Board of Directors

Cheryl Churney


Cheryl is passionate about animal welfare and for over two decades, she has been involved with volunteerism and other activities to help advance the welfare of animals. Cheryl has 25 years of Human Resource Management experience, having served as human resource and change management professionals in various industries including telecommunications, financial services, government, and manufacturing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Manitoba as well as certifications in Change Management, Analytics for Talent Management, Strategic Workplace Planning, Managing Projects to name a few.

Jenson Leung


Jenson Leung is a lawyer practicing employment law with an interest in privacy law and its impacts on the workplace.

Jenson has over four years of full-time legal experience in the areas of employment law, insurance defence, regulatory law and civil litigation. He has also managed the closing process for a major commercial real estate transaction. His litigation experience includes assisting with a 2-month long commercial arbitration and acting as lead counsel on a 5-day wrongful dismissal trial in BC Supreme Court.

Jenson has a wide range of work and volunteer experience, including co-op work terms with the Ontario Securities Commission in Toronto and Hunter Litigation Chambers and Alexander Holburn in Vancouver. He has completed a clinical term with the UVic Law Centre, during which he represented clients in BC Provincial Court in a wide range of civil, criminal and family law matters.

During his spare time, Jenson enjoys scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with his dog.

Jodi Westbury


Jodi is an experienced marketing communications professional, business strategist and branding specialist, with an MBA. Currently the Director of Marketing & Communications for Coast Hotels Ltd., Jodi takes pride in developing marketing programs that deliver results. Jodi’s background includes leadership roles at Grouse Mountain Resort and Tourism Whistler. Jodi is known for the innovation and creativity she brings to business challenges. Jodi and her husband Peter are outdoor enthusiasts who have a deep appreciation for wild spaces. During their downtime, you can find them paddling their canoe, hiking, biking, skiing, or exploring with their two dogs.

Tommy Kwok


Tommy started his career as a Research Assistant at SFU’s Animal Care facility and developed a deep passion for environmental conservation and welfare of urban wildlife as he’s a true believer that “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrowed it from our children.” His biggest wish is for his son and future generations to enjoy the same natural wonders and scenic views that we have today.

Tommy has over 12 years of experience in Finance and Accounting and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. His focus and strengths are in the areas of strategy, business process improvement, and risk management and have worked in many different industries in both the public and private sectors.  He graduated at Simon Fraser University where he obtained his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Ecology.

Jeannie Magis


Jeannie’s career started off with the birds… literally! Inspired by the Exxon Valdez, she began her career in wildlife rehabilitation with a focus on oil spill response. Jeannie was invited to manage the Southern California facility for the International Bird Rescue and was part of the IFAW International Oil Spill Response Team. In 2004 she moved to Vancouver and began working at Royal Columbian Hospital as a Laboratory Technician. Eight years later she decided to merge her two passions – Health & Wellness, and Food – and entered the world of Natural & Organic food sales with a focus on the Independent grocers in B.C. In Jeannie’s spare time you will find her testing her culinary skills or out hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.

Glenn Boyle


Glenn has many years of international experience as a director and senior manager in non-profit and corporate sectors. He served as Executive Director of WRA from 2008-2014 and continues to be a lifetime member and steadfast supporter of WRA’s work. Glenn has degrees in Marine & Freshwater Biology (BSc), Environmental Technology (MSc), and Zoology (Ph.D.), and has previously worked as a professional wildlife biologist and rehabilitator. His varied personal interests include environmental conservation, performance arts, and sports coaching, and he has been an active community volunteer since moving to Burnaby with his family in 2007.

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