Formerly the Programming Director for the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Elana Zysblat is an accomplished heritage consultant and educational program developer with expertise in heritage conservation, cultural tourism and community engagement. Since 2012, Elana’s practice as an independent heritage consultant has reached all areas of BC. Her firm’s work includes Heritage Conservation - Statements of Significance, Heritage Conservation Plans, Heritage Assessments, Condition Assessments and heritage development consulting, and well as Heritage Resource Management - Heritage Strategic Plans, Heritage Management Plans, Historic Context Statements, Thematic Frameworks, Community Heritage Registers and public communication strategies. She also provides support, education, training and workshops for governments and Heritage Commissions. Elana is a director on the BC Chapter of the Canadians Association of Heritage Professionals board, on the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives board, and a member of Heritage BC’s Program Committee.