Atira Announces Newly Elected Members To Board Of Directors, Releases Third-Party Governance Review And Accepts 100 Per Cent Of The Recommendations
Vancouver, B.C. | Unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations |
The Atira Women’s Resource Society has announced that it has appointed new members to its Board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting on December 3, 2024.
Atira has welcomed the following new members to its Board of Directors:
- Jessie Adcock, Principal, Adcock Capital and Advisory Services
- Hilary Marks, Youth Housing Support, Beacon Community Services
- Anne Kinvig, Corporate Director, Coast Mountain Bus Company
- Margaret Lucas, Executive Director, Business Development, PARC Retirement Living and Chair, Audit and Finance, YYJ Victoria International Airport Board of Directors
- Morgane Oger, Advocate, Morgane Oger Foundation
- Sienna Richardson, Director, Marketing, Third Space Properties
- Jama Temir, Founder, The Growth Spark
- Sarah Wang, Vice President, AI Rules, Mastercard
“I am looking forward to working closely with Atira’s new Board of Directors,” said Catherine Roome, Interim CEO. “This strong new Board, with its deep experience in governance, will allow Atira to be more effective in its essential work to deliver Housing to Hope to the most marginalized citizens in B.C., including women, children and gender-diverse people and become best in class governance for not-for-profit organizations.”
The newly elected Board of Directors is committed to implementing 100 per cent of the recommendations from the third-party governance review that was commissioned by the Governance Task Force of the Atira Board. It will also be electing its new board executive in the new year.
“We are really pleased to have such a high caliber of professionals join Atira’s Board of Directors,” continued Roome. “Atira’s work is more important than ever as a result of the overlapping crises we face in British Columbia. As promised, we have released the third-party governance report we commissioned in its entirety as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency. I am grateful to have these dedicated individuals join us in implementing 100 per cent of the recommendations outlined in the report.”
The full and unredacted report from the third-party governance review can be accessed here.
Jessie Adcock, Principal, Adcock Capital and Advisory Services –
“Atira’s mission to support women and children affected by violence and its vision of a world free of inequalities is a vision that we must all do our utmost to realize. I am honoured to be given an opportunity to be of service and contribute what I may to the furthering of Atira’s progress and impact.”
Anne Kinvig, Corporate Director, Coast Mountain Bus Company –
“Atira is doing such important work in our community with the focus not simply on housing which is critical but also on providing innovative and much needed support so women cannot just survive but thrive. I am excited to join the Board of Directors and be part of a team that is making such a difference in women’s lives.”
Morgane Oger, Advocate, Morgane Oger Foundation –
“Atira Women’s Resource Society leads in providing vital support to women affected by gendered violence. I feel honoured to join the Board of Directors and am eager to contribute to our incredible team’s work making lives better and people safer.”
The full list of all Board members, including returning members and the Boards of Directors of Atira’s subsidiaries, can be viewed here.
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