Board of Directors
Glen Grant, Board Chair
With over 20 years of human resource and operations management experience in medium and large organizations, Glen brings a wealth of international experience to his clients. He is passionate about helping small to medium-sized business owners and their managers effectively manage and understand the often-complex world of employees, HR and labour issues.
Glen’s core strength is in helping start-ups, rapidly expanding businesses and introducing HR processes within an organization. Interested in continuing his knowledge base, Glen was one of the first human resource practitioners in Canada to hold a CHRP (Canada), PHR (US), GPHR (international) and new HRMP professional HR designations.
Born in Vancouver and graduated at UBC in Civil Engineering. Randy was the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Construction, and had about 350 people reporting to him in all areas of construction, equipment buying, trades, drafting and store layout, development work of all kinds, environmental issues and so on. As a Senior VP there, he had his own responsibilities, but also had extensive interactions with leaders from all other areas of the company, such as HR, finance, retail operations, IT and many others.
Since retiring in 2008, Randy has travelled to and lived in many places, including Mexico, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Thailand and others. After relocating back to Vancouver from Calgary, He started volunteering in the Vancouver Restore. In August 2014, he led the 2-day “work bee” at the Government Street location to upgrade the exterior of the complex. In November, he went on a HFH Global Village house build week to Guatemala.
Wilson Chow was born and raised in Vancouver. He studied Human Kinetics and Business at the University of British Columbia, before completing his CPA, CA accounting designation with KPMG. Wilson is currently a senior manager in KPMG’s Vancouver audit practice. Prior to this, Wilson was a swim coach at a local Vancouver swim club for many years. It was here where Wilson realized the importance of the community and the impact it can have on families. In his free time, Wilson enjoys travelling, is a passionate Whitecaps soccer fan and also volunteers his time with Big Brothers.
Doug Hamming, Secretary
In his day job, Doug’s focus is on client and guest experiences. He is an architect specializing in public facilities and projects in which the guest experience is the primary design consideration. With 25 years of experience, Doug’s wide-ranging skills embrace roles from project designer, project manager to architect of record.
Doug is committed to education and mentoring. He is an active member of the CEO’s executive roundtable for the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia, and is a frequent guest speaker on project management at Capilano University. In addition, for the last ten years he has been a sponsor of career mentorship programs for several Vancouver-area high schools.
Viktoriya Griffin, CPA, CA serves on the Board and Audit and Finance Committee Chair for Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver. Her experience includes providing audit and assurance services for private and public companies with large international accounting firms in Canada and the UK. She is currently leading the CFO services line at Clearline CPA as that’s where her passion and heart are. Viktoriya is also a strong believer in enabling and working together with teams. Originally from Kazakhstan, Viktoriya loves learning about culture through food. She also enjoys travelling with her husband and daughter, who she took on 19 plane rides before the age of one.
Jeff joined the Greater Vancouver Board of Directors in 2016. He is a District Safety Manager for Kiewit, a global engineering and construction firm . In his role, Jeff is responsible for the occupational health and safety management of major infrastructure projects across Western Canada. Jeff is a registered CRSP and CSP, with 15 years of leadership and senior management experience in the construction industry. He is currently attending Royal Roads University in pursuit of his MBA.
Richard is an accomplished business professional with over 29 years of extensive experience in Sales & Operations, managing multi-unit businesses and multi-level professionals. A proven and experienced leader in retail through strong strategy and people development with a focus on sales growth initiatives balanced with operational excellence. He is accountable for 90 locations with a portfolio of over 600 million dollars in sales, and leadership to over three thousand Associates and Managers over multiple provinces and territories.
Past President of the Clayburn Village Historical Society, currently volunteering with the Fraser Valley Brain Injury association and Special Olympics British Columbia. He has three amazing children and an active physical and learning lifestyle.
Jeannine is an in-house lawyer at Stantec Engineering where she has responsibility for providing legal support to the British Columbia region. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with a minor in French, and a law degree, both from UBC.
Habitat for Humanity’s vision of “a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live” resonates strongly with Jeannine. Her dad is a real estate agent and growing up, Jeannine was fortunate to see firsthand the joy and happiness that families experience purchasing their first home or moving into new homes as their families expand. This organization will allow Jeannine to bring in her knowledge of the construction industry from the legal perspective while assisting in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership for all.