Our People

Nancy Curry, Emma Fairhurst, Helen Plischke, Preet Pall, Claudia Losie, Zoe Pratt

Nancy Curry

Position: Director
Nancy has volunteered her time to many local community organizations and spear-headed an annual Christmas Toy Drive sponsored by numerous Vancouver mining and exploration companies. Nancy brings more than 20 years of fundraising, marketing, management and public company experience to the organization. Over the last years she has focused her career on Corporate Development & Communications for public companies, and has been responsible for corporate & shareholder communication programs, marketing and financings for several exploration companies.

Preet Pall

Position: Director
Preet is a Group Insurance Advisor at Montridge Financial, providing corporations with customized Group Benefits plans, and collectively has 20 years of experience in Corporate Insurance. Preet enjoys being a hockey mom, backpacking the world and volunteering at various organizations. She is a director of Watershed Watch Salmon Society since 2006, director at the Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary club, completed an exchange program in 2007 to Turkey promoting goodwill through the Rotary Foundation, and has volunteered at Share Family Services, Central City Foundation and the SPCA. As a director for Global Change For Children, it allows Preet to continue to raise awareness and support for children locally and in underprivileged countries, focusing on education needs, financial and social assistance.

Claudia Losie

Position: Director
Claudia is a securities and corporate finance lawyer at Boughton Law in Vancouver with over 25 years of experience. She has a broad client base in the resource, industrial, technology, and life sciences sectors. Claudia provides a full range of corporate and securities law services, including private and public debt or equity financings; IPOs and listings on stock exchanges; mergers and acquisitions; commercial transactions; corporate reorganizations; and corporate governance. Claudia has involved herself in charitable and arts endeavours in various capacities for years and is a founding director of Global Change for Children. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked as a social worker and therapist with children with developmental, behavioural and mental health problems, and their families.

Helen Plischke

Position: Director
Helen is a writer, editor, and researcher whose years working as a newspaper journalist took her to some of the most underprivileged communities in Canada. Having transitioned into technical writing and editing, Helen is currently employed in a business development role by global engineering consultant Klohn Crippen Berger. In this position she has learned much about the poverty and struggles experienced by many children in emerging nations. Helen has volunteered her time with several non-profit organizations over the years, from fundraising for arts groups to working as a volunteer reading tutor for elementary school kids.

Zoe Pratt

Position: Director
Zoe has been working in the mineral exploration industry for more than 10 years. She has a background in GIS and data management and is currently working as a consultant. Zoe has had the opportunity to travel widely, and seeing children in need has motivated her to volunteer her time with local non-profit organizations.

Emma Fairhurst

Position: Director
Emma, over the past 10 years, has worked and volunteered for numerous local and international non-government organizations involving children.  She has experience in international development and corporate responsibility, working significantly in East Africa.  Emma also has in excess of 15 years experience in the financial capital markets, with an emphasis on venture capital start-ups.

Jessica Van Den Akker

Position: CFO
Jessica is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and has been working with public companies for 15 years, primarily in Vancouver.  She currently works as a CFO to a few of junior venture issuers and is a avid traveller having journeyed around the world extensively for both work and pleasure.  Jessica previously spent a number of years volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society organizing fundraisers and promoting community involvement.