The Team

East Village

Meet the East Village Team

We are small, but we are mighty!

Patricia Barnes

Executive Director

Meet Tricia!

She’s been the Executive Director of our BIA since 2001!

Tricia is very involved in community as she sits on several Boards including the Vancouver Police Board,  LOCO BC, BIABC, and many more.

Most mornings you can catch her filling up her mug at The Laughing Bean Coffee Co. And some days you can find her enjoying an avocado benny from Roundel Cafe.

Jessica Liebenberg

Projects & Marketing Manager

This is Jess!

Jess has a BBA from Capilano School of Business and an MFA in Fiction from City College of New York.  Along with a great short story, supporting local and always rooting for small business, Jess is excited by grassroots-economic projects and public space-enhancing initiatives. Jess plays the drums in a local band and loves The Pie Shoppe on Powell St.

Paul C. Panko

Office Communications & Media manager

Greetings from Paul!

Paul has a BFA in Studio Photography, and a BA in Film Theory. His passion for the visual arts contributes to his drive for community building, collaboration, and inclusiveness in the neighbourhood. Always one to champion the odd one out, and walk his own path, Paul is right at home among the diversity and beauty of the Hastings Sunrise and Grandview-Woodland area. You can probably find him on any given day getting new work at Black Rider Tattoo, or enjoying a Kornflake Chicken sandwich at Jackalopes Neighbourhood Dive.

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