Our Board of Directors

Meet The Haven's Board of Directors. This dedicated group of volunteers are responsible for leading the organization by providing guidance and support to the Executive Director.

Are you seeking a meaningful way to give back to The Haven? Are you interested in joining this collaborative, engaged, and respectful team? We're currently seeking new members with specific expertise to help guide our not-for-profit, charitable organization. Learn more here

Maria Malmgren, Interim Chair, is a professionally certified coach, with a BA in psychology and business. She works collaboratively with senior leaders and management teams to help create systemic, mission, vision and values-aligned, sustained organizational change and also provides personal coaching to a variety of clients. Although Maria has been aware of The Haven's work for decades, she joined The Haven Board in Sept. 2019 and was able to experience her first Come Alive in early 2020. Maria feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to The Haven's future and success. Maria is an explorer and lover of people, places, ideas, spirit, art, charcuterie boards and great second hand stores.
Catherine Lord, Vice Chair, is a senior strategist for global technology firms and a former co-founder of several start-ups. She holds a BSc. in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria and has served on non-profit boards in B.C. since 1992. Catherine is also Vice-Chair of the Garth Homer Society Board in Victoria, B.C. to support adults with developmental disabilities to live fulfilling lives as artists, volunteers and employees and through every stage of life. Catherine and her two sons have attended Haven programs since 2001including KITS/Youth Leadership. She served on the Haven Board from 2010-2014 and is delighted to be back to assist with transformation.
Tony Ollivier has held global product, sales & marketing positions in the high tech industry including Xerox, Apple, Microsoft and IBM and has a background in project management. He's also a published author through Pandamoon Publishing. Tony first came to the Haven in 1988, attended many programs and watched his two children grow up while they attended Kids in the Spotlight and became leaders in the program.  He’s excited about contributing to the board of directors as the Haven reinvents itself.

Cathy McNallyCathy McNally BSc, DipC is passionate about people and possibility. Growing up in a mix of cultures, with a background in business and teams, Cathy is curious about the gift of differences, and is committed to connection and understanding. Associated with The Haven since 1989, Cathy believes that "living well, together" is necessary, urgent, and possible.

"What I have witnessed at The Haven is a profound opportunity to hold space for connection and true dialogue. Much healing and aliveness has come from open conversations across difference. Given the current situation on our planet, I believe there has never been a more important time for Haven to step forward and take an active part in co-creating a just, equitable, and relational world. It will take work, and constant commitment to transparency, simplicity, inclusion, and wholeness. I am committed to this work both personally and professionally. I am choosing to return to the Board to support this direction and give back to this community that I love."

Annika Raithby studied Child and Youth Care at Vancouver Island University and is currently in the process of completing a Diploma in Counselling at the Haven. She has been attending workshops at The Haven since the age of 6, starting with Kids in the Spotlight and continuing on to Teens Alive. She has completed many of The Haven Core programs and has assisted, facilitated, and designed personal and professional development workshops for all ages, both at The Haven and internationally.

 Annika welcomes the opportunity to be a part of the Board. She is driven to contribute to The Haven after the many years of support she received, and to open up the possibility for others to experience what was, and is, important to her. 

Special Advisors of the Haven Foundation Board

Dea Lloyd has been many things: a seller of soap and a vendor of books, a tree planter, a bill collector, a student, a secretary, a traveller, a researcher, a birdwatcher, and most recently a lawyer working in public service. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate in Law. Dea’s experience at The Haven began with her first course in 1999 and continues to this day. It spans workshops led by its founders and early leaders, Ben Wong, Jock McKeen, and Joann Peterson; courses with many capable newer faculty; and exciting non-curriculum programs such as the Inner Activist. Dea is excited to serve on the Board and give back to The Haven, which has been a wellspring of well-being and inspiration over the years.
Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer holds an undergraduate degree in Home Economics from Pittsburg State University and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Alberta. Following a long career in education she embarked on a second career as an artist, creativity coach and mentor. She has been associated with the Haven since 1992. She received her Diploma in Counselling in 1998. She was instrumental in developing the Artist in Residence program at the Haven. Mary and her husband Gary are active members in their community on Gabriola Island.

Friends of the Haven Foundation Board

  • DeWitt (Bud) Baldwin
  • Andrew Bing, Chair
  • Bryan Croeni​

View the Emeritus Board here