Deborah Armour is the Chief Legal Officer for the Law Society of BC. For most of her legal career, she has held senior in house positions with various corporate and regulatory bodies which positions have included General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. She is adjunct faculty at UBC Law School teaching Ethics and Professionalism. She has served on the board of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the Audit Committee of the Law Society of British Columbia and been actively involved in many other organizations.
Deborah has been to the Project Somos family village in Guatemala twice including a volunteering trip with her husband and 2 sons.
Judy has been a passionate advocate for Project Somos since 2010 and joined the board in 2015. As a recent co-chair of The KidSafe Project, she has seen first-hand the positive power of providing vulnerable children with a safe, nurturing environment.
Judy is a Partner in Social Venture Partners Vancouver and founder of Blue Planet Links, an environmental education foundation. Her background includes a career in advertising and communications, an MBA and an international studies degree.
Nicole spent her professional career as a Project and Product Manager for Telus Communications in Marketing. In 2002, Nicole left the business world to focus on her family and support various charitable organizations through her volunteer efforts.
Over the last 10 years Nicole has been very involved in both local and international nonprofits. Her passion for helping others in evident in everything she does. Nicole, together with her husband Paul, became involved with Project Somos in the beginning of 2011 and she is very excited to be helping make the Project Somos dream a reality.
Greg is the Project Manager on the ground in Guatemala as well as being the co-founder and a director of Compassion Fruit Society. He arrived in February 2011 to break ground and oversee the construction with the local team. It is a plus that he is bilingual and has previous knowledge of construction.
His lifelong interest in creating harmonious, efficient, and beautiful spaces for living led Greg to run successful renovation businesses in Canada, specializing first in heritage homes and later in high-end bathrooms and kitchens. With his care for the environment and an ability to discover creative solutions to structural and design problems, he has been the driving force behind Project Somos’ unique and solid eco-sustainable construction.
Greg particularly enjoys building furniture and is looking forward to learning the art of making furniture from the locally grown bamboo. With the help of volunteers, he has transformed their empty house and centre of operations into a charming home and productive office.
Peter’s career of more than 23 years in the Government of Canada has included roles as a CIO, Director General of Corporate Services and Director General of Business Transformation. He has served in Aboriginal Affairs, Treasury Board, Citizenship & Immigration, Natural Sciences, and National Defence, and his work has included IM/IT strategic planning, socio-demographic research, policy development, management accountability, privacy, sustainable development, and business process re-engineering. He is the recipient of the Clerk of the Privy Council prize, the Federal Public Service’s highest award.
Peter now lives in Vancouver and dedicates much of his time to Project Somos.
Nicole has spent the past 15 years in the Accounting and Project Management field. As a mother of two, Nicole feels passionate about the rights for mothers and children in need. After learning of the incredible work that Project Somos is doing in Guatemala it was important to Nicole to be able to help out in any way she could. Since becoming a member in early 2015, Nicole’s passion for the project has only grown and will hopefully make the trip to visit the village in person soon.