Our Board of Directors - Choice School

Our Board of Directors

The Choice School for Gifted Children Society is a non-profit organization charged with the operation of Choice School for the Gifted and Exceptional. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are as follows:

Jonathan Weisman, Chair

Jonathan’s son is a recent addition to Choice’s student body, and Choice has quickly impressed them both.  Jonathan practices law with Dolden Wallace Folick LLP in Vancouver and has long been committed to community volunteering.  He joins Choice’s board after chairing the boards of two other organizations and while continuing to serve as Director and Secretary to the Canadian Club of Vancouver and the Dunbar Community Centre Association.  He has also coached little league and helps lead his son’s Beaver Scout colony.  Jonathan hopes to make a positive contribution to the Board’s work, and, through that, to the valuable role Choice plays in its students’ lives.

Erin O'Halloran, Vice-Chair

Erin’s son is an active first-grader at Choice. Erin earned her BSc in Kinesiology & Biology from Wilfred Laurier University and her Master’s in Business with a specialization in management consulting from Royal Roads University. Erin’s professional career spans 20+ years

Shora Niaboli-Tulumello, Secretary

In her journey navigating through the education system and researching various programs, Shora found Choice School. Here, she has a community that supports her children, their unique needs, personalities, and helps empower them.

Shora holds a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene as well as a Master in Health Studies. She is a community clinical instructor in the Dental Hygiene Degree Program at the University of British Columbia. She comes to the Board with experience from Committees for two non-profit organizations in oral health with mandates to promote research and advocacy. Shora hopes to lend her voice and experience to help the Board support the interests and needs of Choice School students and parents.

Allan Lee, Treasurer

Allan’s son joined Choice School in 2020 and has thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience. Allan is a management consultant and a Chartered Financial Analyst, who has worked for a major international financial institution for nearly 18 years. He also serves on the board of directors of a charitable foundation. Allan has taken up keen interest in crafting and providing a customized learning experience for his son at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, and is encouraged when he found Choice School with the alignment of its vision and philosophy to education.

Jaspreet Chohan, Director

Jaspreet has over 20 years in Policing with a good portion working closely with local LMD School Boards, High Schools and Elementary Schools. He has spent time organizing team sports events, teaching Drug Awareness programs, and implementing supports and camps to assist youth at risk as a Youth Intervention Officer.

He was awarded a Civic Youth Award for his extensive community work utilizing his knowledge and expertise in the growing area of youth mental health and substance abuse in building bridges and connections between police and high-risk youth.

Jaspreet has 2 children who have called Choice School their home for several years and he looks forward to working closely with the other Choice School Board members and their vision of providing continued excellent support and gifted education to our students.

Cameron Tsoi-A-Sue, Director

Cameron joins our board with a wealth of experience in real estate and marketing.  In over a decade, he has worked in many aspects of the industry, from real estate sales, to investment analysis, to brokerage business development.  In addition to a robust background in real estate and marketing, Cameron has also volunteered with youth within many organizations, including the YMCA, and the Young Men’s Adventure Weekend.  He is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the board, to help grow the school, both in terms of facilities and land projects, as well as marketing and promoting the great work that Choice does.


Gary McDermid, Director

Gary has supported Choice School for several years, in a volunteer supervisory role for outdoor education camp experience, as a Finance Committee member and assisting with maintenance and upgrading of the school facilities as well as the school gardening program.  He has also served on various non-profit Boards.  Gary is a retired businessman with a career as an executive and manager in forestry and helicopter companies in BC.  He is the father of gifted twin sons and is a long time resident of Richmond with his wife Maureen, an education consultant, who previously served on the Choice Board for 8 years.