Meet The Executive Board

Our club’s board is elected on an annual basis, it consists of up to ten members who are able to further develop their leadership skills in a variety of ways through their role on the team.

President: David R. Wray, MA.

David joined Rotaract in Dec. 2020. Hearing everyone on the executive committee introduce themselves, he immediately appointed himself as the hype-man of the club. In the summer of 2021, he was brought on to the executive to continue that role in a more official capacity, encouraging involvement with the club and cultivating friendships. Professionally, David is a teacher of liberal studies at LaSalle College Vancouver and wishes to pursue a PhD in the near future with a focus on technology, media and culture. His academic pursuits run alongside his commitment to community, and his desire to perform.

Vice President: Eric Peach.

Eric is an inventor and engineer who likes to see and do cool & interesting things and take care of the people he cares about. For fun he enjoys volunteering, teaching & mentoring, creating music, designing electronic circuits (especially ones with lots of LEDs), and various outdoor activities. His current work involves designing sensors that capture radar & radio signals to help ships, planes and satellites navigate more safely while detecting & locating hostile or criminal ships which may be trying to hide.

Secretary: Alysa Huppler Poliak.

I have been in Rotaract for the past four years, and have been involved in the Rotary Family on and off over the past 20, spending many of my high school years in Interact, and other Rotaract Clubs while living in California. Although originally from British Columbia I have travelled extensively which I love. I have been back in Vancouver for the past 7 years and now call the Lower Mainland home. I love being a dog mom, spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family, meeting new people, being a social butterfly, listening to live music, laughing and loving life and staying active whether that is standup paddle boarding and camping in the summer or learning how to snowboard in the winter. I look forward to a new year and making memories with new and old friends.

Treasurer: Céline Maisonneuve.

Céline was born and raised in France. She has always loved meeting new people and learning different skills. Passionate about travels, and discovering new cultures, languages, and ways of life, she has been all around the world searching for wonders, halting here and there when an opportunity arises. After living in Australia, Europe and China, she settled in Vancouver 5 years ago and has been a part of the VYP Rotaract Club ever since. From Group Tax Adviser to Director of Operations to the Non-profit sector she likes to be challenged and make a difference. After mastering Reiki last year she is now learning to code. Céline is looking forward to positively impacting her community through service in VYP.

Public Relations Director: Felicia Poss.

Felicia grew up in Las Vegas Nevada however, she is first nations. Due to her status, she holds in Canada she decided to explore her indigenous roots and move to Canada. She is from the band Okanese, and her band is located in Saskatchewan. Felicia enjoys reading and enjoying various cuisines. She often adventures all over Vancouver to find the best foods around! She enjoys hikes and shopping. Felicia is currently working at the College of Optometrists of British Columbia as a registration coordinator, but she is also in College obtaining her undergrad with hopes of becoming an indigenous lawyer and giving back to her First Nations community.

Community Service Director: Amrit Randhawa.

I joined Rotaract Vancouver Young Professionals in 2019 and became Community Service Director in 2020. I currently study English, philosophy, and economics at Simon Fraser University. I previously worked as a crew member in Vancouver’s film industry. My interests include art and literature (think esoteric stuff). My hobbies include woodworking and wrestling (think Home Improvement meets Arm-Fall-Off-Boy).

Social and Membership Director: Thomas Miller.

Past VYP Rotaract President, Thomas Miller, is currently studying for his Master’s in Counselling. As VYP Member since 2016, Thomas has positively shaped VYP Rotaract and District 5040, leaving his mark on both institutions. Thomas is passionate about helping people, and spending his time making meaningful impacts in his community. As a former journalist, Thomas loves researching and learning about new topics. Thomas loves to be outside in his free time, and can often be found coaching youth football teams.

Speaker and Foundation Director: Sophie Callander.

Sophie grew up in rural Tasmania, Australia. Her biggest passion is travelling, and she is happiest when she is someplace new immersing herself in new cultures. In her spare time, Sophie likes to be creative; she scrapbooks photos and memories and enjoys making pottery. She is passionate about learning new things and is currently teaching herself to code. And she loves spending time organising philanthropic events and giving back to the communities she lives in. She studied a Bachelor of Maritime and Logistics Management at a world-renowned maritime training facility. Sophie is now the Canadian Operations Director for an international tech company.

Interact and Rotary Relationship Director: Jordan Kofsky.

Jordan is one of the few people residing in Vancouver, BC, that was born and raised here. Jordan is passionate about working with people and helping others. Jordan has been lucky enough to make this passion into a career as a Mortgage Broker, helping people achieve their home ownership dreams; and in his service and philanthropic activities, he undertakes in VYP Rotaract. In his free time, Jordan enjoys cooking, running, and working on his podcast and is a huge fan of the Vancouver Canucks. Jordan is a graduate of UBC Sauder School of Business, Langara School of Management, and BCIT.

International Service Director: Miguel A Rozo.

The International Service Director is responsible for connecting our club with other Rotaractors and Rotarians around the world and fostering mutual support for our respective activities. This position is also in charge of organizing joint activities with our sister club in San Diego.

Join The Executive Team

If you are interested in becoming a member of the executive team, head on over to our membership registration form, and become a club member. Executive team elections occur between April and June each year.