The Campaign for A New Ronald McDonald House is being led by a team of dedicated British Columbians. The Campaign Cabinet includes:
Gary Segal - Chair
Gary Segal is an executive and owner of Kingswood Capital Corporation and its group of related companies. The Kingswood Group is active in real estate investment and development as well as private equity investing in various sectors including manufacturing, finance and retail. more
In addition to acting as a director of Ronald McDonald House Vancouver, Gary's non-profit involvements include serving as President of Louis Brier Home and Hospital for seniors, Trustee of Jewish Community Foundation/Chair of Investment Committee, and Chair of Spread the Love Project for Ethiopia.
Gary is married to Nanci and has four adult children. He is a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Richmond Golf and Country Club, Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, Terminal City Club, and Association for Corporate Growth. Gary's main hobbies and pastimes include golf, tennis, piano and languages, as well as world travel over the years throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Currently he and his family are also keenly interested and involved in supporting and promoting education and health projects in Ethiopia. Gary has been a director of Ronald McDonald House BC since May 2008.
Bob Faulkner is SVP Sales and Marketing for Metropolitan Fine Printers in Vancouver, Canada’s most awarded lithographer. Prior to Metropolitan he was Vice President and partner of Agency Press / Vancouver. Born to the son of a Scottish military officer, he immigrated to Canada in 1966. more
He has chaired the Vancouver Community College Foundation, sat on the board of Ducks Unlimited Canada, and is a member of the Patrons Corps of the Seaforth Highlanders.
When not being a husband and father to Tina, Reid and Caleigh he spends what free time he has competing in various ultra-endurance races in far flung remote destinations of the world.
Jon Festinger Q.C.
Jon Festinger is experienced as both a lawyer and business executive. His primary focus has been media, communications and sports. more
Jon arrived in Vancouver in 1981 as a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law and began his legal career with the firm of Owen Bird. He left that partnership to become General Counsel of WIC Western International Communications Inc. Thereafter he was a Senior Vice President with CTV Inc. as well as the founding General Manager of Vancouver Television (“VTV”). Most recently Jon was Executive Vice President, Business & General Counsel of the Vancouver Canucks and GM Place. On the academic front Jon has variously been an Adjunct Professor at the faculties of law at both UBC and the University of Victoria. He is the author of a text on “Video Game Law” published by LexisNexis/Butterworths.
Jon is married to Corinne and they have three children ranging in age from 9 to 15. He is a member of the Richmond Golf and Country Club and a past Director of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Jon enjoys distance running, sports television and computer auto racing simulations.
Lyall Knott Q.C.
Lyall is a senior partner of the firm and member of the Corporate & Commercial, Higher Learning, Infrastructure & PPP and Private Company Transactions Groups. more
Lyall has a broad base of experience with both public and private corporations, as well as an extensive background and understanding of the workings of government. He was appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel in 1985 and has been awarded numerous distinctions for his contributions to the Canadian and international business communities. Most recently he was appointed to the International Joint Commission as a Canadian Commissioner, and is a recipient of the Commonwealth Medal for the Queen's Golden Jubilee, awarded to Canadians "who have made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their community, and Canada."
Lyall was born and raised in Vancouver and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1971, and Bachelor of Laws degree in 1972, both from the University of British Columbia. He earned a Master of Laws from the University of London, England, in 1973.
J. Calvin MacInnis
Calvin is the Co Founder, Director & Managing Partner of Qtrade Financial Group. more
Qtrade provides wealth management platforms and financial solutions to the retail public as well as the customers of over 180 financial institutions including credit unions, banks, trust companies and financial planning companies across Canada. Prior to Qtrade, Calvin was Managing Director with Assante Canada and President of many subsidiaries of Assante Canada.
Josephine Nadel, BA, LL.B
Josephine Nadel is a lawyer and practices law in the areas of corporate, commercial, wealth management, wills and estates. Josephine also advises private and family-owned enterprises on succession, governance and strategic planning. more
Josephine holds numerous Board and Officer positions with private companies and charities. As a member of the boards of various charitable organizations, she has organized fund-raising events and capital campaigns. Josephine, a native of Vancouver, is a proud mother of two young adults. Ryan, a recent graduate of the MA program in Digital Media at UBC, has started his own digital media production company, 8 Leaf Digital Productions Inc. Dara, a recent graduate in Finance at McGill, now works for a Brazilian company in New York City.
In addition to philanthropic endeavours, Josephine’s main hobbies include cycling, hiking and fitness.
Suki Sekhon is the President and CEO of the CRS Group of Companies, which operates several companies relating to its real estate portfolio of office buildings, retail centers, warehouse buildings and recreational properties. more
Suki was born and raised in Vancouver and is married to Desha Sekhon and they have four children and reside in West Vancouver.
The Sekhon family has supported several charities over the past 20 years such as BC Children’s Hospital, Variety Club, Rick Hansen Foundation, Special Olympics and many other local charities with a special focus on helping seniors and kids. The CRS Group of Companies recently built a 180 room senior project for the PIC society in Surrey BC for the elderly in the community. As well the family has been active with the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club and are on the board of the WVFH Facilities Society in West Vancouver, which recently has just completed the New Turf project for the community.
Peter Snell is a partner in the Vancouver Office of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. His practice is primarily focused on domestic and international franchising, licensing, product distribution, business law and intellectual property/trademark law. more
Peter and his dog Scotia are volunteers with the St. John's Ambulance therapy dog program.
Peter and his wife Cari have two young boys and live in North Vancouver and also spend time at their cabin on Gambier Island. Peter enjoys playing tennis, golf, skiing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Peter has been a director of Ronald McDonald House BC since June 2006 and its current President.