Maria Roney, Operations Manager

Maria joined the LVSS team in September 2018 as Operations Manager. Her working career is expansive and includes positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Maria started her career as a legal secretary for one of the largest firms in Vancouver, worked in the communications depart of a large forestry company, managed a 60,000 square foot facility in the visual effects and post production film industry and was program coordinator for a government funded smoking cessation program run by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Born in Portugal and raised in Vancouver, for the past 18 years, Maria has been a resident of the north shore, where she raised her two children. One of her favourite hobbies is hiking the trails of the north shore with her golden retriever.

Maria has a great sense of community and looks forward to working with the residents of Lynn Valley.  


Sophia Hesp, Administrations Coordinator

Sophia started with LVSS in 2013 as a volunteer for one year and participated in several events. In 2014 Sophia was hired by LVSS and she is now our Administrations Coordinator.

Sophia’s background is in Finance and she has a passion for volunteering and helping others.

Sophia spent her early childhood years in England and moved to the North Shore where she now resides with her Fiancé. She graduated from SFU with a BA in English and she is an avid reader.

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.


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