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 entirely 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, including substantive background guides, hotel accommodations, out-of-town delegation events, the Financial Aid program, and the Delegate Social. The Board is on-site for the entirety of the Conference and are 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

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

Esteban Lee | Director of Finance | email
B.Sc., Western University, 2019

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
B.Com., University of British Columbia, 2019

Kevin Nan | Transition Advisor | email
B.Com, University of British Columbia, 2021

Alexander McGuigan | Transition Advisor | email
B.Com, 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

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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

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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.

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

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

Secretary-General (2011)

B.A., University of Southern California, 2016

 

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

USG Committees, General Assemblies (2011)

B.A., New York University, 2016

Chief of Staff (2015) B.Sc., Western University, 2019

Chief of Staff (2015)

B.Sc., Western University, 2019

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

DSG External (2015)

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

 

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

DSG External (2012)

iBBA, Schulich School of Business, 2016

Secretary-General (2015) B.Com., University of British Columbia, 2019

Secretary-General (2015)

B.Com., University of British Columbia, 2019

Secretary-General (2017) B.Com, University of British Columbia, 2021    

Secretary-General (2017)

B.Com, University of British Columbia, 2021

 

 

Director-General (2017) B.Com, University of British Columbia, 2021

Director-General (2017)

B.Com, University of British Columbia, 2021

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.
 


MATTHEW GU | TREASURER

Co-Founder and CEO, Talentful.io, Seattle

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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.

 

 

VIDHU PASRICHA | DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

Program Assistant, Global Health Solutions, New York

linkedin.com/in/vidhupasricha/

Vidhu is currently the Head of Security for Genesis Security Group. In her spare time, Vidhu enjoys scaring little children for fun.

Since graduating from New York University in 2016, Vidhu has gone on to do some important sounding things with the United Nations. 


 

 

ESTEBAN LEE | DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Goldman Sachs, Toronto

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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 junior 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.
 


JOTHAM CHOW | DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Machine Learning Researcher, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto

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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. 

 



HWAN JEON | DIRECTOR (AT-LARGE)

Investment Banking Analyst, TD Securities, Toronto

linkedin.com/in/hwanjeon/

Hwan works on Bay Street. Nobody has actually seen Hwan in a few years, so we're not really sure what he's up to, but it's something important.

In his spare time, Hwan crunches numbers, analyzes candlesticks, and browses Wall Street Oasis.

 



LINDA DAI | DIRECTOR (AT-LARGE)

Co-Chair, National Strategy Consulting Competition, Vancouver

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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 third 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.




KEVIN NAN | TRANSITION ADVISOR

Associate, National Investment Banking Competition and Conference, Toronto

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Kevin is excited to serve as a Secretariat Liaison on the Board of Directors, after working as the USG Marketing in 2016 and Secretary-General in 2017. His main responsibilities include coordinating with international delegations, facilitating substantive discussion between the 2018 Secretariat and Board of Directors, and ensuring deadlines for deliverables are met.

Kevin is currently a first-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Kevin works for a Canadian political party and the National Investment Banking Conference. In the future, Kevin hopes to pursue a career in public policy or strategy consulting.




ALEXANDER MCGUIGAN | TRANSITION ADVISOR

Analyst, WestPeak Research Association, Vancouver

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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 first 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.