Meet Our Committee

Our dedicated volunteers are Langley-based professionals who provide information, expertise and advice to the Foundation and its donors.  They are available to discuss all aspects of a personal estate plan, including charitable giving options

Luke Berard, CFP

Financial Planner, RBC Financial Planning/RBC Royal Bank

For more than 16 years, Luke has been helping individuals and families achieve their financial planning goals. Luke’s passion for financial planning comes from his desire to support people in their efforts to lead the kind of life they want to lead. His goal is to help his clients have money be a positive influence in their lives and in the world. He brings a relaxed, approachable style and a sense of humour to his work. Over the years, Luke has enjoyed being involved with organizations such as the United Way, BC Children’s Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Darnell-head-shotRebecca Darnell, LL.B.

President, Darnell & Company

Since 1995, Rebecca has built a successful legal practice in the areas of Family Law and Mediation; Real Estate law; and Wills and Estates. As a prominent lawyer in the Langley area, she has been a passionate community voice and advocate for many worthwhile organizations including Langley Community Services, Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise and Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Francisco-DiazFrancisco Dias, CFP, CLU, RRC, BA. Econ

Senior Manager, Wealth and Financial Planning

Prospera Credit Union

Leggatt-Michael-Image-2-June-2011Michael Leggatt, MBA, CFA

Vice-President and Investment Counsellor, RBC Phillips Hager North Investment Counsel 

As an Investment Counsellor and Portfolio Manager, Michael provides comprehensive discretionary investment management for individuals and their families, private companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Michael enjoys being active in his community through his membership with the CFA Institute and the Estate Planning Councils of both Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley.

Dennis Linton.2011. web resizedDennis Linton

Investment Advisor, Sun Life of Canada

Dennis is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which is an international, independent association of about 28,000 of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals from approximately 70 nations. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional product knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. Membership in MDRT is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the insurance and financial services business.

John-ManuelcroppedJohn H. Manuel, CPCA

Independent Financial Advisor, Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors

John has been an insurance and pension planner for over 30 years. As an Independent Agent, John represents many insurance carriers to fulfill his client’s benefit and related insurance needs.

He is an active member of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, sitting on two committees; former Board Member of the Langley International Festival; and is the current President of the Langley Lions Foundation Advisory Committee.

Tanya Lyn WerkTanya Lyn Werk, EPC, RRC

Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services

Tanya Lyn Werk is a Financial Consultant with her focus on Estate Growth, Protection and Transition. She loves public speaking and leading workshops for both private and public groups around B.C. and Alberta. She first contracted with Investors Group in 2003 and has a total of 20 years of experience in Financial Services. Her offices are right across B.C., including White Rock and Langley. Tanya Lyn holds the International Designation of Elder Planning Counselor. She is also a Certified Pre-Planning Counselor, a Registered Retirement Consultant, has her Diploma in Legal Studies and is currently completing her Certified Financial Planner studies. Tanya Lyn is a wife, a mother of two and a grandmother of seven. She was born in North Vancouver and currently lives in Brookswood. 

Kevin WhiteKevin White, CPA, CA

Senior Tax Analyst, Deloitte LLP

Kevin is a Senior Tax Analyst with Deloitte LLP, where he has worked for the past four years in audit and tax. Prior to his time with Deloitte, Kevin worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver where he specialized in cross-border tax. Kevin has primarily focused his efforts working with Not-For-Profit organizations and owner-managed businesses.

Kevin was born and raised in Richmond and currently resides in Burnaby. He has a long-term goal to move to Langley and start a family and is excited to bolster his connection to Langley through his volunteer role with the hospital foundation.

Kate-LudlamKate D. Ludlam

Donor Relations, Major Gifts and Legacy Giving, LMHF

Kate brings over 25 years of fundraising experience to her role as Donor Relations, Major Gifts and Legacy Giving at Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. Kate’s expertise is matching a donor’s vision and passion with their philanthropic aspirations, through a legacy or transformational gift. She joined the Foundation in June 2012.