Staff

Ashley Kim

Ashley Kim
Director, Finance & Administration

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of British Columbia, and is licensed as a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada).

 After a few years of balancing her career between private businesses and not-for-profit sector, she joined Atira Women’s Resource Society (AWRS)  in 2015 as a Comptroller. She later co-managed the accounting team at AWRS as Director, Finance until 2019, when she accepted the role of Controller with Atira Property Management Inc.

Responsible for all aspects of financial management at APMI, Ashley oversees preparation of financial reports for clients, as well as corporate financial reports for APMI, and Atira Development Society. Ashley’s core strength is continuous process improvement and change management, with a focus to create values for clients, employees and all other stakeholders of APMI.

Ashley is currently serving as a Board of Director at Rose of Sharon Foundation, an operator of a senior care home in Greater Vancouver Area. She is also an active member of CPA community, providing mentorship to students and young professionals and entrepreneurs.

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Adam Glover

Adam Glover
General Manager & Licensed Managing Broker

Adam joined Atira in May 2008 as a front-desk relief worker and within three months accepted a full-time position at one of the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels managed by Atira.

Since then, Adam has continued to take on more responsibility, including being a building manager, program manager, portfolio manager, a licensed rental manager, Director Operations for the SRO Portfolio and Senior Strata Manager.

Throughout his career with Atira, Adam has always gone the extra mile; at his own initiative, including setting up web forms, creating innovative and helpful technology solutions and when necessary, mucking in sewage for the people who work for and live in the SROs as well as the stratas we manage, often after hours and on the weekends. In an industry plagued with high staff turn-over, Adam’s length of service with Atira is a testament to both his commitment to Atira and its mission, vision and values, and to our clients.

Along with his tenure, Adam’s creativity, honesty, integrity and great sense of humour have proven him to be the perfect candidate to take on the position of Atira’s General Manager & Licensed Managing Broker.

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Jacqui Evans-Atkinson

Jacqui Evans-Atkinson
Executive Director, Finance & Administration

Jacqui Evans-Atkinson is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Professional Accountant with more than 30 years of practice.

Her experience varies from working in industry (engineering projects, capital construction, etc.) to government institutions, acting in senior financial and controls positions. Through her various roles, she has developed extensive knowledge in all aspects of financial, capital and operational planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

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Janice Abbott

Janice Abbott
CEO of Atira Property Management Inc. and Atira Women's Resource Society

Janice conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc. in 2002 in an effort to earn money to help support Atira’s not-for-profit mission; to support women and children affected by violence.

Janice is a Governor in Council appointee to the Board of Directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, where she chairs the Affordable Housing Committee and is a member of the Risk and Human Resource Committees. She was named to the Power 50 list by Vancouver Magazine in 2017; recognized by BC Business Magazine as among one of BC's 35 Most Influential Women in 2016 and BC’s Most Influential Women in Not-for-Profit, Culture & Media in 2015; was the recipient of the Denise LeBlond Memorial Award, BC Non-Profit Housing Association in 2013; was named one of BC's 20 Most Influential People in Residential Construction by BC Homes Magazine in 2010; is described by the Vancouver Sun as one of Canada’s leading social entrepreneurs; and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award for social enterprise in 2010.

She has been the CEO of Atira since 1992 and led the organization as it grew from a single transition house to a large, multi-service agency with more than a dozen programs and 16 non-market housing sites across the Lower Mainland. All of Janice’s work is driven by her passion to eliminate violence against women and children.

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Property Managers

Dustin Johnson
Senior Portfolio Manager, Supportive Housing Portfolio

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.1210

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Nadia Gabol
Strata Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.2225

Nadia holds a  Bachelors in Business Administration with majors in Marketing Management.

She has worked effectively as a marketing professional with focus on excellent organizational, customer service and communication skills.

Nadia enjoys  the fast- paced work environment of the property management industry and has been a part of Atira Property Management’s team as a licensed Strata Manager for over one year.

She aims at providing timely attention to her strata management clients and adopts a positive and enthusiastic hands on approach with strong basis to client service.

Her prior experience in customer service and marketing enables her to facilitate an open and healthy line of communication amongst owners. She is also fluent in four languages which helps her bridge communication gaps and resolve conflicts among strata owners.

In her spare time Nadia enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

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Annarita Ndwiga
Rental Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.2226

Annarita is a hard-working Rental property manager providing excellent rental property management and tenant support.

Previously she has worked as the Facilities Manager overseeing the maintenance of the buildings and grounds of Atira Women’s Resource Society’s (AWRS) portfolio of buildings, working collaboratively with Executive Directors Operations, Program Managers and support staff to ensure the upkeep of Atira’s buildings, grounds, equipment, and supplies.

Before joining Atira Annarita worked as a residential tenant coordinator.

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Lisha Fu
Rental Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.1211

After years in private real estate business, Lisha joined Atira in February 2018 to pursue a career into the non-profit sector. She is mainly responsible for the market rental pool portfolio, but she also co-manages the non-profit housing portfolio, serving seniors and families with low-income subsidized housing. Lisha hold a Masters in Public Administration and she is licensed for Rental Management services from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

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Chafik Imrani
Rental Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.1216

Chafik joined Atira in 2009 as an Assistant Building Manager. Over the years, Chafik has worked in different roles such as Program Manager and Portfolio Manager. Chafik has been a licensed rental manager since 2013.
During his years with Atira, Chafik has helped owners in taking care of their properties and in maintaining good tenant relationships. His responsibilities include management of the properties, tenant relations, financial reporting, and property maintenance. He also manages non-profit subsidized housing for seniors and families with low income.
Chafik enjoys managing his clients' properties and assisting in providing independent living for low/moderate income tenants. Chafik speaks English, French, and Arabic and outside the office he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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Meghan Siems
Strata and Rental Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x. 2222

 

Before joining Atira’s team, Meghan was a volunteer, board member, and female support worker in different capacities at various community not-for-profit organizations.  Inclusiveness and team-building are important to her.  Atira’s mission to support our local communities is what attracted her to this firm as it truly serves and cares for all members of our Society.  She remains inspired and motivated to support Atira’s clients and this unique social enterprise.

Meghan comes with administration and customer service experience and joined the team in 2015 as an assistant.  While working towards completion of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, she took the licensing courses offered through UBC Sauder’s School of Business to further her Post-Secondary and career ambitions and obtained licenses to manage Strata in 2016 and Rental property in 2018 and is currently in her last leg of a third licensing course. She is passionate about developing skills that are solution focused and creative, enjoys managing properties and working with clients, and always strives to do her best to be supportive and improve in professional development.

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John Fowler
Strata Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.1221

John is licensed to provide Strata management services through the Sauder School of Business Real Estate Division at the University of British Columbia. He also holds an Associates of Arts – Communications Studies degree from San Diego City College.

Prior to joining the team at Atira Property Management, John Fowler helped to create the customer service and sales team as the Call Centre Manager for Cymax Stores and led several stores as a Store Manager – Retail Operations with Starbucks Coffee Canada.

John started with Atira as a Property Manager assistant in 2017 and obtained his license in 2018. John has been able to build his responsabilities by fostering his skills in interpersonal communication, client relations and organization. The clients who currently work with John have provided glowing feedback about his management and John will continue to grow his career at Atira Property Management in the years to come.

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Property Management Assistants

Jas Chana
Strata Management Assistant

e-mail
604-429-8848 x.1236

Jas Chana is a dedicated and driven professional with several years of building and property management experience. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything he does, both professionally and personally. He prioritizes enhancing strata and owner satisfaction in all of his interactions. He continuously receives positive feedback from his Stratas and is regularly recognized for his outstanding performance and reliability. Prior to his role as a Property Management Assistant with Atira Property Management, he managed large building portfolios as an onsite Building Manager. While in that role, Jas provided exceptional support and resources to all property residents and the assigned Property Managers. During this time, his passion for Property Management grew, leading him to complete the Strata Management program at Sauder School of Business Real Estate Division at the University of British Columbia.

During his downtime, Jas enjoys watching sports but can also be found in the gym keeping his fitness and health top of mind.

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Board

Elva Kim

With 16 years of real estate development experience, Elva is currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Anthem.

Elva provides leadership and direction for Sales, Marketing, and Homeowner Care for the company’s extensive residential portfolio in British Columbia, Alberta and California. This includes more than 10,000 homes that are complete, in design or currently under construction, from master planned mixed-use residential and multi-family to townhome and single family communities and managing a dedicated team of 30-100 people at any given time.

 

As a leading member of Anthem’s Corporate Communications and Giving team, Elva is also responsible for brand management and outreach programs which are designed to reflect Anthem’s corporate persona and values.

 

Elva holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and her real estate education is from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

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Miriam Sobrino

Miriam Sobrino

Miriam has been a director of Atira Women’s Resource Society for 16 of the past 18 years, and has been on the board of APMI since its inception in 2002.

She is the communications officer for the Health Sciences Association, holds an undergraduate degree in the arts and a journalism diploma. She has a background in community newspapers and communications both in the public and private sector.

She is the mother of three and an active member of her community, volunteering with minor hockey and numerous other organizations.

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Jennifer Podmore Russell

Jennifer joined the Atira Women’s Resource Society board in 2013, and has brought her breadth of real estate and community experience to the APMI board.

She is a Director within Deloitte Real Estate in Vancouver, leads the Real Estate Advisory practice, and focuses her practice on the creation of real estate strategies and governance structures which accomplish her clients wider business or corporate objectives. Her experience involves a broad range of traditional and non-traditional real estate transactions and development including office, retail, industrial, residential, cultural, leisure and hospitality.  Prior to joining Deloitte Jennifer successfully ran an independent consulting firm based in Western Canada.

 

Jennifer is a mother to one lovely daughter and with the support of her husband believes in the importance of being an active member of the community. In addition to Atira she serves on the Boards of NAIOP and MIABC and is the co-chair of the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

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Sarah Boatman

Sarah Boatman

Sarah Boatman is the Director of Business Development and Strategy for Microsoft Studios in Vancouver.

In this role, Sarah works across the organization to facilitate business and financial planning, business development opportunities, market research, strategic analysis and business reviews.

 

In June 2009, Sarah joined Microsoft through the acquisition of BigPark where she was the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BigPark, she was the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis for Electronic Arts Blackbox and Montreal studios.

 

Currently, Sarah is a Board Director for UBC IMANT. She served on the AWRS board from 2004 through 2012 and on the BC Premier's Economic Council from 2008 to 2009. Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Janice Abbott

Janice Abbott
CEO of Atira Property Management Inc. and Atira Women's Resource Society

Janice conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc. in 2002 in an effort to earn money to help support Atira’s not-for-profit mission; to support women and children affected by violence.

Janice is a Governor in Council appointee to the Board of Directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, where she chairs the Affordable Housing Committee and is a member of the Risk and Human Resource Committees. She was named to the Power 50 list by Vancouver Magazine in 2017; recognized by BC Business Magazine as among one of BC's 35 Most Influential Women in 2016 and BC’s Most Influential Women in Not-for-Profit, Culture & Media in 2015; was the recipient of the Denise LeBlond Memorial Award, BC Non-Profit Housing Association in 2013; was named one of BC's 20 Most Influential People in Residential Construction by BC Homes Magazine in 2010; is described by the Vancouver Sun as one of Canada’s leading social entrepreneurs; and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award for social enterprise in 2010.

She has been the CEO of Atira since 1992 and led the organization as it grew from a single transition house to a large, multi-service agency with more than a dozen programs and 16 non-market housing sites across the Lower Mainland. All of Janice’s work is driven by her passion to eliminate violence against women and children.

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Administration

Jess Allen
Office Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.1219

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