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Co-Chairs

The Daffodil Ball is organized by a Gala Committee of dedicated local leaders and prominent philanthropists led by Jennifer Traub, Meg Brown and Jill Arias.

Jennifer Traub

Jennifer Traub

Jennifer Traub is a partner in the Securities Group at Cassels, is Co-Chair of the firm’s Mining Group and is dedicated to supporting her community, most recently having joined the board of the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. Jen moved to Vancouver in 2012 to open the Cassels Vancouver office. Jen has been Co-Chair of the Daffodil Ball for 10 years, having joined the committee one year prior.

Meg Brown

Meg Brown

Meg Brown is a fifth generation Vancouverite and dedicated community volunteer who cares passionately about the cancer cause. She is the past Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society BC/Yukon and has served on the Daffodil Ball committee for ten years, including Co-Chair for the past four years.

Jill Arias

Jill Arias

Jill Arias is the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at First Majestic Silver Corp. Jill sits on the Board of Women in Mining B.C., has been an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society for the past six years and is proud to participate in her second year as Co-Chair of the 2024 Daffodil Ball Event.

Committee Members

The volunteer committee generously donates their time and energy to help make the Daffodil Ball a huge success each year. The committee consists of the following members:

Negar Adam

Negar Adam

Negar Adam is a self-employed consultant who works with numerous junior public companies, specializing in the mining industry. She also assists private companies with the listing process on various Canadian Exchanges. This is her second year serving as a Daffodil Ball committee member, and previously served four years as a committee member to BC Cancer.

Gary Brown

Gary Brown

Gary Brown is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wheaton Precious Metals. As a proud member of the organizing committee since 2016, Gary is passionate about making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer and believes that together, we can improve outcomes.

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher is a Digital Media Consultant in Vancouver and has been on the committee of the Daffodil Ball for six years. Jodi is committed to helping the Canadian Cancer Society continue their research and support system in Canada for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers.

Lejla Karamesic

Lejla Karamesic

Lejla Karamesic has worked with non-profit agencies - BC Cancer Foundation and Family Services of the North Shore, and has a history of working in the Vancouver mining industry. Lejla is an active member in her community, and serves on the parent council at her son’s school. She has supported the Canadian Cancer Society for over 10 years and is honored to join the Daffodil Ball 2024 committee.

Emily Sewell

Emily Sewell

Emily Sewell is a business consultant in the apparel and real estate industries and currently serves as a Director for a number of junior mining companies. Emily is honored to be a part of the Daffodil Ball 2024 and is excited to serve her second year as a Committee member.

Simona Antolak

Simona Antolak

Simona Antolak is the Vice President of Communications & Corporate Affairs at Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. She actively supports several charitable organizations in the community through volunteering and has proudly served on the Daffodil Ball Committee since 2017.

Kylie Dickson

Kylie Dickson

Kylie Dickson is a CPA, CA and finance professional.  She is a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Fortuna Silver Mines, Star Royalties and Hillcrest Energy Technologies.  Kylie is an active volunteer in her community, including provincial youth sports teams, Little League organizations and other youth organizations in North Vancouver. She is enjoying her first year on the Daffodil Ball Committee.

Kaeli Gattens

Kaeli Gattens

Kaeil Gattens is is the Vice President of Corporate Development at the JDS Group of Companies and is on the Board of Women in Mining B.C. For over a decade, Kaeli has been an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society and is proud to serve her second year on the Daffodil Ball Committee.

Monika Randhawa

Monika Randhawa

Monika Randhawa works with the Canada Border Services Agency and has been active in various fundraising campaigns for the Canadian Cancer Society over the past 15 years. This is Monika’s first year on the Daffodil Ball Committee. She is proud to join the team and contribute to a cause that impacts countless lives. 

Tricia Wu

Tricia Wu

 

As a member of the Private Clients & Foundations team at Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel, Tricia Wu is responsible for managing discretionary investment portfolios for private clients and families. She is passionate about the cancer cause and has served on the Canadian Cancer Society’s Organizing Committee for the Vancouver Daffodil Ball since 2019.

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Volunteer With Us

Join us for the 28th Annual Ball on April 27, 2024.

Get in touch to learn about our available opportunities.

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