Colette Gerber, Sutton Group-West Coast Realty, has been a REALTOR® since 2008.
She has volunteered her time and energy as chair of the Westside Area, and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Colette has been a member of the Governance committee.
Before joining the real estate profession, she had a lengthy business career in management, finance, and luxury residential development.
Colette has volunteered with other charitable and community organisations throughout her career, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, City of Vancouver, and the Dunbar Vision Implementation Committee.
Taylor Biggar, Oakwyn Realty, became a Realtor in 2003. Since then, he has been active as a REBGV Richmond/South Delta/Gulf Islands Area director, and as its chair and vice-chair.
In 2015, Taylor joined the Board of Directors, and has been involved with the Governance Committee and task forces.
A native of Steveston, Taylor volunteers with several local community organisations.
Daniel John has been a Realtor since 2005, and was first elected to the Board in 2018. He also teaches real estate courses at Langara College.
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a diploma in Technology in Marketing Management – Commercial Real Estate. Daniel holds his professional R.I. designation and serves as President-Elect of the Board of Governors at the Real Estate Institute of BC.
Daniel has volunteered with organizations such as the Richmond School District, Steveston Community Centre, and the REBGV Blanket Drive.
Brad Scott has been with the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) since 1978 and has served as its CEO since 2013.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, he had served as REBGV's Chief Operating Officer beginning in 1991. Brad first became a member of the management team in 1985 and has held a number of other positions with REBGV. Since 1996, he has played a central role in helping REBGV achieve numerous quality management awards including Excellence Canada’s Canada Order of Excellence (Quality).
He is a member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia and holds both the R.I. (B.C.) and Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.d) designations.
Brad has been around the organized real estate block several times serving on numerous directorates, task forces and committees in both Canada and the U.S. His strongest focus is to ensure REBGV continuously improves everything it does and builds on the tremendous legacy previous REBGV leaders built.
Ashley Smith, Oakwyn Realty, became a REALTOR® in 2008, and four years later became one of the youngest people ever elected to REBGV’s Board of Directors.
A self-described governance enthusiast, Ashley has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials program, WATSON’s Governing with Intention and Chair with Intention programs, and BoardSource’s Leadership Certificate for Not-For-Profit Board Chairs.
Leading up to her term as president, Ashley also served on REBGV’s Governance and Government Relations committees.
Leslie McDonnell has been a Realtor since 2012. She holds a Bachelors degree in International Relations and a Masters in Business Administration, specialising in marketing.
Leslie was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2017. Previously, she sat on REBGV's Westside Area.
She's very interested in contributing to the betterment of the real estate profession.
Danielle Roy, B.B.A., is a Realtor and investment specialist with Five Sails Realty. This is her first term on the Board.
Before entering real estate, Danielle was a Chartered Professional Accountant with her own practice in Vancouver. She also worked in corporate accounting and was an accounting software instructor. Then, with a keen interest in property investment, Danielle entered the real estate profession.
Danielle brings a strong business background and strategic mindset to the Board.
Doug Dang, B.Sc., B.A.Sc., has been with AMEX Broadway West Realty since becoming a Realtor in 2006. He’s serving his third term on the Board of Directors.
Doug has served on the Board's Audit Committee and Governance Committee. He currently serves as a director with the Chinese Real Estate Professional Association and the Hoy Ping Benevolent Society. His goal is to achieve the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).
Outside of real estate, Doug volunteers for his church and benevolent association.
Michael Mitsiadis became a Realtor in 1991. During this time, he’s accumulated extensive real estate knowledge. He first served on the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s Board of Directors between 2013 and 2015. He’s also volunteered on the association’s Board Development Committee and Area Task Force.
Before becoming a Realtor, Michael was vice-president of a venture capital firm responsible for managing public and private companies.
An advocate for continued education to raise skills, ethics, and professionalism within the real estate profession, Michael has studied general business at Langara College and has completed several Institute of Corporate Directors courses as well as the Canadian Real Estate Association’s leadership course series.
Outside of real estate, he’s volunteered and served on several community boards and organizations over the years.
Arnold Shuchat, B. Comm., MBA, LL.B., B.C.L., became a Realtor in 2004. He brings his retail business background and former profession as a lawyer having practiced in the areas of taxation, civil litigation and builder’s liens.
Arnold's previous academic focus was in Organizational Development and he has maintained his passion in this area with a focus on organizational governance, responsiveness and change processes.
Arnold received the REALTORS Care® Award for community building charitable work in 2008 and 2009.
More recently, Arnold marshalled a grassroots movement in Richmond that successfully closed down a company emitting noxious odors in Richmond.
Believing that education is a life-long endeavor, Arnold has completed Watson's Governing With Intention and the ICD's NFP Governance Courses and regularly attends director education seminars.
Brian Friedrich, LL.M, MEd, C.Dir, FCPA, FCGA, is a principal of Friedrich & Friedrich Corp, a professional research, standards, and education consultancy firm - a role that has shaped his work experience for over 20 years.
The firm’s clients include the World Bank, global accounting bodies, post-secondary institutions, and government agencies. This position has allowed Brian to gain considerable Canadian and international experience in several areas, including developing strategic, policy, program, governance, and ethics guidance for numerous established and emerging professional and regulatory organisations.
Brian serves on the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants and the CPA Canada Public Trust Committee.
Cybele Negris is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned board member, speaker, mentor, and columnist. Cybele is CEO and co-founder of Webnames.ca, Canada’s original .CA Registrar, and provider of hundreds of domain extensions, webhosting, email, security products, and other online solutions.
Cybele is on the Royal Canadian Mint board, audit, and HR committees; the BCAA board; and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. She is Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, and is appointed by the Minister of Job, Trade, and Technology to the three-member Small Business Task Force of BC. She also serves on the Technical Advisory Board for the Riverview Lands Redevelopment in Coquitlam, the advisory council of Science World, SFU Innovates, and other organizations.
A Hall of Fame Inductee of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women and nine time winner of PROFIT W100, some of Cybele’s other recognitions include BC Business's Most Influential Women in Business 2018, 2017, 2015, and Business In Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business 2010.
She is a columnist for Business in Vancouver and speaks at dozens of events each year including TEDx.
Jason Wood, Stonehaus Realty, has been a Realtor since 2011.
In 2017, Jason served as a director for the Board’s Westside Area. This is his first term on REBGV’s Board of Directors.
He brings to the Board his experience as head of operations for maintenance and engineering with a resort company across the western United States and as a small construction business owner.
Jason studied business and hotel management and has completed Watson's Governing with Intention, the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager course, and the Canadian Real Estate Association’s leadership courses.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys the outdoors and working on cars.
Bob Ingratta has served on the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver since 2018.
Bob is a seasoned executive with CEO and Board of Directors experience to help capitalize on change, strategic planning, risk management, and sound governance.
Bob is currently Chair of a federal Commission in Ottawa; Vice-President and Treasurer of Azura Strata Council; and Past-President of an international regulatory organisation.
Bob lives in Vancouver and sails the Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands.
Jennifer Quart became a Realtor in 2010 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2017.
Through her work with REBGV's Richmond/South Delta/Gulf Islands Area, Jennifer realized the importance of giving back to her profession.
She has been involved with various RE/MAX fundraising initiatives and community organisations such as the Richmond Field Hockey Club.