Nez is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has worked in a finance or business role in a Financial Institution all her career. She has been working at Vancity for eight years and in her current role, as the Vice President of Payment Solutions and Member Services Center, she manages the credit, prepaid and foreign exchange portfolios as well as the contact center. She can be seen picking up a copy of Megaphone from Ron on 16th Avenue and Trafalgar. In her spare time, Nez likes doing hot yoga and reading.
Bob is Megaphone's longest serving vendor, and has been selling Vancouver's street paper since 1992. He sells Megaphone and Hope in Shadows in Cambie Village and is well respected and loved by the community. Bob is also a frequent contributor to the magazine, writing about his customers, the police and Vancouver history. He has also been a frequent member of the Vendor Advisory Board. In his free time, Bob loves listening to classic rock and watching old westerns like Gun Smoke.
Emma Gauvin is the Social Work Lead for Vancouver Coastal Health's regional HIV Services, and is passionate about reducing barriers to health care. Her primary role is to provide supervision and leadership to the STOP HIV Case Management team, which aims to increase the quality of life and health for people living with HIV. She has worked as a front line health care social worker in the Downtown Eastside, taught "Social Justice in Health Care" at the UBC School of Social Work, and is currently a member of the board for the BC College of Social Workers. Emma has been an avid reader of Megaphone since 2008 and is thrilled to be a member of the board.
David has been a board member of Megaphone Magazine since 2011. David has led and facilitated initiatives involving local economic development, business planning and organizational change across the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. He is committed to supporting social equity and inclusion through his work as a consultant working with non-profits, social enterprises and community-based initiatives and in his role as a board member of Megaphone Magazine.
Michael is a Human Resources executive with extensive experience leading and managing in the high-tech sector. His particular expertise is in developing HR structure and programs to support corporate goals, strategy, and growth. Michael is currently the President of Caliessen Consulting Inc., an HR consulting firm focused on providing strategic HR guidance and advice to small and medium sized firms. He is also a Founder and Partner at The Stratfour Group, which provides comprehensive people management solutions to companies undergoing transition.
Jo brings international perspective and communications expertise to the Megaphone board. She has produced innovative cultural events for non-profits and corporations in Canada, Australia, Iceland and the United States. Jo has a Bachelor of Digital Media from the University of New South Wales, and completed her International Business internship in New York City. Jo fervently believes Degrassi Junior High has been one of Canada’s greatest cultural exports, and can be found picking up her copy of Megaphone Magazine from Richard or Eric on Commercial and 1st.