The Chacko and Lize Simon Scholarship Fund

Board of Directors

    Dr. P. Chacko Simon,  the founder, and President of the Fund is a retired research microbiologist, teacher,
    philosopher, philanthropist and author of many essays and two books, The Missing Piece to Paradise and The
    Philosopher's Notebook.

    He personally oversees administration of the scholarship.

    In 2012, the Government of Canada awarded him the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to
    Canada and the International Community.

    Mrs. Lize Simon,  worked as a Real Estate Agent and  has served on the Board of Directors of our sister
    organization, The Hatfield Society since 1972.  When the Hatfield Society operated a half-way house for prison
    parolees, she was the Society's Public Relations Officer. Her duties included visiting the prisons to select
    residents for Hatfield House. She has been on the Board of the Chacko and |Lize Simon Scholarship Fund since
    1996.

    Mr. Ted Hawthorne is a humanitarian, philanthropist,  lawyer and senior partner in the firm of Hawthorne,
    Piggott, Emerson, Petronio and MacKinnon. He  was instrumental in founding our sister organization, the
    Hatfield Society, and  has served on its Board of Directors since 1972. He has served on the Board of the
    Chacko and Lize Simon Scholarship Fund since 1996. He is Honorary Colonel in the Duke of Connaught
    Regiment and sits on the Board of many charitable organizations.In 2012, the Canadian Government awarded
    him the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal for his contributions to his Regiment, his community, and to Canada.

    Ms. Margaret Harris is retired from the Canada Department of Agriculture Animal Pathology Laboratory  
    where she worked in diagnosis and research and was the laboratory technical supervisor. She has served on the
    Board of the Hatfield Society since 1982 and has administered the Chacko and Lize Simon Scholarship Fund
    from its inception.

    Mrs. Gayle Hawthorne is retired after working 30 years as Office Manager for a mid-sized law firm. She has
    served on the Board since 2009 and also serves as Vice President of the British Columbia Regiment
    Association.

For their  generous commitment to charitable works and volunteer service to the community, our Directors were each awarded the
Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal.
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