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VHNA Board

The VHNA board of directors is comprised of a group of nine (9) volunteers who reside in the Victoria Hills Neighbourood. The directors are voted in by voting members within the community a the annual general meeting in June each year to perform specific duties.


The board of directors elect four (4) members to act as officers on the board (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer)

Pauline Freeman (President)

Pauline has been volunteering with the VHNA board since 2011, spending five years as Office Coordinator/Secretary, one year as Special Events Coordinator, one year as Vice-President, and most recently has taken on the role of President. She enjoys being involved with the board and assisting with several different events throughout the year. Pauline got involved with the board as a way to meet new people and be part of an important group of people who enjoy offering programs and special events in her neighbourhood. Pauline’s husband Ken assists with the setup and takedown of tables and chairs required for special events, as well as enjoying being a Bingo caller or announcement maker as required.

Pauline has recently retired from her position with the City of Kitchener, and now Pauline and Ken enjoy travelling at their leisure.

Dave Hayes (Vice-President)

Dave has served the VHNA board for two years first as Volunteer Coordinator and as of 2019, Vice-President.

Dave is a teacher in the local community and plays a vital role in events put on by the VHNA throughout the year.

Nadia Muhammad (Secretary)

Nadia is passionate community worker known for motivating and engaging people in uplifting the state of their neighbourhoods. She has a special interest in planning and organizing events and workshops where Victoria Hills Neighbourhood residents with different cultural backgrounds come together in the spirit of learning about one another and connecting.


As a volunteer Vic. Hills community representative, she served for one and a half years on the Project Team of the City of Kitchener to develop the Neighbourhood Strategy. She was among the members to present the final Neighbourhood Strategy to the City Council for approval. In recognition of her efforts for community development, Nadia received the Mayor’s City Builder Award in 2016.      


Upon completing a Master of Science in Psychology, Nadia’s over twelve-year professional career started as a teacher. Later on she developed as a behavioural skills training consultant. She works independently and with various not-for-profit and corporate organizations to design and deliver workshops in the areas of stress management, mastering anger, controlling demoralizing anxiety, parenting skills, and spousal relationship.

Nadia lives with her husband and three boys in Kitchener.

Suganthi Prabakaran (Treasurer)

Akanksha Sharma (Special Events Coordinator)

Matt Huson (Website Coordinator)

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