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Kamloops Society of Alcohol & Drug services

Board Members

Board of Directors 2018/2019


1. Lea McLean, President

Lea arrived in Kamloops in 2006 in search of passion and direction in her young life. Since arriving in Kamloops she has found that direction in being educated in, and working in, the Information Technology Industry. Lea completed the Computer Systems Operations and Management Diploma Program and then her Bachelor of Computing Science, both at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Upon completion, she worked for TRU in their IT department for 5 years, before moving onto BCLC where she is currently employed in the eGaming Department. Her passion, however, is in working with and ensuring programs exist for at risk youth.  As a child Lea's dream was to work in youth corrections, however life presented a different path.  Lea loves being part of a board that enabled her to tap into that passion and learn from her fellow board members along the way.




2. Marilyn McLean, Vice President

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.






3. James Fedorak, Treasurer:

James Fedorak, CM, 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.


4. Grant Larson

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.





5. Gerry Olund

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.



6. Don Campbell



7. Tracy Gilchrist, Secretary

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.



9. Craig Campbell

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.  



10. Tyrone Joseph

Tyrone is a Northern Carrier member of the Tl’azt’en Nation and grew up in Secwepemculecw. He left to attend the University of Calgary then spent 7 years working in administration and governance for a remote First Nation in the West Chilcotin.
Since returning to Kamloops in 2008, Tyrone has worked at the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and at the All Nations Trust Company, where he currently provides support for aboriginal entrepreneurs. His career has focused on aboriginal community and economic development and much of his work involves contract management and delivery of funding programs.
He has served in various capacities on the board of the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society since 2009 and is currently the Treasurer. As an urban aboriginal, he's had a lifelong connection with the Friendship Centre movement and recalls attending classes and workshops hosted there by his parents when he was a child.
With over 20 years of sobriety, Tyrone has a personal interest in supporting those recovering from addictions and volunteers at KRCC to deliver recovery programming for inmates. He is excited to join the board of the Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services.

11. Dr. Stan Fike


12. Joanna Macaulay - Past President

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 joeymac@shaw.ca