Board of Directors
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.
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.
Jake has been an advocate for people with special needs, families and human rights for over a decade. He sits on a number of civic and provincial non-profit committees and Boards of Directors including the BC Council for Families Board of Directors, the City of Burnaby Access Advisory Committee and he is a Past Board Member and current Advocacy Committee Co-Chair for the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI). Jake is both excited and honoured to be bringing his passion for advocacy to the Plan Institute Board.
Stefan has lived his entire life as the younger sibling of his brother Michael who has Cerebral Palsy. His upbringing uniquely shaped his worldview as he developed a profound understanding of the challenges that people with disabilities face on a daily basis. His parents were tireless advocates for Michael’s inclusion and integration, and Stefan has adopted that philosophy. He hopes to devote much of his work in the future to furthering those objectives and is excited about becoming a member of the Plan Institute Board.
Stefan obtained his JD and MBA degrees from the University of Victoria and currently works as a lawyer in New Westminster. His practice is focussed mostly on personal injury, but his legal interests extend to estate planning, capacity, and human rights. In his spare time, Stefan enjoys a variety of sports, including golf, soccer, tennis, and hockey.
Plan Institute is the first Canadian non-profit organization to conduct an externally verified social audit. We successfully overhauled adult guardianship legislation in British Columbia and fostered the global Philia Dialogue on caring citizenship. We are also a member of the Ashoka Global Fellowship of social entrepreneurs. .