2021 – 2022  Board of Directors – Parkinson Senior Society

Corrinne Reid

Corrinne Reid

Executive Director

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.

Stop by her office or send her an email at

parkinsonseniorsociety@shaw.ca

Wendy Webb

Wendy Webb

Secretary

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.

Martyn Topham

Martyn Topham

Director

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. 

John Bohn

John Bohn

President

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.

Dana Hope

Dana Hope

Treasurer

Dana Hope was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, but launched his career in Edmonton, Alberta, working for the Workers’ Compensation Board as Executive Secretary, Case Manager and Computer System’s Manager.
In 1994 Dana moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he worked for Media Services at the University of New Brunswick until his retirement in 2013.
Dana and his husband had planned to retire in beautiful Kelowna; Dana’s retirement plans, however ,did not quite stick: He took up a part-time position at a Wellness Software Company contributing to senior administration and Human Resources.
In his spare time, Dana volunteers for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. During exam time, he works as an actor–playing the role of Standardized Patient for medical students. Dana also is a member of the film selection committee of the Kelowna Film Society.
 
Dana joined the Parkinson Senior Society soon after he arrived Kelowna. The Centre has since become a second home to him.  Initially he joined the hiking group; now, he takes part in fitness classes, yoga, travel club and other socializing activities.
He enjoys lunch and coffee at Tammy’s Café, and he has made many good friends through the Centre. 
Dana believes in giving back to the place that has brought him so much joy, and he is proud to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Parkinson Senior Society in 2017.
Dana hopes to be able to contribute to the continued success of the Centre.
Tammy Lavoy

Tammy Lavoy

Bistro Operations/Chef

Sonja Janzen

Sonja Janzen

1st Vice President

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.

Ken Kitura

Ken Kitura

Past President

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.

Karen Harper

Karen Harper

Director

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.

JoAnna Lynch

JoAnna Lynch

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.

Linda Farrell

Linda Farrell

2nd Vice President

Linda enjoyed a 30 year career in leadership with a large, member based 
organization.

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 
kids.

Donna Cameron

Donna Cameron

Director

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.

Terry Wiles

Terry Wiles

Director

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 
him.

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. 

Kathy Minns

Kathy Minns

Director

Kathy is 70 years young, the eldest of 11 children, having immigrated to Canada with her family in 1962. Today she has a very full life including her wonderful husband, Randy; 2 sons, 7 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson.

Prior to retirement and joining the Centre in 2017 she worked as a sales representative with Western Professional Communications, a Super Host for The Festival of The Arts, and even went back to school at the age of 40 to become a Community Health Worker.

She has a passion for and finds great fulfillment in volunteering and has done so with the Pet Program in the Prince George Hospital, the Terry Fox Run, as a Kelowna Hostess, as well as within our very own Bistro and at the pancake breakfasts. As a Member she enjoys not only the social aspect of the Centre but regularly engaging in the Fitness, Tai Chi, and Chair Yoga classes.

Beyond the Centre she is looking forward to continuing her travelling escapades with her husband just as soon as they’re able.