About Us

Incorporated and a non-profit society in 1984, PREP Society serves the Powell River community as an "umbrella" organization.

PREP's history and mandate include creating, developing, and ensuring the delivery of community-based social service and health programs that meet local needs. PREP has sponsored and administered a range of initiatives, encompassing both short-and-long-term programs and projects.

PREP's experience includes working with a variety of community organizations, 3 levels of government and a range of ministries, as well as business and labour sectors. Participation of stakeholders is welcome and encouraged through community steering and advisory committees.

PREP Society is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers who represent a cross-section of the community such as health, education, social services, legal sectors, and the business community. The broad representation enables the Board to examine issues from different perspectives and make decisions that are based on the collective knowledge, expertise, and experience that individual board members bring to the organization.

Our Board of Directors

Rose Marie Williams, President

Rose Marie Williams is a retired teacher. She has been a PREP board member since 1998 and currently is President. She firmly believes that our purpose in life is to help each other.

David Parkinson, Vice President

David Parkinson has lived in Powell River since late 2006 and has contributed his time and energy to a number of projects and community groups, mostly in the areas of food security, regional resilience, and civic education.

Marlane Christensen

Marlane Christensen has over 15 years of experience in community and Aboriginal engagement covering natural resources, infrastructure, and transportation projects. Ms. Christensen is a founding member and past President of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business (ICAB), a non-profit bridging the gap in relationship building and economic development between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses and communities.
 

Laura Cocksedge

Laura Cocksedge works as a Key Worker in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions program. Having worked in the Air Traffic Control industry for over ten years she finds community work a welcome change. Community engagement and building relationships is a valuable part of volunteering for the PREP board.

Maureen Mason

[Bio and photo coming soon]

Sarah Salome

Sarah Salome relocated to Powell River with her husband in 2012 to open their first restaurant, Costa del Sol. Since then, she has opened another restaurant and has grown their family by two. Sarah brings 15+ years of business management experience and enjoys the opportunity to make an impact within the community at a not for profit level.

Ben Sills

Ben Sills is a retired insurance broker and businessman. He was in the first graduating class upon the occasion of the University of Victoria becoming a degree-granting university, earning his BA there. He is an active fundraiser for community projects such as the CAT Scan and Salvation Army bus.

Ronnie Uhlmann

[Bio coming soon]

Our Executive Director

Lyn Adamson

Lyn Adamson

Lyn Adamson is the Executive Director of PREP Society and the Powell River Diversity Initiative (PRDI) Society. She holds a Masters degree from Royal Roads University. Lyn is a tireless advocate and community leader who brings many years of experience and dedication to the non-profit world, where she and the organizations she leads strive to serve the citizens of Powell River in a wide variety of ways every day. Having travelled widely, Lyn believes that Powell River is the best town anywhere, and is committed to supporting the community.