Directors and Staff
Maple Ridge Community Foundation works with many leaders and organizations throughout the community. With glowing hearts, these individuals generously volunteer their time, energy and wisdom. Their commitment keeps us focused on what matters most: creating a healthy and vibrant community in which all people have the opportunity to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of others.
It has been said that when you are content and satisfied you feel empowered to help others who need to become happy! Growing up in a communist country, her parents taught Monica from a very young age to share and to help others. Because this seed was implanted in her a long time ago, she has been searching for a platform where she can use all her knowledge and skills to be of use to others.
Monica is a very successful Credit Counsellor with Solutions Credit Counselling and a Money Coach with Women and Money. Helping others through her career determined her to get involved in the community with the Maple Ridge Community Foundation, to add value and make a difference locally. She is proud and honored to be part of this organization and to call Maple Ridge home.
I am now a licensed Mortgage Broker, with a Bachelor of Business Management. Growing up in Maple Ridge, I have always appreciated it’s natural beauty, suburban / rural feel and quality of services provided to our residents.
My parents were both active volunteers during most of my life, so I learned from them the gift it is to be involved in our communities and the richness it brings to your life.
Judy and I raised our two now married children in Maple Ridge and now they in turn are raising our really cute grandkids here.
Judy & I owned and operated Windsor Plywood in Maple Ridge for 24 years, a family business that provided building materials to our community. Since wrapping up the Windsor part of work life, I went to work for the Baptist Housing Society. Taking part in a redevelopment project in Oak Bay and serving as an Administrator for a Maple Towers has been very fulfilling.
Volunteering and serving the community was instilled in me by both my parents and grandparents. Over the years I have served on a number of not for profit community groups that have provided many opportunities to give back to the community that has been so good to our family. It’s been a privilege to serve Maple Ridge for 12 years on Council, 6 of those years as Mayor until November of 2014.
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation has been doing amazing work in our community for 40 years. I feel privileged to be part of the Board of Directors and looking forward to the future holds for the Foundation. #WeAreMapleRidge
Patricia Van Vloten