About Us - Staff

SVNH Staff

Zahra Esmail - Executive Director


Paul Riley - Director of Operations 


Roberta Kihn – Office Manager 


Jenny Kim - Front Desk Administrator


David Phu - Communications Coordinator


Melissa Needleman - Front Desk


Kathy Do - Front Desk


Sonya Mayen - Housekeeping



Seniors Team

Shelley Jorde - Seniors Hub Director


Ping Chen - Seniors Hub Outreach


Sophie Fung - Seniors Hub Community Development Coordinator


Sami Iwama - Seniors Activities Worker


Jeannie Furmanek - Better at Home Coordinator 


Eda Fletcher - Seniors Wellness Cook



Adult Day Centres (ADC)


Maria Couto - Director at Beulah Gardens ADC and South Vancouver ADC



South Vancouver Adult Day Place


Davi Tiann - LPN SVADP


Wayne Yerxa - Activity Coordinator SVADP


Simon Ho - SVADP Cook


Deanna Mason - Activity Worker


Jasmin Singh - Activity Worker


Patty Wong - Activity Worker


Siu Ming Choi - Activity Worker



Beulah Adult Day Place


Dawna Love - RN Beulah ADP


Lisa Sham - Activity Coordinator


Min Yan Qiu - Interim Activity Coordinator Beulah ADP


Ken Chan - Activity Worker


Coral Norman - Activity Worker


Alice Ho - Activity Worker

Adult and Family Team


Wei Wei Siew – Adult and Family Team Leader 


Wai Yeung - Family Support Worker


Kwangyoung Conn - Family Worker


Aboriginal Child and Family Support Services


Geraldine Saul - Family Support Worker


Childcare Team


Jeanette Wong - Director of Childcare


Daljit Dhillon  - OSC Fleming Supervisor


Lestor Chou - OSC SVNH Supervisor


Lee-Ya Pineda - OSC Waverley Supervisor


Uma Yogendrakumar - Teacher, Poppins Preschool 


Belinda Chou - Assistant Teacher, Poppins Preschool


Arlene Ordonez - Assistant Teacher, Poppins Preschool  


Candice Leung - Supervisor, Little Tree Preschool



Youth, Food, and Literacy Team


Tanya Findlater – Director of Youth, Food, and Literacy Initiatives


Sherry Lin - Youth Settlement Counsellor 


Michelle Lui - Community Youth Programmer and Literacy Outreach


Cameron Fitzgerald - BC Housing Programmer


Jeannie Furmanek - SHIFT and Girls Group Programmer


Jay Wade - Boys Group Programmer


Laura Gair - Community Food Programmer



Settlement and Labour Market Team


Humaira Imtiaz – South Asian Settlement Counsellor


Kwangyoung Conn - Multicultural Settlement and Labour Market Program Worker 


Wai Yeung – Chinese Settlement Worker


Koyali Burman - Community Connections Settlement Worker 


Jeanette Nahorney – LINC Instructor


Eric LauMulticultural Settlement and Labour Market Program Worker