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 eventually 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:

Sarmin Islam, Youth Program Leader

Sarmin has been working at the AYC for a while now . . . so we better get her to update her profile ;) Check out her instagram to learn more for now!

Sarmin the Youth Worker (on Instagram)

Sarmin may be reached by email at:

Meet The Board of Directors

Stan Petersen, President

Kathleen Robinson, Vice President


Rob Senft,


Financial Advisor-
Raymond James Ltd.

Gurmeen Banipal, Secretary

Journalist, The Patrika

Dylan Kular, Director

Vice President - Fraser Valley Bandits

Cindy Rammage, Director

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

Mindi Mahil, Director

Airport Duty Officer (YXX)

Teresa Pippus, Director

Manager- Information, Training & Self Employment Community Futures

Lynn Allan, Director

Abbotsford Community Member

Inder Rai, Director

Local Business Owner

Gurleen Gosal,


Youth Council Representative

Sourav Arora,


Youth Council Representative

Miriam Michel, Liaison

Abbotsford Police Department

Rhonda Pauls, Liaison

Trustee - Abbotsford School District

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