Steve Chan, Executive Director
As the Executive Director of VSMS since 2000, Steve Chan oversees VSMS’ organizational operations, identifies opportunities, and manages change.
He is a SFU graduate with a BBA degree, double majoring in Business Administration and Economics. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Management Certificate in Facilities Management from BCIT.
Prior to working in VSMS, Steve had over 10 years of experience in hospital planning and administration. He was the administrative head of a 1,400-bed regional hospital extension project in Hong Kong. When he moved to Vancouver in the mid 1990’s, he helped built the first Chinese Museum in North America when he worked for the Chinese Cultural Centre as the Administrative Manager.
Steve is passionate about supporting isolated seniors in Vancouver’s Downtown core, which includes Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. He sees that many seniors are forgotten in today’s fast-paced society and has observed that many live and die alone. Through his work, he hopes to help seniors achieve a higher quality of life through social connections.
When he’s not providing leadership to VSMS, you can find Steve singing, gardening, or even traveling with his family.
Program Coordinator, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Helpers Project
Program Coordinator, Chinese Outreach Project
Kristy is capable in providing community outreach, volunteer training, and services development. Having worked in the social service field since 2017. She is passionate in supporting seniors and people with disability who are experiencing isolation and under support in food, health care, and housing related issues.
By building connections with seniors and community partners, Kristy is able to identifying community needs and to work on services development accordingly. Prior to working with VSMS, she had completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She was a Community Connector that provided information and assistance services to aging population in Greater Seattle area. As a Program Coordinator at VSMS, she is excited to apply her creativity and based on her understanding on community trends, to form interactive and socialize activities for seniors to participant.
Kristy enjoys watching movies, cooking, and travelling in her spare time.