Board of Directors
Working Gear has a diverse volunteer Board of Directors and an Operations Coordinator who are all dedicated to ensuring the organization is a success.
Sarah Beley - Volunteer and Operations Coordinator - Works in sustainability and clean tech. Dialogue and Community Development graduate with a passion for diversity, inclusion, and people.
Frank Kusmer - Board Chair - President at Equasis Capital, a private lending solutions firm for real estate projects, oil & gas industry and operating businesses world wide.
Michael Elliott - Past Chair / Communications
Lawyer with Jarvis McGee Rice Trial Lawyers.
Lani Johnson - Campaign Coordinator / Volunteer Coordinator Liaison
Employment support professional with expertise in program development, career counselling, civil engagement and community outreach.
Stephen Flynn - Referral Agency Liaison
Started Working Gear to ensure that barriers to employment are reduced for low income men. Works in the field of adult guardianship.
Edyta Szczuka - Shop Coordinator
Employment skills professional with expertise in training and facilitation.
Dave Namkung - Fund Development
Recruitment specialist, legally trained, assists Working Gear by coordinating fund development efforts.
Stephanie Descoteaux - Treasurer
Self-employed financial advisor and bookkeeping system specialist.
Jessica Jimmo - Board Secretary
Employment specialist with expertise in counselling, human behaviour, criminology and law.
John Warrington - Member at Large
Pharmaceutical professional and lobbyist with expertise in health benefit programs, provincial health policy and health economics.
Did You Know?
Working Gear Clothing Society is a volunteer run organization dedicated to helping men in the Greater Vancouver area attain employment and enhance their self esteem.