Board Leadership

Sylvia Anne Rosina Tremblay, Chair

Sylva was born in De Hague, Holland and moved to Montreal, Canada with her family where French and English became her second and third languages. She has a Bachelor degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Leadership Training, from Royal Roads University, in Victoria, BC Canada. She has spent the last 30 years in Senior Management in the social service sector. Her last position, before retiring from full time work, was CEO of Boys and Girls Club of South Coast, BC, a Club with 12 different club locations in the Greater Vancouver area of BC, Canada, over 300 staff and an annual budget of approximately $13M Cdn. She currently works part-time as a consultant for CARF International, preparing and surveying US and Canadian social service organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs, who are looking to be accredited.Sylvia and her husband are now permanent residents of Mexico and live in Cabo San Lucas, BCS. She is the current President of the Board of Directors of Club de Ninos y Ninas, Baja California Sur.

Mauricio Balderrama, Secretary

Mauricio is the managing director of the Cabo Surf Hotel which is part of the Balderrama Hotel Collection, a regional chain with properties in the Copper Canyon of Mexico. He is an industrial engineer and studied at the Tecnologico de Monterrey. He later received an MBA from the University of Arizona. Mauricio has served as a corporate finance consultant in Mexico City and as CFO for a commercial real estate developer group in Monterrey, Mexico. Mauricio has a passion for community improvement and has been actively involved in Grupo Madrugadores de Los Cabos, Observatorio Ciudadano de Los Cabos, Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública de Baja California Sur and CANIRAC. Each of these organizations address local community issues including reducing crime and violence and evaluating government policy. Mauricio is a proud father and husband and has dedicated much of his life to making Mexico a better place for its youth.

Patricia Green Pratt, Vocal

Patricia is the President and Owner of Creative Consumer Research. She began her career with CCR in 1985, as Director of Field Service Operations in Houston. In 2002, Patricia transferred to CCR’s Full Service Division and is responsible for business development involving the design and management of qualitative and quantitative research for clients. Her clients are companies in industries such as healthcare, public utilities, residential construction, consumer products, and mass transportation. Prior to joining Creative Consumer Research, Patricia was with Levi-Strauss. Patricia is also the proud Founder of the Green Scholarship Program. Created in 2006, Programa De Becas Green is a recognized Mexican AC and a division of the Charity Development of Los Cabos, a US recognized 501(c)(3) charity. The Green Scholarship Program provides full academic scholarships to students with economic needs.

Philip Langridge, Vocal

Philip is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a pre-eminent worldwide organization of real estate professionals (established in London, England in 1868) and a member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (RIBC). He has more than 40 years of experience in multi-family and commercial real estate development and investments throughout Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom. He has held a real estate license in B.C. since 1976 and at one point in his career worked as a senior real estate appraiser for Revenue Canada in Toronto. In 2012, Philip was an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” finalist. Philip makes community involvement a priority. He has served as a board member for Leukemia Research Canada and as a trustee for the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. Philip and his wife, Joyce, live in the Vancouver area but spend part of the winter at their home in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Raúl Godin Arroyo, Vice-Chair

Raul was born in Mexico City and, after marrying a woman from San José del Cabo, they moved with their 3 children to Los Cabos, 15 years ago. He is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana and then got a Diploma degree in Finance at ITAM in Mexico City. He worked in several manufacturing companies until he moved to Los Cabos and became an entrepreneur in the construction supply chain industry as well as the food and drink supply to hotels and restaurants. During his professional career he has always been an active member of the gremial organization of the industry and has always been supportive of associations, such as Educa Mexico and World Vision. Since he moved to Los Cabos along with all his family, they became active participants in Casa Hogar Cabo San Lucas with the Padrinos del Corazon program; helping, entertaining and taking care of kids for more than 5 years. He then joined Boys and Girls Club of Mexico as a board member and started the Club in Los Cabos to then evolve into Boys and Girls Club of Baja California Sur. He believes that kids are the most needed group to support and guide, which is his motivation to serve the club.

Michael Huseby, Treasurer

Michael made his career in the International Freight Business and is now retired after selling his company in 2008. Mike, and his wife Heather, have historically supported numerous programs in India, including the building of churches and orphanages, along with homes for abused women in Texas. Since becoming residents in Cabo in 2009, they quickly developed a passion for the local Baja community, and are very committed to new initiatives that will provide the youth in Mexico with the resources to achieve their greatest potential in life.

Cathryn Palmer, Vocal

Cathryn is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the Alberta Community Support Network, was a member of the Edmonton Police Commission from 2011 to December of 2017, and Chair of the Commission in 2016 and 2017. Prior to being elected Chair, Cathryn served as President of the Canadian Association of Police Governance.
Cathryn has an extensive employment history in the health system and other sectors in Alberta. From 1998 until 2007, she was employed by the Government of Alberta where she worked in management with Alberta Health and Wellness. As an Executive Director, she managed a branch within the Ministry with an annual budget of approximately 250 million dollars. She was the first co-chair of the Primary Care Initiative Committee for Alberta Health and Wellness, responsible for the development of the initial funding criteria and approval of the first Primary Care Initiatives in Alberta. Cathryn has also worked with multiple stakeholders and members of many health professions as a private contractor. She has worked in policy development, strategic planning, program evaluation, communications, negotiations, and stakeholder relations.

Cathryn has also fulfilled a leadership role on several committees and governance boards for both work and voluntary purposes, in addition to the Police Commission. They include the Edmonton Region Board for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, the Board of the Bissell Centre, the Student Assessment Board, the Assured Income for Severely Handicapped Persons Appeal Panel and she was Chair of the City of Edmonton Community and Family Services Advisory Committee, Physician Services Committee, and the Alternate Funding Plan Sub-Committee. Through work and volunteer experience, she has extensive knowledge of professional governance and administrative decision making. Cathryn is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a degree in Economics.

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