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.


Calum Scott

Director of Operations - Employment

Calum joined PCRS in 2019 with over 15 of experience working with vulnerable and at-risk youth.  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 achieve their goals. Calum holds a degree in Communications from the University of Calgary.

Masami Tomioka

Director of Operations - Vancouver Youth Services

Masami is grateful and honoured to have the opportunity to live and work in the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples. Masami joined PCRS in 2020. She has worked in social services since 2000. Most of that time was spent working with adults and youth in the Downtown Eastside. She believes that services should be accessible and free of barriers and is committed to working toward providing equitable, culturally safe, and relevant services for all youth.

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. She has expertise in leadership, community and partner development, proposal/grant writing, and budget management. Michelle holds a Master’s in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Steven Atkinson, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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.


Alexis Vargas

Manager, Evaluation & Quality Improvement and IT

Aydin Smith

Manager, North Surrey - Guildford WorkBC Centre

Cheryl Jewhurst


Diana Bryant

Manager, Human Resources

Jason Lesser

Manager, Substance Use and Mental Health – Fraser Region

Jennifer Lowrey

Manager, Foundry Surrey

Jodi Higgs

Manager, Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre

Jacquie Robertson

Manager, Surrey Youth Services - North

Jutta Wykpis

Manager, Traverse Program

Kuljeet Julka

Manager, Midtown WorkBC Centre

Paul Chartier

Manager, Broadway Youth Resource Centre

Silvana Guglielmetti

Manager, Pathways to Education Program

Tomoko Cerf

Manager, Youth and Community Employment

Tyler Lee

Manager, Surrey Youth Services - South

Tracey Fraser

Manager, New Westminster Fraser Works Co-op

Zach Batalden

Manager, Vancouver Housing Programs