Sharma, Parikh and DeYoung elected to Vancity’s Board of Directors

April 24, 2019, Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. — Members of Vancity credit union have elected Niki Sharma, Rita Parikh and Joel DeYoung to the board of directors, each for a three-year term.

Niki Sharma Niki Sharma, a Vancity member for seven years, has been re-elected for her second term.
Rita Parikh Rita Parikh, a Vancity member for eight years, has been re-elected for her second term.
Joel DeYoung Joel DeYoung, a Vancity member for 23 years, has been elected for his first term.

“Because we’re a credit union, our members have a say in how we operate and help drive our vision forward. We’d like to thank all the Vancity members who voted and, in particular, we’d like to express our sincere appreciation to the eight dedicated members who campaigned to represent our members during this year’s election,” says Theodora Lamb, Chair of Vancity’s Nominations and Election Committee.

During the election, which took place from April 1 to April 18, a total of 13,461 valid ballots and 36,587 votes were cast. Full results from Vancity’s 2019 Board of Directors’ election are:

  • Niki Sharma – 7,989 votes
  • Rita Parikh – 7,243 votes
  • Joel DeYoung – 5,061 votes
  • Patrick Nangle – 4,570 votes
  • Shawn Mitchell – 4,468 votes
  • Sharon Gregson – 3,342 votes
  • Stephen Von Sychowski – 2,098 votes
  • Mark Pezarro – 1,816 votes

Vancity thanks all the candidates for their participation in the election.



About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 534,000 member-owners and their communities in the unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw people, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $27.4 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

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