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Jacquie Taylor

Executive Director | 604-681-4199 Jacquie began teaching in the BC public education system in 1974.  It was as superintendent in School District #33 (Chilliwack) that she came to understand the value of reaching out to the broader learning community and sharing spaces with community-based programs.  In 2007, she joined the Ministry of Education as Superintendent… Read more

Fanny Romeyn

Controller | 604-681-4199 x402 Fanny is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience. Prior to Decoda, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit manager working with a variety of clients, including many non-profit organizations. She joined Decoda because she believes that literacy can change and improve people’s lives.  Usually busy raising two teens,… Read more

Gail Hanney

Director, Fund Development | 604-681-4199 x411 Gail joins Decoda with more than 20 years of experience as a professional fundraiser. Prior to Decoda, she worked with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and the BC SPCA.  Gail provides fundraising expertise in direct mail, online giving, major gifts, foundation grants, monthly and planned giving. She believes literacy is a… Read more

Diana Twiss

Director, Adult and Workplace Learning | 604-681-4199 x408 Diana has worked in adult literacy since 1993.  She helps businesses, government departments and community groups to create successful training programs and a vision for sustainability by examining approaches to workplace learning and engaging in research and literacy reviews. Diana has been the Director of Literacy Development… Read more

Margaret Sutherland

Program Manager, Community and Literacy Development | 604-681-4199 x419 Margaret has worked in the literacy field since 1999. Prior to Decoda, she worked for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy as an adult literacy program coordinator and facilitator, literacy outreach coordinator and regional program manager. “If you have a garden and a library, you have… Read more

Maureen Kehler

Program Manager, Community and Literacy Development | 604-681-4199 x418 Maureen has worked as a literacy advocate for many years. She was involved in community development and partnership building through her work as Literacy Outreach Coordinator and in pilot programs for Adult Learning and ESL in the Fraser Cascade region. Her background in Health and Employment… Read more

Aliza Dhungana

Program Manager | 604-681-4199 x413 Aliza brings a range of expertise to Decoda: non-formal education, early learning, community development, volunteer management, research, and journalism. Previously, she worked in Nepal for UNESCO implementing various projects on comprehensive adult literacy, gender equality, and early childhood education. She has also worked with DIVERSEcity, ECEBC, and Lions Clubs International, and… Read more

Tina Chau

Librarian, Research and Resources | 604-681-4199 x406 Tina brings a background in library technology, family studies, and home economics to her work at the Decoda Literacy Library.  Since 2008, she has been connecting literacy practitioners to the resources they need.  A firm believer in the power of literacy, she is particularly pleased to be using… Read more