|Mark Yu –
Mark currently works for PMC-Sierra as a product Marketing
Engineer. He graduated with distinction from the University of British
Columbia with a Degree in Engineering Physics. He was the co-founder
and past president of the UBC One Humanitarian and Multicultural Organization.
He is an active Core Leader for LIFETeen and is a member of the St. Paul’s
Youth choir. Also, Mark has been involved with KP as a technical
director and previously held executive roles with NCCFA and UBC FSA.
He joined GHYF because of his innate desire to help other people.
– Vice President
Jason has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology
and is currently in his 3rd year of Dentistry at UBC. His past affiliations
include sports director of the UBC Microbiology Club, Youths for Christ,
and volunteered as an Emergency Room assistant at the Vancouver Hospital
& Health Science Center. Jason saw GHYF as an incredible opportunity
to put his faith into practice by helping the poor and at the same time
positively influencing our own community. “The GHYF is a means by
which young people can demonstrate their talents and help other young people
who are not as fortunate.”
– Director of Administration
Francesca Ranada is her 3rd year of the Bachelor of Science
Degree Program focusing on Cellular Biology and Genetics at the University
of British Columbia. Her post-graduate plans include medicine or
a career in genetics-based biotechnology. Francesca’s vision for
GHYF is to increase awareness of poverty among young people who have never
experienced it. “Only with an up-close and personal view of poverty
can people have a true sense of purpose in our effort to help the less
– Vice President of Finance
Geoff is currently in his 3rd year at UBC. He is
working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and hopes to go into dentistry
or continue with chemistry. Geoff is currently employed at Angiotech
Pharmaceuticals training to be a researcher. Geoff has involved himself
with the GHYF with the goal to raise funds to help educate needy children
in third world countries. Geoff believes that education can be a
means to the end of the poverty cycle.
– Director of Public Relations
Christopher Jimenez currently works as a Production Consultant
at Supreme Graphics. He was a co-founder of the University of Calgary’s
Filipino Student’s Association, and served for 2 years on its executive
committee. Chris also served on the Board of Directors of CAFFA,
and has been involved in organizing numerous fundraising activities and
cultural events. “I truly believe that there is no better way to
serve God than by creating happiness in others especially the less fortunate.
Being a part of GHYF allows all involved to do this and find self-fulfillment
in the process.”
– Director of Humanitarian Aid
Michelle is a Registered Nurse at BC Children’s Hospital.
She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science
in Nursing. She has been actively involved in St. Paul’s Parish since
1992 with the LIFETeen program as a core leader / volunteer, lector, member
of the youth choir, and more recently as Eucharist Minister. Michelle’s
main reason for joining GHYF was her deep interest in helping those less
fortunate as well as to humble herself through acts of kindness.
Furthermore, she wanted to be a part of a group who shared the same vision
and who had the same drive to “give from their heart and share it with
those in need.”
– Director of Fundraising
A recent Business Adminstration and Commerce graduate
from the University of British Columbia, Lorie Corcuera is currently working
for Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc. as a Human Resources Administrator.
In her last year at UBC she was the preseident of the Filipino Students
Association as well as the Vice president of the Industrial Relations Management
Club for the Business Administration and Commerce Faculty. Through
these associations, she has gained invaluable experience organizing numerous
social, cultural, and fund-raising events. As Fundraiser, Lorie will
be involved in coordinating rewarding charitable events for GHYF.
– Members at Large Liason
Cheryl is in the Accounting Program at Kwantlen University
College. She is a genuinly sincere and caring person with a passion
to help those less fortunate. While serving on the KSA Council, she
has been involved in the organizing of various fundraising events.
As the Liason, Cheryl will voice the concerns of our members-at-large.