Support from the City of Richmond - Liaison to RCD Board of Directors

Council Liaison

City Councillor: Andy Hobbs

Staff Liaison


Program Manager, Community Social Development: Melanie Burner


Mailing Address:

City of Richmond

6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC

Board of Directors

Welcome to RCD new board member: Rob Sleath, Sandra Gebhardt


To contact RCD Board: (first name)@rcdrichmond.org

Or contact RCD at 604-232-2404 or email: rcd@rcdrichmond.org


Renee Leung ( Chair )

Renee has a Degree in Nursing from the University of Manitoba. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in matters of equipment, as well as home and vehicle modifications. Retired after working for 22 years with a disability management organization.  


Penny Chan ( Vice Chair)
Community Relations & Events

Penny has outstanding background in adult education, marketing skills and corporate relations, also extensive knowledge in print and broadcasting media, radio and television production. Her professional highlights include over 25 years experience in managerial positions in Education, Media, Public Relations and the Marketing industry.


Samantha Siu ( Treasurer )

Samantha was an inaugural member of the RCD International Wheelchair Curling Bonspiel Organization in 2006. She was a banker by profession, and involved with the Vancouver Chinatown Lioness Club since 2004. Her passion is to serve the community and assist people in need.


Cynthia Zhou ( Director )

Cynthia obtained her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with UBC. She is active in the community and part of the YVR Environmental Advisory Committee and Richmond Advisory Committee on the Environment.


Emily De Boer ( Director )

Emily is currently in her first year of the MFA Program from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and on the Maples Senior Residence Board, as well as a member of Canadian Women's National Para Hockey Team.

George Pope ( Director )

George has extensive skills and experience with NPO, and has been a long-time volunteer with the RCD. He excels in information & Referral, customer services and has mastered technology and databases well.



Pam Andrews ( Director )

Pam graduated from UBC with a BSc. Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2000 and started her career path specializing in accessibility and barrier free designs as Access Consultant, Accreditation Consultant and Guest Lecturer for UBC School of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Rob Sleath ( Secretary )

Rob has extensive experience on not-for-profit board of management, addressing pan-disability access and service delivery issues. He successfully lobbied members of the BC Legislature to create and enact the Accessible BC Act which received Royal Ascent in June 2021, subsequently appointed to the Provincial Accessiability Committee.



Sandra Gebhardt ( Director )

Sandra has 34 years of extensive experience working in the Not for Profit sector in progressive leadership roles; 22 years as Executive Director. She held various position on numerous boards and committees including Thompson Community Centre Board, Richmond Seniors Advisory Committee, Federation for Invisible Disability Board, Richmond Addiction Services Society, Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee.

Tom Parker ( Director )

Tom is a partial quadriplegic as the result of a spinal cord injury in 1961. He retired in 2003 after many years working in disability related fields in several parts of Canada, and now enjoys living in Richmond and being involved with the Richmond Centre for Disability.


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