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Staff & Board Members

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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:
bev@abbyyouth.com


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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:
christy@abbyyouth.com


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John Rimell, Administrative Assistant

John Rimell is the Administrative Assistant at AYC and is excited to start his career with us. After graduating from North Island College in 2014 with a B.B.A, John moved to the lower mainland searching for more opportunity - which he found with us.

John may be reached by email at:
info@abbyyouth.com

Meet The 2016 Board of Directors

Stan Petersen, President



Cheryl Unger, Vice President

Mentoring Coordinator-

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Karl Olfert, Secretary


Rob Senft, Treasurer

Financial Advisor-

Raymond James Ltd.


Raman Dosanjh, Director

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

Scott Hill, Director

Manager, Abbotsford Recreation Centre- City of Abbotsford

April Iguidez- Director

Youth Care Worker- Mamele’awt Aboriginal Education

Teresa Pippus, Director

Manager- Information, Training & Self Employment Community Futures


Carol Powell, Director

Inspector- Abbotsford Police Department

Cindy Rammage, Director

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

Kathleen Robinson, Director


Patricia Ross, Director

Appointed Deputy Mayor-

City of Abbotsford


Cindy Schafer, Director

Trustee- Abbotsford School District

Marianne Kim, Director

Youth Council

Michelle Pham, Director

Youth Council

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