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.
|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.|
| Wen-Shwu Lee grew up in Taiwan with her Taiwanese mother and Chinese father. In 2001 she immigrated to Canada and is now a citizen of Canada as well as her native Taiwan. Wen-Shwu speaks fluent English, Taiwanese, and Mandarin. Her experience as an immigrant to Canada has largely been positive and yet she has experienced being stereotyped and seen as "less" as a result. In reading Robin D'Angelo's book, White Fragility, Wen-Shwu came to understand these hurtful incidents as part of systemic racism in Canada – and herself as part of that system. Wen-Shwu is passionate about expanding her intercultural understanding as a way to learn and grow..
Wen-Shwu has studied in Taiwan, the United States and Canada, earning an EMBA, an MBA, in business as well as a B.A. in Fine Arts. She more recently earned a Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Counselling from the Haven where she often leads programs.
Wen-Shwu integrates coaching, counselling and creativity in heart-brain leadership development programs she has offered to individuals in China and Canada as well as to corporations as diverse as Hewlett-Packard, Taiwan and the Industrial Bank Shanghai, China. Wen-Shwu brings her wealth of lived experience and her understanding of what it is to be an immigrant and a visible minority in a predominantly White culture to her work at the Haven.
Wen-Shwu is honoured to have been invited to serve on the Haven Board and she wants to help re-invent the Haven as a more inclusive, diverse and co-creative organization.
|Jamison Schulz-Franco is currently studying Sport Media at Ryerson University, in the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Huron-wendat (Wyandot) and Mississaugas of the New Credit territory, while minoring in business essentials. He has over 15 years of experience at the Haven, as a participant and an intern in both Kids in the Spotlight and Teens Alive. Through his final year of University and beyond, Jamison plans to bring his knowledge of social media to the board, while collaborating to create the most inclusive business approach possible. As a mixed-race individual, Jamison is a strong advocate for racial equality, and hopes to help draw in more participants of diverse backgrounds.
|Olivia Stille is a senior Product Manager at a BC tech company, who strives to deeply understand people and problems, creating solutions and products that help. Olivia loves asking questions, prioritizing and getting things done (in a way that's fun instead of annoying). No longer excited by her previous corporate life managing IT projects & cell phone launches, Olivia hopes to use her business and tech skills for creating good in the world.
Olivia has long been exploring her path of personal growth as a yogi, a meditator and a wonderfully flawed human. The Haven has supported Olivia in this exploration and now she hopes to give back by joining the Haven's Board of Directors.
A hiker, skier, aspiring-sailor and vegetable gardener, among so many other things, Olivia can usually be found exploring the mountains around Nelson, BC with her partner Andre & their fur-baby Sidney.
|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.|
||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.
Friends of the Haven Foundation Board
- DeWitt (Bud) Baldwin
- Andrew Bing, Chair
- Bryan Croeni