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. 

2020-2021 Board of directors
  • Chair: Lisa Coltart
  • Vice-Chair: Valerie Mann
  • Treasurer: Morna Creedon Sileika
  • Secretary: Marilyn Mauritz 
Board Members
  • Barbara Bahry
  • Paulina Cameron
  • Elayna Diemert
  • Lawrie Ferguson
  • Cathy Imrie
  • Dianne Sparrow
  • Diane Sullivan
  • Vickie Whitehead
YWCA Leadership Team
Deb Bryant
Deb Bryant

Chief Executive Officer

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Brenda Ulmer
Brenda Ulmer

VP of Fund Development and Special Events

Carolyn Neilson
Carolyn Neilson

VP of Employment Services

Helen Ghabel
Helen Ghabel

VP of Finance

Lisa Rupert
Lisa Rupert

VP of Housing and Violence Prevention

Michelle Sing
Michelle Sing

VP of Human Resources, Volunteer Services and Crabtree Corner Community

Amy Juschka
Amy Juschka

Director of Communications and Advocacy

Barbara Lane
Barbara Lane

Director of Hotel/Residence

Raphael Lim
Raphael Lim

Director of Risk, Compliance and IT

Sandy Reimer
Sandy Reimer

Director of Health + Fitness