Board of Directors
Gordon Hogg, President
Gordon Hogg is a well-known member of the Communities of Surrey and White Rock having served as the ridings MLA from 1997 – 2017 and is also the former Minister of State for Mining, Minister of State for ActNow BC and Minister of Children and Family Development. Gordon has been a counsellor, a probation officer and regional director for corrections. He received his bachelor of arts in sociology and psychology from the University of British Columbia and his master’s degree in psychology from Antioch College. In 2016 Gordon Hogg was awarded a PhD from Simon Fraser University and appointed Adjunct Professor at the School of Criminology. He served on White Rock council for 20 years, for 10 of which he was mayor. He has been a board member of more than 15 committees and non-profit societies, including the Peace Arch Community Health Council and Peace Arch District Hospital. Gordon Hogg and his wife, LaVerne, live in White Rock and have one son. Gordon has also been a dedicated foster parent and little league coach. His father Al Hogg was a prominent physician in White Rock honoured with the naming of a residential care facility at Peace Arch Hospital.
A lifetime Lower Mainland resident, Michael graduated from the University of British Columbia with both his Commerce and Law degrees. He earned his Chartered Accountant’s designation in 1987 and was admitted as a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in 1991. Mike and his wife Liz have raised two children in the Semiahmoo Peninsula and he has been an active community supporter of many charitable causes, including being a Past Chair of the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation.
Sandy Saran, Secretary
Sandy Saran is a Principal at Forge Properties, a White Rock based award winning real estate development company. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting and a Diploma of Technology in Financial Management. Sandy is a proud mother of two and lives in Surrey with her husband, Cory. She is honoured and thrilled to join an esteemed group of committed and passionate Sources Foundation Board Members and looks forward to seeing Sources grow and flourish.
Jay Minhas, Director
Jay Minhas is the founder of Elegant Development, a residential and commercial construction company that has excelled over the last 17 years. Jay has contributed to many organizations, causes and Boards over the years, and has received the Community Service Award from Times of Canada (2013) and the Community Service Award from the Vancouver Home builders Association (2013). He is the co-chair for Canada India Foundation and is a member of the “Hall of Fame” for PICS Society.
Elizabeth Jones, Director
Elizabeth Jones graduated from the University of Victoria from the Faculty of Education. She taught in three School Districts in British Columbia, in a variety of assignments which included Special Education of students, Learning Disabled students as well as Regular Education classes. She created safe, inclusive environments for the varied population of students she taught. Currently, Elizabeth volunteers at Sources Women’s Place in South Surrey. She is a proud mother of a son and a daughter and lives with her husband Darrell.
Gary Hollick, Director
As the former President of both Sources Board of Directors and Corner Stone Health Care, Gary is uniquely qualified to sit on both the Society and Foundation Boards of Directors. Gary has an impressive record of community involvement. He has completed a term as the President of the Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce and served as Publisher of the Surrey Now Newspaper. He was named Business Person of the year in 2002 and Ambassador of the Year for the City of Surrey in 2008. Gary, his wife of 33 years and their two sons moved to the Lower Mainland 18 years ago and joined the Board of Sources in 2011.
Bob Schmunk, Director
Bob was the founding partner of Schmunk Gatt Smith and Associates, a Surrey/Langley-based Employee Health Benefit and Insurance Brokerage firm. He has been active as a volunteer and director of many non-profit charitable societies in British Columbia as well as National and International charities. For 7 years he sat as President of “Set Free,” a charity involved in providing support for the families of those incarcerated in both Provincial and Federal Institutions. The families of those who commit crimes against Society often become victims because of these acts. He also served as a Director of ALS B.C. and co-chaired a number of fundraising Golf Tournaments. Bob’s passion has been Basketball and he was chair of the “All Star Selection Committee” for the Fraser Valley Boys High School Basketball Championships for 11 years. Bob has always been a a team player and looks forward to working with all the volunteers that share the vision of “Sources Foundation.”
Srinivasan Rajagopal (Raj), Director
Raj was born in Southern India. He graduated with an Honors in Civil Engineering, and obtained a Master’s in Hydraulic Engineering, and in Mechanics and Hydraulics. He immigrated to Canada in 1973 and worked on hydropower projects as an engineer locally and internationally. On assignment in Ghana, he met his future wife and moved to Ethiopia where Raj took on an assignment as a UN Advisor to the Ethiopian Electric Light and Power Authority. During the Ethiopian famine, he transferred to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN and later to the World Bank. He retired in 2007 but has several consultancy assignments with the World Bank. He currently resides in White Rock and is a member of the Rotary Club of White Rock. During his time as President of the Club, he helped raise funds for various community projects. In recent years, he led teams to raise more than $175,000 through the Charity Book Sales.
Megan Knight, Director
Megan was born and raised in Cloverdale, B.C. one of 14 children. She moved to White Rock in 1979 and graduated from Semiahmoo High School 1980. After working for local Notaries (since 1982) and became a Notary Public and opened her own office in 1998. Megan was elected to White Rock City Council in November of 2014 and is the Chair o the Finance Committee. She is married with a family of 5 children and 4 grandchildren.