Our Board of Directors

SARAH LEAMON

Board Chair

Sarah is a Criminal Defense Lawyer with Acumen Law. In addition to her law degree, she completed an MA in Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia. Sarah first came to PACE in 2011 because of her personal belief in harm reduction, low barrier, and non-judgmental service.

ELLEN WEIBE

Board Vice-Chair

Ellen is a physician with a practice focused on womens health, abortion and contraception. The founder of PACE, Paige Latin, asked Ellen to join the first board of directors in 1995, and she has been an active supporter of PACE ever since. Her expertise in health issues has been invaluable in our work to support the health and safety of our members.

JOYCE ARTHUR

Board Member

Joyce is a professional writer, and has been an activist for over 30 years. She is the founder and executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, and the co-founder of FIRST Decriminalize Sex Work.

SCARLETT LAKE

Board Member

Scarlett is a Sex Worker activist who has been involved in local and national sex work coalitions and task forces. She has a background in sex work and currently works as a Madame.


CARMEN SHAKTI

Board Member

Escort, bodyworker, Tibetan Tantra educator, writer, artist, activist and performer. Carmen brings with her a wealth of experience as a volunteer, activist, and outspoken member of the sex worker community

DONNY HARRISON

Board Member

Donny first came to PACE in 2013 as a volunteer. He is a research assistant at SFU, with a Bachelors in Psychology with a major in First Nations Studies, and will be attending graduate school in 2017 to do a Masters in Counselling.

BABS KELLY

Board Member

Babs works in governance and community engagement and has had a variety of life experiences, from sex work to librarianship, that inform her commitment to safe, generous, inclusive spaces that honour individuality, diversity and self-determination. For her, supporting the work of PACE makes sense.