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Our Board of Directors

The North Shore Women's Centre is supported by a dedicated team of volunteer Board Members. Get to know our team!
 
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Rosemary Hundal

Chair

Rosemary has lived with her family on the North Shore for over 40 years. She has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Over the years she has been Involved in a variety of community programs - from Moms and Tots groups through Senior citizens’ Family Councils.  

 

Currently, as well as serving on the North Shore Women’s Centre Board, she is also active on the Board of Directors for the North Vancouver Community Players. Being active in the community offers the opportunity to meet new people, and to encourage people to join in working together to build a stronger, healthier North Shore family life for everyone. 

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Surjeet Sidhu

Vice Chair

Surjeet has worked on the North Shore since 2000 as a Consultant of the Domestic Violence Program for the former North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee (NSFCYJC).  The NSFCYJC was a tri-municipal committee addressing the needs of women experiencing relationship violence.  In this role, Surjeet co-coordinated the North Shore Violence Against Women In Relationship (VAWIR) Committee, arranged “Day In Court” workshops for members of the community and community and government services provides to learn about our justice system form enforcement to the court system. 

 

As well, Surjeet coordinated “Open Houses” of the North Vancouver Courthouse community and government organizations came together to share information and explore ways to work together.  Surjeet also coordinated the North Shore Community Response Network for Adults at Risk. 

 

Prior to working on the North Shore, Surjeet worked for the Law Courts Education Society and People’s Law School.  Surjeet has 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. 

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Ray Boucher

Member at Large

Ray, originally from Scotland, has lived in Lynn Valley for 35 years where she raised 2 children and taught, first as a teacher-on-call, and then at Sutherland Secondary for a delightful 19 years. While teaching she was active in the BCTF Status of Women and ran Grade 7 girls retreats for a number of years. She has always been a feminist, has been proactive in girls and women's rights and, therefore, has really enjoyed being on the board of the Women's Centre.

 

Now retired, she loves travelling, being involved in the United Church, and in the North Vancouver Community Players where she works backstage. She looks forward to her continuing participation in the Women's Centre's valuable work.

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Andrea Baker

Secretary

Andrea has a Master of Arts degree in counselling psychology and has spent the past 30 years working in the community living and social services sectors. She currently works as an Executive Director with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. She previously held leadership positions with Community Living BC and the Intellectual Disabilities Society of North and West Vancouver (formerly North Shore ConneXions).

 

She is a stepmom to 3 amazing young men. She has practiced yoga for almost 20 years and taught for 8. She thrives on ocean air, salt water and golden sunshine. She loves road trips and music and biking and brunching. She loves to learn and create.

 

Although she currently lives in Vancouver, she lived and worked on the North Shore for almost 15 years and continues to have strong ties to that community. She believes strongly in promoting the health and well-being of women and girls and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute as a member of the Board of Directors.

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Nicole Palacios 

Member at Large

Nicole grew up on the North Shore and has brought up three kids in Lynn Valley. She has been involved with the board since 2023. 

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Lisa Paull

Treasurer

Lisa holds the position of Treasurer at the NSWB, alongside her role as a Director for an indigenous not-for-profit organization. Within this organization, her expertise is primarily focused on education programs, professional development, and indigenous capacity building. Lisa's dedication to supporting indigenous communities drives her to spearhead impactful programming and services, fostering genuine collaboration with stakeholders and partners. Her extensive skill set encompasses leadership, counseling, administration, and indigenous capacity building.

 

Lisa's passion for aiding First Nations communities in achieving their diverse goals led her on a comprehensive educational journey. She earned a Master's degree in Indigenous Education, Administration, and Leadership from the University of British Columbia, complemented by a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Fraser Valley, and an Advanced Diploma in Chemical Addictions from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.

 

Beyond her professional commitments, Lisa prioritizes spending quality time with her family, attending lacrosse matches, and engaging in ceremonial activities. Her diverse background and steadfast commitment render her an invaluable asset to any organization fortunate enough to have her on board.

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Kristin Shanski

Member at Large

Kristin's bio is under construction...

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Kelsea Lawton

Member at Large

Kelsea's bio is under construction...

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Hannah Campbell

Member at Large

Hannah's bio is under construction...

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