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 | Chair, Executive Committee

Chris Burt | Executive Director

Marie Breton | Director of Client Services

Sean Hannon | Director of Operations – Outreach Services

Meryl Edelstein| Director of Business Operations

Amy Lewis | Director of Administrative Services

Tim Paul | Director of Operations – Therapeutic Homes

Andrew Spence | Director of Human Resources

Janet Westcott | Director of Operations – Therapeutic Homes