Carole Ann Leishman is an architectural designer and project manager, a former Powell River City Councillor and Municipal Director on the qathet Regional District Board and a director of musical theatre productions and special events. She has been involved in numerous non-profit boards supporting different arts disciplines and seniors housing.
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Kim is an experienced project manager and event planner and started her association with PRISMA in 2015. Kim was a founding board member of the Powell River Hospice Society and is currently on the Hospice House Steering Committee. For several years, Kim has worked tirelessly for the community through her volunteer role as Chair of the Northern Sunshine Coast BC Ferries Advisory Committee.
Cyndi Pallen, a graduate from University of Victoria, carries the name of her great grandmother Cine'. Cyndi works to practice traditional values and teachings through language, songs and dance of the Tla'amin people. She enjoys all kinds of music and coordinates yearly a multi-cultural festival called Wuwoom, which means singing in Tla'amin language.
Meriko Kubota is the Regional Social Planner for Powell River. She is passionate about driving social purpose and community development. Meriko has over a decade of experience in business strategy, marketing and communications, brand engagement, corporate social responsibility, community investment, sponsorship marketing, and philanthropy.
Katya Buck was born and raised in Powell River, British Columbia. Katya received a Juris Doctor in law from St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas in 2007 and worked as an attorney in San Antonio. In June 2012, Katya joined Villani & Company where she is a regular contributor to the Powell River Peak’s “Law Corner.” and works in the areas of wills and estate planning, probate, corporate, commercial, family law and real estate.
Christien Kaaij is a community developer and project manager, and the CEO of Alof!i Consultancy. She loves classical music and is a big supporter of Arts and Culture in the community.
Arthur Arnold, former music director of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, has a natural ability to lead and motivate aspiring musicians. He is a guest conductor at many well-known European, Asian and North American orchestras.
Quentin Smith is the President of Pacific Coastal Airlines. He has served on the Board of Directors for the BC Aviation Council and as well as Chairman of BC Air Operators Group and is currently on the Executive Board of the Air Transportation Association of Canada.
Julia Levy, O.C.
The author of many published scientific articles and a sought-after speaker, Dr. Levy currently serves as a director on a number of early-stage biotechnology company boards and on the board of the Working Opportunity Fund, a British Columbia, Canada-based venture capital firm.
Lyn Adamson is the former Executive Director of a large Powell River based non-for-profit organization, providing a variety of social and employment related services. Having travelled widely, she believes that Powell River is the best town anywhere, and is committed to supporting the community.