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Board Members

Kerry Gibson

Kerry Gibson is the President of EcoCentury Technologies, which is a socially directed developer and distributor of clean Technologies such as LED lighting and Hydrogen powered amphibious vehicles. Kerry serves on the Board of Directors of many Foundations and Organizations, along with building a scholarship fund for Women in Trades, creating accessibility through both policy and infrastructure, directs large scale economic development for social protection, fundraising/PR for various causes, building legislation, mentoring youth around the world, President of Municipal party YES Vancouver, and spokesperson for the Lyft ridesharing coalition in BC. She currently is focused on several collaborations that will address the SDGs both locally and globally using innovative solutions applying a business lens to philanthropy. Ms. Gibson speaks on global platforms including the UN addressing economic development, the promotion of equality for all, and has represented the private sector's role in civil society. She has been named UN Women Planet 5050 Champion, the Canadian Ambassador for the United Nations Women's Entrepreneurship Day Campaign, a Canadian Global Goodwill Ambassador, and has recently received a Times of Canada award for Excellence in Innovation, a Shakti Award, and the 2018 Honour Award by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization.

Maryam Marissen

Maryam currently serves as the Managing Director at Burrard Strategy, a Vancouver-based Public Affairs and Digital Advocacy firm. Her job is focused on gaining public trust for her clients.
Maryam's extensive background in building successful startups and managing public advocacy campaigns has garnered her increasing attention and several awards. Her strong business acumen comes from first-hand experience. Her keen eye for branding and design has helped her clients succeed in the public arena like never before.
Maryam studied International Relations with a focus on Middle Eastern conflict resolution.
Maryam is passionate about community involvement in an inclusive and sustainable Vancouver.

Scott de Lange Boom

Scott de Lange Boom is a project manager in the municipal infrastructure sector. Scott served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Civil Engineering. Scott has a keen interest in issues of housing, transportation and infrastructure policy.

Patrick Rmeily

Patrick Rmeily is a Canadian-Lebanese Pipeline Technical Director at Cinesite Vancouver (animation movie studio) with two Master of Science degrees in Communication Technology from Germany and Electrical & Computer Engineering from UBC in Vancouver, Canada, where he currently resides. He is a human rights activist and has volunteered a lot of his time serving different causes over the past 8 years, most notably the Rainbow Foundation of Hope, a Canadian charity that provides financial support to Canadian NGOs working directly with refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. He is the co-founder and the past treasurer of FOH.
He also is an avid tennis and ping pong player, cyclist and foodie!
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