Reinhart Aulinger, President
Stewart, Aulinger & Company
Reinhart was born in Germany in 1950 and attended a Jesuit Boarding School from 1960 to 1969. Reinhart received his BA in Literature and Philosophy in Toronto and then spent a brief time at the University of Florence in Italy, before going to Massey College in Toronto under scholarship completing a Masters degree in Literature. From there Reinhart went on to McGill Law School and received his Law Degree.
In 1977 Reinhart joined his now law firm, Stewart, Aulinger & Company, of which he is the owner and where he still practices law today specializing in Business and International Law.
Reinhart’s interest in SOS Children’s Village BC began when he became legal representative for SOS Kinderdorf e.V. Reinhart attributes his interest in social issues to his parents’ upbringing of him and his schooling.
Reinhart has been involved with SOS BC since 2000.
Ken Haertling, Vice-President
Senior VP of Global Cyber Security
Las Vegas Sands Corporation
Ken Haertling is the Senior Vice President of Global Cyber Security for the Las Vegas Sands Corporation (LVSC) headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. LVSC generates annual revenue over $12B and features integrated resorts across many global regions including The Venetian|Palazzo Resorts in Las Vegas and resorts in Macau, Singapore, and Pennsylvania.
Prior to assuming his role at the LVSC, Ken worked over 16 years in the telecommunications industry both in the US and Canada. While serving as Vice President for Level 3 Communications, he designed and built a 100-person cyber security team in a startup environment featuring revenues over $6B per year. After building Level 3 Communications cyber security team, Ken served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for TELUS, a telecommunications company located in Canada. TELUS services 12 million customers with over $12B in annual revenue. While at TELUS, Ken built and led a world-class 200-person cyber security team.
Ken began his career in the US Air Force, culminating in a senior leadership role in the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT). At the AFCERT Ken was responsible for creating a 40-person cyber security team that was tasked with handling incident response across 140 sites worldwide.
Ken earned a B.S. from the US Air Force Academy, an M.S. from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Texas-San Antonio. His certifications include the Certified Information Systems Security Processional (CISSP) and in 2014 he was named the ISE Cyber Security Executive of the Year for North America.
Why I volunteer at SOS: “As a foster/adoption parent I see the desperate need for critical foster care services beyond the government provided basics. I volunteer at SOS BC to help provide those services and create a secure and healthy environment for our local foster children to build the necessary skills to excel in life. “
Michael Battista, CA, Treasurer
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC since 2013
Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from BCIT in 2009
Employee of Cummins Western Canada for 8 years and most recently as Accounting Manager for 4 years
Married to Rasha (4 years) and recent father of son Marcus (7 weeks old)
Enjoys golf, hockey, and swimming
Why I volunteer at SOS: "Paul Loyla (past board member of SOS BC) introduced me to SOS Children’s Village BC a few years ago where I learned more about the causes it supports and how it has helped children in need. I strongly believe in supporting our children and giving them the best possible environment and family structure to grow up in.
When Paul asked me if I would be interested in joining the SOS board of directors, I thought it was the perfect opportunity as I have been looking for a chance to give back to the community by supporting a charitable organization I believe in."
Aboriginal Outreach Worker - Housing
Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society
Christine was born in Rossland, BC. She has lived in several BC and Ontario communities. In 2010, she earned a BGS in Liberal Business Studies from SFU. As a life-learner she has obtained many continuing education certificates and enjoys conferences and forums.
Her diverse employment background including sectors involving government, special events, social services, community work, education, and aboriginal services.
Christine’s passion for building healthy communities and helping others developed at an early age. It has enhanced organizations to which she belonged. She has created legacies of community organizations, groups, and partnerships. Highlights of her Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS) Presidency are: increase community awareness, fostering of programme partnerships, significant programmes, staff and involvements, and the self-financial governance of its Aboriginal funding.
The Medicine Wheel guides the balance for her life and activities, while striving to live the seven sacred teachings. She practices her Aboriginal spirituality and culture, weaving her Anglican faith and British heritage.
Christine joined the SOS BC Board in June 2016. Her Aboriginal wisdom serves to remind many of our SOS children who have Aboriginal Heritage and who have residential school trauma affecting their lives.
As 2017 evolves, Christine is being orientated as a Star Elder.
Director, Support Services
Tina was the Business Manager for the New Car Dealers Association of BC.
Certified General Accountants’ Association of BC 1992-2004
Honors Graduate – Broadcast Communications/Television Program 1988-1990
BCIT Academic Award:
For attaining the highest academic standing during the academic year.
The CBC Award in Television 1990:
‘Where Do the Children Go’- Documentary - Producer
KD Technical Services Inc.
Ken is the owner of a Managed IT Services firm located in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Ken served in the Canadian Air Force, primarily working as a Network Administration for NORAD.
He has volunteered with numerous community organizations and has previously served as President of the Rotary Club of Richmond. Ken and his company work with a number of youth and child related non-profits aftering being inspired by the good work of organizations such as SOS BC.
He previously volunteered with the SOS BC Run in Richmond for 4 years, before helping in a more direct route as a member of the Board.
January 1978 to 2010 owner and president of RJR Construction Management Ltd., started the business doing commercial projects but in approximately 1980 changed to residential renovations. The firm then specialized in the residential renovation industry including heritage restorations. The volume of business conducted was approximately 5 million per year with 19 employees.
Member Lynn Valley Lions Club from 1991 to present. Positions held include:
President 4 terms
Secretary 5 terms
Chair of the Lynn Valley Day organizing committee
Past President of the Housing Committee managing a 46 unit subsidized housing complex.