Society Board

Russell Smith

Society Chair

Russell was educated in England. At the age of eighteen, he travelled to India for six months to work with Mother Theresa's Missionaries of Charity. Upon his return to the U.K., he attended Oxford University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

In 1983, Russell joined the 10 year-old family business offering a management service to the business community. Over the next fourteen years, he and his brother (who jointly owned the company) grew their client base to annual revenues of $55 million with a workforce of 1,200. This success was achieved through having a clear focus on old-fashioned service made possible by the independence of his family business.

After Russell and his brother sold their company, Russell and his wife, Gillian, moved to Vancouver (Gillian’s hometown). When asked why he decided to move here, Russell explains that he fell in love with British Columbia on the annual family holiday and he and his wife decided that our city would be a great place to work and raise their children. They have five children together: three girls and two boys.

Russell is very active in the Vancouver community through a variety of activities:

- Board Member, Vancouver Opera Foundation
- Board Member, Health Arts Society
- Board Member, Elektra Women's Choir

In his spare time, Russell skis and plays tennis, golf and the piano.

Dr. Kishore Mulpuri

Chairman, Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Mulpuri’s clinical practice and research interests have a major focus on the pediatric hip and cerebral palsy. He regularly treats patients with a wide range of conditions including but not limited to: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease, osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and trauma.

He is the Research Director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) and currently holds the medical lead position for the Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy. He also is Co-Lead for the Evidence to Innovation Theme at BCCHR. He is the Founding President of the Canadian Pediatric Orthopaedic Group (CPOG), which facilitates the academic and scientific exchange of thoughts and ideas between Canadian pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and creates invaluable opportunities for educational activities and collaborative research across Canada.

In addition, he leads the Bone Health & Mobility Research Team at BC Children’s Hospital and currently acts as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on various local and international multi-centre research studies. He is regularly involved with the development of new clinical practice guidelines, most recently chairing the work group that developed the guidelines for non-operative treatment and management of DDH.

Regina Wilken

Founding Director

Before her current life as professional volunteer, Regina worked as Account Director and Group Account Director at Saatchi and Saatchi and McCann Erickson Philippines respectively, managing some of the top brands like Johnson and Johnson Philippines.

Her Advertising career came to a halt when the family moved from Manila, Philippines to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and then to Hong Kong in 2000, where she and her family lived until they eventually moved to Vancouver in 2007.

She currently sits on the St. George’s School Parents Association, and has twice co-chaired the Annual School Fair, the school’s biggest fundraiser. She also co-founded the St. George’s Class of 2013 Legacy Fund that continues to contribute annually to the school’s Endowment fund.

Regina and her husband, Peter, have three sons and two grandchildren.

Tim Delaney

Board Member

Tim Delaney is a lawyer and a managing partner with the firm Lindsay Kenney LLP in Vancouver. He has a B.A. from SFU and an LLB. from UBC.

He has a litigation practice specializing in commercial disputes, employment law matters and personal injury claims. He has held many law related positions including: Executive Director of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (current); Past President of the Vancouver Bar Association; Past President of the Law Courts Inn Society; Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Legislation and Law Reform Committee; and, Past President of the CBA National Law Week Program.

He frequently volunteers his time to Access Pro Bono, providing legal services to clients who cannot afford a lawyer.

He has delivered many lectures and papers at legal education conferences. Some of his non-law related volunteer activities in the past have included: Director, Act II Child & Family Services (a society that provides counselling to children and families in need and operates a second stage home for battered women); Director, St. George’s School Parents Association; coach, Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey; coach, Westside Warriors Flag Football.

Wendy Hartley

Board Member

With more than 20 years’ public relations experience, Wendy has advised corporate executives in a wide range of industries. Since 2003, Wendy has worked with one of British Columbia’s largest and most respected entities, London Drugs, and the Louie family group of companies. Hartley PR came to fruition in 2011 and has since grown to a consulting staff of five, working with hospitality and tourism, retail, real estate development and health and technology companies. As chief public relations advisor to her clients, core responsibilities include the strategy and execution of new campaigns; media relations and training for senior executives; social media strategy, planning and execution; and crisis and issues management.

Wendy loves the outdoors, and is a devoted hockey and rugby Mom and cheerleader for her boys: sons Aidan and Tate, and husband Jason.

Cindy Lee-Jung

Board Member

Cindy has been an investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities for over 20 years, a role she has excelled in. She holds a BA in economics from the University of British Columbia, and her previous experience includes several years as an account manager at RBC Royal Bank.

Passionate about giving back to the community, Cindy is especially focused on causes that support children and health. She was on the Board of Trustees of the YMCA endowment fund for the past 15+ years, and was a member of the Investment Committee of the YMCA endowment fund. She is also a board member of the St. George’s Parents Association. Cindy is married with two very active children. She likes to travel, and enjoys playing golf and tennis..

Wenda Tseng

Board Member

Wenda Tseng was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to Vancouver as a child. She was born with right hip dysplasia that was not discovered or diagnosed until she was already an adult. Wenda works in real estate specializing in new homes and pre-sales and has worked for various property developers throughout Vancouver. Wenda had moved to London, UK to further pursue her career in international real estate when she met her husband and recently moved back to Vancouver to raise their baby girl who is also being monitored for hip dysplasia. Wenda takes a key role in building the HIPpy community forum and family support network.

In her spare time, Wenda enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures and experiences. She is also a certified scuba diver and loves all water related activities.

Martin J. Shen

Board Member

Martin is currently the CEO of FingerMotion, Inc. a US publicly-listed technology company, with offices in New York, Hongkong, Shanghai and Beijing. Martin was previously the founder of Imperial Distributors and the COO/CFO at R. Wales & Son Industrial Rubber. Martin is a licensed US Certified Public Accountant, and spent over 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, with tenures in Canada, Singapore and Hongkong. Martin also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UBC.

“Generosity is part of what makes us human” and Martin strongly believes in giving back to causes close to his heart, with any level of time, talent and treasure. He was a member of the BC Children’s Hospital Circle of Care in the construction of its new Teck Acute Care Centre and was previously the Chair of the BCCHF’s Golf for Kids tournament. He is honoured to be on the “I’m A HIPpy” Board as he is an avid supporter of Dr. Mulpuri and his efforts to eliminate the suffering of children dealing with hip displacement issues.

Aside from HIPpy, Martin also sits on the St. George’s School Board’s finance/audit committee, is vice-president of their Parent’s Association, and is on the Finance Committee at St. Augustine’s Church.

Jenn Farr

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer started her career in exporting poultry and pet food; she has travelled the world working with various government agencies and organizing international trade shows.

In 2008 Jennifer developed an illness which started her journey into the healthcare system as a patient. That's when she realized she could make a difference. Jennifer started working at BC Children's Hospital with Dr. Mulpuri in 2010. Currently, she is studying to get her degree in Healthcare Administration. Jennifer volunteers for several charities and sports associations and is an active advocate for good patient care.

In her spare time she is an amateur photographer and loves to spend time with her grandson.