Robin Bennewith
Indigenous Outreach Worker
Directions Youth Services

Amanda Sayfy
Vice President, Development & Communications

Amanda Sayfy joined Family Services in February 2018, bringing more than a decade of diverse fund development experience to the organization. After beginning her fundraising career at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation with roles managing events and community giving, individual and corporate fundraising, and the Children’s Circle of Care, Amanda most recently specialized in major gifts with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), contributing to their “In Our Lifetime” campaign.

As a fundraiser, Amanda thrives working with donors to help them reach their personal philanthropic goals, while ensuring the strategic success of the organization. In her role as Director, Development, she will be focused on creating a comprehensive fund development program supporting Family Services’ most urgent needs, while building support for the future.

Senior Leadership Team

Maria Howard
Chief Executive Officer

Lara Barley
Director, Human Resources

Jessica Denholm
Vice President, Performance & Quality Assurance

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

Amanda Sayfy
Vice President, Fund Development

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