Makenna Rielly, MA

Executive Director

Makenna has worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years, and has a strong commitment to providing critical services to survivors of violence and their families, supporting prevention education and building public awareness.

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Parm Kroad, BSW

Deputy Director

Parm has worked in the social services field for most of her career, joining VWTH in 1982, to support abused women and their children.

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Lorelle Posten BBA, MSc, CPA/ CA

Finance Director

Lorelle is a Chartered Professional Accountant with experience in business, government and third sector organizations in Canada, the US and the UK.

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Susan K. E. Howard, BA

Development Director

Susan is honoured to work with the incredible team at VWTH in support of women and children leaving abusive family situations.

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Janette Sproston, BA

Community Programs Manager

Janette feels honoured to be part of a team that thrives on making a difference to women and children survivors of domestic abuse.

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Christine Wright

Human Resource Manager

Christine Joined VWTH in 2015 after nine years of experience in the non-profit sector. Christine brings a wealth of Human Resources experience and is passionate about supported return to work plans after illness/injury to staff.

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Elizabeth O’Brien, MA

Development Manager

Elizabeth (Liz) brings extensive experience to VWTH including grant writing, event management, communications and social media.

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Sandy Lundmark, BSW, RSW

Community Resources Manager

Sandy completed a degree in social work at the University of Victoria and started her career in the non-profit sector as the coordinator of a rural community Women’s Centre.

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Sharde Long, BA

Human Resources Manager

Sharde is delighted to join the team at VWTH. She brings with her valuable work and volunteer experience in the non-profit industry and within Local Government.

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