Staff & Board of Directors
Florence Yau, Executive Director
Phone: (604) 279-7062
Elaine Hu, Admin Assistant
Phone: (604) 279-7060
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021 – 2022
Tammi Belfer came to Richmond Women’s Resource Centre in 2015. Since that time, she has been actively involved in International Women’s Day, Brunch at Steveston Seafood House and many other fundraising and community events. She is now President of RWRC. Tammi and her family came to Richmond in 1977 and she has continually been involved with her two children’s schools, swim club and has been on Board of Directors for several different organizations in Richmond. Tammi retired from Coast Capital Insurance after 25 years and continues to work part time. She is also involved with and teaches for a private college in Richmond. Her dedication and commitment to Richmond Women’s Resource Centre follows her own personal value system – help people help themselves. Tammi’s vision for RWRC is that it be the first choice for all women in Richmond – to obtain information, support, help them rise above adversity through peer support, attend programs and have learning opportunities to build their skills.
Megan started with the RWRC in 2020 after volunteering for the Governance Committee (which she now chairs). Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Alberta, Megan is still a prairie girl at heart, but she’s finally laid down roots in the lower mainland and has fallen in love with Richmond, the water, and the winters.
Megan is a practicing lawyer and spends time volunteering with several organizations to further the rights of women and children, increase access to justice, and to facilitate the development of young women in the lower mainland. Megan used to be a varsity curler and is an avid sports enthusiast. If you’d like talk sports, law, or about her two cats — she’s always willing to lend an open ear!
Megan’s focus at the RWRC is on the Governance Committee’s bylaw and policy updates, as well as developing legal outreach programs and additional fundraisers for the RWRC (as well as anything else Tammi needs).
Amanda Low is a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she studied International Relations and Asian Language and Culture in the Faculty of Arts. She is currently enrolled in Simon Fraser University’s Professional Development Program to become a secondary school teacher. Amanda is currently working part-time as a behaviour interventionist where she works with young children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Her hobbies include music, dance, and hiking.
Amanda first joined the Richmond Women’s Resources Centre as a board mentee as a part of the 2018-2019 cohort of Leadership Richmond’s Youth Now program. From an early age, Amanda has been passionate about community involvement as she grew up volunteering her time at community centres, residential care homes, and local festivals. Over the past few years, she has worked at various community-based organizations in Metro Vancouver, as she is passionate about serving her community.
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.
Jackson is currently going to UBC, taking philosophy and political science. He also works a full-time job as an LSAT tutor, teaching up to 100 people over Zoom. When he graduates, Jackson plans to attend law school.
In his spare time, Jackson likes to remain active and contribute to the community. His favorite activities include rock climbing, hockey, and tennis. Besides acting as an RWRC board member, Jackson also volunteers at the YMCA, volunteering in the PlusOne youth program.
Jackson’s focus at RWRC is community outreach, analyzing and storing organization data, and grant proposals. He is the first male board member in RWRC history.
Rachel Ling is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner and acupuncturist. She is passionate about helping and connecting people in her community through her practice, TCM teaching and extensive volunteer work.
She enjoys collaborating with other health professionals to promote wellness in the community. She works with a team of physiotherapist, chiropractor, kinesiologist and massage therapists in Richmond to advance mental, physical, and social health.
Rachel currently serves as a board member in two health regulatory authorities: the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) and the College of dental technicians of British Columbia (CDTBC). She is also granted to act as a subject matter expert for the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
Rachel first joined the Richmond Women’s Resources Centre as a board mentee as a part of the 2019-2020 cohort of Leadership Richmond’s Youth Now program. She too grapples with the challenges many women face in finding balance as a professional and a mother of a young son. Her goal is to inspire women so they can realize their potential and achieve amazing things.
Li Qing Wang is a current medical student and graduate student in the MD/PhD program at the University of British Columbia. At school, she studies maternal and fetal health. Outside of school, she is passionate about empowering female-identifying youth to achieve their fullest potential through youth mentorship. In her free time, Li Qing enjoys reading, listening to music, and taking long walks with friends.