Sue Bauman (B.A.) (Toronto) Executive Director of the Family Services of the North Shore has a proven track record working with community-based agencies across British Columbia. Her considerable work over the past decades in community social and legal services is evidenced as a Founding Member of the first transition house in Kelowna, and as the former Domestic Violence Coordinator for North Vancouver. She was instrumental to the development of the North Vancouver Courtwatch Program, and as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, worked in conjunction with the North Vancouver RCMP to implement a coordinated response to meet the needs of women in violent relationships. Her dedicated work ethic and outstanding humanitarian contributions have been recognized by the City of Kelowna, and the City and District of North Vancouver, as well as by Family Services of the North Shore.

Sue was appointed Executive Director of Family Services of the North Shore in May 2006. In this role, she provides strategic and operational leadership to a staff of 36 FTE’s and oversees a budget of 3.5 million.

From 2001 to May 2006, Sue was Managing Director of the Family Services of the North Shore Foundation. In this role, she was responsible for setting strategic direction, identifying funding opportunities, and developing strategic sponsorship alliances within the public and private sectors, including other not-for-profit organizations, government funding agencies, charitable foundations and corporations. The Foundation raises operating funds of over $1 million each year to sustain the programs and services of Family Services of the North Shore.

Sue is also a former Board Member of Family Services of the North Shore, and in 1989-1992, served as Board President for the agency. As a staff member of Family Services of the North Shore, she has also held the position of Director of Community Programs from 1996 to 2001. In this capacity, Sue played a key role in the implementation of the nationally-recognized Westcoast Energy Children’s Centre, past recipient of the Family Services of Canada Leadership Award for “Programming with a National Impact.”

Sue is author of “Future Directions: An Analysis of B.C. Association of Family Resource Programs,” and co-author with Angela J. Han and Mimi Hudson of a resource manual on developing a Family Resource Program based on the Westcoast Energy Children’s Centre model. She is also author of study examining the Family Support movement in Canada and the U.S., and its applicability to the Cayman Island context, which was tabled for the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands. Other past publications include “The Courtwatch Manual” and “The Revised Courtwatch Manual.”

For six years, Sue was a member of the Vancouver Police Board, and served on both the Finance and Personnel Committees and as Board liaison to Community Policing and Service and Policy Complaints.