Staff Directory

The CBABC Branch Team is here to serve our more than 7,000 members around the province. 

We invite members and non-members alike to contact us with any questions or comments:

CBABC is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.

Executive and Support Services

The Executive and Support Services team leads governance support and administrative services to the President, Board of Directors, Provincial Council and Committees. This includes our team supporting member-driven law and policy reform and advocacy to government and other legal stakeholders. Our Finance team is included here and, among other responsibilities, provides accounts payable/receivable services to members and suppliers.

Name Title Phone Email
Kerry L. Simmons, QC Executive Director 604.687.3404 x320
Jo-Anne Stark, B.Comm, JD Director of Advocacy 604.687.3404 x354

Ping Li Chen, CPA, CGA

Director, Finance & Administration 604.646.7860
Robyn Aguirre Executive Assistant 604.646.7851
Juvy Self Senior Finance & Administration Specialist 604.646.7852
Andrew Smith Senior Executive
Member Services

The Member Services team is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of our members through one point of contact for all member needs – from enrolment in Sections, to participation in Professional Development programming, to answering questions on membership and its benefits.

Name Title Phone Email
Vacant Director of
Member Services
Sanjit Purewal Professional Development Project Manager 604.646.7866
Valerie Le Blanc Professional Development Lawyer
Sianne Petrisor Senior Section Liaison Officer 604.646.7854
Faith Brown Section Liaison Officer 604.687.3404 x309
Michaela David Section Liaison Officer 604.646.7857
Heidi Nelson Member Services Assistant 604.638.1920
Arianne Moran Meetings and Events
Communications and Membership

The Communications and Membership team is responsible for all knowledge and information systems related to corporate communications, marketing plans and media relations, sponsorship, brand management, advertising, publications, digital content and website development

Name Title Phone Email
Carolyn Lefebvre Senior Director, Membership, Engagement &
Alyssa Brownsmith Manager, Advertising & Sponsorship 604.729.7626
Maureen Cameron Manager,
Membership Outreach
Deborah Carfrae BarTalk Editor
Travis Dudfield Digital Content Specialist 604.646.7861
Sylvie Kotyk Manager, Communications & Marketing 604.687.3404 x359
Raj Lally Membership Outreach Officer 604.687.3404 x314
Robin Larsen Membership Outreach Officer 604.687.3404 x341
Judy Yen Knowledge and Information Systems Manager 604.646.7859
Addison Lai Membership and Database Assistant 604.687.3404 x310