Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation Announces New Board of Directors

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Surrey, BC (June 18, 2024) – The Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation (LVVRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Board of Directors for the 2024/25 fiscal year. The Board consists of seven members who bring diverse backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives to the Foundation’s mission of supporting veterans and their families through innovative research, education, and services.

The new Board of Directors are:

  • Debbie Green, Chair, Board of Directors. Debbie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a published medical researcher, and a lifelong volunteer. She is also the spouse and caregiver of Captain Trevor Greene, a Canadian military veteran who sustained a severe brain injury in Afghanistan.
  • Angela Chen, Treasurer, Chair of the Finance, Audit, and Risk Management Committee. Angela is a management consultant at Nous Group who has worked with public sector clients across government, education, health, and non-profit sectors. She is also the partner of a Canadian Armed Forces veteran who is adapting to civilian life.
  • Anthony Moore, Director. Anthony is the President of the Whalley Legion and a British Army veteran who served with the United Nations in Cyprus. He has been collaborating with the Legion Veterans Village to include a PTSD Centre, a Centre for Robotics, and social housing for veterans and other community members.
  • Dr. Ashok Krishnamoorthy, Secretary and Vice Chair. Chair of the Governance Committee. Dr. Krishnamoorthy is the Department Head of Psychiatry at Richmond Hospital and an Associate Professor (Clinical) with UBC Department of Psychiatry. He has a special interest in treating neuropsychiatric disorders in veterans and first responders.
  • Reverend Paul Richards, Chair of the Community & Fund Development Committee. Reverend Richards is a former RCMP officer who served throughout Canada and overseas for over 30 years. He is an ordained Anglican clergy, the Chaplain of the Seaforth Highlanders Association, and a Senior Chaplain in the Order of S. Lazarus Canada. He has been involved in veterans’ issues for many years, including work with veterans on stress and trauma related issues, and pastoral care to veterans and their families.
  • Captain Trevor Greene, Director. Captain Greene is an Afghan War veteran, journalist, and best-selling author. He sustained a severe axe wound to the head when the Taliban ambushed his platoon in 2006. He has written six books, including his memoir March Forth, and his most recent book There is no Planet B: Promise and Peril on Our Warming World.
  • Chris Mitchell, Director. Chris is a former infantry and healthcare administration officer who graduated from Royal Military College. He is now the CEO of Commissionaires BC, a not-for-profit business that has a social mission to create meaningful employment opportunities for veterans and ex-RCMP.

The LVVRF Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, governance, and financial management of the Foundation.

The LVVRF is a registered charity that was established in 2021 to support the Legion Veterans Village, a $312 million project that provides state-of-the-art facilities for veterans and first responders in Surrey, BC. The Foundation’s mission is to support the rapid acceleration of some of the most advanced and innovative technologies and therapeutic interventions to benefit veterans, first responders and their families. The Foundation also aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the contributions and sacrifices of veterans, first responders, and their families to Canadian society.

Media Contact

Debbie Greene, Chair of the Board of Directors
Email: debbie.greene@lvvresearchfoundation.com