Call For Directors 2022

Those interested in applying to be a Director with A Way Home Kamloops are invited to complete an application and submit it to the Executive Director by June 23rd 2022. The application will be reviewed by the Recruitment and Nominations Committee who will contact applicants to discuss their experience and skill set, in addition to determining if there are any conflicts of interest. Applicants that are a good fit with the organization will be presented at the AGM. A Way Home Kamloops does not accept nominations for society directors from the floor at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).


Board of Directors

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Louise Richards


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.


Grayden Flanagan


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.


Jenna Nickle



Carley Henniger


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.


Lorry-Ann Austin


Lorry-Ann is an Assistant Teaching Professor, at the TRU School of Social Work and Human Services. She is registered with the BC College of Social Workers and an active member of their Quality Assurance Committee. She is also the Thompson Nicola branch representative to the BC Association of Social Workers, and the Secretary of the Board of Directors at People in Motion. She is an experienced clinical social worker with a demonstrated history of working in the health sector. She is a strong community and social services professional who also has a background in media and communications.

Jenna has been the Program Manager of Mental Wellness Programs at the Kamloops YMCA-YWCA since 2017. She is the chief consultant at Jenna Nickle Consulting; where she takes on research, training, program promotion and education contracts. Her work focuses on supporting and counselling young adults with their mental wellness concerns, advocating for better mental health services, and educating the public on health for youth. 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 a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has 8 years of experience working to improve the health and wellness of communities. 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!