impact they have made in our community. It is an honor to be a Director on the Deltassist Board to witness their continued success and legacy.













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