Meet Our Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert P. Matthews, Treasurer
Partner
Matthews Campbell Chartered Professional Accountants
Kyle Marchand, Vice President
Business Advisor
Reinhart Aulinger, President
Lawyer
Stewart, Aulinger & Company
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Gloria Raphael
District Principal
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Christine MacIntosh
Aboriginal Outreach Worker - Housing
Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society
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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Michelle Bernard
Development Director
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Rachel Dalton, CPA
Finance Director
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Kistie Singh, B.A., B.Ed.
Executive Director
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DEVELOPMENT

Shelina Jamani
Corporate Partnerships and Volunteer Recruitment
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William Brennan, B.Comn.
Manager of Communications
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PROGRAM

Simi Mann, B.A., CYC
Transition to Adulthood - Youth Worker
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Carmen Chandler
SOS Educator
Justine Buenen, B.A., CYC
Case Manager
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Sheena Ram
Youth Program Manager
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CLINICAL

Khalida Braid, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Clinical Lead
Frauke Reddick, B.Sc., DVATI
Art Therapist
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ADMINISTRATION

CONTRACTORS WORKING WITH OUR TEAM

Rachel Madu, M.A., R.C.C.
Clinical Supervisor
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Dr. Bruce Hardy
Accreditation Advisor
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Heidi Trautmann
Grants Consultant
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INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADORS

Jordin Sparks
Grammy Nominated Recording Artist

“SOS Children’s Villages is on the ground, helping support children who have lost their parents and extended families and providing them with a loving, nurturing environment.”

Djimon Hounsou
Academy Award Nominated Actor

“I am proud to know that in Benin, children who may have lost everything else have not lost their chance to grow up in the wonderful environment that SOS Children’s Villages provides. On behalf of the children of Benin, please accept my thanks for the work you do.”

Sarah Ferguson
Duchess of York

“SOS Children’s Villages provides the permanency, the support, the ability for these children to be able to take their shoes off and really kick back and learn about healing and learn about their lives.”

Desmond Tutu
South African Anglican Archbishop and Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

“SOS Children’s Villages is a first-rate organization and I very much admire everybody working there.”

Queen Noor of Jordan

“SOS Children’s Villages in its noble and inspiring example offers love and hope to all children of the world.”

Anna Netrebko
One of the Most Famous Opera Singers in the World

“I have decided to support SOS Children’s Villages because I think that an organization such as that, which is so focused on supporting children in need, deserves all our support.”

Anne-Sophie Mutter
World Famous German Violinist

“I’d like to ask you to support – with all the energy you can – the emergency relief activities of SOS Children’s Villages.”

Dalai Lama
Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan People

“The splendid work done by SOS Children’s Villages is charity where deeds speak louder than words.”

Princess Salimah Aga Khan
Visited SOS BC in 2017 & 2018

“I joined SOS Children’s Villages after my first visit to their facilities in Polynesia, where I was also able to meet the children. At SOS Children’s Villages a positive change can be seen in the children after a single year.”

Angelina Jolie
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award Winner

“The SOS model of providing care for children without parental care is one of the best, as they are still in a family setting within their own country.”

LOCAL AMBASSADORS

Capri Everitt
Youth Ambassador & Singer
SOS Children's Village BC
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Monica Star
Territory Sales Manager
Klaus Kittel
Retired Manager
Lufthansa Airlines
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Anne Longakit
Miss Lower Mainland BC
UBC Student
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