Policy Advisory Council


The Policy Advisory Council acts as a consultative resource for the DVBIA Board of Directors on legislative and policy issues that relate to and impact downtown.

Kristine St. Laurent

Senior Manager, Government & Public Services; Deloitte Chair, Policy Advisory Council

Brent Findley

Senior Manager, Security and Life Safety; Cadillac Fairview

Carlos Ramirez

Owner; Xixo Leather Artistry

Danielle Leroux

Manager of Member Services and Communications: Alliance of Beverage Licensees

Darcy Vermeulen

Senior Consultant; Context Research

Gwen Hardy

Managing Partner; Elettra Communications

Humphrey Ng

President; Juuga Marketing

Igor Faletski

CEO & Co-founder; Mobify

Jeff Fisher

VP, Senior Policy Analyst; Urban Development Institute

Joseph Nakhla

Founder & CEO; Bazinga!

Melissa Higgs

Principal; HCMA Architecture + Design

Muneesh Sharma

Director of Government Affairs and Communications; BOMA BC

Nate Sabine

Director of Business Development; Blueprint

Nerissa Yan

Litigation Associate; Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP

Sara Clark

Vice President Strategic Projects; Small Business BC

Sophie Perndl

Associate; Brook Pooni Associates