Our Board

Jeanette Ashe

Jeanette Ashe

Dr. Jeanette Ashe is the Chair, Department of Political Science at Douglas College and Visiting Faculty at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College, London. Her research interests include political recruitment, political parties, representation, and gender and politics.

The author of numerous publications on politics, gender and equality, she advises legislatures, parties and organisations on assessing gender and diversity sensitivity and advises legislators on drafting legislation on gender equity and democratic reform. She is currently working with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians on assessing gender and diversity sensitivity in Canada’s legislatures.

Jeanette has a PhD in Political Science & Government, and an MA and BA in Political Science.

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Deborah Baker

Deborah Baker

Deborah Baker, Squamish Nation Member, Squamish Nation Member of Council since 2005 (serving her 4th term).  Deborah currently sits as chair of the Health and Economic Development committees of Council as well as a member of the Child and Family Services Committee.  In addition is Squamish Nation representative for the First Nations Health Council.

Deborah is passionate about working with Indigenous People world wide especially in networking and public relations.

Deborah is a mother of five adult children and grandmother to one grand daughter.

Deborah has resided on the North Shore for many years with exception of brief relocation to the Prairies then returned to BC and has remained in BC for decades.

Deborah enjoys local, regional and national travels to help connect others through networking with a focus on healing and wellness as a residential survivor and a firm believer in reconciliation with public and private sector of our international opportunities in economic development.

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Diane Dou

Diane Dou

Diane is currently the Managing Director, Financial Services Lead – Western Canada for Ernst & Young Canada, and the Senior Strategic Advisor with the Promerita Group. A senior advisor in the Canadian financial services industry, she has worked with banks, credit unions, wealth management firms, and capital management companies.

She is a leader who is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of people and overall health of communities. She has served on the Boards of Directors of several organizations across technology start-ups, financial services, real estate, business associations, healthcare, and non-profit sectors.

Diane holds an Institute of Corporate Directors Designation (ICD.D), an MBA in Global Asset and Wealth Management, and a BSc in Computer Science.

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Sheri Hundseth

Sheri Hundseth

Sheri Hundseth is Métis and was raised in the Wood Buffalo and Lac la Biche Region of Northern Alberta. She recently became the Director, Indigenous Relations & Community Engagement at St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care).

Prior she spent six years with Covenant Health Canada as Manager Learning & Development and Organization Development Consultant/Change Management Specialist – Project Lead. She is an organizational development professional, specializing in training, relationship building, coaching, and leadership development. Her focus is to improve Indigenous cultural safety and to amplify Indigenous perspectives to improve health outcomes for people who are First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.

Sheri holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Education.

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Deb Jack

Deb Jack

Deb is honoured to be the recipient of numerous awards over the years for her community work and environmental activism.

She is a 1965 Arts graduate of McGill University, and was a Probation Officer in B.C. for 36.5 years, 22 as a local manager.

She has been involved in a wide variety of volunteer positions over the years both connected to her work, the Board of YM/YWCA in Victoria and various positions including Presidency of the B.C. Corrections Association; and in the community as a parent and later a general member of the community, often serving in an executive capacity.

Deb has served on Atira's Board since 1995, stepping down and returning three times in compliance with Atira’s bylaws. Since 2005 she has served as the Vice-President of White Rock/Surrey Naturalists and since 2004, as President of Surrey Environmental Partners.

Deb is affiliated with a number of organizations that focus on retired persons and seniors' issues. She is grandmother and brings that perspective to her commitment to contribute to the community.

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Elva Kim

Elva Kim

With 16 years of real estate development experience, Elva is currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Anthem.

Elva provides leadership and direction for Sales, Marketing, and Homeowner Care for the company’s extensive residential portfolio in British Columbia, Alberta and California. This includes more than 10,000 homes that are complete, in design or currently under construction, from master planned mixed-use residential and multi-family to townhome and single family communities and managing a dedicated team of 30-100 people at any given time. As a leading member of Anthem’s Corporate Communications and Giving team, Elva is also responsible for brand management and outreach programs which are designed to reflect Anthem’s corporate persona and values.

Elva holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and her real estate education is from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

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Sandra Krenz

Sandra Krenz

Sandra is a Client Executive within the Real Estate Division of BFL CANADA Vancouver and provides insurance expertise to the strata and property management industry.

She is also responsible for promoting education, professional development and industry awareness within the strata segment.  Sandra has been in the Insurance industry for many years contributing her experience and knowledge in various products starting in Jamaica and continued her passion in Canada.

She completed a Supervisory Management certification, holds the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker and Canadian Risk Management designations and previously a Registered Insurance Broker in Ontario.

Sandra is an Associate Member (Alternate) and volunteer on several committees at PAMA (Professional Association of Managing Agents), offering her expertise and decision-making skills. She is passionate and committed to the insurance industry, education and client service, and to giving back to the community. She is particularly dedicated to Atira’s Mission, Vision and Values, which are close to her heart.

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Amy McCallion

Amy McCallion

Amy is the Corporate Secretary at BC Hydro and has also held roles at BC Hydro as Senior Strategic Policy Advisor and Senior Relationship Manager, Indigenous Relations.

Amy has a Juris Doctor, Law from the University of Calgary and has served on the Executive Committee of the Lower Mainland Section of the Young Lawyers, Canadian Bar Association.

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Audrey Mehler

Audrey Mehler

Audrey is the Executive Vice President at Paperny Entertainment where she produced and directed television and films specializing in social issues documentaries and factual television.

She holds a BA, Communications from the University of Santa Barbara and a Masters, Communications, from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her role at Atira, she sits the board at Vancouver Talmud Torah, the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, as is a past board member the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

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Randene Neill

Randene Neill

Randene is the director of communications and corporate marketing at Anthem, a real estate development, investment and management company.

Randene spent 20 years working as a broadcast journalist, before making the leap to the corporate world in 2016.

Her passion is helping make the world is a fair and equitable place, where everyone has a shot at making a positive contribution to society, and everyone has the right to a home.

A recent addition to the board of Atira, she is a strong advocate for women’s rights, which are human rights. Randene has a BA in Political Science from UBC and a broadcast journalism diploma from BCIT.

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Taha Rizwan

Taha Rizwan

Taha is currently the Senior Strategic Business Advisor, Office of the Chief Financial Officer for BC Hydro. As a senior advisor, her focus is on understanding and distilling multifaceted, complex issues and building consensus with key stakeholders to drive decisions. She brings a strong background in strategic management, finance and process improvement.

Taha is passionate about making a positive impact to our communities, environment and climate.

Taha is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds an MBA specialized in Strategic Management and Finance from UBC.

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Kay Sinclair

Kay Sinclair

Kay first became a member of the Atira Board in 2000 and has stepped down twice and returned, in accordance with Atira’s bylaws.

She works for a public sector union and is a strong supporter of the role that social programs play in making our society more equal and just. Kay is a strong advocate for women's rights, human rights and the union movement. She brings experience in governance and labour relations.

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Ava Turner

Ava Turner

Ava is an Executive Director at the George Derby Centre in Burnaby and is a past recipient of the Neighbourhood House, Good Neighbour award.

Previously, she was a Manager, Home Health with the Fraser Health Authority and brought a clinical perspective to the role in an effort to support an understanding how our leadership decisions affect patients. Having worked in a team based environment for many years, she understands the significance of how a team needs to function to meet organizational goals and patient needs. Ava is a past member of the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House where she served on the Board for three years then as Chair for 10 years. She is also a past Board member of the BC Care Providers Association.

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