OUR TEAM

Robin Bennewith
Indigenous Outreach Worker
Directions Youth Services

Maria Howard
Chief Executive Officer

Maria Howard joined Family Services as CEO in September, 2020. She is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the charity/ non-profit industry.

Maria has decades of leadership in the health-care sector, as well as provincial and national governance experience. She holds an MBA in Leadership from the University of Athabasca and an M.Ed. in Rehabilitation from the University of Washington.

With extensive business experience combined with previous roles both as a rehabilitation counselor and in health-care sector leadership, she joins FSGV with directly relevant operational experience, underpinned by a commitment to caring and inclusive communities.

Senior Leadership Team


Maria Howard
Chief Executive Officer

Simone Plusa
Executive and Board Liaison

Jessica Denholm
Vice President, Performance & Quality Assurance

Marnie Goldenberg
Vice President, Programs

Lara Barley
Director, Human Resources

Christian Le Nobel
Director, Finance

Amanda Sayfy
Vice President, Development & Communications

Gregg Taylor
President, FSEAP Vancouver