Sarf Ahmed, Acting Vice-President of Corporate Services and CFO
Sarf Ahmed brings extensive experience of leading large and diverse public sector organizations where he has been involved in strategic planning, financial and corporate management, procurement, real estate and facilities management, strategic human resources and leading large projects.
He is a Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal recipient with a distinguished career in the BC Public Service spanning 26 years, including 5 years as an Associate Deputy Minister, a position from which he retired in 2018. Prior to joining the BC Public Service, Sarf worked in the accounting profession and private industry for 15 years.
Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Land Title and Survey Authority of BC and the Knowledge Network Corporation. He is also an independent management consultant. Prior to joining BC Housing, he was assisting Legal Aid BC as their Interim CFO in a similar role.
Sarf is a chartered accountant and lives in Victoria, BC.
Stephanie Allen, Vice-President of Strategic Business Operations and Performance
Stephanie Allen is a housing development specialist focused on building affordable, equitable communities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in urban studies. Stephanie’s masters research focused on the settlement and displacement of Black communities and documented the work done in Vancouver to seek redress for the displacement of Hogan’s Alley. She was awarded the 2020-2021 Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and ProQuest Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in humanities, social sciences, education, and business disciplines for her research.
Most recently, she was the recipient of the 2021 BC Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards, in the Breaking Barriers category, for tackling systemic racism and reducing barriers for communities that experience marginalization. Stephanie has worked in the private, non-profit, and public sectors of real estate since 2002 and is a founding board member of Hogan’s Alley Society. She is currently the Vice President of Strategic Business Operations and Performance for BC Housing.
Sara Goldvine, Vice-President of Communications and Public Affairs
Sara brings broad experience from the public, non-profit, and private sectors to her role as VP Communications and Public Affairs with BC Housing. She has a track record of effecting meaningful change in purpose-driven organizations through leadership roles with Coast Capital Savings, TVO, Toronto Community Housing, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the B.C. Legislature.
Outside of work, Sara serves on the Board of Governors for the Business Council of B.C., the Board of Directors for the Cedar Cottage Food Network, the National Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), and is a co-founder of the Anti-Racism in Public Relations and Communications Management summit. She holds an Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation, has a Master of Communications Management from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from the University of British Columbia (Honours).
Mike Klein, Vice President of Information Management and Technology
Mike joined BC Housing in 2001. He leads an innovative IT team focused on service, security and technology leadership. Mike supports our non-profit housing partners with developing solutions to IT challenges.
In 2015, he received the New Chelsea Society Patron Award. This was in recognition of his support for digital transformation. Mike is a Douglas College alumnus. He participates on their curriculum advisory boards to help modernize IT education programs. Mike served on boards and committees with the CIO Association of Canada (BC Chapter), Wideman Education Foundation, and the Native Education College.
Before joining BC Housing, Mike worked with IT teams from a range of organizations. In his free time, Mike enjoys his family and visiting BC’s beautiful parks.
Stacey Lee, Vice-President of Human Resources
Stacey is a leader in Human Resources (HR) management committed to innovative, collaborative HR solutions. She is experienced in supporting organizational development and employee relations for public and private sector organizations including: TransLink, Community Living BC, Inventure Solutions A Vancity Company and Knowledge Junction.
Stacey holds a Master of Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University, a BCIT Human Resources Management Diploma, and a Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia.
Dale McMann, Vice-President of Operations
Dale joined BC Housing in 2005 as the Executive Director of Lower Mainland Directly Managed Operations. Prior to BC Housing, Dale held various high-profile positions including the CEO of the Prince George Region Development Corporation from 1983 to 2001 and the Director of British Columbia Mainland Operations for British Columbia Buildings Corporation from 2001 to 2005. Dale has more than 30 years of experience in numerous senior leadership roles within development, operations, and property management that spans across both public and private sector organizations.
Before taking on his current role, he held the position of Associate Vice President of Operations since 2020. In his role, Dale oversees the development and delivery of all operational plans and programs for social housing across the five regions of the province. Dale fosters partnerships with various levels of government, housing partners, and communities to promote the development of programs that will promote healthy, active, and inclusive communities in British Columbia.
Dale holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alberta and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Waterloo. He was very involved in softball organizations. He served as President of Softball BC, President of Softball Canada, and President of the International Softball Federation. Dale was inducted into the World Baseball Softball Confederation Hall of Fame in 2005, the Softball Canada Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
Michael Pistrin, Vice-President of Development and Asset Strategies
A career real estate and construction professional, Michael Pistrin joined BC Housing in 2000, and in that time has held roles in various areas of the organization including Operations and Development and Asset Strategies. He has overseen investment of nearly $2 billion towards maintaining BC’s affordable housing stock, ensuring homes remain healthy and comfortable over the long-term for families and individuals. Michael has led the development of key asset management metrics at BC Housing, including the Facility Condition Index that has become a standard across industries, and created the Indigenous Asset Management program which shares knowledge and best practices about housing management in partnership with First Nations around the province.
Prior to working at BC Housing, Michael held positions in construction and project management at a number of private sector organizations. Michael holds an honours degree in urban geography, and a masters in business administration.
Vincent Tong, CEO
Vincent Tong has spent the past decade at Toronto Community Housing Corporation revitalizing 1960’s era social housing communities into inclusive ones that are built around a mix of uses and tenures which re-integrate with their surrounding neighbourhoods through innovative partnerships with the private sector. Before his work at Toronto Community Housing, Vincent was a planning and urban design consultant working on a broad spectrum of projects in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for public and private sector clients.
Vincent has a degree from Toronto Metropolitan University in Urban and Regional Planning; is a Registered Professional Planner with the Planning Institute of British Columbia; and, a full member of the Urban Land Institute.