UFV Board Members
Randy Bartsch is the Chief Executive Officer of Ecotex Healthcare Service Group. Ecotex provides contract laundry and linen services including uniforms and reusable surgical textiles to acute care hospitals, care facilities and medical clinics. He has been involved with the family business since 1978 and was pivotal in altering the company's focus toward the healthcare sector in the early 80s.
As a seasoned executive in the financial services sector, Barry served for 17 years with Envision Credit Union at an Executive level. Barry joined the credit union after serving in senior leadership positions with CIBC and Household Financial Corporation.
Mr. Hemeon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UFV in 2004, majoring in criminal justice and minoring in applied ethics and political philosophy. During his time at UFV he studied the theories of politics and public policy, but also put them into practice by serving on the Student Union Society and the university-college council.
Stacey is the Manager, Web Services responsible for the strategy and management of the
online and mobile services delivery channel for Prospera Credit Union. Prior to her many years of work in the financial services industry, she was employed in the newspaper, forestry, and tourism industries.
Elyssa L. Lockhart
Elyssa Lockhart practices as Associate Counsel with McQuarrie Hunter LLP, working primarily in wealth preservation and corporate law. Ms. Lockhart is also a Director of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Economic Development Committee for the District of Mission and recently acted as Director of Protocol for the 2014 BC Winter Games Society.
Ms. O’Mahony is a Former Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) where she was the Critic for Skills Training and deputy Advanced Education critic. Before that, she worked with the Bethesda Association for 18 years as a Community Support Worker, a Food Service Specialist, and a New Employee Mentor.
John C. Pankratz
John Pankratz is a Partner at Friesen Pankratz & Associates LLP, a certified general accounting and business advisory practice in Abbotsford. He entered public practice in 1986 and enrolled in the Certified General Accountants (CGA) Association of British Columbia professional studies program. He received his CGA designation in 1988.
Terry-Lynn Stone is the executive director of the Kamloops Brain Injury Association. Previously, she was the editor in chief of alive magazine and editorial director of Teldon Media. Terry-Lynn is active in her community and has volunteered for several nonprofit organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, the Editors’ Association of Canada, the Canadian 4-H, and the United Way.
Chris Bertram is currently the Head of the Kinesiology and Physical Education department at UFV. Chris earned his BSc (1995) and MSc degrees (1997) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, before completing a PhD at Simon Fraser University in 2002.
Whitney Fordham coordinates student housing in the Residence Services department at the University of the Fraser Valley. She graduated from UFV with a Bachelor of Business degree, minoring in Economics and with a concentration in Marketing.
Sukhi Brar is currently a third year undergraduate student studying Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley. Over the course of her undergraduate career, Sukhi has gotten involved in all aspects of student leadership and governance at UFV.
Bio to be posted shortly.