Meet our 2022 - 2023 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of BCAPOP; and is responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities, including: strategy, organizational performance, and accountability. The BCAPOP Board of Directors is comprised of no fewer than 3, and no more than 7 directors. (as defined in Bylaw 4.1).
Questions for the Board? Interested in joining the Board? We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at: BOD@bcapop.ca
Director | President
Term Ends: 2025; currently serving second term.
Hello, my name is Shonna Bell. I am the Children, Youth and Families Program Manager at the Tsartlip First Nation in Brentwood Bay, BC. My daughter is my greatest joy, she is fire (a red head and a Gemini). As a single mother I am passionate about supporting and advocating for how hard it can be pregnant and parenting people. I believe in connecting people to community and helping them navigate systems. I also find that everyone that I work with has something to teach me.
Director | Vice President
Sarah Krahn is an uninvited white Mennonite settler ciswoman living on the unceded territories of Coast Salish peoples,specifically lək̓ ʷəŋən (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) Nations. Sarah is passionate about the care of gestational parents and their infants, and believes that the work grassroots organizations do is critical for providing needed care. She has many years of experience in the social service sector providing services for women identified folks, children and youth and gestational parents and their infants in both the non-profit and public sector. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice as well as a Master of Social Work. Her current work focusses on addressing social inequities for children and youth as a Research Officer at the Representative for Children and Youth’s office. Sarah’s greatest joys are her daughter Maeve, her partner, her big, fun family and her pup Obi-Wan.
Director | Treasurer
Lena Bullock is a senior financial professional with over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial planning and analysis, risk management, strategic planning, and treasury. Lena has served both the public and private sectors and most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Russell Food Equipment. Lena is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. She looks forward to joining the BCAPOP board to support the organization and its valuable service to the community.
Director | Secretary
Program Member | Vancouver Coastal Health | Healthiest Babies Possible and Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Program
Term Ends: 2026; eligible for re-election at the 2026 Annual General Meeting
Kari Stout is currently working as a program coordinator for the Healthiest Babies Possible and Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Program in Vancouver, BC. Kari lives, works and plays in Vancouver, on the unceded and traditional territories of theSəl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations, with my husband and 2 teenage daughters. Kari has a Masters degree in Social Work and has worked in child protection and perinatal social work for the past 24 years. Kari has also briefly worked in other BC communities including Fort Nelson, Bella Coola, Powell River, Ashcroft, and Squamish.
Kari's passion in supporting pregnant people stems from years working as a social worker in a variety of settings, including MCFD, Sheway, BC Women’s Hospital and Healthiest Babies Possible/Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Program. Kari has a passion in addressing social determinants of health in order improve outcomes for families and for future generations. She has also seen how the miracle of birth can change people’s lives and how supports can be an such an integral part of this change
Linette Sandor is the Birth Parent Coordinator with the Adoption Centre of BC, where she has worked since 2011. Linette has been a social worker since 1998. She spent the first ten years of her career in Alberta working in child protection and then worked for a number of years with Child and Youth Mental Health after moving to BC. Linette has a strong passion for working with birth parents across the province who are considering adoption. She enjoys collaborating with numerous community agencies to ensure that her clients are receiving the support they need. Linette is excited and honored to become a board member of BCAPOP.
Teresa Norquay has been working in the field of Prenatal Outreach for 16 years, as a prenatal educator for 17 years and a doula for 23 years. She loves working with families and her strength and passion is in building relationships. Teresa has been known to push the limits in order to get the best supports for clients. Having worked in the field for so long, Teresa has also developed good relationships with other professionals. Outside of work, Teresa enjoys travelling and enjoying nature; and fills her cup by spending time with loved ones.