Grant Gisel, Board Chair
Grant has 40 years experience in the computer industry, and he was the President and CEO of Sierra Systems. Grant has a Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. He has been honoured as BC CEO of the year. Grant has been involved with Red Fox since 2009. He first became connected to Red Fox through BC Social Ventures Partners, when he was a business mentor helping Red Fox develop its social enterprise. He realized that Red Fox gave him an opportunity to share his business and management skills in meaningful ways. He joined the Red Fox Advisory Committee in 2009, and in 2011, was instrumental in guiding Red Fox to become a registered Society and Charity.
Cathy Brown, Board Director
Cathy Brown is delighted to be a member of the Red Fox Board of Directors. She got to know Red Fox through BC Social Venture Partners (SVP) where she is a past Board Member and current Chair of the Opportunities Committee. She and a colleague worked with Red Fox’s Executive Director through the investment process, and Red Fox is now an investee of SVP. Cathy works in the software industry – having held senior sales and project management positions at Anderson Consulting, Computer Associates, Pivotal Software, Salesworks Systems, iPipeline Software and now Traction on Demand.
Cathy is actively involved in Vancouver community projects, having also served on the boards of Potluck Café, a DTES Social Enterprise, and other SVP investees. In her spare time Cathy loves to walk her dog Jackson and to compete on the squash and tennis courts.
Maria Burglehaus, Board Director
Maria has worked for as a Community Dietitian for 20 years, most recently with Vancouver Coastal Health’s Healthy Living Program. In her current role, Maria consults with community agencies regarding resources for nutrition and healthy living education. Maria enjoys how food connects people. Much of her work has been with Aboriginal people and with the multicultural community. She witnessed the wonderful, meaningful work of Red Fox while working several years as dietitian at the medical and social services agency, Sheway. Maria has published in the Journal of Aboriginal Health, the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the Journal of the Canadian Mental Health Association: BC Division and Positive Living Society of BC’s magazine. She received a BC Medical Services Foundation Award and the Community Nutritionists’ Council of BC award for Excellence in Community Nutrition.She has a Masters of Science from UBC. She is a Registered Dietitian. She is a member of the East Vancouver Aboriginal Diabetes Coalition and the BC College of Dietitians. Maria is a board member of the Grandview Woodland Food Connection Advisory Committee and the Vancouver Food Policy Council.
Sandra Delorme, Board Director
Sandra is a parent, grandparent and community volunteer. She does a lot to help Red Fox and other community initiatives thrive and meet their goals.
Korina Houghton, Board Director
Korina is a project manager in the resource sector and the proud mother of Kailyn. She became connected to Red Fox when she was a Park Board Chair in 2007, through the Vancouver Park Board’s Active Communities Initiative. Korina joined the Red Fox Advisory Committee in 2008 and is a great entrepreneurial role model to Red Fox youth.