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Lookout Emergency Aid Society, a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971 and incorporated in 1974, is governed by an elected Board of Directors.Lookout's Directors, listed below, are well suited to deal with the challenges of the organization. Comprised of dedicated individuals with diverse experiences, all are experienced with non-profit governance and active in their community. Lookout Society's Board of Directors are governed by our constitution and bylaws.

TomTom Roberts is the third generation of his family born and raised in Vancouver and has four children and nine grandchildren. He has a business background and have owned and managed a number of companies, mainly within the commercial and industrial real estate development community. Tom became a volunteer with Lookout a few years ago and last year was heavily involved with the production of the first two annual HArts galas which came to fruition during October 2009 and 2010.He became a Director of Lookout September 2009 and is now the Board liaison for the annual gala and serves on the Resource Committee.
BairdPrior to his current career in labour relations that started in 1975, Baird was a high school teacher for five years, followed by a stint as a community newspaper editor for two years. Baird’s connection to Lookout goes back to 1988 when he was assigned to the society as its labour relations consultant, an assignment he continued to perform for Lookout until the mid-90’s.  For the past 10 years Baird has been the Director of Labour Relations for the B.C. Ambulance Service. He is married, and has three children and two granddaughters.
Georges Maltais is a strong advocate for social justice and is involved in a number of networks and strategies to improve the situation for people who are homeless, people with disabilities and addressing poverty.His boundless energy lets him volunteer at a number of agencies and Lookout endeavours, including at fundraising or public awareness events.He particularly focuses on the needs of the Francophone community. Georges brings considerable skills and insights to the Board to ensure that the focus is always on the people and the services they need, and actively seeks advice of Lookout members in his role of consumer representative.
AAnnie Storeynnie Storey is a Chartered Professional Accountant and runs her own accounting firm specializing in industris such as mining and exploration, oil and gas, technology, and entertainment.  In her past life, Annie spent over twelve years in public practice in the areas of audit, accounting and quality control with national and international CPA firms. Annie previously held teaching positions with BCIT and the CPABC School of Business.  She was certified as a Chartered Accountant after obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University with majors in finance and international business.  Annie is a member of the CPA of BC's Practice Review & Licensing Committee, CPA of Canada's Practitioners' Technical Advisory Committee and regularly participates on boards of non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Lookout board in fall of 2014, Annie was board member and treasurer of Keys: Housing and Health Solutions, who have merged with Lookout.  Annie has a passion for providing assistance and support to those who are homeless and disadvantaged.                       
Janet Currie is a permanent (she hopes) transplant from Toronto, having moved to Vancouver in the late 1980's.JanetFollowing a decade or so of diverse work ranging from general assistance at a fly-in wilderness fishing camp to conducting research into social housing needs for the Ontario Ministry of Social Services, Janet attended UBC law school from 1989 to 1992 and was called to the B.C. Bar in 1993.She practices in a wide range of areas, mainly on a consulting basis to other lawyers, and with a primary focus on civil litigation and appellate work. Janet has a strong interest in social justice issues and, in addition to her paid work, has maintained a pro bono practice over the past 20 years, supervising free legal clinics and providing legal advice and assistance on behalf of people who cannot afford legal services.She is a recent addition to the Board, having been appointed in early 2014. She looks forward to being part of Lookout's important work and many successes in pursuing solutions to homelessness and extending helping hands throughout our community.
LukeLuke A. Johnson is an associate lawyer at De Jager Volkenant Company and acts for charities, non‐profit organizations, businesses and individuals in the areas of charity law, corporate/commercial law, civil litigation and estates.His legal practice covers a broad range of legal services, including charity governance and organization, charity compliance audits, corporate reorganizations, and business transactions. In his charity work, Luke represents organizations across the voluntary sector including churches, private foundations, housing providers, schools and international development agencies.Luke has represented clients in Federal Court, BC Supreme Court and Provincial Court, as well as various administrative tribunals such as Employment Standards, Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal and the Residential Tenancy Branch. Luke was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2008 and has been with De Jager Volkenant for more than six years. He completed his law degree at the University of British Columbia, where he volunteered for several years with the student legal advice program. Before turning to law, Luke graduated from Trinity Western University with a degree in Communications and English Literature, worked for several charitable organizations, taught English in China and operated a martial arts studio.He lives with his wife and three children in North Delta and enjoys reading and playing guitar and bass in his spare time.
TerryTerry Brock, MSW RSW has been a registered social worker with more than 20 years of experience.Terry has a degree in psychology from the University of Regina (1987), a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary (1992) and his Masters of Social Work from UBC (2000). Terry has worked in a variety of social work settings including corrections, family therapy, parenting support and domestic violence before moving to a career as a social worker in health care in 2000.Terry has worked in several areas of health care before finding his passion as the ICU social worker at Surrey Memorial Hospital in 2001. He was the social worker in ICU for eight years before undertaking the social work clinical practice leader role for Surrey Hospital in 2009. During his time as the practice leader, Terry has been an active member of the Homeless Intervention Program (HIP) in Surrey. He also has been seconded by Fraser Health to examine family/social issues and their impact on health care and has been an integral team member in examining length of stay at Surrey Memorial Hospital.He has been active in several patient quality care initiatives in his last 10 years at Fraser Health including a review of the Fraser Health Code Blue Policy, Critical Care Accreditation and co-authoring the Fraser Health educational guide for patient and family-centred care.
Caroline Ferris - more info coming soon.
DanDan Steinberg joined the Board of Lookout in 1993. He completed his B.A. and L.L.B. at the University of British Columbia. Dan has been a Provincial Court Judge since 1994, concentrating on criminal law. Prior to his appointment, he practiced criminal defense work focusing on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.He had extensive dealings with the Court Project of the Mental Patients Association and served on the organizing committee and was a panelist for a conference on Mental Health and the Law in 1993. Dan also serves on the Board of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre and on the Board of Art Starts (in the schools). Danny serves as Santa each year in our Downtown residences.
   

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