Central Okanagan Family Hub - Ruba Qumi

Ruba Qumi

Ruba is our Hub Facilitator who grew up in Jordan, the land of earth-shattering landscapes and the mesmerizing Dead Sea! Ruba studied at the University of Jordan and graduated with a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences and Management. Just as her career was taking off as a Family Protection from Violence Program Coordinator, a handsome Ethiopian gentleman swept her off her feet, with whom she would eventually marry, move to Namibia, start her family, then be whisked away to make their home in Kelowna, BC.

When Ruba is not at the HUB she is a busy mom of two school-aged boys and supports her husband with his real estate business. Ruba is passionate about volunteering which often involves her family.

Christine Hawkins

Christine is the KCR Family Services Manager and has the pleasure of working with the Hub team. Christine has a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) and over 20 years of experience working in local social services sectors, the last several years in Management roles. Christine has a great sense of humour and loves to hear people laugh. Her favourite day is when she can be with her 7 grandchildren - whether it’s teaching them how to cook, sharing funny stories, boating, swimming, skiing, hiking, playing board games or watching a good movie, she believes that the time we invest in children is the greatest gift we can give them.