• Gallery photo

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: Meera Bawa

Board members

  • Barbara Bahry
  • Paulina Cameron
  • Elayna Diemert
  • Geri Prior
  • Marilyn Mauritz
  • Dianne Sparrow
  • Diane Sullivan
  • Woon Ai Tsang

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