Board of Directors

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!

 

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 volunteer and enjoys 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 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 whereever 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 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.

When her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of six, Laurie became actively involved in raising awareness about autism and became a director with AutismBC; 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 53, 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. She is the President at AutismBC.

 

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 City of Surrey and currently serves as a Board Trustee with Surrey Libraries 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.

 

Parveen Sandhu

Parveen has been with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General for the past 10 years, first as a Corrections Officer at Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre, and for the past four years as a Probation Officer in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Parveen has always felt a deep connection in volunteer service. Growing up in Victoria, Parveen started volunteering at the age of 16 with Victoria General Hospital, which led to various volunteer opportunities, including the Victoria City Police Department.
For the past 25 years, Parveen has been a resident of Surrey. She has dedicated time in various organizations, including BC Children’s Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, but is most proud of the 10 years she served as the President of the Parents Advisory Council at T.E. Scott Elementary School.

As a proud resident of Surrey, Parveen would like to see the youth of Surrey become proud parents and contributors to this beautiful city. Having pride in your city, achieving accomplishments within your community is a notion that Parveen holds to the highest degree. With her knowledge in the Criminal Justice Field, focusing on communication, training and public safety, Parveen looks forward to contributing to the Surrey Crime Prevention Society for years to come.

 

Sammy Medyk

Graduating with a Bachelors in Criminology from Kwantlen University as well as being a new homeowner in Surrey, Sammy is looking forward to apply his education to help the city with its unique crime prevention challenges.

With over 10 years of working and volunteering within the Criminal Justice System, Sammy is currently at the forefront of the fast pace and growing field of private and corporate investigations. Being an Investigator with one of Canada’s leading security firms, Sammy tackles a various array of unique challenges with poise and determination.

As a new resident and future investor in Surrey, Sammy is excited to have a positive impact on the communities within the city during an extraordinary time of growth.

 

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.

 

Tina Krecsy

Tina is a Youth Probation Officer with the Ministry of Children and Family Development for the Province of BC. She has extensive knowledge of youth justice issues and resources within the city of Surrey. Tina has vast experience working with non-profit organizations throughout the Lower Mainland and for over five years has been working directly with high risk and criminalized youth in the city of Surrey.

Tina has lived in Surrey for over 10 years and enjoys working within the community in which she serves. As a former Coordinator of Volunteers at the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre, she understands the profound impact that volunteering can have on the community. Tina looks forward to continued work with Surrey Crime Prevention Society to support community safety and public awareness.

 
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.