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Board of Directors

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The 2020 RPCA Board of Directors are:

Joel Duff, President

Area 4: Riverside Park West
(Oct. 2018-Oct. 2022)
President [at] riversidepark.ca

Joel is a longtime community advocate who lives with his wife, Lauren Snowball, with and two young children – Anaïs and Aubrey – near the Fielding Cow Tunnel. Joel is a professional manager and communicator with a strong belief in equity, a commitment to human rights, and an absurd sense of humour. 

Travis Croken, Vice-President

Area 1: General Vanier
(Oct. 2018-Oct. 2022)
vp [at] riversidepark.ca

Travis heads up the RPCA Events and Culture Committee.

Barbara Haines, Treasurer

Area 4: Riverside Park West
(Oct. 2018-Oct. 2022)
treasurer [at] riversidepark.ca

Barbara is a chartered professional accountant and currently a full-time student in art and architectural history. Barbara is active in the RPCA Environment and Parks Committee.

Mark Staz, Treasurer

Area 5: Revelstoke
(Oct. 2018-Oct. 2022)
secretary [at] riversidepark.ca

Mark is the Chair of the RPCA Community Safety Committee. Originally from Niagara Falls, Mark arrived in Riverside Park in 2014 via Toronto and Dallas, along with his wife, Mélise, and their three children Gabrielle, Cléo, and Rémy. A philosopher by training, Mark works in health policy and joined the RPCA to help promote a safe, inclusive, and thriving community with opportunities for all. When not on the road for work, Mark can usually be found watching his kids play hockey at one of our local arenas.

Kate Cathrae, Director

Area 2: Mooney’s Bay
(Mar. 2020-Oct. 2022)
garden [at] riversidepark.ca

Kate heads up the RPCA Gardening Committee. She has lived in River Ward most of her life and enjoys raising a family in Mooney’s Bay. Her priorities in the community include bringing people together, increasing access to resources, and promoting safe and sustainable neighbourhood planning. You can usually find Kate somewhere outside sharing ideas with the neighbours, getting excited about a new plan.

Andrew Wintonic, Director

Area 1: General Vanier
(Oct. 2018-Oct. 2022)
rinks [at] riversidepark.ca

Andrew manages the RPCA skating rinks.

Ethila Palit Parna, Director

Area 2: Mooney’s Bay
(Oct. 2020-Oct. 2022)

Ethila and her family moved to Canada in October 2019, from Bangladesh. Presently she is working as a Training Associate at World Financial Group where they focus on educating and assisting people with their financial situation. She was fortunate enough to be a part of a few events arranged by RPCA, and it motivated her to try and do something meaningful for this community. We brings sincerity and compassion to her work in bringing positive changes to Riverside Park.

Terry Wood, Director

Area 3: Riverside Park East
(Oct. 2018-Oct. 2022)

Terry is a retired diplomat who has lived in Riverside Park SE for over 20 years. As chair of the Land Use, Development and Transportation Committee, Terry has lead efforts to address planning, development, traffic safety and transit issues affecting Riverside Park. As traffic and development steadily increases across our community, these challenges continue to be Terry’s main priorities on the RPCA Board. 

Katie Raso, Director

Area 3: Riverside Park East
(Oct. 2020-Oct. 2022)

Katie Raso recently settled in Riverside Park with her partner, Nick and their opinionated cat and dog. Katie is an avid gardener who is enjoying the many projects that come along with first time homeownership. Professionally, Katie’s background is in communications, research, and facilitation. She is excited to bring these skills to the Riverside Park Community Association to pitch in wherever possible. She has both a BA (Hons) and MA in the Political Economy of Communication from Simon Fraser University.

Paul Willetts, Director

Area 5: Revelstoke
(Nov. 2018-Oct. 2021)

Paul is active in the RPCA’s Land Use, Development and Transportation Committee.