Toronto’s Jean Wang joins VGG board

Toronto collector and award-winning exhibitor Jean Wang has been elected to the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation board of directors.

Wang’s contributions to organized philately are “significant,” according to a statement issued by the Greene Foundation, which is also based in Toronto. Wang is a member of Canada Post’s 12-person Stamp Advisory Committee, she’s the membership director of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada, and she’s the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) delegate to the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie thematic commission.

She’s also the editor of several publications and a frequent writer, including, occasionally, for the Canadian Philatelist, the bimonthly RPSC journal.

As an exhibitor of medical philately in the thematic class, Wang has earned top honours at both the national and regional levels. In 2019, her five-frame exhibit, “Blood: A Modern Medicine,” became the first thematic exhibit to win the Grand Award at a national-level exhibition.


Wang joins six other elected Greene Foundation directors, including:

  • President and Chair Garfield Portch;
  • Vice-Chair and Vice-President Charles Verge;
  • Secretary-Treasurer Ingo Nessel;
  • Kimmo Salonen;
  • David Hobden; and
  • David McLaughlin.

Two ex-officio directors, who are automatically on the board because of their positions as RPSC president and vice-president, include Ed Kroft and Sam Chiu, respectively.

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