Board Members

 

Mike MacSorley

Mike_webMike is the General Manager for one of Surrey’s largest annual events, the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association, overseeing daily operations and responsible for strategic corporate planning. With a background in economics at SFU and radio broadcasting at BCIT Mike possess over 30 years of leadership and management in various executive roles. He brings savvy business acumen and sound leadership skills to the SCPS Board of Directors and the ability to assist with sponsorship opportunities and strategic vision. Mike’s mission is to represent corporate and community interests with stewardship and integrity.

 

Tim Baillie

TimBailie2Tim has lived in Surrey since 1960 and last year retired from 27 years of service with the Surrey Fire Services. He is a single father of two sons, Kyle and Reese. Tim currently sits on the boards of Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Urban Mission. Past boards he has served on include United Way of the Lower Mainland, BC Professional Firefighters’ Association and Burn Fund, Newton Advocacy Group Society, BC Federation of Labour, and New Westminster and District Labour Council. His retirement goal is to learn how to play the bagpipes!

 

Shirley Samujh

shirley samujh pic 2014 Shirley has been in the transportation industry for over 17 years. After leaving the Airlines in 1999, Shirley joined TransLink during its year of inception. Since then Shirley has worked in various departments in a variety of roles. She is currently a Senior Advisor, in the Government and Community Engagement department at TransLink.

Shirley has worked on large projects such as the South of Fraser Area Transit Plan and other planning, capital and public consultation projects. Her background is in Business, Communications and Leadership and is a Certified Public Practitioner through the (IAP2) International Association for Public Participation and a Certified Local Government Administrator through Capilano University. Shirley has been serving as a Director for the Surrey Board of Trade since 2010. She has been a Surrey resident most of her life. She was born in Edmonton but has attended elementary school, high school and post-secondary in Surrey.

 

Tony Sandhu

Tony SandhuWebAs a Manager, Regional Sales & Service with Community Savings Credit Union for the past seven years, Tony has supported the credit unions activities in a variety of ways including business development, managing the credit function and improving service standards.

Tony has served as a Director with the Surrey Board of Trade and Surrey Hospice Society. While at the Surrey Hospice Society, Tony held the position of Vice President for two years. Tony brings with him over 20 years of financial industry experience and plans on using both his knowledge and community connections to help grow the Surrey Crime Prevention Society. He is excited to join such a dynamic board to contribute towards the enhancement of community safety in the City of Surrey.

 

Sandra Benz

SandraBenz_webSandra is a Real Estate Professional with over 16 year’s experience assisting people with the biggest decision of their lives when buying or selling a home. She was born and raised in Surrey, BC and raised her daughter, now an adult, in Surrey.

Sandra enjoys her role as a Professional Realtor and currently works with Re/Max Performance Realty in North Delta. Sandra is also very involved as a volunteers giving back in her community. Sandra is currently a Director with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. She is also actively involved with the Surrey Board of Trade and is the Chair of the Surrey Board of Trade Crime & Justice Committee. Sandra has been involved in numerous sports organizations at both a local and provincial board level. One of the most rewarding roles Sandra has been involved in is fostering animals through the SPCA. She believes it is everyone’s to responsibility to give back where ever possible.

 

Laurie Guerra

LAURIE_WebAfter pursuing her professional dance, acting and modeling career in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Toronto as well as touring worldwide promoting a televised fitness series, Laurie settled in Surrey where she worked as a realtor, builder and fitness – yoga instructor.

After her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of six, Laurie became actively involved in raising awareness and became a director with the Autism Society of British Columbia; chairing the Community Networking Committee through the ASBC and facilitating the Surrey Parent Support Group for the organization. She also held the position of Chair of the Community Council for Surrey- under the Ministry for Children and Family Development – Community Living (CLBC) branch.

Laurie prides herself on being an advocate for science-based autism treatment as her son has reached best outcome from the treatment and has basically recovered from autism. Currently, Laurie is an active participant in her local community as captain of her neighborhood Block Watch and at 51, is pursuing her degree in the field of political science (minor in Psychology) at Athabasca University.Laurie moved to Surrey 25 years ago and currently resides in the Fleetwood area with her husband and five children.

 

Matt Anderson

Matt_WebMatt is a Realtor specializing in Surrey and Langley. Matt works with Keller Williams Elite Realty and enjoys helping people buy and sell their homes. He has lived in Surrey for 10 years and has worked in the crime prevention field for almost 15 years, starting in retail loss prevention before moving into private investigation.

Matt also owned and operated a company that assisted retailers in designing and maintaining their in house security and loss prevention programs. Matt often provided pro bono services to smaller community retailers in order to help them grow.

Matt attended the Police Foundations program at Algonquin College in Ottawa and the Residential Real Estate Trading program at the University Of British Columbia.

 

Perbeen Mann

Perbeen Mann is a lawyer with the Government of Canada and has extensive knowledge of criminal justice and race relations issues. She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Alberta having been called to the bar in both provinces. Perbeen is a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer, having participated in various volunteering commitments including representing labour interests of federal lawyers and tackling diversity-equity issues in the federal service. Perbeen is active in the community of Surrey and also serves as a trustee on the Surrey Libraries Board, where she advocates the value of life-long learning and equitable access of library services. Perbeen is pleased to have joined the Board of Directors with Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS) and looks forward to inspiring and engaging our local youth towards responsible citizenship and actualized optimism for the future.

 

Manvir Kooner

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Manvir is a Peace Officer who has diverse experience in Community Safety. Manvir has lived in Surrey for over 20 years and been involved in the community at an early age, volunteering with various organizations like the RCMP and Surrey Crime Prevention Society. He was a volunteer and then an employee with Surrey Crime Prevention Society since 2010 and worked as a Senior Community Safety Specialist for a two years.

In addition to Manvirs experience, he brings a really good attitude and willingness to speak on behalf of the youth on any issue. Manvir is very excited to team up with the Society once again contribute to making a difference in the Surrey.

 

Manbir Renthey

Manbir is a 4th year student attending the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Manbir wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement in the near future. He has lived in Surrey for over 20 years now and has been involved with Surrey Crime Prevention Society as a volunteer for three years. He has been apart of the Traffic Safety Program as a Team Lead and Community Safety Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program as Mentor.

Manbir brings strong leadership and approachableness to any task that he is given. Manbir hopes that his small contributions to his community will help make a difference in the City of Surrey.

 
BOARD LIAISONS

Councillor Dave Woods

DaveWoods2015My wife and I have been Surrey citizens since 1986. I’m proud to have served in the RCMP for forty-three years. My career encompassed general patrol, drug enforcement and administration responsibilities.

My service was primarily in Burnaby and Surrey detachments. After serving as the District Commander for Cloverdale/Port Kells for eight years, I retired as Surrey Detachment’s first Staff Sergeant Major. There are many areas of municipal affairs in Surrey that are of particular interest to me.

School Trustee Bob Holmes

Bob HolmesBob has lived in Surrey and White Rock for over 35 years. Bob became involved in Parent Advisory Councils from the moment his daughter entered Kindergarten, and has now been involved in PACs for over 11 years. Bob also joined the board of the District PAC for 9 years, and held the roles of President and Co-President for the last 5 years of his time on the DPAC board.

Bob was elected as Surrey School Trustee in 2014, and is very proud to serve on the Board of Education, working to continually improve the education, safety, and well-being of our 70,000+ Surrey students. Bob looks forward to building a strong relationship between the SCPS and the Surrey School District.