OUR TEAM

Robin Bennewith
Indigenous Outreach Worker
Directions Youth Services

Maria Howard
CEO

Maria Howard has recently joined Family Services as CEO in September of 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 Agency Leadership Team


Jessica Denholm
Vice President, Performance & Quality Assurance

Marnie Goldenberg
Vice President, Programs

Lara Barley
Director, Human Resources

Christian Le Nobel
Director, Finance

Amanda Sayfy
Director, Development & Communications

Pat Steiner
Associate Director, Community Education & Financial Empowerment

Gregg Taylor
Director, Clinical Counselling Programs, President FSEAP Vancouver