Board of Management

Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 9:00pm in the Conference Room and on Zoom and are open to the public. There are no meetings in July and August.

All committee meetings, including Executive Committee meetings, are open to the public.


Board Priorities

Read about our 2023 Priorities.


Upcoming Board Meetings

Jun 14, 2023


Board of Directors - 2022/23

Executive Members

Annie Danilko

Pamela Dudas

John Flipse

Vera Jones

Susanne Dahlin

Ariela Friedmann

Farren Gillaspie

Pat Hogan

Craig Ollenberger

Ashki Shkur

Nicki Simpson

Terumi Squibb

Oliver Tennant

Naina Varshney


Youth Representatives

Ama Birch

Sam Quastel


Staff Representative




Randy Gatley, Vancouver Public Library

Peter Odynsky, Vancouver Park Board

Rose MacKenzie, Vancouver School Board

Maddie Lafleur, Community Education


Board Liaisons

Laura Christensen, VPB Commissioner

TBD, VSB Trustee

TBA, VPL Board Trustee

TBA, Vancouver City Councilor



Cynthia Low, Executive Director

Jeremy Shier, Manager of Administrative Services

Jacky Hughes, Manager of Child Care Services

Suzette Amaya, Manager of Operational Change


Honourary Board Members

Michael Clague

Maurice Egan

Thelma Lindsay

John Minichiello

Margaret Mitchell