Staff & Board of Directors
Florence Yau, Executive Director
Phone: (604) 279-7062
May Wang, Admin Assistant
Phone: (604) 279-7060
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017 – 2018
Marielle has been active in women’s issues since 1970. She is the co-founder of the Richmond Women’s Centre and has continued as a Board member since its inception in 1976. Marielle currently participates in a variety of community committees and is winner of the 2002 Volunteer Richmond’s Community Service Award.
I migrated to Canada August 23rd 1969 and lived in Toronto for nine years. I then moved to Richmond May 8th 1978 and have been living in this same area since that time.
My fist job in Canada, I worked at the Toronto Credit Bureau for four years and then started with the Royal Bank of Canada Sept 18th 1974 until 2007. Although I am retired, I still work part-time for the bank.
My main focus is in helping women of different cultures and seniors. I have volunteered for the Richmond Gateway Theatre for 15 years 1991 – 2006, the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 and the RBC Canadian Golf PGA 2011. I am presently and active member and President of the Trinidad Chinese Club.
I am an avid reader and gardener and enjoy helping others especially seniors.
Chris joined the Board of Directors when the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre decided to adopt the Remember Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) online community project. She is the initiator and moderator of ROSE, a web project to spread the practice of women’s memorial-making and prevent violence against women. She is blessed to continue to work collaboratively on ROSE with many of the same women who created the Women’s Monument Project. And is happily working with some wonderful new women too!
She has been a feminist for over 30 years, working in many grassroots capacities, at times as a filmmaker. Perhaps most notably Chris is a co-founder of the WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre, and Committee member and founder of the Women’s Monument Project which culminated in the creation of Marker of Change in Vancouver. Her day job is a college media production technician and trainer, allowing her to bring a few technical skills to the struggle against violence against women.