CHINATOWN MULTI-LEVEL CARE FOUNDATION
BOARD AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BIOS
DR. DONALD YU – Board Chair
Donald is Clinical Professor with the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta and headed the division of Endodontics for approximately 20 years. He is one of the founders of Periodontics-Endodontics-Prosthodontics-Orthodontics specialist group practice, and actively practices endodontics in Edmonton. Donald is rated as one of the top dentists in Edmonton.
Donald has been a Director of the Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation since 2014 and has been the Board Chair since October 2018.
BENNY LEUNG – Vice Chair
Benny has more than 10 years of volunteer service experience in the construction and planning of long-term care facilities in Edmonton. He is retired after over 40 years of professional experience at the senior administrative level for a number of different healthcare facilities in Alberta, as well as with the provincial and federal government health departments. Benny has a BA in Bio-medical Sciences and a Masters of Health Administration.
Benny has been a Director of the Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation since 2014. He was the past chair from June 2017 to October 2018.
WINNIE YIU-YOUNG - Treasurer
Winnie retired from the Alberta Public Service after 32 years of service as the Chief Financial Officer for Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Transportation and has many years of executive management experience with the Government of Alberta. Winnie has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Master of Business Administration.
Winnie is the co-founder and President of the Anne Burrows Music Foundation (ABMF). She has been involved with this 100% volunteer based non-profit for 40 years and has helped raise almost $1.3 million to support more than 100 students with their post-secondary music education. Winnie is also the co-founder of the “Friends” of ABMF, the fundraising arm of the music foundation.
Winnie has been a Director of the Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation since 2014 and serves as the Board Treasurer.
NANCY TONG- Secretary
Nancy retired from the Government of Alberta in 2010 after 34 years of service. She spent the last 23 years of her career as a Labour Relations Officer with the Alberta Labour Relations Board. Nancy has a BA (Honours) in English from the University of Hong Kong.
Nancy has logged many volunteer hours at the Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre serving on the Family Advisory Committee and the Ethics Committee. Nancy has been a Director of the Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation since 2014 and serves as the Board Secretary.
DR. BING LI – Director
Bing has been a general practitioner since 2001, specializing in care of the elderly at The Good Samaritan Seniors Clinic and is also a staff physician at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Bing is a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Alberta Department of Medicine, a medical examiner and also supervises and trains medical students, residents and international medical graduates. Bing graduated from Guangzhou University of China in 1983. He practiced internal medicine for six years prior to coming to Canada in 1989 to pursue further medical training in medical research.
Bing has been a Director of the Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation since 2016.
MICHAEL CHI – Director
Michael is lawyer with Venture Law Group LLP with an emphasis in corporate law, real estate, family law and civil litigation. He also practices immigration law. Michael has a Bachelor of Science and law degree from the University of Alberta.
Michael has been a Director of the Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation since 2019.
NANCY ZHANG – Director
Nancy is a Senior Project Manager for the Ministry of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Nancy also has experience as a Prosecution Business Strategist, Researcher and Quality Assurance Coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Economics and Law from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Queen’s University.
Nancy has been a Director of the Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation since 2019.
TRUMAN SEVERSON – Executive Director
Truman has over 20 years of continuing care experience in Alberta and British Columbia in the not-for-profit sector. Most recently he served as President of Covenant Care and Covenant Living. He has held a variety of executive management positions throughout his career and has also served on Boards including Chair of the Alberta Continuing Care Association. Truman has held positions in human resources, project development, fund development and has an interest in social enterprise for non-profits. Truman has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of in Social Work from the University of Calgary, and Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads.
Truman has been serving as the Executive Director of the Foundation since October 2018.
Meet Our Board
It is our pleasure to serve the seniors who are in need of nursing and compassionate care in our community. As the aging population grows, so does the demand of seniors care services. We believe supporting the cultural element plays an important role in facilitating a new resident's transition to our continuing care environment. We provide authentic Chinese cuisine, cultural activities and language to enhance a homelike environment for our residents.