The Team

East Village

Meet the HNBIA Team

We are small, but we are mighty! Meet our team down below.

Patricia Barnes

Executive Director

Meet Patricia!

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

Patricia 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

Social Community Manager

Say hi to Jess!

Jess is curious about everyone’s story. You’ll likely see her walking up and down the street, connecting with businesses in The East Village, operating on the unceded, shared territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

 Find her strolling over to Bad Apple after work or reading strange fiction from Iron Dog Books in Pandora Park.


Meghan Munro

Administrator / Office Manager

This is Meghan!

Having lived through a few careers, from arts and culture, retail, administration, and self employed as a graphic designer, Meghan enjoys supporting economic development for businesses. It ties in with her beliefs about what makes a healthy community and supporting local, which makes East Village a great place to work!

Meghan is currently on the hunt for best bahn mi in the East Village – favourites include Le Pho and Vietnamese Tea House.

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