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. The Board of Directors is as follows:

Terri Szabo, President

Susan Burns, Vice-President

Lorraine O’Brien, Secretary

Kelli Backstrom, Treasurer

Debbie Donnessy, Elder

Rose Schwarze, Director

Georgianna Low, Director

Vacant, Elder, Youth, 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!