Management Team

Program Director, Family and Youth Services - Mary Kam

ImageMary Kam was born in Hong Kong. She obtained a Bachelor in Psychology as well as a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the National Taiwan University. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Before joining S.U.C.C.E.S.S, she was a research assistant in the Department of Clinical Psychology of National Taiwan University.

Mary joined S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in 1993 as a Family and Youth Counsellor, providing clinical counseling to immigrant families and youth, coordinating youth groups, delivering family life education workshops, facilitating parenting groups, stress management groups, contributing articles to Chinese newspapers, and providing support to other social service agencies through consultation level. In 2002, Mary took up the Program Manager role for the division. In 2009 she was promoted as the Senior Manager, where she took up leadership role in the division’s continuous quality improvement tasks, responsible for the development of the division’s operation policy, supporting different programs in the division as well as assisting Program Director in the daily operations and development.

Mary had affiliated herself with Warren Shepell Consultant Corporation from 1996 to 2007, providing clinical counseling service for EAP program. In 2004 to 2005, she was the investigator for the project “Multicultural Youth Entry Project” funded by Fraser Family and Children Fund, where she worked with a psychologist to establish a youth model for multicultural immigrant youth.

Mary has continuously upgrading herself with different trainings over these years, such as Changeways, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Art and Play Therapy, etc…. In 2009, Mary with Kelly Ng co-wrote an article “CBT – Does it work well with the Chinese population in Vancouver?” and was published on Visions BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal. With such an extensive experience, Mary is representing S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in different committees such as Burnaby Early Childhood Development Committee, Burnaby Youth Steering Committee, and Burnaby ECD for Refugee Steering Committee.

Program Director, Employment Services - Michael Lam

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Michael Lam has his bachelor's and master's degrees in policy making and administration from England. He has worked in the field of employment services and training since 1990. Michael is currently the Director of Employment Services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and works closely with the federal and provincial governments to address skill shortage issues.

Michael introduced the very first funded job mentoring program in B.C. with support from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. In recent years, Michael has been initiating partnerships with various industry and trades associations (construction, science and technology, oil and gas). He has also piloted pre-apprenticeship and bridging programs for professional and skilled immigrants.

Michael represents S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on different local and national committees such as the National Visible Minority Labor Force Development Council, Overseas FCR Projects Working Committee, National Newcomer Labor Market Partnership, BC Canadian Asian Workforce Strategy Advisory Committee and BC Employment Access Strategy for Immigrants Leadership Council.  

Program Director, Integrated Settlement Services - Ryan Drew

RyanDrewRyan Drew: BA Honors, MA TESOL, TESL Cert, Essential Skills Practitioner Cert, CLB Expert

Ryan began her career at SUCCESS 17 years ago as a Language Instructor in the LINC program. Nine years ago, she then joined the Language Services management team. As Program Manager – Resource & Curriculum Development at SUCCESS, she was responsible for implementing PBLA, incorporating blended learning and new technologies in the classroom, and standardizing the CLB‐aligned curriculum framework. As the Best Practices Coordinator for Language in the Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program, Ryan supported the training of the Language staff, contributed to proposal development, and the implementation of Best Practices across service regions.

In 2015, Ryan was appointed the Regional Manager for the Tri-Cities Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program overseeing settlement and language services in the region. In this role, she implemented new and additional programming to further serve the needs of newcomers in the Tri-Cities region.

Now, in her new role as Program Director of the Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program, Ryan is looking forward to continuing to support newcomers to BC with quality settlement and language programming that will assist in their settlement and integration process.

Executive Director, Health Services - Sinder Kaur

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Sinder received her diploma in psychiatric nursing from the School of Psychiatric Nursing, Kwai Chung Hospital in HK in 1990. She also acquired a bachelor degree in Health from the University of Paisley, England in 1999. She has worked as a registered psychiatric nurse for the Chinese University Psychiatry Department in Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong for 10 years. During her career, Sinder has worked in many different settings such as acute & sub acute in-patient care for psycho geriatrics, child & adolescence psychiatry, and community out-patient clinics. 
Sinder joined the Society in 2001 with the intention to serve seniors and has taken up various positions since then.  She has led many health care initiatives in the Care Home.  Sinder is an Eden Associate, and is currently completing the Nurse Continence Advisor Certificate Course with McMaster University which is sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Sinder is committed to improve the social and physical milieu of our seniors by providing solid leadership to Resident Care Team. 

Chief Development Officer – Sunny Leung

Sunny Leung 150x195Sunny Leung joined S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation in January of 2016, and is responsible for leading the strategic vision of the foundation, ensuring the delivery of impeccable donor relationship while developing strategic fundraising platforms to inspire support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ programs and services.

Prior to joining the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. family, Sunny spent 10 years with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and as a Director of Philanthropy and Sponsorship, he served in various capacities in the areas of major gift, planned giving, capital campaign and annual program development.  He has worked extensively with community philanthropists and leaders across different corporate sectors and cultures, and together with his ethnic background, he also led the development and direction of the organization’s Chinese-Canadian fundraising effort.

Before transitioning into the non-profit sector, Sunny spent three years with J. Walter Thompson, one of the largest national full service marketing and advertising agencies.  Working closely with clients in the telecommunication, financial and retail industries, Sunny led various marketing and advertising campaigns that delivered on his clients’ needs.

Caring.  Respect. Ethical.  Integrity.  Open.  Inclusive.  Innovative

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