Staff

Michael Tjaya

Michael Tjaya
Director, Finance & Administration

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from SFU Beedie School of Business and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

He is also pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification and currently enrolled part-time in BCIT Applied Database Administration and Design program to broaden his knowledge in Management Information System, which continues to play a major role in improving operational efficiencies in the property management industry.

In his role as the Director, Finance & Administration at Atira Property Management Inc., he is responsible for preparing and reviewing financial reports for clients, performing full-cycle corporate accounting for Atira Property Management Inc. and Atira Development Society.

Through his role, he has been gaining extensive experience in strata and rental property management, real estate taxation, as well as real estate development and financing. Michael also has extensive experience working with various funding partners including but not limited to BC Housing, nonprofit and cooperative housing societies, charitable foundations and lenders. In addition, he is currently serving as the Treasurer & Board of Director at Kerrisdale Community Centre Society.

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Adam Glover

Adam Glover
General Manager & Licensed Managing Broker

Adam joined Atira in May 2008 as a front-desk relief worker and within three months accepted a full-time position at one of the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels managed by Atira.

Since then, Adam has continued to take on more responsibility, including being a building manager, program manager, portfolio manager, a licensed rental manager, Director Operations for the SRO Portfolio and Senior Strata Manager.

Throughout his career with Atira, Adam has always gone the extra mile; at his own initiative, including setting up web forms, creating innovative and helpful technology solutions and when necessary, mucking in sewage for the people who work for and live in the SROs as well as the stratas we manage, often after hours and on the weekends. In an industry plagued with high staff turn-over, Adam’s length of service with Atira is a testament to both his commitment to Atira and its mission, vision and values, and to our clients.

Along with his tenure, Adam’s creativity, honesty, integrity and great sense of humour have proven him to be the perfect candidate to take on the position of Atira’s General Manager & Licensed Managing Broker.

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Jacqui Evans-Atkinson

Jacqui Evans-Atkinson
Executive Director, Finance & Administration

Jacqui Evans-Atkinson is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Professional Accountant with more than 30 years of practice.

Her experience varies from working in industry (engineering projects, capital construction, etc.) to government institutions, acting in senior financial and controls positions. Through her various roles, she has developed extensive knowledge in all aspects of financial, capital and operational planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

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Janice Abbott

Janice Abbott
CEO of Atira Property Management Inc. and Atira Women's Resource Society

Janice conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc. in 2002 in an effort to earn money to help support Atira’s not-for-profit mission; to support women and children affected by violence.

Janice is a Governor in Council appointee to the Board of Directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, where she chairs the Affordable Housing Committee and is a member of the Risk and Human Resource Committees. She was named to the Power 50 list by Vancouver Magazine in 2017; recognized by BC Business Magazine as among one of BC's 35 Most Influential Women in 2016 and BC’s Most Influential Women in Not-for-Profit, Culture & Media in 2015; was the recipient of the Denise LeBlond Memorial Award, BC Non-Profit Housing Association in 2013; was named one of BC's 20 Most Influential People in Residential Construction by BC Homes Magazine in 2010; is described by the Vancouver Sun as one of Canada’s leading social entrepreneurs; and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award for social enterprise in 2010.

She has been the CEO of Atira since 1992 and led the organization as it grew from a single transition house to a large, multi-service agency with more than a dozen programs and 16 non-market housing sites across the Lower Mainland. All of Janice’s work is driven by her passion to eliminate violence against women and children.

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Property Managers

Annarita Ndwiga
Rental Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.2226

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Lisha Fu
Rental Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.1211

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Chafik Imrani
Rental Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.1216

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Meghan Siems
Strata and Rental Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x. 2222

 

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John Fowler
Strata Property Manager

e-mail
604-439-8848 x.1221

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Board

Elva Kim

With 16 years of real estate development experience, Elva is currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Anthem.

Elva provides leadership and direction for Sales, Marketing, and Homeowner Care for the company’s extensive residential portfolio in British Columbia, Alberta and California. This includes more than 10,000 homes that are complete, in design or currently under construction, from master planned mixed-use residential and multi-family to townhome and single family communities and managing a dedicated team of 30-100 people at any given time.

 

As a leading member of Anthem’s Corporate Communications and Giving team, Elva is also responsible for brand management and outreach programs which are designed to reflect Anthem’s corporate persona and values.

 

Elva holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and her real estate education is from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

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Miriam Sobrino

Miriam Sobrino

Miriam has been a director of Atira Women’s Resource Society for 16 of the past 18 years, and has been on the board of APMI since its inception in 2002.

She is the communications officer for the Health Sciences Association, holds an undergraduate degree in the arts and a journalism diploma. She has a background in community newspapers and communications both in the public and private sector.

She is the mother of three and an active member of her community, volunteering with minor hockey and numerous other organizations.

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Jennifer Podmore Russell

Jennifer joined the Atira Women’s Resource Society board in 2013, and has brought her breadth of real estate and community experience to the APMI board.

She is a Director within Deloitte Real Estate in Vancouver, leads the Real Estate Advisory practice, and focuses her practice on the creation of real estate strategies and governance structures which accomplish her clients wider business or corporate objectives. Her experience involves a broad range of traditional and non-traditional real estate transactions and development including office, retail, industrial, residential, cultural, leisure and hospitality.  Prior to joining Deloitte Jennifer successfully ran an independent consulting firm based in Western Canada.

 

Jennifer is a mother to one lovely daughter and with the support of her husband believes in the importance of being an active member of the community. In addition to Atira she serves on the Boards of NAIOP and MIABC and is the co-chair of the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

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Sarah Boatman

Sarah Boatman is the Director of Business Development and Strategy for Microsoft Studios in Vancouver.

In this role, Sarah works across the organization to facilitate business and financial planning, business development opportunities, market research, strategic analysis and business reviews.

 

In June 2009, Sarah joined Microsoft through the acquisition of BigPark where she was the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BigPark, she was the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis for Electronic Arts Blackbox and Montreal studios.

 

Currently, Sarah is a Board Director for UBC IMANT. She served on the AWRS board from 2004 through 2012 and on the BC Premier's Economic Council from 2008 to 2009. Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Janice Abbott

Janice Abbott
CEO of Atira Property Management Inc. and Atira Women's Resource Society

Janice conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc. in 2002 in an effort to earn money to help support Atira’s not-for-profit mission; to support women and children affected by violence.

Janice is a Governor in Council appointee to the Board of Directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, where she chairs the Affordable Housing Committee and is a member of the Risk and Human Resource Committees. She was named to the Power 50 list by Vancouver Magazine in 2017; recognized by BC Business Magazine as among one of BC's 35 Most Influential Women in 2016 and BC’s Most Influential Women in Not-for-Profit, Culture & Media in 2015; was the recipient of the Denise LeBlond Memorial Award, BC Non-Profit Housing Association in 2013; was named one of BC's 20 Most Influential People in Residential Construction by BC Homes Magazine in 2010; is described by the Vancouver Sun as one of Canada’s leading social entrepreneurs; and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award for social enterprise in 2010.

She has been the CEO of Atira since 1992 and led the organization as it grew from a single transition house to a large, multi-service agency with more than a dozen programs and 16 non-market housing sites across the Lower Mainland. All of Janice’s work is driven by her passion to eliminate violence against women and children.

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