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Board of Directors

Current Board of Directors

Kuo Wong, Chair

Board Member: Kuo Wong

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.

Kuo brings a wealth of contemporary governance and accountability skills to Villa Cathay.

Dr. Vivian Lo, Secretary

Board Member: Dr. Vivian Lo

Dr. Vivian Lo received her PhD. at SFU and Masters in 2 Universities in England. She majored in Psychology and obtained the Final Diploma at the Chartered Institute of Linguists in the UK. She is very enthusiastic about serving the community and is passionate about education and publishing, having published many articles in 5 different countries. She has published five books on topics of education and counselling and a series of Mandarin textbooks for children. She is also a certified art therapist in BC and has currently established an education and counselling centre in Richmond.

Raymond Kwok, Treasurer

Raymond is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over two decades of diverse professional experiences in different sectors such as non-profit organization, public institution, public accounting firm and private industries.

Raymond is very passionate about elder care and mental health. In fact, he started his career in Vancouver working at Villa Cathay after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from UBC. He has served the food service department of Villa Cathay for 5 years before he pursued his accounting profession with KPMG, a global professional services firm. After 16 years since he left Villa Cathay, Raymond is honoured to have the opportunity to serve Villa Cathay again in 2021, and this time, as a board member and a member of the Finance Committee.

Eileen Fong, Director

Eileen Fong is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience in leading an accounting team across the country. She was born in Macao and graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in History and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.  Before immigrating to Canada, she was an Arts Administrator with the Cultural Services of the Hong Kong government and participated in the planning of new cultural centers as well as stage performances and exhibitions. She worked with McCarthy Tetrault law firm as their Financial Controller (West Coast) for 17 years until 2015 when she changed her career path and is now a real estate consultant.  

In addition to her full-time career, Eileen is also an associate artist with Fairchild Television. She has worked as a News Anchor and Program Host for Fairchild Television for more than 20 years.  

Eileen’s mother had a short stay at Villa Cathay Care Home in the nineties.  Eileen is passionate about delivering good care to seniors and understanding the needs of their loved ones.

Eva Ho, Director

Board Member: Eva Ho

Eva dedicated her career in social services and community mental health for 38 years.

Eva grew up in Hong Kong, eventually completed high school in Vancouver before receiving her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Sociology, Social Work and Counselling at the Washington State University.  She returned to Vancouver and started working at the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown.  She worked in community mental health with Vancouver Coastal Health for 33 years before she retired.

During the CoVID pandemic, Eva cared for her elderly father and learned first hand the difficulties of seniors living in senior housing and care facilities.  With this new awareness of the plight of seniors in care facilities, Eva hopes to apply what she learned to assist in enhancing senior care for the residents of Villa Cathay.

Florence Wong, Director

Ms. Wong practiced law in Vancouver for many years before her retirement. Her legal experience included corporate law, commercial and residential real property transactions, intellectual property and wills and estates work. Prior to becoming a Board member for the Villa Cathay Care Home, Ms. Wong’s Board experience included serving on the Board of Directors of SUCCESS, the Justice Institute, the Justice Institute Foundation and the Vancouver Police Board. Ms. Wong was also the Chair of the Justice Institute Board of Directors.

Ms. Wong is hopeful that her experience in community work and corporate governance will be useful to the Villa Cathay Board.

Alice Choi, Director

Before my retirement in 2018, I worked in various capacities in many mainstream care homes and later assumed the position of Executive Director at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society (MLC) in 2001.

I firmly believe in providing a continuum of services for Chinese seniors and creating a Campus of Care whereby the seniors can move from one level to the other within the same environment when their health need level change. During my years at MLC, I have assisted the organization to create a campus of care consisting of a care home, an adult day center, and an assisted living at the Vancouver site. Other development includes an assisted living and adult day center in Richmond.

I am honored that I can join the board and I am looking forward to working with the Board and the staff to provide better and more services for the Chinese seniors in need.

Baldwin Wong, Director

After 30 years of service with the City of Vancouver, Baldwin recently retired from his role as Senior Social Planner from the City.

Over the years, Baldwin’s work focused on strengthening civic inclusion and equity, especially in the areas of multiculturalism, anti-racism, and immigrant integration in the City. Highlights included convening the groundbreaking ‘Vancouver Dialogues Project’ fostering stronger relationships between Indigenous and Immigrant communities, and the ‘Vancouver Local Immigration Partnership’ which engaged a broad range of local organizations to improve the wellbeing of immigrants and refugees.

In 2017, Baldwin led the civic initiative researching on historical discrimination by the City government towards people of Chinese descent’. The final report adopted by Council led to the historic public apology in 2018 by Vancouver City Council to the Chinese Canadian community in Vancouver. As a follow-up to the City apology, Baldwin co-led the Chinatown revitalization initiative with the goal of having Chinatown designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For volunteer work, Baldwin is a former chair of the BC Provincial Multiculturalism Advisory Council and has served on the boards of Leadership Vancouver, Coast Mental Health Society, and the Vancouver Recital Society, among others.

Steve Wong, Director

Steve Wong is a Certified Cloud Solution Architect, Project Manager, and Information System Security Professional with over two decades of extensive experience in the Information Technology industry. He has held various roles such as project manager, enterprise system architect, system auditor, security analyst, and automation engineer within the financial and logistics sectors. Steve completed his high school education in Vancouver and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Simon Fraser University. He furthered his education in Hong Kong, earning a Master’s degree in eCommerce from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, enhancing his business management and leadership skills. Steve is deeply passionate about elder care and aims to leverage his technology expertise to make meaningful contributions to the board of directors.

Gordon Yu, Director

I am 59 years old, and I have been a family lawyer for the past 32 years. I was born in Hong Kong but grew up in the Strathcona/Chinatown neighborhood of Vancouver. I am married, with two adult children. Both my parents have lived in care homes; my father was in assisted living when he passed away in March 2021, and my mom continues to be in long-term care. I am familiar with the concerns and challenges faced by seniors and their families, and I hope to make a positive contribution to the Villa Cathay Care Home as a board member.

The Founding Board Members

Dr. Harry Fan

Dr. S. H. Hsu

Mr. Lam Fong

Dr. Edward Yeung

Mr. Henry Loh

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.

Founding Board Member: Dr. Harry Fan
Dr. Harry Fan
Dr. Fan was one of our founding members and the first board chair.  He was a retired attorney and practiced law in Vancouver, BC starting in 1958.  He was the first Chinese to graduate from a Canadian law school, and acquired a J.D. from UBC.

Dr. Fan’s heart was in serving the Chinese community, especially new immigrants, the marginalized, and seniors housing.  In addition to Villa Cathay, he served on the board of several community associations, including the Chinatown Merchants and Property Owner’s Association, the Christ Church of China in Vancouver, the World Lotus Light Charity Society, the Chinese Benevolent Association of Canada, the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver, and many other social, educational and religious associations.

Dr. Fan passed away in 2018. We are forever in his debt; he will be forever in our hearts.

Founding Board Member: Dr. Shou Hsin Hsu

Dr. Shou Hsin Hsu

Dr. Hsu was a retired anaesthetist, who practised in the Greater Vancouver area for 25 years.  As a long serving Board member at Villa Cathay, he was a tireless advocate for high quality, affordable care for seniors. He established the Hsu & Hsieh Foundation which provides annual grants to support charitable agencies and non-profit organizations across the province.

Dr. Hsu passed away in 2018. Our residents and their families are truly grateful for the enduring community he created over forty years ago.

Founding Board Member: Mr. Henry Loh

Mr. Henry Loh

Henry Loh had a business degree from Columbia University, a diploma from the Wharton School of Business, and many years of experience running an import and distribution business with his wife Josie. He was delighted to contribute his expertise and to serve on the board with many of his special friends.

Board Alumni

Dr. Harry Fan

Dr. S. H. Hsu

Mr. Lam Fong

Dr. Edward Yeung

Mr. Henry Loh

Mr. Anthony Fan

Mr. Alex Leung

Dr. Peter Yu 

Mr. Andrew Cheung

Dr. David Hsu

Dr. Robert Loh

Mr. Gilbert Lee

Ms. Donovan

Dr. Joyce Ling

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