Staff and Volunteers

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Mebrat BeyeneExecutive Director

Mita Naidu – Director of Development & Communications

Carol Minchinton – Administrative Coordinator

Emily Kydd – Drop-In Centre Coordinator

Mary Shearman – Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van Coordinator (on Maternity Leave)

Dominique Ross – Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van Interim Coordinator (Maternity Leave Coverage)

Eva Ureta – Supportive Employment Program Coordinator

Alexandria Beverly – Aboriginal Health & Safety Project Coordinator

Sandra Chung – Volunteer Coordinator

Alex Young – Drop-In Supervisor

TBADrop-In Supervisor

Natasha Rohla – Drop-In Kitchen Manager

Lucy Alderson – Learning Centre Coordinator

Betsy Alkenbrack – Learning Centre Coordinator

Lydia Meister – Metro Vancouver Consortium Transitions Program Coordinator

Sarah Beers – Metro Vancouver Consortium Transitions Admin Assistant

Lyn Black – Transitions Program Coordinator

WISH Drop-In Centre Program Assistants  Рwork in the Drop-In, directly supporting participants and the running of the Drop-In. They are non-judgmental, empathetic individuals who take a rights-based approach to their work with sex-working women. These positions open from time to time. Please keep an eye on this page for updates.

Current employment opportunities can be found here.



Every year, 80-100 volunteers help make WISH the very special place it is!

We are so grateful to our volunteers for their time and for the empathy and support they show women in our community.

Volunteers assist staff in the drop-in centre, help prepare meals, staff donation rooms and directly contribute to the caring atmosphere at WISH. If you are interested in volunteering at the WISH Drop-In Centre, please email, Sandra Chung, our Volunteer Coordinator.

WISH is also grateful to the wonderful folks in our community who help out at WISH as part of their corporate ‘service days’ and organize fundraisers for WISH in our community. If your workplace is interested in coming to WISH for a corporate service day, or if you would like help getting started with organizing a fundraiser, please email our Director of Development & Communications.

The WISH Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers, including members of the WISH community. We are thankful for their service!