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


Ronaldo CarcellarNovember 4, 2014 at 7:58 pmReply

Hello Abdul, I am planning to drop by at your office tomorrow to explore volunteer opportunities. I would like to share my time for volunteering here in BNH.

Hope we can have time to talk about the oppurtunities.

Thank you and see you soon.


BurnabyNHNovember 5, 2014 at 12:44 pmReply

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with BNH. Please let me know which day of the week and what time is convenient for you to come to the BNH to make sure I am in the office at that time.