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Appointee Biographies

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority

ALEX YUAN

Alex Yuan is a pioneering entrepreneur, visionary and community leader. Alex has received several honours and awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs; Outstanding Business Achievement award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce; Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee award and Chinese Canadian Legend award, among others. He founded the S’port for Kids Foundation in 1997 that served Ontario communities for 18 years. The Foundation provided over $1 million for community programs, improved the quality of life for more than 50,000 children and earned the trust and support of regional businesses, national media, politicians, and sports celebrities. His deeply rooted commitment and spirit comes from lessons learned at 16 years of age when his family emigrated from Hong Kong and he experienced the harsh realities of integrating into Canadian life with limited financial resources.

VALA MONESTIME BELTER

Vala Monestime Belter is a Registered Nurse with a career in long-term care consisting of roles in nursing, administration, and inspection in both the private and public sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Science. Ms. Monestime Belter’s wide-ranging board services include the Ontario Long Term Care Association, Ontario Northland and TVOntario, Hopital Mattawa Hospital, and the Nipissing Timiskaming District Health Council. She also co-founded the Mattawa Child Care Center. Currently she chairs Mattawa Wellness and Life Enrichment, a non-profit organization that supports nutrition education and exercise programs for senior citizens.

STEVEN BOYCHYN

Steven Boychyn is a Managing/Operations Director, Commanding Officer for Canadian Armed Forces, and a National Program Coordinator for Wounded Warriors Canada. His community involvement includes serving as a club leader for Akela Scouts Canada.

ALEX YUAN

Alex Yuan is a pioneering entrepreneur, visionary and community leader. Alex has received several honours and awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs; Outstanding Business Achievement award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce; Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee award and Chinese Canadian Legend award, among others. He founded the S’port for Kids Foundation in 1997 that served Ontario communities for 18 years. The Foundation provided over $1 million for community programs, improved the quality of life for more than 50,000 children and earned the trust and support of regional businesses, national media, politicians, and sports celebrities. His deeply rooted commitment and spirit comes from lessons learned at 16 years of age when his family emigrated from Hong Kong and he experienced the harsh realities of integrating into Canadian life with limited financial resources.