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. She runs a B&B, Hedgerow House, with her husband Peter. They also own a PR/Marketing agency, specializing in tourism and hospitality, and work on the Southern Gulf Islands campaign. She teaches Iyengar yoga from her studio, Yoga In Salt Spring, in the grounds of Hedgerow House. Her volunteer work has included work with Crabtree Corner, the YWCA shelter in Vancouver; reading with One to One for Salt Spring Literacy; PR committee work for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada. She looks forward to working with the IWAV team.
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.
Trysh brings to the team a diverse career focused on finance and customer service. She joined the IWAV Board in 2021, excited at the prospect of supporting an organization that is rooted in its community and serving a variety of needs for so many. She believes the work IWAV does makes a difference and appreciates the opportunity to contribute in any way she can.
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!