Allan is a real estate project marketer and was a Vancouver Park Commissioner from 1993 – 2008.
During his Park Board tenure he was involved with the creation of the Italian Garden at Hastings Park, the refurbishment of Victory Square Park and Cenotaph and served the Board on many projects and committees, including Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Hastings Park Working Committee, and Capital Plan strategy to redevelop Sunset Community Centre and most recently, the renovation and revitalization of Nat Bailey Baseball Stadium.
Allan is a member of the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants’ Association, a Director for the Vancouver Resource Society for People with Disabilities and he is currently an Honorary Colonel with 15th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery.
Purpose-driven and determined to support sustainable progress, Grant has a diverse background. He holds a BFA, a CPA, CA, and is currently completing his designation as a Chartered Director. An entrepreneur to his core, Grant builds things. He founded Clearline CPA in 2007 and for 12 years was senior partner, growth from 1 person to 40. In 2019, he founded Clarity NPO, an organization dedicated to helping charities and NPOs set targets and achieve goals. Grant is about inclusion in support of strong direction that drives success. Learn more and follow Grant via Clarity NPO and his social media links there.
Melissa De Genova, Director, Secretary & Fund Raising Chair
Melissa De Genova actively volunteers with several community groups and charitable organizations in Vancouver. She is a past Board Director of Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, and has also volunteered with several charitable organizations, including Odd Squad Productions and the Salvation Army’s “Hope in the Inner City” Gala in the Downtown Eastside.
In her professional life, Melissa is a Councillor with the City of Vancouver and is also the Director of Development for the Vancouver Resource Society, a non-profit organization, where she leads initiatives to secure accessible housing for persons with disabilities. She also owns a marketing and event production company.
Melissa holds a degree from Simon Fraser University in political science and has in the past worked in communications and senior management roles for many companies and organizations in both non-profit and private sectors.
As the wife of a Vancouver Police Officer and former Royal Canadian Navy member, Melissa brings a fresh perspective to the Honour House Board. She lives in Vancouver with her husband Blair and daughter Lili.