The Board of Directors for the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new members: Douglas Nelson and Ben Milne.

Photograph of Doug NelsonDouglas Nelson is Managing Director of The Discovery Group, a philanthropy and governance consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC. The Discovery Group was founded out of his belief that organizations and their leaders can change the world. Doug understands the complexity of leading organizations and institutions and the challenges of aligning governance and philanthropic performance. Doug has been called a ‘fundraising phenom’ by the Vancouver Sun and ‘a true innovator for a sector that can do so much more.’

As a philanthropic sector executive, he has led organizations in both Canada and the United States to new heights, raising nearly $1 billion. His focus on the alignment of engaged governance and revenue sustainability has been recognized with awards for governance, culture, advocacy, and innovative granting.

Photograph of Ben MilneBen Milne has been involved with the Simon Fraser Students Society where he was on board of directors and sat as board chair. He also served as a board member at the Pacific Cinematheque and is currently the Treasurer of Action at a Distance dance company and a board member of Portland Hotel Society. The Milne family has a charity, Unbounded Foundation where they support organizations such as Pivot and Union Gospel Mission, and help to fund research on illegal substances.

Ben’s work experience is mainly in Human Resources and Sustainability. He was in charge of global HR at InterWrap with 1600 employees in Canada, the US, China, and India. Currently he works at the family’s office where they have active and passive investments such as Virtuous Pie, Factory Brewing, a hop farm in Pemberton, and real estate holdings. He’s a proud father of one daughter and enjoys running and traveling.

We’re grateful for the support, expertise, and time that our volunteer Board of Directors provide to the Foundation. Learn more about each of our Board Directors and Advisory Board Members.

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