Board of Directors

Current Board

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Shirley Lew, Chair (term ends 2025; non-renewable)
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Vancouver Community College (BC)

Deb Hutchison Koep, Vice Chair & Treasurer (term ends 2024; non-renewable)
Chief Librarian, North Vancouver City Library (BC)

David Christensen, Secretary (term ends 2025; non-renewable)
Library Program and Policy Analyst, Public Library Services Branch, Sport, Culture and Heritage (Manitoba)

Cari Lynn Gawletz (term ends 2025; renewable)
Library Director,  Grand Forks and District Public Library (BC)

Jacqueline Kozak (term ends 2025; renewable)
Library Director,  Radium Hot Springs Public Library (BC)

Noreen Ma (term ends 2025; renewable)
Manager, Community Development, Burnaby Public Library (BC)

Kevin Stranack (term ends 2024; renewable)
Director of Operations, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University (BC)

Mari Martin, ex officio
Director, Public Libraries Branch – BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs (BC)

Board Meetings

Co-op members are invited to address the board at the beginning of board meetings. If you wish to address the board, please send one week’s prior notice to the Executive Director’s office ( In the interests of efficiency, we ask for a limit of 15 minutes per member delegation, though further discussion and conversation may follow.

Upcoming Meetings

All meeting times are 10:00-11:30 am Pacific, unless noted otherwise.

  • September 20, 2023
  • November 8, 2023
  • January 17, 2024
  • March 13, 2024
  • May 8, 2024
  • June 20, 2024 – Annual General Meeting, 10am-noon Pacific via videoconference

Recent Meetings