Director of Development and Communications

Katie Koncan joined First United in September 2020, and in Summer 2022 took on the role of Director of Development and Communications. For 12 years, Katie has worked as a professional fundraiser and communicator, building strong networks of supporters and helping charities have the resources to thrive and achieve their mission. She’s worked locally in Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Pivot Legal Society, the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health, and internationally at the University of Melbourne. Katie is inspired by the power of a collective and knows that when ordinary people rally together for something they believe in, incredible and positive change is possible. During her time at First United, she’s been moved by the compassion of our donor community and the hunger for meaningful change to support our neighbours in the Downtown Eastside.

Katie has a degree in Art and Cultural Studies from Simon Fraser University, and has pursued additional education in art history, science, and physiology. In her free time, Katie enjoys going to the movies and cuddling with her two cats, Dexter and Cricket.

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Amanda Burrows

Amanda Burrows

Interim Executive Director
Mayleen Ahoy, BA, CPA, CGA

Mayleen Ahoy, BA, CPA, CGA

Director of Housing

Dr. Cheryl Bear

Director of Community Ministry (Currently on leave)

The Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard

Interim Spiritual Care Director

Natalie Gobis Cutayne

Director of Human Resources
Keely Hale

Keely Hale

Director of Programs