Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) Calgary is an established standalone non-profit society modelled on the very successful Punjabi Community Health Services operating in Ontario. PCHS Ontario is a not for profit charitable organization and is a pioneer in the cross-cultural understanding of providing health and social services in our diverse Canadian population.
Develop a robust and sustainable Governance Model
Understand the goals and challenges of the South Asian community.
Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and supports to promote healthy, happy and successful families.
Develop equitable partnerships with community agencies to foster collaborations for thriving communities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEENU AHLUWALIA, CHAIR
Meenu is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Alberta branch, and of the International Trade-mark Association. She practices law in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Immigration Law, corporate immigration, and Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Meenu completed an undergraduate degree in cell, molecular, microbial biology, with a minor in English in 1995 and then completed her law degree, both at the University of Calgary. She was called to the Alberta bar in 2000. Meenu also serves on the boards of not-for-profit organizations.
RAVI NATT, CHAIR EMERITUS
Mrs. Ravi Natt has retired from professional work while she continues to serve the community through volunteer work and is one of the founding members of PCHS and former Chair. She was the owner of Equipoise Management Consultants Inc. providing consulting services to the Public/ Private Sectors in strategy, business planning and developing & implementing social projects. Ravi has over 30 years of experience in Community Development and Social/Affordable Housing while working with the Provincial Government. She has served on many boards and led many social initiatives and projects. Ravi is the recipient of “Award of Excellence” from Municipal Affairs, 1997; Member of the Premier’s Provincial Task Force on Affordable Housing 2007; Featured in Alberta Venture Magazine “One of a Kind” – September 2008 and recipient of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce “Sustainable Communities Recognition Award” – October 2008. Recipient of “Leadership in Family Violence Prevention” 2017, from Alberta Community and Social Services, Government of Alberta.
REKHA JABBAL, VICE CHAIR
Rekha Jabbal obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1988 at the University of Saskatchewan. She moved to Calgary in 1990 and worked at the Peter Lougheed Centre in a variety of clinical areas including geriatrics, internal medicine and oncology. She has been working in mental health since 2000 with her current practice being in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Rekha continues to work for Alberta Health Services as Pharmacy Clinical Practice Leader supporting pharmacist in mental health, corrections, forensics, neurology, infectious disease and rural pharmacy practice. Rekha has been a member of the Canadian Alliance for Monitoring Effectiveness and Safety of Antipsychotics in Children (CAMESA), and has co-chaired the development of a variety of medication safety initiatives in the province including a clozapine protocol and The Antipsychotic Safety Monitoring Record (Adult). Rekha resides with her family in Calgary and enjoys road biking, walking, reading and travelling.
KIRAN DHALIWAL, SECRETARY
Kiran Dhaliwal is an ITIL certified Business Process and Operations Improvement consultant with over 25 years’ experience in Information Technology, Service Management, Education and Operations. She has a proven track record in the design and development of processes and standards, work instructions, and in operationalizing processes at both the local and regional levels. Kiran was also a small business owner for 5 years in Northeast Calgary where she developed deep relations with the local community. She works as a consultant where she helps small businesses provide more value with minimal resources.
PREET SANDHU, BOARD MEMBER
Preet Sandhu is a born and raised Calgarian. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting from the University of Calgary and then went on to complete her Juris Doctor at Bond University, in Australia. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 2018 and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta. Preet’s primary area of practice is in family and matrimonial law. After finding there to be a fair amount of family conflict and addiction issues in her family law practice, Preet joined PCHS Calgary. Outside of work, Preet enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
SHERRY HIEBERT-KECK, DIRECTOR
Sherry Hiebert-Keck, MSW, RSW is the Senior Director with Calgary Hospice Society. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years. Her previous positions include Clinical Direct, Ability4Good, and Managing Director of the Louise Dean Centre in 2016, following eight years as the Managing Director of Community Services with Catholic Family Service. Previous work experience includes Lead Associate for children 0-6 years with the Calgary Children’s Initiative of United Way of Calgary and Area. Prior to that, she worked within the Community Resource Centre sector for eight years developing and strengthening two NE Community Resource Centres, a Heart of the NE Community Coordinating Council, and the Hand in Hand Parent Link Centre.
Being embraced by NE residents to develop and nurture vital centres of connection and leaving a lasting legacy of accessible, sustainable services is one of her most heartfelt accomplishments. Sherry is passionate about place-based community work that strengthens natural supports for families and decreases barriers for full participation. She has experience in leading and facilitating cross-sectoral initiatives that strengthen collaboration throughout the non-profit sector. Her leadership in promoting excellence in service delivery through human resource management, strategic planning, program design, as well as her clinical focus on mental health and cultural humility and reconciliation efforts have been recognized as instrumental in promoting a sense of purpose and belonging for clients, staff, students and volunteers.
MANDEEP SRAN, DIRECTOR
WILLIAM YIMBO, DIRECTOR
SONA MINHAS, DIRECTOR
JP CHAHAL, TREASURER
BAL ATWAL, DIRECTOR
PARTNERS & FUNDERS
Our funders and supporters help us help others. Thank you to all of our funders and supporters for your generous contributions to our vision. Punjabi Community Health Services Calgary receives funding from the provincial government, the Calgary Foundation. We also thank our community partners, social service and non-profit groups.