Board members

  • Keith Thomson Seva Canada Board

    Keith Thomson

    Keith Thomson is a Co-founder and Managing Director of Stonegate Private Counsel - a partnership that specializes in handling the affairs of high-net-worth Canadian families. He is also the Director of The Donor Motivation Program™ in Canada, working with nonprofit organizations to create new planned gifts and increase existing ones. He is the author of, "What Was Your Great-Grandmother's Name? 50 Thoughts On How Canadian Philanthropy Can Transform You, Your Family And Your Community”.

    Having spent much time travelling throughout Africa, Keith was attracted to Seva’s mission of restoring sight and preventing blindness in the developing world. He has travelled to Nepal and Madagascar with Seva and is a firm believer that the work the organization does is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to transform lives.

    Keith lives in Toronto with his wife, Tanja, their daughter, Kiera and dog, Haggis.

  • Vivian Yin Seva Canada

    Dr. Vivian T. Yin

    Dr. Vivian T. Yin is a surgeon, researcher and teacher in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. In 2014, she returned to Vancouver to join the University of British Columbia as assistant professor in the Division of Oculoplastics and Orbit.

    She has been involved in global ophthalmology for the past six years, working with ORBIS, St Michael’s Hospital Urban Angle and So Kids Can See in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Kenya.

    Vivian completed her undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University and pursued her medical degree and ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto. She further refined her surgical skills by pursuing a prestigious two-year fellowship training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She is also completing her Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    In her spare time, she is an amateur chocolatier and enjoys being in the outdoors.