Board of Directors and Leadership Team

With leaders from government, non-profit and business communities, the annually-elected YWCA board of directors assumes responsibility for the policies, programs and strategic direction of YWCA Metro Vancouver, and provides advice and vision on a broad range of strategic and operational matters.

2017-18 Board of Directors

  • Chair: Geri Prior
  • Vice-Chair: Lisa Coltart
  • Treasurer: Woonai Tsang
  • Secretary: Meera Bawa 

Board members

  • Debbie Nagle
  • Diana Chan
  • Elayna Diemert
  • Genevieve Pinto
  • Gina Arsens
  • Morna Creedon Sileika
  • Valerie Mann

YWCA leadership team

Chief Executive Officer

Janet Austin
Read Janet's bio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executives

Helen Ghabel,
VP of Finance

 

 

 

 

Arthur Mills,
VP of Hotel and Housing Services

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Neilson,
VP of Employment Services

 

 

 

 

Shannon Newman-Bennett,
Director of Family Services

 

 

 

 

Sandy Reimer,
Director of Health + Fitness

 

 

 

 

Lisa Rupert,
VP of Housing Services and Violence Prevention

 

 

 

 

Michelle Sing,
VP of HR, Volunteer Services, Communications and Crabtree Corner Community
 

 

 

 

Brenda Ulmer,
VP of Fund Development and Special Events

 

 

 

 

Chantelle Krish,
Director of Communications and Advocacy