Board of Directors
Islanders Working Against Violence is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of women from the community who believe in the mandate and purposes of the organisation and bring a variety of skills and background to their work at the Board level.
Jayne joined the IWAV Board of Directors in 2018 and was appointed Board Chair in 2022. She and her husband ran their own PR & Marketing Consultancy, Spectacular Ink, for 25 years where she honed her communication and management skills. Since moving to Salt Spring, she and her husband operated Hedgerow House, a B&B, for 8 years. A certified Iyengar yoga teacher, she values the benefits of good health, self-determination, and stress-management that yoga offers. She has volunteered with Crabtree Corner, the YWCA shelter in Vancouver; One to One for Salt Spring Literacy; the Salt Spring Therapeutic Riding Association; and the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada. She is honoured to contribute her time and skills to the IWAV mission, working side by side with such a dedicated team of people.
Natalie joined the IWAV board in 2021. She has been a health and wellness practitioner and advocate for 30 years. Her private practice, employment as a dental office manager and volunteer sexual health educator for OPT has given her insight into the issues of poverty, abuse and housing insecurities that exist on Salt Spring. Natalie looks forward to being a part of an organization committed to creating workable solutions for our community.
Kristi Reynolds joined the IWAV Board of Directors in 2019. She is passionate about empowering women and helping them achieve their dreams. With knowledge in personal and business finances, as well as personal health and fitness she is excited to use her knowledge through IWAV to help women in her community.
Mylene joined the IWAV board of directors in 2020. She comes to the board with 20 years experience working with children and families on Salt Spring as part of School District 64, and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. Her work with families has given her some understanding of the challenges facing women and children as a result of violence, poverty and insecure housing. She is happy to join IWAV to help improve these issues in our community.
Barbara Casey offered to join the IWAV board in March 2022 after witnessing IWAV’s affordable housing work in action. She holds a master’s degree from Dalhousie University and has worked in affordable housing and pediatric mental health for the last 30 years. Early in her career, Barb was the executive director (ED) of an affordable housing society and a community developer with BC Housing. Barb has held executive positions within mental health and addictions with health authorities in Vancouver, Halifax and Ottawa. After moving back to BC (to return to SSI), she was an ED with MCFD and most recently joined Gulf Islands Families Together Society (GIFTS) as their part-time ED. Barb is excited to support IWAV as it continues to build healthy and thriving community services.
Andria has worked in community health research and programming for over 35 years. Committed to knowledge and education, she has worked in a number of settings, including academic, for profit, NGOs, government, and start ups, with one goal in mind — creating healthy and resilient communities! Born and raised on the West Coast and a full-time resident of Salt Spring for over 15 years, she has volunteered with numerous organizations on SSI in order to promote health, education, and justice for women and girls. Her current work with Transition Salt Spring focuses on climate action and mitigation. Andria is a passionate, drought-tolerant gardener, composter, and succulent enthusiast!