PAFCF Welcomes Trevor Loke as CEO

PAFCF Welcomes Trevor Loke as CEO

The Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation (PAFCF) welcomes Trevor Loke as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of July 1, 2016.

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 5, 2016

Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation Welcomes Trevor Loke as CEO

VANCOUVER, BC – The Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation (PAFCF) welcomes Trevor Loke as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of July 1, 2016. Loke joins the PAFCF team with a focus on fundraising to build a foundation that will advance innovation in autism programming, services, research, and knowledge.“It is a true honour for me to take on this role as we prepare to build a lasting legacy across British Columbia and beyond,” stated Loke, “our team will focus on building a network of services and programs, supported by our applied research model, to provide support for individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorder. I am looking forward to getting started on this ambitious mission.”This autumn, PAFCF will open a $28-million world-leading autism centre, the Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub with a complementary network of smaller spokes across British Columbia. The Hub and associated spokes, will offer a full range of services and programs delivered using a vast digital IT infrastructure based at the hub to broadcast presentations, programs, services, and discussions remotely and interactively.Loke comes to PAFCF directly from the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health at the BC Centre for Disease Control where he led fund development and external relations as senior development officer. Named one of BC’s top 30 under 30 by BC Business Magazine and one of “Canada’s future leaders” by Maclean’s Magazine, Loke, brings a background as a community and business leader that will drive an innovative, forward looking, and evidence- based mindset at PAFCF. Previously, Loke co-founded the tech startup Weeve and served as its Chief Operating Officer. Weeve sold to Mobio Technologies (then LX Ventures) in 2013. Loke served as Vancouver Park Board Commissioner from 2011 to 2014.“We are excited to welcome Trevor to the role of CEO,” stated Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, co- founder and director at PAFCF, “As we look forward to the opening of the centre we know that Trevor will bring the energy, innovation, and strategy that we need to turn our vision into a reality.”

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