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

Andrew Bryson
Program Director, Social Impact

Claire Ens, FSGV

Claire Ens
Program Director, Youth Services

Ariane Fleischmann
Director, Communications & Advocacy

Cheryl Melder
Program Director, Family, Trauma & Victim Supports

Christian Le Nobel
Chief Financial Officer

Simone Plusa
Executive and Board Liaison

Carolyn Rhodes
Director, Human Resources

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Board of Directors

David Wells*
Chair, Agency Board

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

Terry Anne Boyles
Building; Governance; Board Voice Representative

Brian DeMuy
Building; Nominating; Foundation Board

Katey Grist*
Secretary; Chair, Governance; Human Resources

Iris Lo*
Treasurer; Chair, Finance & Audit; Building; Foundation Board

Karen MacMillan
Governance; Nominating

David Mueller
Finance & Audit; Foundation Board

Jacqueline Per
Governance; Human Resources

Juan Rendon
Finance & Audit; Foundation Board

Sarah Tutton Frost
Finance & Audit; Foundation Board

Elke Yeung
Finance & Audit

Alexa Young
Nominating; Governance

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.