Our People

Executive Director

Bill is dedicated to an understanding and practice of heritage that is centred on people and their ways of living and experiencing. He is committed to how diverse public memories, social histories, rituals and meanings of place can be better understood, experienced and appreciated through the environment around us.


Contact information


604-254-9411 (voice/text)

2023 Board of Directors

Jurian ter Horst | President

Jurian ter Horst is a cultural historian, heritage researcher and heritage consultant. He is particularly interested in how people relate themselves to their cultural and natural environments.

Leticia Sanchez | Vice-President

Leticia’s more than 30-year long career in the educational field has spanned the areas of education, culture, community, and philanthropy. Since moving to Canada in 2004, Leticia has shared her professional insight and expertise as Head of Cultural Experience and Exhibitions at SYS Garden in Vancouver and President of the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society.

Lucas Duncan | Treasurer

Native to Vancouver, Lucas, a seasoned project manager with a background in architecture and anthropology, is driven by a profound commitment to expanding our understanding of heritage. His passion lies in acknowledging that communities collaboratively shape the narratives and spaces we hold dear.

Carmut Me | Secretary

Carmut holds a masters in urban planning from UBC and currently works in the non-profit arts and culture sector in Vancouver. Using her range of expertise in community engagement, research and policy development, she works alongside communities and local organizations to advance social and cultural goals.

Colin Lam | Director

Colin is a third-generation Vancouverite who grew up in various Vancouver neighbourhoods. He is an experienced Risk Management professional, CPA, and current law student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC). With his deep appreciation for cultural heritage, Colin is excited to contribute to the organization as Vancouver continues to mature as a city.

Craig Gill | Director

Craig holds a PhD in History (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and now works as a User Experience Researcher in Vancouver. Craig’s historical background nurtured his interest in how cities develop a sense of place, and he is enthusiastic about fostering dialogue regarding the connection between Vancouver’s diverse heritage and its future.

Kemmy Uwaya | Director

Kemmy is a seasoned banker, coach, and management consultant. She is interested in public policy and how communities and lives are affected by it. Kemmy loves Beacation, reading, and music.

Reece Milton | Director

Reece is a recent M.Arch graduate from UBC currently working in heritage conservation. Reece holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies with a focus on Conservation & Sustainability, and a background in project management, cultural heritage evaluation, technical design, and surveying.

Roy Lou | Director

Roy grew up in South Vancouver and currently works as a commercial litigator. He assists clients with complex contractual and commercial disputes. Roy firmly believes that stakeholders should always be at the centre of the dialogue about change in the city.

Past presidents

2022 – 2023
Michael Schwartz

2014 – 2022
Javier Campos

2004 – 2013
Donald Luxton

2002 – 2003
Scott Barrett

2000 – 2002
Janet Leduc

John Atkin (Interim)

1998 – 2000
Susanna Houwen

1996 – 1998
Jo Scott-B

1993 – 1996
John Atkin

1991 – 1993
Michael Kluckner