Board of Directors

  • Ryan Resch: Chair
  • Janine Davies: Vice Chair
  • Howard Reich: Treasurer
  • Jud Paynter: Secretary
  • D. Roger Millen: Past Chair & Director
  • Wade Brown: Director
  • Gail Nugent: Director
  • Natasha Krotez: Director
  • Doug Fleming: Director
  • Todd Sakakibara: Director
  • Bonnie Cyre: Director

Ryan Resch: Chair

Ryan Resch is a consultant with Towers Perrin's Executive Compensation and Rewards Practice in Vancouver. Recent projects include executive compensation, base pay and incentive plan design, market pricing, job evaluation, and compensation surveys. Ryan's background includes experience in both the specialty retail and hospitality sectors. His expertise includes strong foundations in analytical, research, and technical skills. Ryan holds a Master of Business Administration specializing in Management and Organizational Studies from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University.

Janine Davies: Vice Chair

Howard Reich: Treasurer

A Partner at Manning Elliott Chartered Accountants, Howard facilitates the Business Development Unit that helps clients improve the profitability and value of their businesses. Howard joined Manning Elliott as a Partner in June 1999, after having been a partner at BDO Dunwoody for two years and an employee there for another eight years prior. In the seventies, Howard worked in the Los Angeles office of Peat Marwick Mitchell and in private industry as a CFO and Internal Audit Manager for two Fortune 500 publicly listed companies. His thirty years of extensive business experience has given Howard a unique approach to helping our clients grow their businesses by utilizing the resource tools of our Ran One affiliation that guarantees value to clients. Howard is a seasoned seminar and meeting leader in the area of business development. After graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Howard went on to receive his Certified Public Accountant’s designation from the States of Florida and California. He received his Chartered Accountant’s designation in 1983, and has since completed training in Commercial Mediation. When Howard is not at the office, he enjoys long-distance running, dog training, karaoke and traveling. He even steps into the spotlight now and again to perform stand-up comedy.

Judd Paynter: Secretary


D. Roger Millen: Past Chair & Director

David Roger Millen holds a Degree in Agriculture from the University of Melbourne, Australia and initially worked in Tasmania as a Research Agronomist. After arriving in Canada he worked as an Account Executive and Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch & Co in Vancouver, and later in marketing & sales in business equipment, culminating in a Sales Manager position for a telecommunications firm. For the last ten years he has owned and operated Sterling Limousines. Community service has included twenty years of volunteer activities with the Vancouver Symphony – Member of the Volunteer Executive, “Endeavour” Board Member and Beneficiary Chairman for the Symphony, Chair of Symphony Casino Fundraising, Corporate Giving Campaign and innumerable and varied fund-raising activities. Other community involvement has included corporate giving campaigns with the Vancouver Aquarium and the Canadian Special Olympics, fund-raising for the Vancouver Pride Society and Board Member of the Shooting Stars Foundation

Wade Brown: Director

Gail Nugent: Director

Natasha Krotez: Director

Doug Fleming: Director

Todd Sakakibara: Director