Executive Director, BC Unclaimed Property Society
Alena Levitz has been the Executive Director of the BC Unclaimed Property Society since 2011. The BC Unclaimed Property Society was established in 2003 to administer the unclaimed property program for British Columbia. In this capacity, Alena oversees strategic planning and operational activities for the Society as well as providing legal advice.
Alena has substantial legal expertise with a particular emphasis in the areas of wills and estates as well as estate administration. She oversaw complex estate files for the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC during her five years spent with that office. She has broad experience in stakeholder relations, government relations as well as policy analysis gained during her four years with WorkSafeBC. Alena obtained her LL.B from Queen’s University and holds an LL.M degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Anna K. Fung, Q.C.
Ms. Fung has practiced law in British Columbia for more than 29 years, 21 of which she served as corporate counsel at three large Canadian corporations.
She was a Bencher of the BC Law Society (which governs the BC legal profession) for 10 years and its President in 2007. She also served as President of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (B.C.), BC Autism Association and Chair of the People’s Law School. In 2000, she was appointed Queen’s Counsel. In 2004, she received the RVA Jones Canadian Corporate Counsel Award for her contributions to the corporate counsel community.
She is a recipient of the CBA (BC Branch) Equality and Diversity Award, the Vancouver YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the Business & Professions category, the BC Community Achievement Award and the UBC Law Alumni Association Award of Distinction. Ms. Fung served on the Board of the Vancouver Foundation from 2012 to May 2017 during which time she chaired the Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee, the Development Committee and the Governance and Human Resources Committee. She currently serves on the Boards of the Vancouver Airport Authority, the British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society and the Arts Club Theatre Society.
Ms. Fung is fluently bilingual in English and French and also speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish. In her spare time, she indulges in her passion for downhill skiing, golf and cooking.
CFO, Director of Trust Regulation, Law Society of British Columbia
Jeanette McPhee is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Trust Regulation at the Law Society of British Columbia. Prior to this, she has held various senior management positions, including CFO and Secretary-Treasurer at Cascade Aerospace, Vice-President of Finance at BCTV/CHEK-TV and a chartered accountant at a national CA firm. She has a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and a business degree from Simon Fraser University, along with specialist certifications in risk management and anti-money laundering. She is currently a board member of the Greater Vancouver YMCA, and a past board member of Simon Fraser University, Surrey Food Bank Society and the Seaton Woodward Foundation.
President and CEO, Vancouver Foundation
Kevin was appointed President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation in September 2013. Before joining Vancouver Foundation, he served for six years as President and CEO of CARE Canada in Ottawa, one of Canada’s leading development and humanitarian aid organizations and has lived and worked in many countries, including: Mali, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
He is currently a Director of Imagine Canada, serving on the Board since 2009. Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to strengthening charities and non-profits. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
He graduated in 1989 with a B.Sc. (Specialist/Honours) from the University of Toronto. In 2005, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University. In February 2013, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
Vice President, Investments, Vancouver Foundation
Eugene is currently the Vice President of Investments and has over 20 years of experience working with pensions, endowments, foundations and Indigenous settlement trusts.
Prior to joining Vancouver Foundation in 2016, Eugene spent three years at PBI Actuarial Consultants as an Investment Consultant and 14 years at RBC Investor and Treasury Services; working closely with various plan sponsors in developing investment policies and governance guidelines as well as manager research, performance monitoring and strategic asset mix analysis.
Eugene is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business and received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2002.
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman
The Honourable Robert J. Bauman is the Chief Justice of British Columbia, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Yukon.
He was appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1996; as a justice of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in 2008; as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2009; and as Chief Justice of British Columbia in 2013. Prior to becoming a judge, he was in private practice with Bull, Housser & Tupper in Vancouver. He worked largely in the areas of local government and administrative law. While practicing law, he taught administrative law at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law as an adjunct professor from 1991 to 1996.
In 2012, and again in 2013, Chief Justice Bauman was named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential” in the justice system in Canada. He was also presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal for contributions to Canada. As well, Chief Justice Bauman is the 2012 recipient of the Anthony P. Pantages, QC Medal for outstanding contributions to the field of justice, presented by The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. Chief Justice Bauman was the recipient of the 2013 TLABC Bench Award by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. In 2015, he was appointed First Vice-Chair of the Canadian Judicial Council. Chief Justice Bauman is the founding Chair of Access to Justice BC.