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Board of Directors

Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia

Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia is the Chief Executive Officer of the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa and Absolute Spa Group, Canada’s largest and most entrepreneurial spa chain. Mrs. Lisogar-Cocchia’s community involvement includes serving as a Business Council of British Columbia Governor, Vancouver Police Foundation Trustee, Royal Roads University Fellow and Vancouver Board of Trade Chair in 2012. She is a University of British Columbia graduate who attained a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a proud founding contributor to the Langara College Spa Technology Program.

Mrs. Lisogar-Cocchia is known not only for her entrepreneurial drive but also for her philanthropic endeavours. Over the past twenty-five years she has raised considerable funds for British Columbia’s special children. Her current goal as co-founder of the Pacific Family Autism Centre is to make a significant difference for those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Mrs. Lisogar-Cocchia recently received an Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, the British Columbia Community Achievement Award, the C.H.I.L.D Foundation Humanitarian Award, Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, BC’s Most Influential Business Women, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Mrs. Lisogar-Cocchia joined the Board of BCLC in November 2013.