Ingrid Kolsteren has been a community member on the Mental Health Board for many years. She is a retired Adult Education instructor with over 25 years teaching at Vancouver Community College. She has worked as a union representative handling member issues, grievances and negotiations. Active in her community, Ms. Kolsteren is currently Vice President of Britannia Community Service Center, Chair of the Arts and Culture committee and a Fringe Festival Volunteer. She is a former Member of the City of Vancouver's Women's Advisory Committee and a Women Transforming Cities board member. Ms. Kolsteren is a trained mediator and holds a Diploma in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia, a Masters in Social Work from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.