The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the machine behind the VBC. It sets policies and procedures and plans the activities and events. The committee meets on a monthly basis to touch base about all the things that need to be done in order to keep the VBC running smoothly.


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Claudia Cordie
President and Social/District Group Coordinator Liaison

Italian native, Claudia loves going outdoors with her family and discovering new places in and around Vienna with her friends. As a mom of two boys, she spezializes in “damage prevention and control”, cars and dinosaurs.  She is a travel enthusiast but doesn’t like preparing suitcases!

Favorite Children’s Activity: Krapfenwaldbad


Rachel Catton
Vice President



Livia Haraga
Webmaster/Content Manager

Coming from Romania, the change of address also came with the change of status: from a professional active person to a full time mum for her daughter. She likes to discover Vienna for dogs, kids and adults and looks forward to the life’s surprises.

Favorite Children’s Activity: Watching the penguins at the Vienna Zoo.



Jovita De Guzman
Database Administrator

Born in Manila, Jovita lived and studied in the United Kingdom, Italy & China, but found Vienna her true calling. She loves both the sea & the snow, so she learned scuba diving but is still desperately learning how to ski.

Favorite Children’s Activity: Being a sort of a culture-vulture, Jovita likes to take her son museum-hopping (Vienna is full of ’em!) and hopes that he doesn’t get bored too much and throws a tantrum. So far, so good.



Stephanie Weng
Notices Editor

Born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, after studying and living in Monterey, California, she moved to Vienna, Austria. Stephanie is a mother of a Taiwanese/Russian girl. She gradually fell in love with Vienna where you can always find things for families to do.

Favorite Children’s Activity: The warm pools in Amalienbad



Cynthia Burch
Club Inquiries and Christmas Party Coordinator

Cynthia has never regretted leaving her fast paced life in California behind for the world of diapers and spit up of a stay at home mom in Vienna.

Favorite Children’s Activity: Feeding the ducks in the pond at Stadtpark


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Finola Tennant
Special Events Organiser

A Scots lass, Finola moved to Vienna from London shortly after the birth of her first son and has loved living here ever since. A corporate communications professional by day and now a mother of two boys, she’s thrown herself into Viennese culture and life, enjoying the fantastic skiing, swimming in the Donau, and introducing her sons to classical music concerts!

Favourite Children’s Activity: Spending the weekends at the outdoor pools with her family, before handing the boys over to the babysitter to enjoy the Viennese nightlife with her husband and friends.


Katrin Markowski
Open House Coordinator

Katrin is originally from Chicago, but has called Vienna home since 2000. Becoming a VBC member in 2014 after the birth of her second daughter, she quickly wished she had joined sooner. Turning in her corporate life for Mommy & me classes and playground visits has opened up a whole wonderful side to Vienna she didn’t know existed before.

Favorite Children’s Activity: Swim lessons and fun at Dianabad