PLAN Institute

Board of Directors

Ted Kuntz
Ted is a parent, author, and a psychotherapist in private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ted has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and more than 25 years of clinical experience. Ted and his family became one of PLAN’s youngest Lifetime Members when they joined PLAN in the 1990’s and over the years Ted has been an active member of PLAN facilitating many workshops and retreats, and making a regular contribution to PLAN’s newsletter. Ted is the author of Peace Begins With Me, and Making Peace With the Future. Ted is a previous Board Chair of PLAN and PLAN Institute and is once again the Chair of the Board of Directors of PLAN.

Pat Tesan
Pat’s title in no way fully describes her incredible contribution to families not only in PLAN but also throughout the province of BC. Pat has years of experience supporting and advocating for and with families. Her warm manner and strong listening skills are greatly appreciated by all of us at PLAN. Now retired, Pat has provided family support, conducted PLAN orientations, facilitated will and estate workshops and trained PLAN facilitators. Pat and her husband Ric have four children. They are Lifetime Members of PLAN who support their daughter Erin, now a young woman, to live a meaningful life, with a personal network and individualized staffing through a “Microboard”.

Martin Wittman
Marty is a Lifetime Member of PLAN. He is also the parent of two sons, Michael and Stefan. It is his concern for Michael, which first compelled him to serve as a PLAN board member during its formative years. Over the years, Marty and his wife Jackie (now deceased) worked tirelessly (both individually and as members of various boards/committees) to advance the concept of integration and inclusion of people with disabilities. The Michael Wittman Society for Autonomy, a micro board, is an example of this continuing philosophy.

He was a long-serving Association Board member at The Centre for Ability (CFA). In the private sector, Marty was involved in a number of enterprises; he founded and was Director of a private post-secondary college (Metro College) until his retirement. During those years he served on several industry and provincial governing boards.

For about 35 years, Marty taught part-time/full-time at Capilano University/ College in the School of Communication. He just recently retired and is looking forward to spending more time with family and assisting PLAN in achieving its objectives.

Bosang Lee
Bosang is an Executive Director of Here and Now Community Society, a non- profit organization helping individuals with disabilities and their families. He wants to apply PLAN’s model to Korean community in Vancouver and spread it to other Korean communities as well. Prior to this position, he worked at Korea Telecom for 20 years in the areas of Strategic Planning and Marketing Strategy. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. He was also involved in founding Besor Welfare Foundation, a non-profit organization for people with developmental disabilities in Korea, in 2008 and served as a board member until 2010.

Stuart Mah
Stuart is Plan’s newly appointed Treasurer, and looks forward to contribute to the future success of the organization. He is a professional accountant (CPA) born and raised in East Vancouver who seeks to give forward to the community. Stuart believes in empowering people to meet or exceed their potential, as he regularly mentors accounting students and associates in his spare time. With his incredible wife’s strength, Stuart is dedicated and believes to have successfully succeeded to raising his three children with passion and love for people.

Plan Institute First Canadian non-profit organization to conduct an externally verified social audit. .Successfully overhauled adult guardianship legislation in British Columbia. . Fostered the global Philia Dialogue on caring citizenship. . Member of Ashoka Global Fellowship of social entrepreneurs. .

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