Staff & Board Members


Bev Olfert, Executive Director

Bev Olfert has been involved with the AYC for many years. She started at the AYC as a volunteer, later she worked as a program coordinator and in 2003 she was hired as the Executive Director. Before coming to the AYC, Bev worked in various programs serving children, youth and families at Abbotsford Community Services. These days Bev spends most of her time writing emails, going to meetings and generally looking after the day to day functioning of the AYC.

Bev is always looking for suggestions about programs and services that could be useful in the community. Come on in and have a chat . . . bring coffee – she likes that ;)

Bev may be reached by email at:


Christy Friess, Supervisor of Recreation

Christy Friess feels like she is one of the lucky ones who knows she is meant to do exactly what she is doing! As the Supervisor of Recreation she is able to connect with youth and help them better their lives through AYC programs. She also gets to use her experience and share her knowledge when helping to develop staff members into successful youth workers.

Christy may be reached by email at:

Meet The 2018 Board of Directors

Stan Petersen, President

Rob Senft, Vice President

Financial Advisor-

Raymond James Ltd.

Kathleen Robinson, Treasurer

Teresa Pippus, Director

Manager- Information, Training & Self Employment Community Futures

Raman Dosanjh, Director

Victim Services/Youth Care Worker- Abbotsford Community Service/School District #34

Scott Hill, Director

Manager, Abbotsford Recreation Centre- City of Abbotsford

Cindy Rammage, Director

Associate Professor, Child and Youth Care- University of the Fraser Valley

Patricia Ross, Director

Appointed Deputy Mayor-

City of Abbotsford

Cindy Schafer, Director

Trustee- Abbotsford School District

Reetu Khattar, Director

Youth Council

Egon Shin, Director

Youth Council

Interested in becoming a board member? Download the AYC Board of Directors Application or Call for Nominations to apply.