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.
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 embracing his role as Treasurer 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.
Cathy Anthony and her family joined PLAN as young parents, and she truly feels blessed for the journey that her son Josh has led her on. What has enriched her has been the connection to families, who have been her mentors, guides and supporters. Cathy has over 25 years of experience supporting and advocating with families who have a family member with disabilities, including facilitating workshops, including Plan Institute’s annual Caregivers Retreat, as well as group discussions. She joined the Plan Institute Board in 2017 and has also recently become the Chair of PLAN’S Board of Directors.
Diane is currently a professor at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue. She recently landed there after leadership roles in health research at both the provincial and national levels. She and her wife Andrea have been members of PLAN for many years.
Jane Dyson has been the Executive Director of Disability Alliance BC (DABC) since 2009. Jane has been responsible for the management of many programs and projects designed to enable people with disabilities to live with dignity and independence in their communities. The broad focus of her work with DABC has been the alleviation of poverty for people with all disabilities through improved income supports and eligibility for poverty reducing programs such as the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).
Jane has also played a leadership role in developing stakeholder partnerships to promote communication between the disability community, government and other decision-makers in order to promote positive change to public policy impacting the lives of people with disabilities.