Board of Directors
Susan Cameron first became involved with TRAC as a client over twenty years ago when the organization helped her win a Supreme Court case involving a retaliatory eviction. Currently a realtor with Coldwell Banker, Susan continues to sit on the TRAC Board of Directors so that she can help other tenants stand up for their rights and advocate for improved legal protections.
Patricia Woroch, ISSofBC Chief Executive Officer, has over 30 years’ experience leading social service organizations in diverse sectors including legal services, victim/witness services, health care, community services and family services. Currently TRAC’s Vice-President, Patricia sits on the Board on Directors because she believes it is critically important for tenants to have a voice with government, as well as access to legal information, advice, and resources.
Currently TRAC’s Treasurer on the Board of Directors, Darb is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 10 years of financial planning and strategy, treasury, accounting and M&A analysis experience. Darb received his Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan and his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria.
A Charted Professional in Human Resources since 2009, Lily has been working in the social profit sector for more than 15 years. Over the last decade, she has lent her expertise in Human Resources to sector councils, volunteered for provincial and local social profit organizations, and contributed to numerous provincial and national projects.
Alison Emond worked 27 years with Pacific Community Resources Society before retiring as a Housing Worker at Broadway Youth Resource Centre. One of TRAC’s longest serving Directors, Alison sits on the Board of Directors because she always valued TRAC’s programs and services in her previous work, and is passionate about fixing BC’s homelessness crisis.
Denise Liew is a lawyer who has also earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. She has over 10 years’ experience providing legal, financial and regulatory advice and guidance within the private sector. Denise strongly believes in giving back and volunteers with a number of organizations dedicated to improving the well-being of those in need in the community.
Veronica Page enjoyed a long career in both the high-tech and bio-tech industries. After retirement, while looking for a way to help people and give back to her community, she decided to volunteer for the West End Seniors’ Network (WESN) Information and Referral Desk, where she identified seniors who needed help finding affordable housing. Veronica later approached management and helped form a Housing Support Program for WESN, where she worked as the Manager of Support and Information Services.
Tanysha Klassen is the Chairperson of the BC Federation of Students, an organization that represents over 170,000 college and university students and advocates for affordable and accessible post-secondary education. As an avid housing activist, Tanysha is excited to be on the TRAC Board of Directors, and hopes to continue to bring the student and youth voice to the table.
Charles Lafferty works in the Rent Subsidy Program at the Pacific Community Resource Society’s Broadway Youth Resource Centre where he provides youth with support advocacy on how to be successful renters. Previously, he worked twenty years as a youth social worker with Indigenous students, providing educational supports and liaising with schools to prevent dropouts. Originally from the Dene Territory, Chuck moved to Coast Salish Territory in 1978 and has been a settler in the Metro Vancouver region ever since. He sits on the TRAC Board of Directors because he is passionate about social justice, education and housing security, and preventing homelessness.