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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.

2019-2020 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

Chief Executive Officer

Deb Bryant









    Michelle Sing,
    VP of Human Resources, Volunteers, Communications & Crabtree Corner Community 






Helen Ghabel,
VP of Finance







Arthur Mills,
VP of Hotel and Housing Development







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







Brenda Ulmer,
VP of Fund Development and Special Events







Amy Juschka,
Director of Communications and Advocacy







Raphael Lim, Director, Risk, Compliance, and Information Technology