I'm a failed scientist who got an internship covering crime and breaking news for the metro desk of the New York Times and never looked back. After that I moved to Toronto to work for the Globe and Mail, where my investigative and beat reporting won awards. After covering education for several years I was recruited to work as a senior policy advisor to the Premier of Ontario. I've volunteered in various capacities and served on boards, and think it's the best way to get to know your community. That's one of the reasons why, when my family moved across the country to White Rock, I was humbled and excited to be invited to join the board of Alexandra Neighbourhood House.
Holly Kovach has worked in the Financial Services Industry for 40 years, the last 39 with Vancouver City Savings Credit Union. Holly is currently Community Branch Manager at the Semihamoo Community Branch. Holly has volunteered with many non-profit organizations including Vibrant Victoria, CEDCO, Fraser Valley Disabilities Association and James Cameron School for Children with Learning Disabilities. She is passionate about Social Justice, Financial Literacy and addressing the needs of the Elderly and Youth. Holly is a proud resident of White Rock, and believes strongly in shopping local.
They/them pronouns. Resident nerd at the Youth Space. If you have questions about youth led initiatives, anti-oppression or are in need of cute stickers, let's chat! Look for the kid with the purple backpack. I'm currently super into puzzle marathons + taro milk tea + world history + beekeeping + astrology (pisces sun, capricorn moon anyone?) Interests are subject to change in two weeks - I'm always stoked to learn new things!!
Derek got involved with Alex House in 2013 following the Longhouse Extreme Makeover when he and his colleagues at Investors Group volunteered the weekend to get their hands dirty and help revitalize the Longhouse building for years to come. Derek has lived in the lower mainland his entire life, growing up in Richmond, and spending the last 10 years in Cloverdale with his family. He currently works as a Financial Planner at Investors Group locally.
Jennifer Moule is passionate about early childhood education, especially positive guidance and anti-bias curriculum. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, she moved to BC in 2010 to pursue her graduate studies in Early Childhood Education and is now an instructor of ECE at Langara College. She lives in South Surrey with her partner and her 3 year old child. As a family they love spending time in nature, joining in on family events in the area, and contributing to their community. Jennifer enjoys Zumba, reading, and travel.
Rableen is a Patient Engagement Specialist with the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre. Rableen has over 7 years experience in community outreach and stakeholder engagement with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross. She combines her experience in non-profit management with a Masters in Health Care Leadership from Royal Roads University. In addition to being a member on this community board, she is passionate about empowering future health leaders and is part of the executive committee at Emerging Health Leaders – Vancouver Chapter. Rableen lives in Vancouver with her husband and loves to travel, hike and do yoga
Adam works as the Lead Technical Sales Engineer for a global AV integration firm located in Burnaby, and is also co-owner of South Surrey's Little Greens Farm. Adam is able to assist ANH with his knowledge of construction standards and technology which will help ANH navigate the constantly changing community landscape in which we live. In his downtime, Adam enjoys woodworking, hiking, and spending as much time outdoors as possible with his wife and two kids.