Board of Directors

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is overseen by a Board of Directors elected by its members at the Annual General Meeting. The Board is accountable to its members, the community and its donors. The expertise of the Board in key areas such as HR, finance and food operations guides our direction and helps us to be accountable to our strategic goals. They meet monthly to review our progress, discuss how we can maximize our resources, while empowering the management team and staff. Our current Board of Directors are as follows:


Dale Saip


Dale is Vice-President of the Vancouver Giants WHL. He joined the GVFB Board in September 2009 and has one year remaining in his term. He also sits on the Delta Board of Education (first elected 1987), BC Sports Hall of Fame Board, and Delta Police Foundation Board.

In 2012, Dale received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service and overall contributions to Canada.


Jake Letkemann


Jake Letkemann is an owner/partner of Westrim Plumbing and Heating. He joined the GVFB Board in November 2010, and currently holds the position of Vice-Chair. Jake is actively involved in the sports community, supporting the Vancouver Giants.


Dallyn Willis

​Director and Secretary

Dallyn is the Senior Director, Finance and Administration, at Western Forest Products.

He joined the GVFB Board in November 2012 for a three-year term. He is also a Board Director and Treasurer at the Burrard Arts Foundation.


Catherine Anderson


Catherine is the Chief Executive Officer for Hidden Garden Foods. She joined the GVFB Board in November 2014. She has also served on the boards of Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, College of Registered Nurses, and Margurite Dixon Transition Society.


David Brodie


David is the Senior Vice-President and General Manager for Citizen Relations. He joined the GVFB Board in 2013, and will serve a seven-year term. He is a former director for the Communications and Public Relations Foundation, and Ship for World Youth Alumni Association.

David has more than 17 years experience in communications, having planned and executed large scale campaigns in every province and territory in Canada, as well as throughout Asia, Europe, the U.S., and Mexico. He has served as a senior advisor to a former Prime Minister of Canada, and has led successful initiatives for several federal and provincial agencies.

As well, David has worked on globally recognized brands such as Gap, General Mills and Future Shop. He has extensive experience in crisis communications, media training and marketing PR, and an in-depth understanding of social media and online advocacy.


Dianne Turner


Dianne is the Superintendent/CEO of the Delta School District. She joined the GVFB Board in November 2014. She also serves on the Canadian Education Association board.

Dianne attended Simon Fraser University where she achieved a BA with a major in biology and a minor in environmental science. She then went on to complete her Master’s in Educational Leadership at SFU and is currently completing the Educational Leadership Doctoral program.

Dianne taught science for 13 years in the Vancouver School District before becoming a vice-principal. She served as Principal at Point Grey Secondary and at Eric Hamber Secondary. In August 2008, she became Assistant Superintendent in the Delta School District, and a year-and-a half later she became Superintendent.


Murray Penner


Murray is the Director of Marketing and Procurement for Gordon Food Services. He joined the GVFB Board in November 2010 for a seven-year term. Murray enjoys contributing his expertise and being part of the change in food systems over the past few years.


Warren Wong


Warren is the Vice-President of Talent & Culture at Appnovation Technologies, where he is responsible for global human resources and corporate citizenship enabling the company’s global expansion as a world leader in information technology services.

Warren joined the GVFB Board as a Director in June 2012 and sits on the Nominations Committee. Warren is past Director with the Canadian Psoriasis Foundation where he was the Vice-President, and the Canadian Information Processing Society.

A life long resident of Vancouver, Warren is a graduate from Simon Fraser University and is an avid cyclist and a member of Glotman Simpson Cycling, riding in support to find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer.