Farewell to our Education Admin and Hello to our new SICA staff 2022

SICA has seen a few changes this year and we would like to say farewell to our Education Administrative Assistant and introduce the Team for 2022.

 

Grich De Vera joined the SICA Team in May 2020 as the Education Administrative Assistant.  She had moved to Kelowna along with her daughter from Dubai in 2018.  When asked what success meant to Grich she answered, “To feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of each day.” She was very personable, highly skilled and organized like nobody’s business; Grich was all about making the most of her day!


Grich had a passion to pursue a career in Law so went back to school to become a Legal Assistant while still performing her duties in the Education Department.  One day soon Grich hopes to become a Paralegal and we have no doubt that she will be in the top of her class.  Grich started her internship with Pihl Law on April 18th …although we wish her much success and happiness in her new career, we were SAD to see her go. 

We celebrated Grich on her last day with some Sushi and a song!  Grich always went above and beyond her role and responsibilities; Pihl Law is very lucky to have her! As we say goodbye to Grich, SICA and the Education Team would like to welcome Trinh Son to the Education Administrative Assistant position. 

Trinh Son

Trinh had more than 20+ years engaging in the non-profit industry in Vietnam, working with the disadvantaged/marginalized communities on education, health care, construction, and community development projects. Trinh and her husband moved to Kelowna from Vietnam in 2020 to be with their daughter who was studying at UBCO.  We are very excited to have Trinh join the education team and look forward to getting to know her better.  If the past few weeks are any indication…she is going to fit right in and become a huge asset!

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Jacob May

Jacob has spend the last 20 year building relationship and collaborating with government, business owners, project managers and community organizations. His background in marketing, public relations, recruitment, and retentions will allow him to work effectively with all of our SICA members. His primary goal is to grow membership adoption and improve membership value. He was born and raised in the Okanagan. He enjoys all that it offers, such as the amazing food or just simply catching a Kelowna Rockets game.

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Teresa Lien

Teresa's career spans more than 25+ years with experience in industries including Media, Government Relations, Hospitality, Vintner, Real Estate Development, Accommodation, and Retail Home Improvement. She will be responsible for developing and supervising all marketing and communications strategies for SICA. Teresa will be overseeing the development of goals,  strategies, and implementation plans to execute comprehensive marketing campaigns. She is the Marketing and Communications strategist for launching and managing events, new products, services,  and associated brands to meet SICA membership and board goals.

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