1100B Winslow Avenue

Coquitlam BC V3J 2G3

office@dpac43.ca

604-939-3690

THE DPAC43 EXECUTIVE TEAM

2021-2022 PAC EXECUTIVE TEAM

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MARVIN KLASSEN

PRESIDENT

Mr. Klassen, a lawyer from Port Coquitlam, has two children–one in middle school and one in university.  He is actively involved in the middle school’s PAC.  He started attending DPAC meetings as a DPAC rep for Kilmer Elementary.  He is now in his 6th year with the DPAC Executive and in his second term as President.  Of utmost concern to Mr. Klassen is ensuring parents are involved in decisions respecting the education process.

ROSEY MANHAS

VICE-PRESIDENT

Rosey is a wife and mother of two kids in Elementary School. As the PAC Chair at Smiling Creek for the initial 2 years when it opened, she was instrumental in the building of the new PAC from the ground up. In what spare time she can find, she enjoys playing soccer in the Burnaby Over 30’s Women’s Club.

Rosey has worked in Healthcare for over 20 years and is excited to support the DPAC with her knowledge of Health and Safety as well as providing parents with updated information on a regular basis. As with her choice in profession, her passion in life is helping others. Her utmost priority is to help ensure the happiness and health of all students in our district.

JAMIE MANCHESTER

TREASURER

Jamie Manchester, a busy mother of two children, moved to Port Coquitlam in 2008. She has over 10 years of combined PAC treasurer experience for schools in north PoCo and is the current PAC Treasurer of both Minnekhada Middle & Terry Fox secondary schools. Jamie is passionate about being involved in the school community and is looking forward to both sharing her ideas and learning from her fellow DPAC executive members.

ASHLEY SORENSEN

Secretary

Ashley is a mom to children with extra needs. Having grown up and lived in Port Coquitlam for over 30 years, she enjoys the Tri-Cities very much. Ashley has served as a PAC executive for over ten years and is an active member of her community. She is a passionate advocate for inclusiveness and enjoys being involved in her children’s school communities. When Ashley is not busy with work or kids she is often found hiking the various trails in her community with her Springer.

ZAINAB ALKASSAB

PARENT EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Zainab is a mother of two young children who have just started their SD43 school journey. She works in the field of Behaviour Consultancy early years. Her love for education has ignited a longing and thirst for learning.  She is looking forward to sharing this knowledge with the community by bringing forward important topics that face our educational system today.

 ERNEST WU

HEALTH AND SAFETY COORDINATOR

Involvement with the PAC has given me a great opportunity to learn how the public education system works in BC. It is so different from the system I went through. This learning enables me to be more informed and better prepared to support my kids’ growth. I have volunteered with the school PAC for the past five years; this year makes it my 6th year.

JUDITH OBATUSA

NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Judith, a mother to four great nations is passionate about justice and creating an equitable platform for all persons. She believes that the best way to make our world a better place is by being involved in our communities and is excited about using her skills and experiences to add value to the good work that the DPAC is doing in our SD43 school community. Judith is also DPAC Rep for Scott Creek Middle School.

ANDREA HOWORTH
PAC COMMUNICATION LIAISON

Andrea is mom to two children. She has a child attending Terry Fox Secondary and a child at Minnekhada Middle School. She has been involved with school PAC’s since 2012. In addition to being the DPAC Parent Communication Liason, she is the PAC Chair for Minnekada and the DPAC Representative for Terry Fox. Andrea is an active member of the Port Coquitlam Community. She is a Board Member for the Port Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association, the Executive Director for I Am Someone Ending Bullying Society, and the Manager at Leigh School Daycare. Her professional background is in fundraising, events and non-profits. Andrea’s goals are to keep parents informed and up to date about what’s happening in SD43.

NIPA BHALLA

MEMBER AT LARGE 1
Mom to two extremely active middle schoolers, Nipa volunteers for a wide variety of school activities including: Yearbook, Social Media, Fruit and Vegetable Coordinator, and PAC Chair at Kilmer Elementary and Citadel. When she’s not at the school, a soccer pitch or a lacrosse field, Nipa is a Fundraising Manager at Seniors Services Society of BC who constantly looks to diversify the society’s fundraising portfolio.  In her role as DPAC’s Member at Large 1, Nipa will continue to keep SD43 parents up-to-date as necessary!  

CORRIE NOBLE

MEMBER AT LARGE 2
Corrie and his wife, Lori have been residents of Coquitlam for 40+ years and they both attended all levels of school in District 43.  Corrie has been actively involved with PAC since his daughter started Kindergarten at Eagle Ridge Elementary in 2010 and she is now in Grade 11 at Gleneagle Secondary.

Corrie is in his 9th Term as a DPAC Executive and has been attending DPAC meetings for the past 11 years.  Corrie is very involved in the community and school district and is always showing support when called upon. As Corrie enters his final years with the DPAC Executive, he wants to support SD43 PACs and offer his knowledge to help them wherever needed. Corrie has a wealth of knowledge and ideas, so feel free to reach out to him at any time.

JOANNE CHNG

MEMBER AT LARGE 3

Joanne is mom to four children, originally from Malaysia. Prior to her
move to Canada in 2018, she was an active PAC member at her children’s
school for 6 years. She has a child attending Minnekhada Middle School,
and was DPAC rep at Smiling Creek Elementary. Joanne’s professional
background is in marketing and business development. She’s excited to
support the DPAC and learn from fellow members.

Rayne Johnson

MEMBER AT LARGE 4

Originally from Philadelphia, Rayne was a teacher and business owner in Asia for 18 years before moving to Canada in 2017 with her husband and two daughters.  She currently works for a geotechnical consulting firm as well as the recreation department for the City of Port Coquitlam.  In addition to being part of the Riverside Secondary School PAC, Rayne is proud to be with the SD43 DPAC this year and looks forward to serving her community.

 

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1100B Winslow Avenue
Coquitlam BC V3J 2G3

Phone: 604-939-3690

Email: office@dpac43.ca

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