leadership Team

Our agency staff leadership team members are dedicated, experienced, hardworking social services professionals. They have a broad range of skills that ensures PCRS continues to be a leading not-for-profit.

The PCRS leadership team is made up of a diverse group of social services professionals. They provide a range of skills and abilities, working closely together to ensure that PCRS provides excellent services.

DIRECTORS

Debbie Anderson Eng

Chief Executive Officer

Debbie brings more than 30 years of experience in social services, with a career that includes significant contributions to youth services, complex and dynamic roles with the City of Vancouver, and recognition from local and international conferences through her work. Most recently, she joined the PCRS leadership team as s Director of Vancouver Youth Services in 2016, where she felt immediately at home as her values and goals were truly aligned with the organization and leadership culture.

Debbie’s PCRS accomplishments include creating new partnerships and implementing new programs and services, including growing our youth housing to address homelessness, and successfully launching two new, much needed, youth and young adult addiction support recovery homes.

Dr. Steven Esau

Director of Operations - Fraser East

Steve joined PCRS in 2011 and has worked over 15 years in the counselling and social sector fields. His passions include program development and design, as well as collaborating and building strong relationships with several communities. With experience and training in recreation-based clinical programming, Steve has had the fortune of developing several nature-based programs as well as working in other countries providing clinical and program design services. His main focus has been researching and implementing innovative strategies in the field of substance use and trauma. Steve has a Doctorate in Behavioural Health as well as Masters in Marriage, Family, and Child Counselling.

Steven Atkinson, CPA

Director of Finance

Steve has been with PCRS since 2002 and has worked in a variety of positions at all levels of the organization. Before moving to his current position in 2015, he worked for 10 years in Employment Services. Steve has presented at numerous provincial and national conferences on topics such as employment programming best practices, recruitment strategies, website development and collaboration strategies. Steve is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University College of Alberta.

David Piltman

Director of Operations - Employment

David has worked in the employment services field for over 30 years and he has over 15 years’ senior leadership experience as overseeing employment services, emergency shelters, homelessness initiatives, youth and children’s services, and social enterprise programs. David has extensive experience employment services in proposal development, strategic planning, policy writing, accreditation, budget management and government relations.

Michelle Shaw

Director of Operations - Fraser South

Michelle brings 28 years of leadership and management experience from both the government and the not-for-profit sector. She has a strong passion for ending homelessness and creating innovative programming for vulnerable populations. She is the current co-chair of the Surrey Vulnerable Women and Girls Working Group and represents PCRS on many City of Surrey committees. Michelle has expertise in leadership, community and partner development, proposal/grant writing and budget management. She is currently completing her Master’s in Leadership at Royal Roads University.

Calum Scott

Director of Operations - Vancouver

Calum joined PCRS in 2019 with over 15 of experience working with vulnerable and at risk youth. He is excited to work with our strong team in Vancouver Youth Services. Calum has held a few different senior leadership positions that included community engagement, marketing, communications and service provision.  He has experience developing strong community partnerships that address barriers and improve outcomes within complex systemic issues.  He is passionate about creating opportunities for youth to discover their voice, be inspired by their own potential, advocate for their needs and to achieve their goals. Calum holds a degree in Communications from the University of Calgary.

Joanna Macaulay

Director of Operations - South Okanagan

Joanna joined the PCRS leadership team in 2018 bringing 35 years of experience in addictions recovery and mental health treatment, 22 years of those in leadership roles in both non-profit and government health care settings in the Interior and Vancouver Island. Becoming the director of Ashnola at The Crossing fulfills a career-long dream of delivering a dynamic rural-based residential treatment experience for vulnerable Youth. Joanna is passionate about active programming incorporating the healing elements of nature, self-exploration and healthy community engagement leading participants to develop an appreciation for their own personhood outside of trauma and dependency.

Managers

Rob Axsen

Manager, Substance Use and Mental Health – Fraser Region

Zach Batalden

Manager, Vancouver Housing & Transition Programs

Diana Bryant

Manager, Human Resources

Aaron Burnell

Manager, Midtown WorkBC Centre

DeLois Cook

Manager, Facilities & Sustainability

Tracey Fraser

Manager, New Westminster Fraser Works Co-op

Silvana Guglielmetti

Acting Manager, Pathways to Education Program

Erin Harvie

Manager, Surrey Youth Services - North

Jodi Higgs

Manager, Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre

Jennifer Lowrey

Manager, Surrey Youth Services - South

Cheryl Jewhurst

Controller

Kuljeet Julka

Manager, North Surrey - Guildford WorkBC Centre

Allison Parker

Manager, Broadway Youth Resource Centre

George Peterson

Manager, Information Technology

Devika Ramkhelawan

Manager, Vancouver Substance Use Programs

Masami Tomioka

Manager, Ashnola at The Crossing

Alexis Vargas

Manager, Impact Evaluation and Quality Improvement

Jutta Wykpis

Manager, Traverse Program