Originally from the UK, Kim has worked in the non-profit housing sector in Vancouver for more than 25 years having joined McLaren Housing in 2010. Under her leadership the society has more than doubled its programs, services and staffing and has created an established continuum of housing provision for low income families and individuals in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Kim is a strong voice for the importance of adequate housing in HIV health and the value of portable subsidies as an affordable and effective housing solution. She is currently a Board Member of Pacific AIDS Network, the provincial agency representing and advocating for organizations working with the HIV/AIDS community.
Manager, HR & Society Operations
Madeline Paris has over 30 years’ experience as a small business owner and manager. At McLaren Housing, Madeline’s expertise and responsibilities include daily operations, wait list management, and annual rent review oversight. She also has overall responsibility for human resources.
Madeline has demonstrated a long term commitment to volunteerism – for over 20 years she was an active board member of an established community organization in Vancouver. In this role, she oversaw the creation and ongoing operation of two non-market housing developments for low income families and individuals in East Vancouver.
Madeline’s unflagging commitment, ability to solve complex problems, and calm repose in stressful situations, make her an invaluable member of McLaren Housing’s senior management team.
Chris possesses a Business Degree and the designations of CPA, CGA, FCCA (UK), CPA (Aust.) and CPA (HK) and over 30 years experience in a full spectrum of strategic planning, financial management and services in the not for profit healthcare, housing, and community services organizations.
His superb knowledge and hands on experience in all aspects of cash flow and budget/fund management, HR, payroll, property and facilities management, financial researches and analyses, coupled with risk management make him a key person on the Senior Management Team.
Chris’ extensive experience in the financial sector and his professional designations ensure McLaren Housing Society is able to fulfill its’ financial responsibilities to funders and most importantly, those who are housed and supported by this agency.
Resident Support Worker