About VHF

Board of Directors

There are up to 15 voting Directors of Vancouver Heritage Foundation. All Directors are appointed by the City of Vancouver Mayor and Council for a two-year term but may be re-appointed. The Board meets monthly throughout the year. The Board of Directors is responsible for increasing private and public sector involvement and investment in the conservation of heritage resources, distributing funds according to developed allocation processes, developing policies for the programs undertaken by VHF and prudently managing VHF assets.

As this is an active fundraising organization, the Board engages in fundraising activities and promotes VHF to the public, sponsors, donors and planned giving professionals. The Board of Directors aims to include individuals with expertise in architecture, real estate development, heritage conservation, tourism, financial management, estate planning, fundraising and communications.

Mayor and Council are Honorary Directors of VHF retaining limited voting rights with respect to appointment of Directors, changes to the constitution and the expulsion of Directors.

Become a Member of VHF’s Board of Directors

Applications are open annually in February/March to become a voting member of our Board of Directors via the City of Vancouver’s website.



David Dove, Chair
Principal, Perkins+Will

Karen Russell, Vice-Chair
Manager, Development Services, Campus and Community Planning, UBC

Barbara Vanderburgh, Secretary
Partner, Fasken Martineau LLP

Herb Evers, Treasurer
President, Waterstone Properties

Alyssa Schwann
Co-Director, Atelier Anonymous

Alison McNeil
Chair and Instructor, School of Public Administration, Capilano University

Kendall Andison
Junior Development Manager, Community Land Trust

Kathleen Larsen
Community & Heritage Planner

Laura Saimoto
Partner, Transformational Consciousness Coach, Resonance Group

Michael MacLean
Engineer, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Ruth Fast

Shauna Towriss

Stephen Mikicich
President, Stephen Mikicich Consulting Ltd.

Timothy Yeung
Associate Director, Software Product Management, EY Canada

Non-Voting Members

Councillor Colleen Hardwick
Council Liaison to VHF Board

Zlatan Jankovic
Senior Heritage Planner, City of Vancouver

Mollie Massie
Chair, Vancouver Heritage Commission