Kyla Epstein (She/Her)
Living on the unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations and working with the membership of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Faculty and Staff Association provides Kyla with the opportunity to decrease isolation within an organization and foster community through relationships built on trust, connection, accountability and shared values.
Kyla believes organizations are at their best when they seek opportunities for dialogue over debate, are inclusive, and use process to advance, not hinder, work. Cross-sectoral learning supports her to be effective, curious and innovative in her efforts to influence change while establishing best practices.
Kyla is an active volunteer having served on many boards and advisory committees and most recently was a Director with the BC Library Trustees Association (BCLTA), is a past Chair of Vancouver Public Library, and has been a BCLTA trustee governance trainer since 2018. Kyla currently serves on the Vancouver Writers Festival board, the Laurier Institution board, is an active member of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for her child’s school, and in 2017 she was selected to attend the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC).