2018-19 Board of Directors – Parkinson Senior Society
Corrinne joined the Parkinson Senior Society in June of 2014 as Administrator and was promoted to the title of Executive Director in October of 2014.
She is responsible for the overall Administration and Financial Management of the Society. She comes with an extensive background in Not For Profit Organization administration and volunteer coordination.
Corrinne was educated in Newfoundland and moved to Kelowna in 1999 with her
husband Roger, son Ryan & daughter Kelsey.
Corrinne has an open door management style here at the Senior Centre and welcomes all members to reach out via email with any comments, suggestions, questions etc.
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Ken was born in Vancouver and spent much of his career in the sales industry.
He was also involved in the Vancouver Police Department Reserve Program.
Ken retired to Kelowna in January 2012 where he and his wife Debbie currently reside.
Ken & Debbie are very active members of the senior centre and participate in many fitness classes, our trekking group and many of our social activities.
They have made lasting friendships with many of those they have met here at the Centre.
Ken previously served on our board here at PSS and is happy to serve as our current 1st Vice President. Ken understands the needs and responsibilities of our board and is very much looking forward to maintaining its high standards.
Darlene was born and raised in Alberta where she worked in secretarial
positions in the Oil & Gas Industry.
Darlene is a PSS success story
for sure. She moved to Kelowna in September of 2014 and quickly found
herself very lonely. She reached out to a few new comer organizations in
Kelowna but didn’t seem to find her niche.
She heard about our Society and
decided to give it a try. We helped her connect with other members here at
the Centre when she made her first visit and she found fast friends.
She jumped right into our group fitness classes, Tai Chi, and volunteers with our
Sunday Pancake Breakfast crew.
This is Darlene’s first term on the PSS
Board and she is excited to serve the society. She believes she would have
left Kelowna had she not found our Society so we feel blessed that we made a difference in her life.
Sonja is 63 years young and has lived in Kelowna for the past 19 years. She is a retired Notary Public but currently manages a commercial real estate and property management company.
Sonja joined the Society in 2011 and is actively involved in the various fitness programs offered at the Centre (aerobics, hiking, yoga) as well as being the “pancake flipper” at the monthly Pancake Breakfast.
In her spare time Sonja is an avid quilter and gardener.
Administrative Assistant / Reception
Jo, as she is most commonly known, has lived in the Okanagan since 1984. It is here that she met her teenage sweetheart, Pat, who she is still very happy with to this day. Together they have raised a son, Mitchell, who also lives in Kelowna as do many other of their family members.
Prior to being with The Centre Jo was a Real Estate Assistant, had spent over 10 years in business management and customer service, as well as having attained a Human Service Worker Diploma.
All of which provides her the combined skills to efficiently manage all the administrative tasks required in this fast paced environment while effectively dealing with a diverse clientele in a consistently thoughtful and honest manner.
And as anyone who has either spoken with or met her can attest to – she is quick to offer a smile and a laugh as well as provide you the information you’re seeking and attention you deserve.
John was born and raised in Kelowna. He enjoyed a very successful 45 year career in the concrete industry where he held executive positions within his company and on industry boards around the province.
John has a very visible presence at the Centre where he has been a member for 15 years.
John recently served as 1st Vice President on the board until becoming President
in September of 2017.
He enjoys pool/billiards, cribbage, golf and spending time with his precious granddaughters. John is an extremely
dedicated volunteer and we so lucky to have him on our team.
Terry retired 2 years ago from an 18 year career as a District Sales Manager for the Southern Alberta and BC area.
Born and raised in Alberta, Terry served several community service groups and was a Town Councillor for 12 years prior to moving to Kelowna.
Terry is very active here at the centre
where he can always be relied on to help with pretty much any task we require of
He enjoys Gardening, Motor Bike riding, playing Cribbage and Pool and
reading. He has been married to his lovely wife Barbara for 48 years and
is enjoying their retirement years.
Terry is currently serving his first term as a PSS Board member and we are delighted to has decided to join us.
Martyn was born in Wales, and emigrated to Canada from the UK in 1965. He landed in Quebec but found his way to Vancouver where he worked for two years before spending the next two years travelling to NZ, Australia, Asia and Europe.
Martyn returned to Vancouver in late 1970. He and his wife Lyndsay (who is from New Zealand) were married in 1971 in Vancouver, and moved to Kelowna in July, 1981 with their son.
Martyn was employed by BC Tree Fruits Kelowna in sales for 23 years before retiring in 2004. They then moved to HongKong, then to Thailand where they bought a condo in Pattaya and travelled throughout Asia, NZ, Britain and Europe for the next 9 years, using Thailand as their home base.
In 2010 they started a cycle of six months in Canada and 6 months in Thailand before returning to Kelowna full time in 2013.
Martyn was President of the Kelowna Running Club for three years in the 1980’s and has been involved with the Parkinson Senior Society since his return.
Along with his position on the Board of Directors, Martyn volunteers in the society kitchen once a week and is one of the leaders of our weekly hiking group.
Wendy was born and raised in Alberta before moving to Vancouver in 1980.
She had a long career as a clinical Radiation Therapist and manager with both Alberta Health Services and the BC Cancer Agency.
Wendy moved to Kelowna with her husband Andy and children Michael and Emma in 1998 when the Centre for the Southern Interior opened here.
Wendy became involved with the society as a front desk volunteer in April 2018. She enjoys the energy around the Centre and talking with the members.
Wendy was pleased to be asked to serve on the Board and is looking forward to contributing however she can. She also serves on the Let’s Play Bridge Club Board.
In her spare time she likes to travel, play bridge, garden, read and cycle.
1st Vice President
Karen was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK.
She has lived in several cities in Western Canada prior to settling here in Kelowna to be near her daughter and 3 precious grandchildren.
Karen became a member of the Society when it was located on Water Street as she was looking for a morning exercise program. She soon started volunteering at the Centre where her first job was with the Pancake Breakfast crew.
She became involved with the board as an interim Secretary and then was elected to the position of Secretary for another year which was followed by 2 years as a Vice President and 3 years as President.
Karen truly appreciates this society and all that it has given to her.
Her goal is always to help others who come to the Centre looking for activities to enrich their lives, move their bodies or stretch their minds.
Donna retired from her position at Kelowna General Hospital after a long
and successful 32 year career. She has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Donna serves on 3 separate boards here in the City of Kelowna and is currently on her second term with the PSS Board.
Donna has a permanent smile and thoroughly enjoys her time here at the centre where she has made many beautiful friendships.
She enjoys the daily exercise classes, the adventures of our Travel Club and the opportunities to meet new people and learn new things at our many informational opportunities.
Donna is motivated by her desire to ensure our Society can continue to make a difference in the lives of Seniors in our community.
2nd Vice President
Linda enjoyed a 30 year career in leadership with a large, member based
After retirement she moved to Kelowna where one of her first stops was the Parkinson Activity Centre.
Having met some wonderful people, Linda agreed to a volunteer position on our front desk where she quickly enjoyed a first name basis relationship with many of our members.
Linda is honoured to serve as a Board Member with PSS and has brought with her a customer focused experience in managing various business lines and in serving on community based boards.
Linda enjoys exercise classes, Pickle Ball,
travelling with her husband and spending time with her kids and grand