I have been the Executive Director of Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society since 2012. However, my history with Family Resources Programs extends back to the early 90’s when I was the Family Support Worker at South Vancouver Family Place. I have a lovely blended family consisting of 2 adult daughters and one son. My life partner Paul Iverson, is a musician and guitar repair man and we have lived in Deep Cove, North Vancouver for the past 25 years. In my professional life, I have always worked in Vancouver and have found this to be a positive choice allowing me to debrief my work life during the sometimes long journey home! I am a hatha yoga teacher and have practiced Iyengar yoga for nearly 35 years! However, in recent years I have become a kundalini practitioner and find that this practice has elevated my dedication and devotion to all aspects of my life!
I have a proven record of success, providing family support and leadership in the delivery of community based services and I have a keen understanding of the importance of establishing a welcoming environment that fosters personal dignity, validation and respect.
My professional goal is to use my skills to ensure parents, caregivers and children can learn, play and share together in an informal and nurturing family centered environment, supported by experienced Family Resource Practitioners and Early Years Settlement Workers. And my ultimate personal goal is to contribute to a society where children are thriving, families are resilient and communities are well connected.