Marina joined the Foundation in 2023 and is currently the Managing Director of Reaching Home.
Marina brings significant and progressive experience from leadership roles working closely with the non-profit sector and Indigenous partners. Her most recent work experience includes BC Housing Management Commission for more than 13 years, where she worked in the provision of programs and services aimed at assisting equity denied communities. Marina has cultivated productive relationships with various levels of government, non-profit organizations, and communities. She has led teams and stakeholders through successful and meaningful change initiatives aimed at strengthening service delivery in agile environments.
Marina has a passion for continued learning and purpose driven change. She holds a Bachelors degree in Science and maintains the following Professional Designations: Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Canadian Administrative Professional (CCAP).
Marina's passion for social contribution and promoter of positive interactions is reflected in her profound continued mentorship roles at Minerva BC and Chartered Professional Human Resources BC & Yukon Professional Mentoring Program. She also keenly volunteers with various charities such as Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and the Sharing Farm in impactful initiatives that unlock opportunities for the community.