Natasha was born in Vancouver and lived in Sweden for several years on three separate occasions. Upon graduating from high school in Sweden, she returned to Vancouver to attend UBC, where she completed her BA, MA and PhD in French-Canadian literature. Initially focused on a career in academia, Natasha's interest turned toward university administration and she currently manages UBC's global partnerships and faculty relations within the Vice-Provost International portfolio. She and her husband, Andrew Fransblow, are proud to send their daughter to VTT - Sophie is now in grade 6 - and Natasha is honoured to serve on the Governance and Strategic Planning committees of the VTT Board of Directors.
Alissa has been proudly serving on the VTT Board of Directors since 2014. She brings over 20 years' experience in non profit fundraising as a professional fundraiser and consultant for 15 years and the last five years as a volunteer. Alissa chairs the Strategic Partnerships committee and sits on the Executive committee and the Covid Risk committee. Alissa and her husband Bram are parents to three children at VTT, spanning the early, primary and intermediate years. Alissa has a BSc from UVic and, together with Bram, runs BR Law, a boutique aboriginal law firm.
Annie is the proud mom of two VTT students, Lev, now a student at King David High School, and Tali in grade 5. She received her PhD from University of Toronto in School and Clinical-Child Psychology and is a registered psychologist and director of Cornerstone Child and Family Psychology Clinic. Annie was born in Vancouver and attended VTT herself for several years. She is thrilled to be able to contribute to the board of VTT on the Governance and Strategic Partnerships Committees.