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, with at least 2 of the directors being employed by a BCAPOP Program Member (as defined in Bylaw 4.1).
The Board of Directors is supported by a team who oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Meet our 2021 - 2022 Board of Directors
Hello, my name is Shonna Bell. I am the Family Program Coordinator at the Fernwood Community Centre (Fernwood NRG) in Victoria, BC. I have been with the organization since 2009. At the time I was hired on as an ECEA and my first role outside of Child Care was the CAPC drop-in. Since then I have completed my ECE, done the Family Resource Program certification, completed a post degree certificate in volunteer and Non-Profit Management, become the coordinator of our Best Babies program and had my own baby. My three year old 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.
Hello - my name is Ida Hearder and I am currently a Counsellor, the Pregnancy Outreach Program Coordinator, and an Outreach Worker for the Intensive Family, Family Development and Young Parent Programs at the Shuswap Family Centre in Salmon Arm, BC. I have worked with special needs children and adults through much of the last 20+ years in various capacities. I am a single parent of two boys, one who is now a father of his own and my youngest who is on the spectrum and due to graduate next year. I have also enjoyed careers in business and design and am grateful for the opportunities and knowledge each has given me and how they still add to and enrich my current roles in supporting others.
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.
Angela Wu has many years of experience working in non-profit organizations addressing gender and social inequality by providing direct support and outreach to at-risk youth and women, and advocating for marginalized communities. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work with a specialization in child welfare, as well as a Master of Human Rights Law, where her research focused on the specific barriers faced by migrant sex workers in Canada. After spending a few years abroad, including a year working with the United Nations in New York, Angela has settled back in Vancouver, BC with her husband and two little girls. Since returning home, she has been the Coordinator of Innovative Projects at MOSAIC, an immigrant service organization in the Lower Mainland. Angela is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the BCAPOP team and contribute to their important work.
Simone Blais is a doula, dancer and director based in Victoria, BC. She holds a degree in Gender Studies and Indigenous Studies from the University of Victoria. Her work focuses on reproductive justice for marginalized communities and decolonizing the dance community. In the past 5 years, she has worked with the Nesting Doula Collective, and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, delivering workshops about reproductive justice and supporting families in the postpartum period. She is also the director of the documentary Dance Like Everybody's Watching, which highlights the experiences of Black dancers in Victoria. Learn more: simone-blais.com
Wéytk Adrienne Johnny ren skwekwst. Hello my name is Adrienne Johnny, I am from the Secwepemc’ulecw Sxwetsmèllp IR #6. I am of Shuswap decent born and raised from Salmon Arm, BC. I have been working with Merritt Moms and Families since 2012 as a frontline worker and now I am the Prenatal Coordinator here at Conayt Friendship Society. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for BCAPOP and I look forward to be a part of this wonderful opportunity.