Supporting Children, Youth, and Families in Greater Vancouver since 1990

Our Leadership Team

Hollyburn Family Services operates with a unique Leadership Team management model. The team is comprised of longstanding, experienced senior management personnel who promote the values and mission of Hollyburn as they assume responsibility and accountability regarding its operations, growth and quality improvement processes. 

The Leadership Team is responsible for:

  • Guidance of the organization through the development and implementation of a strategic plan.
  • Communicating the mandate, values and vision of the organization with all stakeholders.
  • Analyzing outcomes data and employee/client/stakeholder feedback for use in service development and performance improvement strategies.
  • Modeling, monitoring, revising and communicating policy and procedures that form the foundation of the agency.
  • Development of community partnerships, public education opportunities and advocacy initiatives regarding the needs of children, youth, individuals and families.

The Leadership Team Composition:

Alan Kwinter – Founder and Executive Director. Alan has been in the Executive Director role since the company was incorporated in 1990.

Nanette Taylor – Director of Services. Nanette has been in this senior role since the company was created in 1990. Nanette oversees all programs and services throughout the organization.

Chris Burt – Clinical Director. Chris provides clinical consultation, training and support across all programs. Chris has a Master of Counselling Psychology and has worked with youth and families for over 25 years. He joined Hollyburn in 2004.

Leya Eguchi – Director of Family Programs. Leya oversees the family preservation, family support, parent teen mediation, foster support and training programs. She has a Master of Social Work degree and extensive experience working with families, counselling, victims and homeless populations.

Marie Breton – Director of Special Needs Programs. Marie oversees all of the children and youth special needs residential programs, as well as adult with special needs services. Marie is also a certified CARF Surveyor and NVCI instructor. Marie came on board in 1997.

Janet Westcott – Director of Child & Youth Programs. Janet is responsible for all youth residential and outreach programs. Janet has the skill and the versatility to work with a wide age range of youth with complex needs and from diverse cultures. She joined Hollyburn in 2011.

Nanet Varghan – Director of Finance. Nanet is responsible for all financial and fiscal matters pertaining to Hollyburn operations. Nanet holds a CPM designation. She joined Hollyburn in 2008.

Amy Lewis – Director of Administrative Services. With a legal background, Amy reviews all contracts, regulations and protocols and has oversight of all facilities and vehicles. Amy joined Hollyburn in 2016.

Lori Rose – Director of Human Resources. Lori leads a staff team recruiting, screening and administering benefits for 400 plus employees that includes full time, part-time, casual employees and contracted positions. Lori joined Hollyburn in 1992.

Sean Hannon – Director of Quality Assurance. Sean ensures full compliance of CARF accreditation and all legislative standards. This includes policy, procedures and guidelines for all aspects of administration and program departments. Sean joined Hollyburn in 2015.