Board of Directors
Board of Directors
President & Founder
Joban Bal founded the One Blood For Life Foundation when he realized the crucial need for more blood donors and stem cell registrants from ethnically diverse backgrounds. He currently serves as the President of the One Blood For Life Foundation where he spearheads new endeavours and oversees operations. He is currently a second-year student at the University of British Columbia, pursuing a bachelor’s degree with an honours in Biology. Joban intends to pursue a career in medicine while contributing to advancements in research and helping shape policies that affect the lives of Canadians. He hopes to help connect newer innovations in the field to communities around the world along with investing into a strengthening a younger and ethnically diverse stem cell registry for a better tomorrow. Joban has been recognized for his leadership by being awarded the Top 25 Under 25 award, along with being awarded multiple scholarships awards during his undergraduate studies at UBC. Joban also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of Project Blue Hands Society. He was also recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Canadian healthcare system as a recipient of a national service award at the National Honouring Our Lifeblood event in Ottawa.
Rabiah Dhaliwal serves as the Vice President of the One Blood for Life Foundation. Her duties include leading and organizing campaigns and events, as well as managing the external relations of the organization. Currently, she is a first-year student at Capilano University where she is studying Biology, and has received scholarships for her academic excellence. She intends to complete her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience. In the future, Rabiah hopes to attend medical school to become a neurosurgeon, and work with Doctors Without Borders in impoverished regions of the world that are faced with health epidemics. Ultimately, she hopes to be an advocate for public health through the implementation of effective counselling, hygiene, and health procedures. For her community work and leadership, Rabiah was named as a national Terry Fox scholar and was the recipient of the 2017 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award and scholarship. More recently, she was awarded the Top 25 Under 25 award.
Director of Internal Operations
Harjot Bal currently serves as the Director of Internal Operations with the One Blood For Life Foundation and the President of the Youth Ambassador Program with Project Blue Hands Society. He attends Tamanawis Secondary School, and in the future, he intends to go to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and study mathematics and science. Harjot has recently been the youngest recipient of Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Award. He has also received his highschool’s Top Academic Student Award. Being only 15 years old, Harjot also happens to be the youngest executive in the One Blood For Life Foundation, bringing energy, enthusiasm, and a unique perspective to the team. He aspires to become a philanthropist, so he can continue to give back to the community that has made him the person he is today.
Director of Marketing
Harjot Takhar serves as the Vice President and Marketing Director of the One Blood For Life Foundation and sits on the board of directors for Project Bluehands Society. His duties include leading and organizing campaigns and events, along with managing the marketing of the organization. Currently, he is a second-year student at Douglas College where he is studying Business and Marketing. He intends to complete his bachelor’s degree in both Business and Marketing. In the future, Harjot hopes to start his own business and be a successful business tycoon. Ultimately, he hopes to be an inspiration and role model for the youth to be driven, focused on bettering themselves, and leading a noble life.
Director of External Opeations
Akash Gupta serves as the Director of External Operations at the One Blood For Life Foundation. His role includes organizing and leading events, along with building relations with organizations. He is also the President of the youth group for Friends For Cause Foundation and a co-founder of Voices of Indigenous Health, both of which exist to serve impoverished communities in the world. Currently, he is attending the University of British Columbia and doing his Bachelor's degree in Sciences with a major in Biology. In the future, he wishes to pursue a career as a physician in the surgical department. Akash is also the recipient of numerous undergraduate scholarships at UBC along with research and community awards. Ultimately, he wishes to create a more unified environment with equitable services for everyone.
Treasurer and Secretary
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Volunteer Resources Manager
Kiran Kahlon serves as the Volunteer Resources Manager for the One Blood for Life Foundation. Her duties include: recruiting, managing, supervising and motivating volunteers. She is currently a third year student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus, working her way to complete her Bachelors of Science degree. She is majoring in biochemistry along with minoring in psychology. In the future, she aims to go to graduate school for medicine and aspires to become a pediatrician. After witnessing the growing lack of doctors, she hopes to work in the emergency pediatric wards in hospitals. Due to her struggle with depression and anxiety for a long period of time, Kiran strives to help people recognize the the importance of mental health by raising awareness on her social media platforms. She is currently working as a Crisis Line Worker for the Canadian Mental Health Association.
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