Board of Directors
Having grown up in both Europe and Vancouver, Tracey moved to the North Shore in 1990 and then finally settled with her family in Lynn Valley in 1997. She felt very lucky to be a stay-at-home-Mum to her 3 children and volunteered for years as a PAC member and fundraiser at both Lynn Valley Elementary and Argyle Secondary schools. A few years ago, she started as a front desk volunteer at Mollie Nye House and quickly developed an appreciation for this tiny Community Centre and the community it serves. Mollie Nye House is such a very special, inclusive, welcoming, and friendly place. As first a board member and now president, she will strive to contribute to both the operation and growth of Mollie Nye House and to participate more fully in the community at large.
Edward volunteered as a board member with the LVSS in 2016 and 2017. He has rejoined the board since January 2022.
His background is in the healthcare sector, currently working as the risk management director for the Provincial Health Services Authority. Prior to specializing in risk management, Edward was a social work case manager, serving seniors in the community who have healthcare needs including long-term care case management. During this time, Edward also worked for the Canadian Forces Navy on a part-time basis.
Edward obtained his post-secondary education from the University of British Columbia, Queen’s University, and Cornell University. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW), a Master of Health Administration degree (MHA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
Edward is excited to rejoin the LVSS board and looks forward to working with all members of the Lynn Valley Services Society and the community at large.
Member at Large
Karin grew up in North Vancouver and has lived in Lynn Valley for over 20 years. She served on the Board of Directors for the Save Your Skin Foundation from 2007 to 2009 and joined LVSS as Secretary in 2021 (she is now a Member at Large). She also serves as a Member at Large for the North Shore Heritiage Preservation Society and is Chair for the District of North Vancouver’s Parks & Natural Environment Committee.
After a short-lived career in radio broadcasting, Karin eventually built a career in Information Technology, first as a technical writer, and then as a requirements engineer and product manager. Prior to easing into semi-retirement, she managed a team of product managers for a global education technology company.
Karin hopes her strategic experience will help with the development of exciting new programs and initiatives at LVSS. Karin enjoys being active and engaged in her community. When she’s not working, she can often be found exploring the neighborhood or local trails, or enjoying a meal at a local restaurant.
Chair of LVSS Event Committee
Born and raised in Moscow (Russia) Elena moved to Canada in 2014.
She is an MBA qualified Strategic Management leader with 20+ years of experience in business operations, planning and execution of Sales, Marketing and Business development strategies.
After moving to Canada her career focus shifted from the corporate world to the world of nonprofit organisations. For the last 9 years she served local communities as Vice Chairman of Squamish Arts Council and Guest Service Manager at Britannia Mine Museum.
As a new Board member she is planning to work on further development of LVSS initiatives, addressing needs of Lynn Valley neighbourhood.
Elena loves travelling and exploring new countries and cultures. Her biggest passion is painting and drawing, most of her art works were inspired by her travel adventures.
Member at Large
Sierra has lived and grown up in North Vancouver for her entire life, and enjoys spending time with her community members. She works as a Project Manager with Indigenous communities as well as in the DTES serving lower-income women with legal difficulties. Sierra’s background is in Public Health with a degree from the University of Victoria. Sierra hopes her experience building relationships with different populations and creative solution finding will help serve her community through the LVSS.
In her spare time Sierra enjoys finding new recipes to try and trying fancy coffees at the many different coffee shops on the North Shore. Sierra is excited to be on the board to meet and learn from new and interesting people.
Member at Large
Tiffany is from Ontario. Moved to BC in 2013. Tiffany’s background is in hospital operations, healthcare IT, change management, and programme development.
She changed her career, entering home healthcare as a director, to give back to the community and become more involved in supporting seniors and their families.
She enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, running, hiking, and reading. Tiffany lives on the North Shore with her spouse, John; two stepdaughters, Emma and Hailey; her cat, Fisher; and a 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Dashell.
Member at Large
I have spent the majority of my career working in large public sector organizations, such as the Government of Saskatchewan, Government of Alberta, University of British Columbia, and the City of Vancouver.I was born and raised in a rural area of Saskatchewan where my family emigrated in the early 1900s. In my spare time, I love to spend time outside hiking, biking, camping, running or climbing. I also enjoy a good book on the patio, DIY home project, and a glass of wine.
John has been the Executive Director since December 2021
Originally from the UK, John immigrated to Canada in 1983. He has lived on the North Shore for over 30 years. John had an extensive career in health care at a senior level, primarily in mental health and has a Masters in Leadership & Training (Health). John is passionate about serving others and hopes to use his experience to foster the development of the LVSS mandate to serve the wider community.
In his spare time, John enjoys sailing and playing the guitar. He is currently teaching himself the lute.
Sophia joined LVSS 2014 and is currently our Administrations Coordinator.
Sophia’s background is in Finance and she has a passion for volunteering and helping others. She also enjoys the challenge of taking on new projects and participates with other organizations to benefit various causes.
Sophia spent her early childhood years in England and moved to the North Shore where she now resides. She graduated from SFU with a BA in English.
She is an avid reader, enjoys walking the trails across the North Shore and is a passionate cat lover.
Sophia has a strong sense of community and she uses her interpersonal and communications skills to identify the needs of others and to proactively identify solutions.
Programs and Services Coordinator
With a professional background in both academic and place-based learning environments, Aurelia is passionate about learning new things and cultivating community. She is committed to ensuring all community members feel welcomed at the Lynn Valley Services Society and looks forward to engaging with users and members and their interests offered through LVSS programs at the Mollie Nye House.
As a dedicated lifelong learner, Aurelia has many incomplete projects on the go, and welcomes you to introduce her to something you are passionate about. Aurelia speaks conversational French and Mandarin, and spends her free time gardening, sewing and exploring the North Shore with her two young children.