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Board of Directors

Louise Richards

President

Louise has recently retired from her 15-year position as Executive Director of the Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society. Louise’s background is in law and she helped develop the Poverty Law Advocacy Program at E.Fry, while also acting as the Regional Advocate for the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. Louise has been a long-standing volunteer with the Law Foundation of BC, a key support member in the Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan, and developed the first women’s supportive transitional housing in Kamloops. Louise has been a key supervisor throughout the development of AWHK.

Traci Anderson

Vice President

Traci has been the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops since 2012, was previously the Children’s Program Director, and has also held several supervisory and front-line positions with BGC. Traci’s work focuses on supporting youth to grow up to be successful adults; ensuring they have access to all they need to overcome barriers and develop confidence and skills for life. Traci has a Recreation Management Diploma, through Mount Royal University, and 25 years serving children, youth and families. Traci was previously the co-supervisor of Housing Management before AWHK incorporation and a member on several working groups.

Fred Ford

Director

Fred is the current Executive Director of Thompson Okanagan Community Services Co-operative in Kamloops, and was previously the E.D. of Victoria’s Child Abuse and Prevention Society (Mary Manning Centre) and E.D. of Advocacy and Community Engagement for BC’s Representative for Children and Youth. Fred’s focus has been on disability studies, disability rights and services, child welfare, and education; he developed the first Disability Studies course for BC’s Schools of Social Work and Child and Youth Care, taught Disability Studies at the University of Victoria for over a decade, and has conducted research about parenting, people with intellectual disabilities in institutions, and homeless youth. Fred is a member of the People First of Canada Task Force on Deinstitutionalization and the Right to Live in the Community, a Board Member of the BC Family Support Institute, and the Co-Chair of the BC Coalition to End Youth Homelessness.

Grayden Flanagan

Director

Grayden brings a business perspective to the board and owns nine Subway stores in Kamloops. Grayden gives his time generously to the community and is currently a Board Director at the Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society, the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, the ICCHA Wish Foundation, and the Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Club.

Carley Henniger

Director

Carley has a background in political science and board governance, and helps bring a "youth" perspective to the board. She has a long history of volunteerism with various organizations throughout BC and has previously volunteered with A Way Home Kamloops in different capacities. Carley has long had a heart for youth development, and is excited to be serving youth through A Way Home.

Trina Wamboldt

Director

Trina Wamboldt is a Certified Management Consultant who specializes in strategic planning, governance and policy. She regularly works with governments and organizations on a broad range of capacity development and community projects. Trina holds a master’s degree in professional communications and is a certified change management practitioner. She has lived in Kamloops most of her life and is passionate about giving back to the community. Trina is grateful for the opportunity to support A Way Home Kamloops and the amazing youth involved in this program.

Jenna Nickle

Director

Jenna has been the Program Manager of Mental Wellness Programs at the Kamloops YMCA-YWCA since 2017. She is also the chief consultant at Jenna Nickle Consulting where she takes on research, training, program promotion and education contracts. Jenna’s work focuses on supporting and counselling youth and young adults with their mental wellness concerns, advocating for better mental health services, and educating the public on health for youth and young people. Jenna has a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. She is also a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has 8 years of experience working to improve the health and wellness of communities, children, youth and families. Jenna has been working on and co-chairing the A Way Home Kamloops Prevention and Supports table since early 2018. In her free time Jenna loves to adventure with her partner and rescue dog, Hudson.  She is a Women Who Explore Ambassador so you can often find her on the local Kamloops trails leading group hikes!