Robin Bennewith
Indigenous Outreach Worker
Directions Youth Services

More than 400 staff and volunteers make our work possible. To learn more about the expert counsellors, administrators, and support workers who support our neighbours each and every day, visit Our Programs

Family Services is led by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors and an experienced, compassionate senior leadership team.

Together, they bring a breadth depth of experience in the non-profit, community-building and social services sector, as well as business, government, the law, and Indigenous issues to FSGV and our clients.

The Board of Directors is responsible for governance, policy, and overall leadership, providing counsel on a range of strategic and operational matters. 


Senior Leadership Team

Maria Howard
Chief Executive Officer

Lara Barley
Director, Human Resources

Jessica Denholm
Vice President, Performance & Quality Assurance

Claire Ens
Program Director, Youth Services


Cheryl Melder
Program Director, Family, Trauma & Victim Supports

Christian Le Nobel
Director, Finance

Simone Plusa
Executive and Board Liaison

Amanda Sayfy
Vice President, Development & Communications

Gregg Taylor
President, FSEAP Vancouver
Program Director, Community Mental Health & Education

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Board of Directors

David Wells*
Chair, Agency Board; Foundation Board

Jocelyne Legal FSGV Board of Director

Jocelyne Legal*
Vice-Chair, Agency Board; Chair, Building; Foundation Board

Tony Kirschner*
Past Chair, Agency Board; Chair, Human Resources; Building

Sarah Boon*
Treasurer; Chair, Finance & Audit; Building; Foundation Board

Terry Anne Boyles
Building; Governance; Board Voice Representative

Brian DeMuy
Building; Nominating

Katey Grist*
Secretary; Chair, Governance; Human Resources

Iris Lo
Finance & Audit; Spencer Creo Representative

Karen MacMillan
Governance; Nominating

Jacqueline Per
Governance; Human Resources

Juan Rendon
Finance & Audit; Foundation Board

Sarah Tutton Frost
Finance & Audit; Foundation Board

Trevor Zeck
Chair, Nominating; Human Resources

*Also members of the
Executive Committee


Interested in joining our board?

The Board of Directors of Family Services of Greater Vancouver is a governance board committed to supporting families and individuals in the Greater Vancouver community. We seek Board members who represent a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, and we are particularly interested in welcoming members of Indigenous communities. As Family Services relies heavily on philanthropy to fund our programs and services, Directors are asked to support fund development efforts both personally and within their networks.

If you are interested in bringing your proven governance experience and commitment to community to the Family Services Board of Directors, we’d be happy to hear from you.