Board & Staff
Click HERE for PDF of BC Golf Memorandum regarding election of 2018 Board Members
2018 Board of Directors
Patrick Kelly, President
A member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation), Patrick has held a number of high level positions including a five-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC and Executive Director of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
David Atkinson, Immediate Past President
Recently retired as Executive VP of Synergy Engineering, a multi-national engineered solutions & service provider. David's business resume includes positions with global corporations such as Noranda, ABB Canada and Québecor Inc. An accomplished, competitive golfer, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Golf Canada, a Trustee of the Golf Canada Foundation and a Trustee of the Pacific Amateur Golf Association.
Michelle Collens, Director
Currently serving as the Manager, Vancouver Sport Hosting, Michelle has previous experience as Sport Tourism Manager for Sport Kelowna and 2010 Legacies Now. She also sits on the board of Vancouver Sport Network, KidSport Vancouver and The First Tee of Greater Vancouver.
Jasvinder (Jolly) Dhaliwal, Director
A Past President of the Punjabi Golf Association,Jolly) has had a very successful career in commercial and residential real estate after passing on his Collision Repair Business to family. Jolly is also involved volunteering as a Rotarian at Rotary International.
Adam Fritz, Director
Having held prominent roles in sports marketing and sponsorship with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Abbotsford Heat and ViaSport British Columbia, Adam currently is the Chief Operating Officer of Vancouver-based tech company Jackpot Digital Inc. Adam is also an accomplished golfer and was a member of the McGill University Golf Team.
David Lee-Fay, Director
David has over 25 years of hands-on experience in sports and sponsorship marketing. He is a partner in Linx Marketing and has successfully planned and executed several different events on the McKenzie Tour Canada. He served as Tournament Director for the Freedom 55 Open and continues to assist the organizers. David has served on the board of the Vancouver International Marathon Society including two years as Board Chair. He graduated from Royal Roads University in 2004 with an MBA.
Grace Hui, Director
Co-owner of Duncan Meadows Golf Course with her husband Ming, Grace has been an active contributor to the golf scene since they purchased the property in 1996. Duncan Meadows has hosted numerous British Columbia Golf Amateur Championships over the years including both the Men's & Women's Amateurs and Grace has been instrumental in virtually all aspects of seeing those events run smoothly. Prior to arriving in the golf industry she held an executive assistant role with Kaiser Resources for 15 years.
Helen Jung, Director
Helen is an accomplished player in her own right and represented Canada at the Junior World's on two occasions and at the Girls Junior Americas Cup. She has been Event/Tournament Coordinator for the CJGA and is a CPGA Teaching Professional at Swaneset Bay Resort.
Barry Petrachenko, Director
Barry is the CEO of BC Hockey. He also held the Executive Director position with Alliance Hockey. A board member and past Captain at Royal Colwood GC, Barry represented Canada at the 1984 World Junior Baseball Championships and was named Baseball Canada's 1989 Player of The Year.
Wilda Schab, Director
Wilda holds a B.Ed. (business), MA (Communications) and is a former city councillor and senior executive in the business services and golf tourism sectors. Her previous golf volunteer activities include the CLGA executive National Director of Rules and Amateur Status; President of the SK Ladies Golf Assoc.; Chair 1996 National Women’s Amateur Golf Championship; and, Chair 1986 National Junior Women’s Amateur Championship. Currently she is a member of the College of the Rockies Board of Governors as past-chair.
Helen Steeves, Director, Secretary
Secretary of BC Golf's Board, Helen has been an integral part of the Ladies Executive at Sunshine Coast GC since 1994, including the role of Captain in 2000. Helen also sat on the club's Board of Directors, chaired the Greens Committee and worked on the Construction Committee. She currently chairs the Zone Council, the BC Golf Constitution and By-Laws Committee and has been both Chair and Vice-Chair for BCGA Zone 4 and continues to be on the executive.
Jim McKinnon, Director
Retiring from the oil and gas industry in January of 2018 after 42 years, Jim continues to work with junior golfers at various clubs in his zone where he has also volunteered running zone inter-club and qualifier events since 2003. He retired from his role on the board at Lakepoint G&CC after 14 years including a 10-year term as President and 8 years as Junior Chair. Jim has been a member of the finance committee on the board of the BCGA since 2003 and also acted as a director of the BCGA for 6 years, serving as Chair of Player Development and a Director on the Discipline Committee.
Kris Jonasson, Ex-Officio
The Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Golf, Kris has been in the position of CEO (previously designated as Executive Director) for the BCGA since 1996. Prior to joining the association he spent five years as a Tournament Official with the Canadian Professional Tour. Kris is an active member of the board of the Greater Vancouver First Tee in addition to being treasurer of the Allied Golf Association of British Columbia.
British Columbia Golf Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Kris Jonasson (604) 279 2580 x204 email@example.com
Senior Manager of Field Operations (Rules & Competitions)
Susan White (604) 279 2580 x203 firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Director of Player Development
Debbie Pyne (604) 279-2580 x206 email@example.com
Director of Finance and Administration
Andy Fung (604) 279-2580 x201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager of Membership
Corrie Wong (604) 279-2580 x202 email@example.com
Manager of Network Service (Course & Slope Rating)
Kwadwo Frempong (604) 279-2580 x205 firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager Communications/Website Editor
Bryan Outram (604) 279 2580 x207 email@example.com
Manager, Golf Participation
Tyler McKay (604) 279 2580 x208 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Assistant, Performance
TBA (604) 279 2580 x200 email@example.com