About Us

Julie Roberts

Executive Director

Julie Roberts has been with Community Builders since 1999 and has given leadership to the organization since 2008. Julie is passionate about promoting equality and opportunities for marginalized people. She has lead Community Builders in its focus to develop innovated, affordable housing strategies to assist with the crisis of homelessness in Vancouver.

Julie credits her upbringing in East Africa for contributing to her commitment to working in areas of poverty, both in Canada and around the world. Julie is also a trained paramedic and has used her medical skills both in Canada and to assist when natural disasters hit internationally. It's through this work that Community Builders established a presence in Haiti after the devastating Earthquake in 2010.

Julie has dedicated her time in the last two decades to helping people in need. She works tirelessly towards these goals having values of compassion and respect for all person and brings a spirit of openness to the Community Builders network.

    Shauna Semenowich

    Operations and Human Resources Manager

    Shauna has been part of the Community Builders team since 2014. She currently oversees HR and operational management for all of Community Builders' housing centres in Vancouver. Shauna is passionate about giving a voice to those who don’t have one and acts as an advocate for her own daughter who was born with a rare genetic disorder in 2002. She knows ASL (American Sign Language) and has a long history of involvement and volunteer experience with non profits that support children with disabilities. Shauna brings a great sense of integrity and professionalism to Community Builders' work environment, and her positive outlook places her in a good position to lead staff and coordinate operations.

      Emil Nuhic


      Emil joined Community Builders in 2016, drawn by organization's strong mission and people involved. Emil holds B.A. in Finance, and has more than 15 years of accounting experience in various industries from manufacturing, retail to IT, and now in non-for-profit sector.

      Emil manages Community Builders Group's financial functions, making sure that financial operations run smoothly, aiming at improving operational efficiency and providing meaningful financial info for the management.

        Sir Backs

        Director of Tenant Support

        Sir is responsible for leading Community Builders' Tenant Support team with a high level of insight and professionalism. Her valuable prior experience in the medical and mental health sectors enables her to skillfully guide and train our network of Tenant Support Workers as it provides a range of tailored support services to the residents of each housing centre. Sir fully embraces Community Builders’ philosophy of empowering members of the community to create their own paths to wellness, as well as fostering a spirit of openness and inclusion for all staff and residents.

          Board Members

          Dr. Bryan Jones - President

          Ali Paton - Secretary

          Kane Morgan - Treasurer

          Emily Beers - Director

          Caleigh Ashe - Director

          Jennifer Hawkins - Director