BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The CAHSMUN Board of Directors provides legal governance, strategic planning, and long-term vision to the Secretariat team. The Board is composed of former Secretariat members who bring a wealth of experiences from their professional lives after CAHSMUN. 

The Board helps oversee all aspects of the Conference and are on-site for the entirety of the conference. The Board is available 24/7 to attend emergency situations.

To contact the Board, please email board@cahsmun.org. To reach a specific Board member, please find their contact information below.

 

Douglas Wong | Chairman of the Board | email
B.A., University of British Columbia, 2012
M.A., McMaster University, 2013

Ricardo Lé | Vice Chairman of the Board | email
B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 2009
M. Health Economics, University of Queensland, 2011

Esteban Lee | Director of Finance | email
HBA, Ivey Business School, 2019

Denise Chau | Director of Strategy | email
B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 2010
M.Sc., London Business School, 2012

Matthew Gu | Treasurer | email
B.A., University of Southern California, 2016

Vidhu Pasricha | Director of Legal Affairs | email
B.A., New York University, 2016

Jotham Chow | Director of Marketing | email
B.A.S., University of Waterloo, 2020

Hwan Jeon | Director (At-Large) | email
iBBA, Schulich School of Business, 2016

Linda Dai | Director (At-Large) | email
BCom, University of British Columbia, 2019

Kevin Nan | Managing Director | email
BCom, University of British Columbia, 2021

Alexander McGuigan | Finance Advisor | email
BCom, University of British Columbia, 2021


   Chief of Staff (2010)    B.A., University of British Columbia, 2012  M.A., McMaster University, 2013

Chief of Staff (2010)

B.A., University of British Columbia, 2012

M.A., McMaster University, 2013

Douglas Wong | CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

National Policy and Government Relations, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

linkedin.com/in/douglaswong

Douglas Wong has served as the organization's Chairman for six years and has been involved with the organization since 2006. In his role as Chairman, Douglas leads the governance team, providing strategic direction and continuity to the organization and ensuring that the legal and financial responsibilities of the organization are met.

Professionally, Douglas works as the National Government Relations and Policy Program Manager for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. As an affordable housing advocate, Douglas is the organization's representative on Parliament Hill. Douglas studied political science and history at the University of British Columbia and completed graduate studies in political science at McMaster University.

 

   Director (2008)    B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 2009  M. Health Economics, University of Queensland, 2011

Director (2008)

B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 2009

M. Health Economics, University of Queensland, 2011

RICARDO LE | VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Director of Examinations and Assessment, Royal College of Surgeons, England

linkedin.com/in/ricardole/

Ricardo Lé has served on the CAHSMUN Board since 2008 and has recently become the organization’s Vice Chairman. In this role, Ricardo deals with conference logistics and facilitates CAHSMUN’s long term vision. 

Professionally, Ricardo works as a manager in Examinations & Assessment at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Ricardo, is also a health policy lecturer at the University of London and works with Health Education England. Ricardo studied life sciences and economics at the University of British Columbia and completed graduate degrees in health economics and public health at the University of Queensland.

   Chief of Staff (2015)    HBA, Ivey Business School, 2019

Chief of Staff (2015)

HBA, Ivey Business School, 2019

ESTEBAN LEE | DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Goldman Sachs, Los Angeles

linkedin.com/in/estebanlee/

Esteban Lee serves as CAHSMUN's Director of Finance, building off of his experience as a delegate, staff member, and conference Chief of Staff. Esteban is currently in his senior year of the Honours Business Administration program at the Ivey Business School. 

Professionally, Esteban will be joining the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs next summer, bringing to the job his education and experience at the Toronto-based private equity firm, Auxo Management.

   Secretary-General (2009)    B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 2010  M.Sc., London Business School, 2012

Secretary-General (2009)

B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 2010

M.Sc., London Business School, 2012

DENISE CHAU | DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY

Portfolio Solutions and M&A Manager, KPMG United Kingdom, London

linkedin.com/in/denisechau/

Denise first became involved in CAHSMUN in 2006 as a head delegate and subsequently went on to serve in staff, Secretariat, and Board positions with the organization since, including as the Secretary-General of the 2009 conference.

She is currently based in London, United Kingdom, and has over five years of experience working in financial services, primarily advising on and facilitating cross-border M&A and structured finance transactions in the Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern European region. Denise holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Cell Biology and Genetics from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters in Management degree from the London Business School.

   Secretary-General (2011)    B.A., University of Southern California, 2016

Secretary-General (2011)

B.A., University of Southern California, 2016

MATTHEW GU | TREASURER

Co-Founder and CEO, Talentful.io, Seattle

linkedin.com/in/matthewgu/

Matthew attended his first CAHSMUN conference in grade 8 as the delegate representing Cyprus at WHO. He had the pleasure of serving as the Secretariat General for the 2011 CAHSMUN conference and since joined as a member of the Board of Directors.

Professionally, Matt is part of an AI startup helping technology companies discover and find engineering talent. On his free time, Matt designs in Sketch and codes in Swift.

   USG Committees, General Assemblies (2011)    B.A., New York University, 2016

USG Committees, General Assemblies (2011)

B.A., New York University, 2016

VIDHU PASRICHA | DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

Assistant Account Executive, Health Unlimited, New York

linkedin.com/in/vidhupasricha/

Vidhu Pasricha, a graduate of New York University, is passionate about serving the community both at a local and global level. In order to pursue this passion, she has spent 4 years accumulating extensive experience within the public sector at both the state and international level. 

At the state-level, Vidhu worked with Governor Andrew Cuomo's Special Counsel where she focused on the effect of the 2014 gubernatorial election on policy by analyzing an array of statewide policies. At the global level, Vidhu has spent over a year and a half with the United Nations. In 2016, she worked with the United Nations Global Compact, the UN's largest corporate sustainability initiative, where her responsibilities included building and managing new relationships with the private sector and helping these companies fulfill different elements of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, it was her time with UNICEF in the Public Advocacy Section where she uncovered her deep interest in health. Through the creation of advocacy strategies for government administration encouraging them to focus on children with health issues living through global crises, Vidhu realized the world of health in developing countries requires more attention and advances.

She currently works with Health Unlimited, a communications firm based in New York.

   DSG External (2015)    B.A.S., University of Waterloo, 2020

DSG External (2015)

B.A.S., University of Waterloo, 2020

JOTHAM CHOW | DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Machine Learning Researcher, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto

linkedin.com/in/jothamchow/

Jotham has been a part of CAHSMUN since 2014 as a two-time Secretariat member and is now proudly serving as a member of the Board where he facilitates further engagement within the community.

Jotham is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He has previously worked with private and public institutions in developing cardiac surgical instruments and big data analytics in public health. 

   DSG External (2012)    iBBA, Schulich School of Business, 2016

DSG External (2012)

iBBA, Schulich School of Business, 2016

HWAN JEON | DIRECTOR (AT-LARGE)

Investment Banking Analyst, TD Securities, Toronto

linkedin.com/in/hwanjeon/

Hwan joined CAHSMUN as part of its staff in 2011, served on the Secretariat in 2012, and has been part of its Board since 2013. Between those years, he has helped lead various Model UN conferences in Vancouver and New York. Hwan attended the Schulich School of Business at York University, completed an exchange semester at BI Norwegian in Oslo, and currently works in Toronto at one of Canada's largest banks.

   Secretary-General (2015)    BCom, University of British Columbia, 2019

Secretary-General (2015)

BCom, University of British Columbia, 2019

LINDA DAI | DIRECTOR (AT-LARGE)

Summer Consultant, Monitor Deloitte, Toronto

linkedin.com/in/lindadai/

Linda has been a part of the CAHSMUN Secretariat since 2013 and is now continuing her involvement as a member of the Board of Directors. In her current role, she is assists the Secretariat team with community outreach and overall mentorship.

Linda is currently a fourth year undergraduate student studying business at UBC. She has previously worked at a private equity shop in Toronto and is hoping to work in strategy consulting upon graduation.

   Secretary-General (2017)    BCom, University of British Columbia, 2021

Secretary-General (2017)

BCom, University of British Columbia, 2021

KEVIN NAN | Managing director, executive board

Chair, National Strategy Consulting Competition & Conference, Vancouver

linkedin.com/in/kevinnan/

Kevin is excited to work as an Advisor on the Board of Directors, after serving on the Secretariat as the USG Marketing in 2016 and Secretary-General in 2017. His main responsibilities include facilitating substantive discussion between the Secretariat and Board of Directors and ensuring deadlines for deliverables are met.

Kevin is currently a second year student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the UBC Sauder School of Business. In the future, Kevin hopes to pursue a career in public policy or strategy consulting.

   Director-General (2017)    BCom, University of British Columbia, 2021

Director-General (2017)

BCom, University of British Columbia, 2021

ALEXANDER MCGUIGAN | finance advisor, executive board

Associate Director, WestPeak Research Association, Vancouver

linkedin.com/in/alexandermcguigan/

Alexander joined CAHSMUN as the Director-General of the 2017 conference and is thrilled to join the Board where he works as an Advisor to the current Secretariat team.

Alexander is currently in his second year at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Although he has not decided on his specialization, he hopes to use his education to make a positive impact in the local and global community through business.