Board of Governors

Meet the UFV Board Members

Appointed Board Members

President & Vice-Chancellor

Jackie Hogan

Chancellor

Dr. Gwen Point

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John C. Pankratz, Chair

John Pankratz is a Partner at Friesen Pankratz & Associates LLP, a Chartered Professional accounting and business advisory practice in Abbotsford. In 1988 Mr. Pankratz received his CGA (Certified General Accountants) designation, now the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants), and throughout his career has been an active member in the legacy CGA organization serving on its Board and as Chair of the Public Practice Advisory Group, Chapter Advisory Group, and Practice Review Committee. 

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Len Goerke, First Vice-Chair

Chief Constable Len Goerke joined the West Vancouver Police Department August 5, 2014 after a twenty-seven year career with the Abbotsford Police Department where he retired as Deputy Chief Constable. Len is the past President of the BC Association of Chiefs of Police. He has served as a sessional faculty member at the University of the Fraser Valley in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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Justin P. Goodrich, Second Vice-Chair

Justin P. Goodrich has been a full-time public affairs practitioner since 2008. From working in community media as a columnist, radio host, and television host to working in professional politics as an advisor, strategist, and legislative communications officer, Justin has become a trusted counsellor to various organizations as well as numerous elected officials. Moreover, he is also an accomplished public speaker and has addressed hundreds of audiences throughout Canada, the United States, and internationally.

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Ann Marie Leijen

Ann Marie Leijen is the Chief Executive Officer of ValleyCare, a family owned and operated company that provides housing options and care services to older people in the Fraser Valley. She has twenty years of leadership experience and is a strong advocate for quality and innovation in senior care. Ann Marie is a faculty member with the BC Patient Safety Quality Council, and works as a coach for the Sauder School of Business Physician Leadership Program. Ann Marie's education includes an executive Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from the UBC Sauder School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of the Fraser Valley.

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Leslie Castellani

Leslie Castellani is the Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Affairs at First West Credit Union, British Columbia’s third-largest credit union. Leslie leads the team responsible for strategic initiatives and planning, corporate governance and government relations.

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Shawn Good

Shawn Good is President and Chief Executive Officer for Prospera Credit Union. He has served on the Board for Concentra Financial “a national wholesale financial services company.” A leader dedicated to innovation, Shawn has an extensive background spanning over 20 years in the financial services industry. Committed to continuous learning and development, Shawn has an MBA from Queen’s University, and has received his ICD.D, having completed the Directors Education Program with the Institute of Corporate Directors, at Rotman School of Business. He previously attended the Banff Leadership Centre and Queens Executive Program.

Elected Faculty and Support Staff Members

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Dr. Rhonda Snow

Dr. Rhonda Snow received her Ph.D in Psychology at Simon Fraser University in 1994. She began teaching in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Fraser Valley in 1995. Rhonda has served as the Psychology Department Head, member of Presidents' Council and Status of Women representative for the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators, and President of the Faculty and Staff Association. Rhonda currently teaches courses in lifespan and social psychology.

Dr. Zoe Dennison

Dr. Zoe Dennison received her Ph.D, in psychology at the University of Western Ontario in 1993. She taught at Mount Allison University before coming to UFV (then UCFV) in 1993. Currently Zoe teaches courses in brain and behaviour, gender, language, assessment and the psychology of music.

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Elected Student Board Members

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Andrew Stahl

Andrew Stahl is in his fifth year of studies at UFV completing two undergraduate degrees in Criminology and History. He has served for two years on the Student Union Society Board, this year as the elected representative for the College of Arts.

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Thanh Ma

Thanh Ma is completing her final year in the Bachelor of General Studies program with a triple minor in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, and Communications. During her time at UFV she has actively engaged in out-of-classroom leadership and volunteer roles on Senate, the Senate Committee for Student Appeals, and Student Life. Last year she served the Student Union Society as the elected Vice-President External, Equalities Officer, and member of the Board of Directors. In her community, Thanh volunteered as a coordinator for the Aldergrove-Langley Alzheimer’s Society of BC and now she tutors students in a number of diverse subjects. She enjoys spending time near the water, fishing, and exploring her palate by sampling different cuisines.

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