Brightside Community Homes Foundation
#300 – 905 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 1L6

P: (604) 684 3515
F: (604) 684 3677

Thomas Trudell

Thomas is Brightside’s Manager of People & Administrative Operations. Thomas leads the administration team, responsible for employee experience and supporting staff by meeting needs around technology, data handling and records, and the physical office environment. A champion of privacy and cyber security, Thomas also values sourcing locally, with a deeply rooted concern for the environment. […]

Liam Griffin

Liam is Brightside’s Manager of Communications & Partnerships. Steward of the Brightside narrative, Liam is the organization’s storyteller in chief, conveying stories of impact and change to increase public awareness and focus Brightside’s advocacy for affordable housing. Liam brings extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of public engagement and digital communications. Working with other […]

Sherri Crane

Sherri is Brightside’s Manager of Housing Services & Engagement. For over 25 years Sherri has worked in the not-for-profit social service sector, primarily focused on leading outreach programs that promote and support adults to live independently. At Brightside, Sherri’s was pivotal in the development of Brightside’s Community Engagement strategy, which includes actively working with community […]

Wesley Everaars

Wesley Everaars is Brightside’s Director of Community Real Estate. He oversees Brightside’s redevelopment projects and provides leadership in asset management and procurement. Wesley’s work involves close collaboration with community groups, partner organizations, and government funders to optimize organizational goals. He has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector with 10 years of social […]

Shannon Davidson

Shannon Davidson is Brightside’s Director of Property Services. He is most often found on-site at Brightside’s various properties, coordinating the efforts of the maintenance team, various contractors and service providers on suite maintenance and renovations. Shannon brings over 20+ years of construction experience to this demanding role and has raised the bar for Brightside’s quality […]

Mary McKay

Mary McKay is Brightside’s Chief Operating Officer. As an innovative and influential people-manager with an innate ability to build meaningful relationships, Mary oversees the people, housing, and administrative operations at Brightside. With a keen eye for optimizing strategic operations and outcomes, Mary is committed to team collaboration and service excellence. In this role, Mary brings […]

Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif is Brightside’s Director of Finance, overseeing the accounting department. Omar has over 13 years of accounting experience, with 10 of those years focused on property management at a management level. Omar has CGA and CPA designations, and experience assisting various departments with strategic business operations

William Azaroff

William Azaroff is Brightside’s CEO. He ensures operations are resilient, properties are well maintained, residents and staff are happy and healthy, and that we achieve the organization’s goal of doubling the number of affordable homes Brightside provides over the next decade. Prior to joining the Brightside team, William was a long-time executive at Vancity. William […]


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