Leaders in Our Community

The Roundhouse Society Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from Yaletown as well as various other Vancouver neighbourhoods. Their main task is to direct the implementation of the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre’s Strategic Plan. Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting, which is held in November each year.

Interested in joining our Board of Directors?

Email your interest to the recruitment committee.

Read on for more on the talented team of volunteers that steward the Roundhouse:

Andrea Han

President

Andrea has lived in Yaletown since 2011 and initially joined the Roundhouse Board of Directors in 2013. Since joining the board, she has served on the programming, finance, facilities and human resources committees. Andrea is the Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Services at UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. She also serves on the board and the advocacy committee of the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS) which represents management and professional staff at UBC.

Simma Bakare

1st Vice-President

Grateful to live and work on the unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəjˀəm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil Waututh) Nations. The Roundhouse, its staff, and neighbourhood collectively have been an essential part of Simma’s family for years – especially raising four children in Yaletown. She is grateful to be in a position to now contribute to its betterment. Amongst other artistic pursuits, Simma is an inclusive educator, counsellor, and DEI advocate, specializing in creative, equitable approaches to learning and mental health. Her masters studies focussed on practical ways to integrate culturally sensitive, trauma informed pedagogy, with a specialization in Indigenous Peoples worldviews.

Natalie Hawryshkewich

2nd Vice-President

With experience in graphic design, publishing, communications, and community arts – and as former staff at the Roundhouse – Natalie is eager to lend a hand through her involvement with the board and programming committee. Her current work engages with programming and communications related to sustainability, the climate crisis, and climate justice. Natalie is grateful to be able to engage in this work on the unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəjˀəm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil Waututh) Nations, where she continues to look for ways to learn, grow, and give back.

Ian Archambault

Treasurer

An active and invested member of the Yaletown community since 2006, Ian joined the Roundhouse Board of Directors in 2023 and assumed the role of Treasurer. Ian brings past non-profit board experience to the table, having served as an elected director for the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centers, where he held roles including Chair, Chair of Governance, and Chair of Nominations. Holding an MBA from UBC, Ian’s work experience spans Business Development, Partnerships, Product, and Operations in the FinTech sector. He is excited to play a role on the Roundhouse board, collaborating with other devoted neighbours to oversee an important institution for the Yaletown community.

Joseph Heald

Director

After five years as the set and lighting designer for the Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation and the Portland Opera Association, Joseph moved to Vancouver where he became a co-partner in a small company that wrote and produced public informational media for government agencies and corporations. In 1994, he moved to Yaletown, and also joined AVA, a non-profit society that produced community art exhibitions at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre and other venues. He contributed paintings to group art shows, frequently served on the board of directors, and was the lead designer for most AVA exhibitions. Joseph became a volunteer at the Roundhouse in 2014, mainly as an usher for the Performance Centre, and joined the Facilities Committee in 2017.

Aleksandra Puaca

Director

Aleksandra and her family have been part of Yaletown neighborhood since 2007. The Roundhouse has been a great place for her kids to spend time with their friends engaging in fun activities and different sports. With her professional background in project management, construction, and engineering, as well as previous volunteering involvements, such as organizing events and teaching kids in a local community, and taking part in school building projects abroad through Free the Children, Aleksandra was happy to give back to the Yaletown community by joining the the Roundhouse Board of Directors and the Facilities Committee in summer of 2022.

Heba Al Tabbaa

Director

Heba has lived in Yaletown since 2011, and is grateful to have been so close to the Roundhouse where her kids grew up playing after school, joining activities, and taking lessons. She is pleased to bring her expertise in computer science and customer service to the Roundhouse Board and programming committee.

Marie Krbavac

Secretary

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Mocha Shmigelsky

Director

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