Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of up to 14 women. Each year the Board conducts a recruitment, interview and selection process to engage candidates for the Board. Board Members are elected at each Annual General Meeting in September and serve two-year terms.

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At Victoria Women’s Transition House, we have teams of staff to help support women and children fleeing intimate partner violence and abuse, to support education and advocacy programs and to help run our organization. These include counsellors, victim service workers, prevention educators, fundraising, communications, volunteer and human resources professionals, finance and administrative support. Our Senior Leadership Team consists of our Executive Director, Deputy Director, Finance Director and Development and Communications Director.

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Senior Leadership

Makenna Rielly, MA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR With a strong commitment to providing second stage and emergency transitional housing to survivors of violence and their families, Makenna is well known in the transitional housing sector and works collaboratively with key stakeholders supporting diverse populations.  She is committed to reconciliation, gender inclusion and anti-racism to create an inclusive workplace and safety for those seeking services. Makenna worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years with 25 plus years executive experience, is a CARF accreditation surveyor, and business consultant with an emphasis for policy, human resources, business planning, research, and finance. Parm Kroad, BSW DEPUTY DIRECTOR Parm has worked in the social services […]

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