The BCSTH team is here to support anti-violence workers across British Columbia with information, resources, training and consultation.

Along with enthusiasm and commitment, our team brings a diverse array of knowledge, skills and experience to their work of fostering a province-wide community of practice.

Our Team

Executive Director
Amy has been a lawyer for over 20 years and previously was an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Criminal Division at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office where she worked on unsolved homicides and was...
Office Administrator
Allison brings a diverse background in Women’s Studies, English Literature, and Hospitality Management to her work at BCSTH. Having spent the past few years in the hospitality industry in various roles including customer service, accounting,...
Children and Youth Services Coordinator
Chelsea (she/her) comes from a background in frontline work in Ecuador as a family and street outreach worker, working in various capacities with child labourers and women and children affected by domestic and gender based...
Cedar Blankets Project Coordinator
Cori, mother and grandmother of 6, has worked in the anti-violence field with families in a variety of roles from front line to management and brings more than 25 years’ experience in Indigenous and non-Indigenous...
Women Centred Housing Design Project Coordinator
Ghazaleh (she/her) is a Project Coordinator for the Women-Centred Housing & Design Project. This project focuses on identifying solutions and strategies for designing long-term housing that is suitable and appropriate for women and their children...
Director of Membership Services
Hannah (she/her) began her work with BCSTH in 2009. Her main role is to support and liaise with BCSTH membership and coordinate projects such as Building Supports and Reaching Out with Yoga. She is committed...
Project Coordinator
Kaayla (she/her) first joined BCSTH in the summer of 2021 to write the final report for the Getting Home Project and is now the Project Coordinator for the Keys to Home Project. She has a...
Learning & Capacity Building Coordinator
Lisa (she/her) has a BA in Social Sciences and has worked in the anti-violence sector supporting vulnerable women and children for the last thirteen years. She has worked in various transition houses and shelters as...
Transportation Project Researcher and Coordinator
Negah (she/her) is a Researcher and Coordinator for the Transportation Project, where she is working on increasing access to safe and affordable transportation for women fleeing violence in Northern BC. She is a former urban...
Technology Safety Project Lead
*Currently on secondment as Project Manager, Technology Safety Canada Project, Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC)* Rhiannon joined BCSTH in 2007 and has had many roles – the Children and Youth Services Coordinator for 8 years, the...
Director of Programs
Tanyss is passionate about community building and social policy that meets local needs and promotes community strengths. Tanyss has worked with rural and remote communities in BC and all three territories on youth empowerment, popular...
Librarian
Tina began working for BCSTH in 2009 when she was hired to develop the BCSTH Library online catalogue. She now provides a full range of BCSTH Library services and is pleased that her library, teaching...

Our Board of Directors

Board Chair (Region 7 North)
Tina is a PEACE and STV Outreach worker at the Northern Society for Domestic Peace in Smithers, BC. She has been working in the domestic violence sector for 27 years, including 16 years in the...
Director (Region 1 Vancouver Island & Powell River)
Karlee Grant is the Senior Program Manager at Victoria Women’s Transition House Society (VWTH). Karlee has been with the agency since 2021 and directly supports the Stopping the Violence program, PEACE program, safe home program...
Director (Region 2 Vancouver Lower Mainland)
Keerti is a Manager of counselling services at Burnaby Family Life. She resides in Vancouver, BC and has been working in the social services field for 15 years. During her years of service, Keerti worked...
Director (Region 3 Fraser Valley)
Neena is the Director of Women’s Programs and Initiatives at the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society and works with the Harmony House Second Stage Transition House Program for immigrant women and children fleeing domestic violence....
Director (Region 4 Kootenays)
Brooke is the Director of Women and Youth Services for the Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays. She has been an advocate for women services in the Kootenays for many years, with particular interest...
Director (Region 5 Okanagan)
Alix (she/her) is a settler living on the traditional, unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc people, in what is today called Kamloops. A registered social worker, Alix has an extensive background in anti-violence work,...
Director (Region 6 Cariboo)
Michele Jones is a PEACE and Rainbows facilitator with Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS). Michele’s ancestry is British and Metis (French and Algonquin). She started her work with CSFS in 2011, for the last 7...
Director (Member at Large)
Through her community-based organizing, frontline work and activism over three decades, Angela has been deeply involved in movements for social justice. Since the nineties, Angela has developed training curricula from an intersectional and anti-oppression framework...
Director (Member at Large)
Syma is the National Operations Manager for Nisa Homes, transitional housing for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. She has been with Nisa Homes for three and a half years in several roles within the...

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