Our Team

"Aspirins can heal certain aches and pains, but friendships are the best remedy for my loneliness and isolation. Their kindness has inspired me to serve."

Amie Peacock

Composer and Human Weaver

“Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.”

-Simon Sinek

Timothy (Tim) Yau

Co-Chair

“But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness.”

-Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

Neil Parker

Secretary

"Open communication which promote sharing, listening, encouraging, nurturing, accepting, a sense of security and belonging is a real essence of healthy community."

Manjit Thandi

Multicultural and Community Liaison

“Loneliness and isolation affects more people than you know and, while invisible on the outside, is an incredible burden to those affected.”

Geoff Costeloe, J.D.

Legal Adviser

“Count your age by your friends, not years.”

-John Lennon

Candace H.

Director for National Development

“Loneliness and isolation only impact those that stand alone. Let’s try to make sure no one has to."

Aarya Tamrakar

Director for Marketing and Development

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”

-Vera Nazarian

Trevor Inso

Marketing and Event Coordinator

"The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less."

-Socrates

Filip Jazwinski

Web Development and Graphic Design

“To have a friend, be a friend.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Matthew Leung

Team Support and Coordinator

“We rise by lifting others.”

-Robert G. Ingersoll

Sina Jafarzadeh

Technology and Marketing

“It is love and friendship, the sanctity and celebration of our relationships, that not only support a good life, but create one. Through friendships, we spark and inspire one another’s ambitions.”

-Wallace Stegner

Naomi Han

Treasurer

“I use humor to make people laugh and that burst of laughter makes me feel better inside and validated."

Deirdre Pinnock

Media Representative

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals.”

-Jean Vanier

Adeelah Saad

Mentor and Marketing Adviser

"One day at a time, you got this!"

Apekchha Sapkota

Friendship Ambassador and Open Talk Cafe Host (UBC)

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”

-Malala Yousafzai

Andrea Camacho Garron

Friendship Ambassador and Open Talk Cafe Host

"Community is where we can thrive and friendship, is where we can feel the belonging."

Tammy Boljuncic

Check-in Wednesday Host

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

-Mother Teresa

Kunali Desai

Friendship Ambassador and Host

“My goal is to have a better community. Promote kindness and spread love. Share stories and listen to each other’s dreams. To inspire and be inspired. Tell someone you are not alone."

Lea Navarro

Friendship Ambassador and Open Talk Cafe Host

"Community is a place where I can be myself, where I can learn more about others and myself in the process. For me community is a safe place to grow with others."

Alan Fernandes

Friendship Ambassador

"Community means a sense of togetherness and belonging. A home away from home."

Cara Wang

Open Talk Cafe Host (Yoga)

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”

-Helen Keller

Tara McConnell

Friendship Ambassador and Open Talk Cafe Host

"Aspirins can heal certain aches and pains, but friendships are the best remedy for my loneliness and isolation. Their kindness has inspired me to serve."

Amie Peacock

Composer and Human Weaver

“Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.”

-Simon Sinek

Timothy (Tim) Yau

Co-Chair

“But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness.”

-Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

Neil Parker

Secretary

"Open communication which promote sharing, listening, encouraging, nurturing, accepting, a sense of security and belonging is a real essence of healthy community."

Manjit Thandi

Multicultural and Community Liaison

“Loneliness and isolation affects more people than you know and, while invisible on the outside, is an incredible burden to those affected.”

Geoff Costeloe, J.D.

Legal Adviser

“Count your age by your friends, not years.”

-John Lennon

Candace H.

Director for National Development

“Loneliness and isolation only impact those that stand alone. Let’s try to make sure no one has to."

Aarya Tamrakar

Director for Marketing and Development

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”

-Vera Nazarian

Trevor Inso

Marketing and Event Coordinator

"The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less."

-Socrates

Web Development and Graphic Design

“To have a friend, be a friend.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Matthew Leung

Team Support and Coordinator

“We rise by lifting others.”

-Robert G. Ingersoll

Sina Jafarzadeh

Technology and Marketing

“It is love and friendship, the sanctity and celebration of our relationships, that not only support a good life, but create one. Through friendships, we spark and inspire one another’s ambitions.”

-Wallace Stegner

Naomi Han

Treasurer

“I use humor to make people laugh and that burst of laughter makes me feel better inside and validated."

Deirdre Pinnock

Media Representative

"Community is a place where I can be myself, where I can learn more about others and myself in the process. For me community is a safe place to grow with others."

Alan Fernandes

Friendship Ambassador

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals.”

-Jean Vanier

Adeelah Saad

Mentor and Marketing Adviser

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”

-Malala Yousafzai

Andrea Camacho Garron

Friendship Ambassador and Open Talk Cafe Host

"One day at a time, you got this!"

Apekchha Sapkota

Friendship Ambassador and Open Talk Cafe Host (UBC)

"Community is where we can thrive and friendship, is where we can feel the belonging."

Tammy Boljuncic

Check-in Wednesday Host

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

-Mother Teresa

Kunali Desai

Friendship Ambassador and Host

“My goal is to have a better community. Promote kindness and spread love. Share stories and listen to each other’s dreams. To inspire and be inspired. Tell someone you are not alone."

Lea Navarro

Friendship Ambassador and Open Talk Cafe Host

"Community means a sense of togetherness and belonging. A home away from home."

Cara Wang

Open Talk Cafe Host (Yoga)

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”

-Helen Keller

Tara McConnell

Friendship Ambassador and Open Talk Cafe Host

“It is not very often we get an opportunity to meet people with incredible passion, commitment and ownership to the causes that make our hearts sing like the ones above I have the pleasure of working with. They are the heart and soul of BEYOND The Conversation and I am very proud and honoured to call them my friends and my extended family. Thank you for your unselfish act of kindness and generosity. Together, let’s make a memorable legacy!”

Amie Peacock, the founder of Beyond The Conversation

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