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Board of Directors

ArtStarts in Schools' Board of Directors is made up of members representing the education, artistic and business communities. We strive to include members with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.

Gary Wang

Gary Wang

Interim Board President

Talent and Organizational Development Manager, Fortinet Technologies

Gary currently works as a Talent and Organizational Development Manager at Fortinet Technologies. He partners with leaders to fuel the potential of teams and then align the company's culture and people practices to drive organizational success. Gary is passionate about holistic and integrative approaches to education, and believes that meaningful learning happens as a result of building deep relationships and innovating change through those relationships.
Mumtaz Chaudhary

Mumtaz Chaudhary

Board Director

Chief Experience Officer, Co-Founder at Pragilis Solutions, Vancouver

Mumtaz Chaudhary is the Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder at Pragilis Solutions—a boutique consultancy that partners with CEOs and executives to anticipate change before it arrives in their organizations. After spending over a decade consulting to companies in the higher education, energy, machinery, mining, financial services, retail and technology sectors, Mumtaz knows what it takes to build change-resilient organizations and change-ready leaders—and it’s not managing change as a one-off event. It’s building change management skills for the future. Mumtaz has an active interest in helping organizations lead people-centred change and looks for opportunities to incorporate agile, design-thinking and lean principles into her distinctive approach.
Kevin Ly

Kevin Ly

Board Director

Recruitment and Admissions Manager, UBC Sauder School of Business, Vancouver

Kevin is a Recruitment and Admissions Manager at the UBC Sauder School of Business, where he works with prospective graduate students looking to become business leaders. He has also previously acted as a marketing and communications consultant, and has also spent time in the marketing world, where creativity was integral to strategy and success. Growing up in East Vancouver, Kevin saw the impact arts and creativity could have on a young person's education, and his desire to see that same journey in today's youth led him to serve on the ArtStarts Board of Directors.
Amal Rana

Amal Rana

Board Director

Anti-Oppression Consultant and Principal, Cambium Arts & Education

Amal Rana is the Principal of Cambium Arts & Education. They are a deeply experienced Anti-Oppression Consultant, Racial Equity Strategist and Arts Educator. Their work is informed by Muslim, feminist, queer and other communities they are a part of and many years of grassroots organizing. Before founding Cambium, Amal worked for over a decade as a Senior Labour Educator for public sector unions. She regularly provides public commentary and expertise on various anti-oppression modalities, meaningful organizational change rooted in transformation, visioning decolonial futures through the arts and other topics. Amal is also a community embedded artist and Pushcart Prize nominated poet. Their writing has been widely anthologized and published in numerous literary journals.
Frances Yip

Frances Yip

Board Director

Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, Coast Capital Savings

Frances Yip is the Vice President of the Financial Planning and Analysis team at Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union. She leads a team of analysts and business partners who are key players in helping to develop and execute organizational strategy, and working together with business leaders to ensure the financial sustainability and success of the business operations. Aside from her day job, Frances is passionate about mentorship and she regularly mentors young women aspiring to step foot into the business sector. Frances is a strong believer that the arts are essential in order to attain success, regardless of the profession, but more importantly, she feels that art leads to enrichment and happiness.