Board of Directors

Deb Intas

Chair

EXPERIENCE IN CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

- 30+ years as a Road, MTB, Fondo and Charity rider.

- Co-founded WOWride Cycling, the largest female road cycling club in BC, and the development of the WOWride Race team

- Selected to Cycling Canada’s task force to increase participation of women in cycling (2016).

- Cycling Canada Board of Directors and fundraising committee member (2016).

- Contributor to development of  Cycling BC’s Ride Leader Training course

- NCCP Community Coach, NCCP Club Coach by 2022.

- Raised over $25,000 for cancer research via Ride to Conquer Cancer and Ride to Survive.

- Led corporate participation and fundraisers for RBC’s Children's Hospital, Variety Club, and Junior Achievement.

- Chair of BC Ethno Business Council’s Award Nomination Committee (2000-2003).

- Mentor for the Vancouver Board of Trade Mentorship Program

- Launched and participated in RBC’s Via Source business consulting program and Small Business Advisory Council.

– Volunteered at my children’s schools, sporting events, fundraisers, PAC, and as a soccer coach.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Education: B Comm (McGill), MBA (UBC), Canadian Directors Institute Not-For-Profit board course (Oct 2021), Canadian Securities Institute designations

Work Experience: 20 years commercial banking at RBC (Commercial Account Manager, Commercial Sales and Market Manager, Senior Manger Olympic Business Development, Vice President, Commercial Banking), Independent Consultant, Co-Founder WOWride Cycling Club.

With my career, educational and board experience, I understand from a financial, operational, and management perspective what it takes to run a successful business and not for profit organization. I have lead large teams, guided companies from financial distress to financial health and worked on securing Olympic sponsorships.

My proven strengths are coaching teams into strong performers through challenging times, solving  complex HR situations, enhancing employee satisfaction, networking to grow revenue , strengthening client loyalty, and developing and executing  innovative strategies at local/national levels to achieve aggressive goals.

LinkedIn Profile

 

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO CYCLING BC’s BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

I will utilize my strengths in financial analysis, risk management, business and board operations, customer service, HR, team/community building, strategic planning, fundraising and sponsorship.

I will act as a sounding board for CBC’s strategic plan, for overcoming its biggest challenges (Covid’s impact, capturing new cycling markets, ensuring the community understands its role) and for capitalizing on opportunities (engaging and connecting the biking community and diversifying revenue sources). I think it’s important to listen and ask questions to help the organization move in the best direction.

I would add a diverse perspective to the board from a gender, grassroots, national cycling board, and business standpoint.  Cycling is my passion and I am committed to it personally and locally by co-managing a club. I now want to contribute to the provincial success of cycling and make a positive contribution to an amazing organization whose values I truly align with.

 

EXPERIENCE AREAS (as per Cycling BC Wheel):

  • Board Experience
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Relations
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Risk  Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Sport Operations
  • Organizational Development
  • Sponsorships

Ashley Reid

Vice Chair

Martin Farnham

Treasurer

Matt Usborne

Past Chair

Tristen Chernove

Director at Large

John Schwenk

Director at Large

Roxanne St-Pierre

Director at Large

Meet Deb Intas

EXPERIENCE IN CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

- 30+ years as a Road, MTB, Fondo and Charity rider.

- Co-founded WOWride Cycling, the largest female road cycling club in BC, and the development of the WOWride Race team

- Selected to Cycling Canada’s task force to increase participation of women in cycling (2016).

- Cycling Canada Board of Directors and fundraising committee member (2016).

- Contributor to development of  Cycling BC’s Ride Leader Training course

- NCCP Community Coach, NCCP Club Coach by 2022.

- Raised over $25,000 for cancer research via Ride to Conquer Cancer and Ride to Survive.

- Led corporate participation and fundraisers for RBC’s Children's Hospital, Variety Club, and Junior Achievement.

- Chair of BC Ethno Business Council’s Award Nomination Committee (2000-2003).

- Mentor for the Vancouver Board of Trade Mentorship Program

- Launched and participated in RBC’s Via Source business consulting program and Small Business Advisory Council.

– Volunteered at my children’s schools, sporting events, fundraisers, PAC, and as a soccer coach.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Education: B Comm (McGill), MBA (UBC), Canadian Directors Institute Not-For-Profit board course (Oct 2021), Canadian Securities Institute designations

Work Experience: 20 years commercial banking at RBC (Commercial Account Manager, Commercial Sales and Market Manager, Senior Manger Olympic Business Development, Vice President, Commercial Banking), Independent Consultant, Co-Founder WOWride Cycling Club.

With my career, educational and board experience, I understand from a financial, operational, and management perspective what it takes to run a successful business and not for profit organization. I have lead large teams, guided companies from financial distress to financial health and worked on securing Olympic sponsorships.

My proven strengths are coaching teams into strong performers through challenging times, solving  complex HR situations, enhancing employee satisfaction, networking to grow revenue , strengthening client loyalty, and developing and executing  innovative strategies at local/national levels to achieve aggressive goals.

LinkedIn Profile

 

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO CYCLING BC’s BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

I will utilize my strengths in financial analysis, risk management, business and board operations, customer service, HR, team/community building, strategic planning, fundraising and sponsorship.

I will act as a sounding board for CBC’s strategic plan, for overcoming its biggest challenges (Covid’s impact, capturing new cycling markets, ensuring the community understands its role) and for capitalizing on opportunities (engaging and connecting the biking community and diversifying revenue sources). I think it’s important to listen and ask questions to help the organization move in the best direction.

I would add a diverse perspective to the board from a gender, grassroots, national cycling board, and business standpoint.  Cycling is my passion and I am committed to it personally and locally by co-managing a club. I now want to contribute to the provincial success of cycling and make a positive contribution to an amazing organization whose values I truly align with.

 

EXPERIENCE AREAS (as per Cycling BC Wheel):

  • Board Experience
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Relations
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Risk  Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Sport Operations
  • Organizational Development
  • Sponsorships