Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors meet once a month to discuss issues affecting aboriginal women in Yukon and northern BC and provide guidance to Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council operations. As of July 20, 2019 at the YAWC AGM, the Board of Directors is as follows:

Terri Szabo, President

Susan Burns, Vice-President

Lorraine O’Brien, Secretary

Kelli Backstrom, Treasurer

Debbie Donnessy, Elder

Chealsea Johnny, Youth

Rose Schwarze, Director

Georgianna Low, Director

Vacant, Elder

Vacant, Director


Claudia Riveros, Executive Director

Sue Christianson, ISETS Coordinator/Office Assistant

Joy O’Brien, MMIWG Project Coordinator

Susan Ross, MMIWG Community Outreach Liaison

If you have any comments or would like to become a member of YAWC, please contact us at (867) 667-6162, toll free 1-866-667-6162, email, or our office in Whitehorse. We want to hear from you!