Gale Stewart – Board Chair

Gale is the Founder of Aunt Leah’s Place and this year celebrates its 30th Anniversary. Since her retirement as the Executive Director in 2016 she has been working on the archives and following up with long-time supporters of Aunt Leah’s Place. In 2012 Gale gave support to establishing the Aunt Leah’s Foundation. Currently she is president of the board.  In retirement she aspires to travel a great deal and attempt some writing.

Anita Haidar – Board Secretary

With 10 years of advocacy experience as a board member of a charitable society and 20 years in federal government, Anita brings writing, editing and research skills. As well she has a a strong knowledge base in strategic planning and facilitation.

Anita graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a law degree and moved to Vancouver where she lives with her husband and two girls.

Ryan Lucy – Board Treasurer

Ryan’s experience includes working in the commercial real estate sector since 1998, with expertise in acquisitions, land development, new home construction, leasing, and asset management. As current President of Morningstar Homes, Ryan is responsible for all land acquisition, development, construction, customer service, and administrative matters at Morningstar. Ryan holds an Urban Geography degree from the University of Victoria.  In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey and mountain biking.