Board & Staff

The Coquitlam Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board of twelve which always includes three statutory appointments: the Mayor ofthe City of Coquitlam, Chair of the board of trustees of School District #43 and Chair of the board of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. A part-time Executive Director manages the foundation on behalf of the Board of Directors along with a part-time administrative assistant and a part-time bookkeeper.


Dwight Yochim, Executive Director

Tricia Kobayashi, Administrative Assistant

​Angela Chong, Bookkeeper

Board of Directors:

Honorary Chairperson
Peter Legge


  • Roch Ripley – Chair
  • John Wolff  – Vice Chair
  • Sid Sharma – Treasurer
  • Vacant – Secretary

Statutory Appointees:

  • Dennis Marsden – Director representing the City of Coquitlam
  • Andrea Jabour – Director representing the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Carol Cahoon – Director representing School District #43 (Coquitlam)

Members at large:

  • Hazel Joomratty – Director
  • Trish Mandewo – Director
  • Linda Meneghello – Director
  • Iris Sun – Director
  • Colleen Talbot – Director