Vandhana Misri

Vandhana has been a volunteer with the ALS Society of British Columbia & Yukon for over 20 years after losing her father to ALS in the early 90s.  She was the volunteer walk coordinator for the Richmond-Vancouver Walk for ALS for two years and, previous to that, was a committee member with the Run Walk & Roll for ALS for five years.  Vandhana has been on the Board of Directors for the Society since 2008 and is presently the immediate past president. In 2011, she was awarded the ALS BC Roy Slater Volunteer of the Year Award.

Although born in India, Vandhana has lived in the Greater Vancouver area since she was a child and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. Vandhana had previously been involved in Intellectual Property Management in the high-tech/ biotech industry in Vancouver for over 15 years. During her career in intellectual property, she worked for companies such as Ballard Power Systems, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals and QLT Inc. Vandhana currently works for the Knowledge Network Corporation as a licensing and programming associate for the organization. She is also actively involved in community and school affairs in the City of Port Coquitlam, where she lives with her 12-year-old son, who also volunteers with the ALS Society and who was awarded the Leader of Tomorrow Award in 2016.