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...
Director of Training
Aleks (they/she) is an engagement and education specialist whose career has spanned across the not-for-profit and post-secondary sectors. Aleks has designed and delivered programs on EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion), mental health, civic engagement, and...
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,...
Training Coordinator
Asia comes to BCSTH with a background in front-line work with diverse populations across the Lower Mainland. She graduated from the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in 2018, where she found a passion...
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...
Manager 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...
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...
Children and Youth Services Coordinator
Nicky joined BCSTH in 2017, working as Research Coordinator on the Reaching Out with Yoga project. As of 2019, Nicky took on the role of Children and Youth Services Coordinator. Nicky has a background in...
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
YWCA Metro Vancouver Region 2 Vancouver & Lower Mainland With over 26 years of front line and management experience in first stage, second stage, PEACE programs and HPP programs, Lisa is committed to supporting women...
Director
Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre 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,...
Director
Battered Women’s Support Services Association 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...
Director
Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays Region 4 Kootenays Brooke is the Director of Women and Youth Services for Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays. She has been an advocate for women services...
Director
Campbell River & North Island Transition Society Member at Large Lori lives in Campbell River, BC on the beautiful Vancouver Island, the land of the Laichwiltach people. Lori has been working at the Campbell River...
Director
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) Region 3 Fraser Valley Neena is the program coordinator with Harmony House Second Stage Transition House Program for immigrant women and children fleeing domestic violence. She started her career...
Director
Nisa Homes Transition House Member at Large Syma is a Case Worker at Nisa Homes Transition House in the Lower Mainland. She is passionate about supporting women who are facing adversities. She feels that her...
Treasurer
Cariboo Friendship Society Region 6 Cariboo Tamara grew up in Williams Lake and has been employed with the Cariboo Friendship Society in the violence against women field since 2004. Tamara started as a relief support...
Secretary
Northern Society for Domestic Peace 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...

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