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. 

2021 - 2022 Board of directors
  • Chair: Valerie Mann
  • Vice-Chair: Lawrie Ferguson
  • Treasurer: Cathy Imrie
  • Secretary: Marilyn Mauritz 
Board Members
  • Barbara Bahry
  • Paulina Cameron
  • Lisa Coltart
  • Roopa Davé
  • Elayna Diemert
  • Morna Sileika
  • Dianne Sparrow
  • Diane Sullivan
YWCA Leadership Team
Michelle Sing
Michelle Sing

Interim CEO, VP of Human Resources, Volunteer Services and Crabtree Corner Community

Read Michelle's bio

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

Amy Juschka
Amy Juschka

Director of Communications and Advocacy

Raphael Lim
Raphael Lim

Director of Risk, Compliance and IT

Janice Lee
Janice Lee

Director of Family Services

Sandy Reimer
Sandy Reimer

Director of Health + Fitness

Barbara Lane
Barbara Lane

Director of Hotel/Residence