Zajac Ranch Society Board of Directors
Linda Annis (Chairperson)
Executive Director, Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers (director since 2004)
Health Care Consultant (director since 2015)
Senior Account Manager, Parissa Labs (director since 2010)
TCW Associates Ltd. (director since June 2018)
The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation Board of Directors
Mel Zajac (Chairman)
Founder, The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation (director since 1997)
Dr. Mel Bruchet
Family Physician (director since 2013)
Principal, Forum HCM (director since 2015)
President, Black Dog Limited (director since 2010)
President & Founder, Velox Partnerships (director since 2014)
Howard A. Blank
President & CEO, Point Blank Entertainment (director since 2018)
TCW Associates Ltd (director since 2012)
Pace Group Communications Inc. (director since 2018)
Founder, Azuro Concepts Inc. (director since 2010)
The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation Advisory Board
President & CEO, Keg Restaurants Ltd
President, CT Control Temp
Honourable John Reynolds, P.C.
Senior Strategic Advisor, McMillan LLP
Ranch & Foundation Staff
Mel Zajac, Chairman
Mel’s present project, The Zajac Ranch for Children, is his most ambitious project yet. Mel’s drive, determination and devotion to his dream of creating a camp for children who otherwise would never have the opportunity to go to camp has become a reality. View a complete biography of Mel Zajac.
Carmen Zajac, President
Carmen has served as the President of The Zajac Foundation for over 15 years and as President of Zajac Ranch for Children for over 8 years. Part of Carmen’s role as President is to meet with government officials, voluntary health organizations, corporations and service groups to ensure the development of the Zajac Ranch, which provides a unique camping opportunity for children with life threatening and chronic illnesses and disabilities. She lives in North Vancouver with her husband and two sons.
Sheila joined The Zajac Foundation in 2008 as Executive Assistant / Office Manager with over 25 years of office administration experience in the private sector. Sheila is proud to be able to contribute to an organization which provides such a wonderful opportunity for children with medical needs to experience summer camp.
Emily is a camp person through and through. She has been working in the camp non-profit sector for the last 14 years with various organizations across Canada and could not be happier about it. After obtaining her teaching licence in Ontario and BC, she found that her love for fun, community and basically all things CAMP were better met outside of the regular classroom setting. She is excited about her role at Zajac Ranch.
Devon moved to British Columbia in 2012 to attend UBC and has since found a passion working in the non-profit sector. Her background includes non-profit, hospitality, administration and sales. She spent many years at summer camp in her home province of Ontario, both as a camper and staff member, so working with Zajac Ranch for Children is the perfect fit!
Selina has a background in accounting roles for both the private & public sector, and her career goal is to work towards making a contribution in helping the less fortunate community. She strives to make a difference in the world! Her interests include traveling, exercising and gardening, and is very thankful to be living in beautiful British Columbia.
Having grown up in the Stave Lake area Evelyn has come to love and know the lake that Zajac Ranch calls home. She was an eager volunteer at Zajac Ranch in 2013 and after her education in Edmonton she has returned to join The Zajac Foundation at the downtown office. Evelyn is an avid cyclists and yogi in her spare time and can be found by the closest body of water in rain or shine.
Ana moved to Vancouver in 2013 from El Salvador to study International Relations at UBC. Her dream has always been to work at a non-profit that provides opportunities and spaces for vulnerable or marginalized communities to thrive. Ana loves reading, writing, and storytelling – all of which she gets to do working at The Zajac Foundation! She is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to an organization that changes the lives of children with medical needs in the place she now gets to call home.
Senior Director-Ranch Operations
Brock grew up attending summer camp in Ontario and feels at home close to calm waters and sounds of the forests. Brock has worked full-time in camp management since 2011. He was the Director of Outdoor Education at the Kandalore Outdoor Centre and the Camp Director of YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth before joining the Zajac Ranch team. Brock has spent countless hours of teaching, laughing, and learning with students, campers, and guests. His love of nature and admiration of the growth that takes place in the camp environment is seen in his smile every day.