Our Team

Co-Directors

Bowen TangBowen Tang, M.E.D.

Current Occupation: Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Degree of Hearing Loss: severely profound, bilateral

Assistive Technology used: hearing aid (R), cochlear implant (L)

Motto to live by:You’ve always had the power” – Glinda, from movie Wizard of Oz


Joy GongJoy Gong, M.Ed.

Current Occupation: Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Degree of Hearing Loss: severely profound, bilateral

Assistive Technology used: hearing aid (R), cochlear implant (L)

Motto to live by:Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” — Mario Andretti

BC Buddies Coordinator, Lower Mainland

VACANT

Program Coordinator, Okanagan Region

Jessica Niemela, B.Sc.

Current Occupation: Registered Nurse/2nd Audiology Student

Degree of Hearing Loss: moderate-severe, bilateral

Assistive Technology used: hearing aids (R & L)

Motto to live by:Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Workshop Coordinator

Nicole LeungNicole Leung, B.Sc. in Nursing

Current Occupation: Registered Nurse in Acute Medical-Surgical Neuroscience

Degree of Hearing Loss: mild to profound, bilateral

Assistive Technology used: hearing aids (R & L), Roger pen, electronic stethoscope

Motto to live by:Every adventure requires a first step. Trite, but true, even here“– Cheshire Cat, Alice in the Wonderland

Young Adult Social Co-Coordinator

Tasha Cox, Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation

Current Occupation: Activity Worker

Degree of Hearing Loss: moderate conductive hearing loss in both ears

Assistive Technology used: hearing aids (R & L)

Motto to live by: “Always end the day with a smile”

Young Adult Social Co-Coordinator

Rianna Mulligan

Current Occupation: Prep Cook and Junior Contract Staff at Deaf Youth Today

Degree of Hearing Loss: profound hearing loss in both ears

Assistive Technology used: cochlear implants (R & L)

Motto to live by:  “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Technical Writer

Monique LesMonique Les, M.A. in Criminology

Current Occupation: Stay at Home Mom to two beautiful girls (4 and 2)

Degree of Hearing Loss: Profound, Bilateral

Assistive Technology used: Hearing aid (L), Cochlear Implant (R), Bed Shaker for waking up at night with the baby

Motto to live by:Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

Event Volunteers

Allison LuiAllison Lui, B.Sc. (on educational leave)

Current Occupation: Student, and Child & Youth Worker

Degree of Hearing Loss: mild to moderate, bilateral

Assistive Technology used: hearing aids (R & L)

Motto to live by:Step by step, get your education, learning never stop.” — My Grandfather