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Golden Family Center Board

The Golden Family Center has a volunteer Board of Directors that meets about 10 times per year. The Board at the Golden Family Center is a governance Board, and its main goal is to set policies and overall goals and to oversee the implementation of these policies and goals by the executive director.

Current Board members:

  • Viv Thoss – Chair
  • Runa Bjarnason-Wilson – Secretary
  • Jim Halvorson – Vice-Chair

Join our Board!

Make a difference in our community by joining the group of dedicated individuals who oversee the well-being of the Golden Family Center and the people it serves. We are looking for new Board members from diverse backgrounds who bring an understanding of the issues facing families in the Golden area, as well as an appreciation for the challenges facing non-profit organizations.

Please contact us or drop by if you would like more information about becoming a Golden Family Center Board member.

Golden Family Center Staff

The Golden Family Center employs 12 staff: 4 full-time and 6 part-time counselling and support worker staff; 1 full-time and 1 part-time administrative staff. Staff is distributed over the following programs:

  • Parenting and Family Support / Child & Youth Support & Counselling – 2 full-time
  • Infant Development – 1 part-time
  • Counselling for Families, Couples and Individuals – 1 full-time
  • Boys to Men – Programs for Men and Male Teens – 1 part-time
  • Abuse Recovery – 2 part-time
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions Services – 1 full-time and 1 part-time
  • A part-time administrative assistant who also provides reception services and bookkeeping
  • A full-time executive director/program manager

Contact emails for administrative staff:

  • Helena Oosthoek – executive director: helena.o [at] goldenfamilycenter [dot] bc [dot] cahelena.o{at}goldenfamilycenter{.}bc{.}ca
  • Tracey Suhan – administrative assistant/receptionist/bookkeeping: tracey.s [at] goldenfamilycenter [dot] bc [dot] catracey.s{at}goldenfamilycenter{.}bc{.}ca