YWCA building
About the YWCA

Meet the Leadership

The annually-elected YWCA Metro Vancouver board of directors is comprised of leaders from government, non-profit and business. They oversee the conduct of business and provide strategic guidance and vision on a broad range of strategic matters. Along with the YWCA leadership team, they assume responsibility for the policies, programs and direction of the YWCA. 

Lawrie Ferguson
Lawrie Ferguson
Michelle Cooper-Iversen 
Michelle Cooper-Iversen 
Valerie Mann
Valerie Mann
Cathy Imrie
Cathy Imrie
Dianne Sparrow
Dianne Sparrow
Joanna Ban
Joanna Ban
Paulina Cameron
Paulina Cameron
Roopa Davé
Roopa Davé
Celeste Haldane
Celeste Haldane
Zahra Hudani
Zahra Hudani
Marilyn Mauritz 
Marilyn Mauritz 
Diane Sullivan
Diane Sullivan
YWCA Leadership Team
Erin Seeley
Erin Seeley
Alicia Williams
Alicia Williams

VP, Finance, IT and Risk 

Amy Juschka
Amy Juschka

VP, Communications and Advocacy

Brenda Ulmer
Brenda Ulmer

VP of Fund Development and Special Events

Carolyn Neilson
Carolyn Neilson

VP of Employment Services

Lisa Rupert
Lisa Rupert

VP of Housing and Violence Prevention

Michelle Sing
Michelle Sing

VP, People, Culture, Strategy and Crabtree Corner Community

Barbara Lane
Barbara Lane

Director of Hotel/Residence

Janice Lee
Janice Lee

Director, Early Learning and Child Care

Raphael Lim
Raphael Lim

Director of Risk, Compliance and IT

Sandy Reimer
Sandy Reimer

Director of Health + Fitness