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Board of Directors

Villa Cathay Care Home Society was incorporated under the BC Society Act as a non-profit organization in 1975. A group of dedicated volunteers, comprising of Chinese professionals and entrepreneurs, formed the Society and acted as the founding board that led the development of the Villa Cathay Care home to provide residential care to serve the community.

The Founding Board Members

Dr. Harry Fan

Dr. S. H. Hsu

Mr. Lam Fong

Dr. Edward Yeung

Mr. Henry Loh

Dr. Harry Fan

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Dr. Harry Fan. We are grateful for his foresight, his leadership and his commitment to our community. We are forever in his debt; he will be forever in our hearts. For more on his legacy, please see the Vancouver Sun Obituary.


Mr. Harry Fan’s family is very grateful for the support that the community is showing for his passing. Therefore, all donations made to Villa Cathay in memory of Mr. Harry Fan will have their names ONLY passed on to the family members (as they would like to thank each individual). If you have any concern regarding this, please email

Current Board Members

Lisa Donovan, Chair

Ms. Donovan, a graduate of UBC and SFU, is a Faculty Associate teaching a Graduate Diploma Program to practitioners at SFU’s Faculty of Education. Her 20+ years in education also includes teaching High School in Richmond, BC and mentoring teachers for SFU. With aging parents, she understands the needs of seniors and values the patience and quality care that the Villa Cathay offers.

Dr. Joyce Ling, Vice Chair

Dr. Ling is a graduate of UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry and is currently a part time clinical associate professor. She gained her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from UBC prior to her dental training. She serves on the National Dental Examination Board as examiner. She is also a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists. She has actively promoted education and organized dentistry for over 20 years.

Anthony Fan, Secretary

Mr. Fan has been a Commercial Realtor and Developer for 35 years, specializing in Commercial Property Sales, Leasing, Land Development, and Management. As well, he has operated a publishing company, restaurants, and a construction firm. His involvement in the Villa Cathay Care Home Society dates back to March of 1990.

Dr. David Hsu, Director

Dr. Hsu is a graduate of UBC and has practised as a family physician and worked with the BC Ministry of Health on health policy and planning. Currently, he is a palliative physician at Vancouver General Hospital. He leads research in end-of-life issues, and provides consultation services to palliative patients. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Andrew Cheung, Treasurer

Mr. Cheung received his Master degree from UBC and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. He has been in public accounting practice for over three decades.

Dr. Peter Yu, Director

Dr. Yu is a graduate of the Canton College of Hong Kong and has a Doctorate Degree of Humanities from Andrew University in California, USA. Peter immigrated to Canada in 1967. By 1989, he started his entrepreneurial career in reprographics with Pioneer Printing. He has served numerous downtown law firms along with GVRD, SNC Lavalin, mining companies and several large shipping companies.


Dr. Robert Loh, Director

Dr. Loh is a New York University educated dentist and has practised in Vancouver since 1985 first as staff at VGH for nine years before starting a private practice in 1995.

Dr. Loh is a passionate advocate for high quality seniors care in British Columbia. He is currently leading all fund raising efforts, including the Capital Campaign, at Villa Cathay.


Dr. Vivian Lo, Director

Born in Hong Kong, Vivian worked as a teacher immigrating to Canada. In Vancouver, she gained Masters Degrees in Counselling, Business and Educational Psychology and then a PhD in Educational Psychology at SFU. Over a period of ten years, Vivian taught in the Faculty of Education where she also worked as a Marketing Specialist for an e-Learning Tool.

After leaving SFU, she worked as Administrator in a number of non-profit groups. Vivian is currently an education commentator for several Multicultural TV and Radio Channels. She also writes educational columns for a number of local newspapers.

Vivian served twice as President of the Vancouver Cambie Lions Club. During her term in 2017-2018, the club raised over $80,000 for Villa Cathay.


Kuo Wong, Director

Kuo Wong grew up in Vancouver and has over 30 years experience as a successful entrepreneur in the residential construction industry. He designed and built residential projects across Greater Vancouver.

He was introduced to the Villa Cathay Care Home community when his mother was admitted as a resident in 2015. Since then, Kuo has continued to be a tremendously active and committed volunteer. He has been a strong community advocate in Vancouver and Richmond.

It is through his business experience and the multiple leadership roles as a volunteer in organizations across the not-for-profit sector of the community that Kuo brings a wealth of contemporary governance and accountability skills to Villa Cathay.

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