BSOSS, BCS and Burnaby Meals on Wheels Appoint New Executive Director

Alexandra Munroe has been appointed as the Executive Director of Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society (BSOSS), Burnaby Community Services (BCS), and Burnaby Meals on Wheels effective December 17, 2019.  Alex has a track record of success as a strategic and operational leader with an engaging personality.  Alex’s background includes working as Vice-President of Administration and Human Resources in the for-profit tech industry, and she has held leadership roles within the seniors’ health care sector.  Her extensive experience in management and HR is key to our organizations.  Other requirements for this job include outstanding communication skills, along with a commitment to fundraising and to building a sustainable plan that ensures the societies continue to serve the Burnaby community.

As background, the Boards established a search committee comprising of Larry Ho, Rahim Rajan, Danelle Laidlaw, and Evelyn Gut  to undertake the search for an Executive Director.  Career Contacts, an experienced executive search firm was engaged to undertake this search.

An Executive Brief describing the opportunity was posted in October.  This brief was used to market the opportunity resulting in over 68 individuals declaring their candidacy for this role.  Career Contacts evaluated and screened all these candidates and conducted in-depth interviews with 12 individuals.  5 candidates were selected for interviews and 2 candidates were invited for a second interview.

Please join us in welcoming Alex to her new position as Executive Director.  We have every confidence that she will thrive in her new position and be a welcome new driving force in our organization.


Danelle Laidlaw
President BSOSS