Staff and Board Structure

The Burnaby Neighbourhood House has an active Board with several working committees such as a Strategic Directions Committee, Personnel and Policy Committee, Finance Committee, and a Fundraising Committee. We currently employ 15 full-time staff, 31 part-time staff, and several other staff who are employed on a temporary, seasonal basis. In addition, we have an active volunteer base.

Board of Directors 2013-2014:

Board Chair & Nominations Committee Chair – Sue Cheung
Vice Chair & Fund Raising Committee chair – Jennifer Short
Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair – Dave Fairhall
Strategic Directions Committee Chair – Ernie Kashima
Secretary – Lenka Markova
Board Member – Evan Allegretto
Board Member – Kathy Louie
Board Member – Lorie Murraine
Board Member – Herman Quon
Board Member – Dekker Fraser
Board Member – Cheryl Reesor
Board Member – David Gates
Youth Representative – Zoya Nari


Executive Director- Antonia Beck

Program Director- Kimberly Barwich

Program Director- Sara Shaw

Quality Assurance Director- Mackenzie Dean

Office Manager- Lisa Falconbridge

Finance Manager- Lillian Qiao

Childcare Program Manager- Wana Sei

Family Programs Manager- Maheen Khorram

Volunteer Program Coordinator- Abdul Salehzai

Community Development Coordinator (North office)- Janice Ho

Community Development Coordinator- Branka Vlasic

Stride Care Coordinator- Scott Burgess

Marlborough Care Coordinator- Judy Lee

Maywood Care Coordinator- Terry Herrmann

Clinton Care Coordinator- Stasi Larson

Douglas Care Supervisor- Naaz Samji

Lochdale Care Supervisor- Paul Lam

Gilpin Care Coordinator- Nazanin Ashjai

12the Ave. care Supervisor- Arlette Akayezu

Suncrest Care Supervisor- Kathy Bobicki

Youth Leadership Coordinator- Marleen Eberding

After-school Programs Coordinator- Jelena Kocmaruk

After-school Program Coordinator- Jason Chen

Preschool Coordinator- Annette Bulhart

Adult Literacy Supervisor- Rajeeta Samala

Community Kitchens Coordinator- Lynn Leong

Outreach Family Worker (North Burnaby)- Margaret Kelly

Outreach Family Worker (South Burnaby)- Maggie Marquardt

Seniors Outreach Worker- Elizabeth De Jesus

Seniors’ Program Supervisor- Kathryn Burris

Office Assistant- Simone Gouveia

SACC Administrative Assistant- Grace Geng

Office Assistant- Parisa Pajouhesh