Our Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.