The Board of Directors

Linda Barnes

Co-Chair - Linda Barnes

Linda is a retired city councillor working to make the SHS the thread connecting many societies in Steveston. "Living in Steveston is like living in a small town, where people know and help each other. Sometimes we squabble but that's because we care about the people and village we live in."

Joanne Teraguchi

Co-Chair - Joanne Teraguchi

Joanne joined the SHS to help maintain the small town atmosphere and historical feel of Steveston. She has lived in Richmond for 45 years, her husband grew up in Steveston and Richmond. Her grown children still live in Richmond and are raising their children here.


2nd Vice Chair - Michael Chiu

Michael is generous with his time, knowledge, and expertise in helping his community. He agrees with the Richmond motto that Richmond is a great place to live, work and play. His hobbies include golfing, soccer, ballroom dancing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Gail Hamamoto

Secretary - Gail Hamamoto

Gail's father was born in Steveston and lived here until the second World War. Her extended family has been instrumental in building the community into what it is today. As a result, Gail hopes to contribute what she can towards preserving this diverse history for future generations.

Nikki Barnes

Nikki Barnes

Born and raised in Richmond, you might find Nikki riding her bike along the many dyke trails! She worked at Tourism Richmond for ten years as a marketing manager and was also on the Audience Engagement Committee at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Nikki hopes to contribute what she can to raise the profile of SHS, all while keeping the “village vibe” atmosphere strong.

Wendy Andrews

Wendy Andrews

Wendy has lived in Richmond for 29 years, raising 2 sons, and more recently opening a Steveston-based architectural practice with her husband. She loves the mornings she can walk along the river through Britannia Shipyards to her small office in the village.

Melissa Zhang

Melissa Zhang

Melissa and her family have lived in Richmond since mid 2005. She is an avid volunteer and has served in executive roles with the Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club; Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives; the Richmond Sister City Advisory Committee; Steveston Historical Society; and United Social Services Society. She is an experienced independent financial advisor

Our Staff

Rachel Meloche

Executive Director - Rachel Meloche

Sarah Glen

Webmaster - Sarah Glen

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