Kamloops Society of Alcohol & Drug services
Board of Directors 2017/2018
Joanna Macaulay, President:
Lea McLean, Vice President
James Fedorak, Treasurer:
James Fedorak, CMA, B. Ed., M. Ed., FCMA . James has many years of business experience, instructing accounting in a Technical School, Dean of Continuing Education and Community Services at Cariboo College, and Financial Services Officer at Ministry of Forests. He has served on various Community and Service Boards.
Grant Larson, BA, BSW, MA(SW), PhD is Professor Emeritus at Thompson Rivers University. He retired in August 2015 after 24 years of service at TRU as Dean, Associate Dean, Chair, Program Coordinator and faculty member at the School of Social Work and Human Service. Grant's areas of teaching, practice and research expertise have included: mental health, substance misuse, disabilities, disaster rehabilitation, family services and adult education. Grant has recently published and co-edited a new textbook titled 'Disability and Social Change - A Progressive Canadian Approach.' Although retired, Grant continues to be an active researcher, writer and occasional teacher, and serves on community boards.
Gerry arrived in Kamloops in 1969. He was a teacher, school counsellor and district coordinator with SD#73 up until 2003. Since then he has worked in BC Offshore Schools in China and Korea. He has also worked with the BC Ministry of Education, TRU and UBC Okanagan. Gerry recently co-chaired a committee which looked into the construction of a bike trail from Kamloops to the Tournament Ranch Center north of Rayleigh. He is currently involved with the Kamloops Woodworkers’ Guild and the Kamloops ALS Walk Committee. He enjoys biking, hiking, travelling, canoeing, fishing, gardening and, most recently, tennis.
Marilyn McLean is a retired educator having spent 35 years in varying educational roles in the Kamloops/Thompson School District. Those roles included teacher, vice principal, elementary principal, secondary principal in charge of all alternate programming and assistant superintendent of student support services. Marilyn has been involved in the community as a volunteer for Special Olympics British Columbia, Kamloops Resorative Justice as well as Oncore Senior Services. In addition to holding a Master's degree in administration, Marilyn also has a certificate from the BC Justice Institute in Family Mediation.
Tracy Gilchrist worked as a journalist for 25 years before turning a new page into public service as a case specialist for the MP's office. She served on Phoenix Centre's fundraising (now community initiatives) committee for the past five years and joined the Board in 2017. Her volunteer experience includes six years on Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and Health Foundation, with several executive roles including chair, and on advisory committees for colleges in Trail and Calgary. She's passionate about seeing the world and enjoying the great outdoors.
Craig Campbell, BA, MA, is a faculty member in Thompson Rivers University's Adventure Studies Department. Craig's area of instruction includes guide training, small business management and adventure programming for youth at risk. Craig is particularly interested in facilitating personal growth and reflection from contact with nature, adventure activities and exercise.
As a long time adventure activity business owner, Craig is currently the president of the BC River Outfitters association and a director with the Mountain Bike Tourism Association of BC. Relatively new to Kamloops, Craig is active in the area's trail network and biking community, and likes nothing more than to hit the trails with his dog Finn.
Board Member’s Job Description
Kamloops Society for Alcohol & Drug Services (dba The Phoenix Centre) board members guide the society through principle-centered governance. The board continuously strives to improve organization resilience and response to community changing needs. Board member accountabilities include:
- Participating as a voting member at board meetings (10/year).
- Keeping informed on board related matters as well as preparing for meetings by reviewing minutes and reports prior to board meetings.
- Committing to participating actively in committees of interest, and making the best use of one’s unique talents and skills.
- Building working relationships with other board members that contribute to consensus.
- Actively participating in board strategic planning.
If you have an interest in shaping the future of our regional addictions support resource, please contact Phoenix Centre Board President, Joanna Macaulay for more information at email@example.com