Board of Directors
Rosemary has lived with her family on the North Shore for 37 years. She has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Although retired she is still active in the community. Along with being on the Board of the North Shore Women’s Centre, she participates in the Family Council at Cedarview Lodge and on the Board of Directors for the North Vancouver Community Players. You can find her out and about either pushing a stroller on Lonsdale, helping with the St. Andrews Thursday lunch, walking Josie in the dog park or working behind the scenes at Hendry Hall.
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.
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.
Jabeen Boga Jamal
Member at Large
Jabeen has been a driving force in Canada’s HR industry as a professional, educator and mentor. She is a multi-award-winning leader who has gained national recognition for her significant impact on both her career and community.
Professionally, Jabeen is an HR Business Partner with Revera, where she provides strategic consulting to Western Canada’s leadership team. She is also a part of Ashton College’s Business Faculty and has been recognized as a Featured Faculty Member for her innovative teaching practices
Jabeen’s determination towards supporting women in business is echoed through her support of lifelong learning and professional development. She started with 6 mentorship relationships which expanded to her partnership with CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources) to support men and women nationwide in securing employment. Her reach also extends globally through the Delara India Assistance Society (DIAS), a not-for-profit organization supporting educational development for women in India.