At Yarrow, our Board of Directors is made up primarily of youth. Together, the Board is responsible for providing organizational leadership and upholding Yarrow's mission and values. If you would like to learn more about our Board or potentially become a member, please contact email@example.com.
Melody is a community-based researcher and anti-violence worker based in xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. Driven by a community-centred, intersectional feminist approach to research, policy development and non-profit governance, Melody believes in building trust, conversation, and action that support the development of equitable, self-determining, sustainable communities.
Previously, she has worked at the international feminist knowledge network Gender at Work, as well as the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Currently she is a Research & Policy Analyst at Battered Women’s Support Services and provides crisis-line support at Salal Sexual Violence Support Centre. She is also a co-author of the community-based participatory research work Colour of Violence: Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services.
Avril is a descendant of Hakka Chinese settlers in Brunei and is now currently residing on the stolen homelands of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She draws from her lived experience as a guest in many spaces to inform her work in intersectional future building. She holds a Bachelor’s in Media Studies from the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about weaving transformative practices of collective care and social justice in her community building initiatives.
Rain is currently located on the sacred traditional territory of many nations including Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples; covered by Treaty 13 & Williams Treaties. Born in Hong Kong, Rain spent many years in the arts community prior to pursuing their studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in Social Work. Rain is deeply honoured to have the opportunity of serving on the board of Yarrow.
Suki is a 1.5 generation Chinese settler on the unceded land of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Having grown up with non-English speaking parents who struggled with so-called Vancouver’s healthcare system, Suki believes healthcare should be accessible to all. She is excited to collaborate with everyone at Yarrow and support the Chinatown community and beyond.