Board of Directors

Nick founded Amplify in 2018 with the vision of bringing together changemakers from all walks of life to amplify the impact we are able to create in our communities. He served as President of Amplify for 3 years, building the team from conceptualization, driving its strategic vision and setting the foundation for the growth of Amplify.

Nicholas Yee

Executive Chair

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Devin Sharma is an HR Executive who supports a First Nations Community to bring together political, community and administrative goals in one strategic direction. Apart from impacting change at Musqueam, He is currently sitting in his second term as an Advisory Council member with CPHR BC & Yukon. This provides him the opportunity to connect with the next wave of HR professionals entering the workforce. 

Devin Sharma


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Having taught over 2 decades in the public school system, Sylvia is a seasoned educator with extensive experience in building business programs, launching impact-driven organizations and counselling in the post-secondary arena. She is also a faculty advisor for UBC’s Faculty of Education, mentoring teacher candidates during their practicums.

Sylvia Lau

Vice Chair

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Karla Peckett is Creative Director at SOLE /ReCORK/ CO2negative, and Founder/President of Brands for Better Foundation, a not-for-profit volunteer-driven initiative out of Vancouver that aims to unite local brands for positive impact in the community. Karla is a creative strategist, marketer, strategic thinker, planet-first designer, brand expert, and advocate for positive change.

Karla Peckett


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Theo is passionate about quality education, which is apparent through his experience as a four-time teaching assistant at UBC. He explored the world of social impact through his role as conference co-chair of the UBC Social Enterprise Conference and fund analyst for the National Social Value Fund, a student-led impact investing fund. Theo currently works at PwC, leading audits of large public corporations.

Theo Guevara


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Khayla comes mostly from the world of social innovation and non-profit. Khayla's experience is rooted in equity-centered design, and she works on business models and designs programs to ensure that social justice and the needs of the community she's serving is at the centre of whatever she's building. Her approach to working with the community is rooted in trust and reciprocity and she is excited to support Amplify with its grassroots community engagement.

Khayla Almonte-Davila


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