Lindsay is a human resources professional with 5 years of experience in the financial industry and with municipal government. She received her Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation in 2013.
Lindsay grew up in Kelowna and graduated from Okanagan College in 2012 with her Bachelor of Business Administration. After a brief stint in Calgary, she has lived in Penticton since 2014. In her spare time Lindsay enjoys cheering on the Penticton Vees, watching football, reading, hiking and camping, and volunteering to support organizations in the local community.
“Karolina Born was born in Switzerland, and moved to Canada in 1995.
She studied English in Cambridge, England, and French and art history at the Université de la Sorbonne in Paris, France. She holds a graduate degree as a Translator of Modern Foreign Languages from the Translator School in Basel, Switzerland and has worked in this capacity in Switzerland and Canada for many years.
Part of her relevant work experience includes working as a receptionist and assistant to a psychiatrist in Penticton, now retired.
From 2008 – 2018 she was co-owner and operator of her own farm-based business, Forest Green Man Lavender, in Naramata.
She served on the CMHA-SOS board both as director and vice-president for six years in the past and rejoined this board in 2018 after a 3-year hiatus. She just can’t stay away.”
Megan Long, CPA
Megan is a senior finance professional with 15 years of progressive and broad finance and accounting experience in a variety of industries, such as banking, public practice, and government.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2002, and more recently in 2012, completed her Chartered Professional Accountants Designation (CPA, CGA).
Megan was born and raised in Penticton, and after being away for many years, she is thrilled to be living back in her hometown, raising her family and volunteering in our wonderful community.
Colleen Caron BSW, RSW
Colleen works at Community Living BC
She joined the board in January 2011
She has 3 adult children who live in Alberta
Works as an Education Assistant.
My entire career has been working with technology and small to medium sized businesses. I started with my own small company in 1989, while living in Summerland. Since then, I have continued to develop my knowledge and skills. I have stayed in Summerland since I arrived in 1989, married and raising two daughters who have grown up and are attending university. I have an enormous amount of gratitude for the life I lead, and look for any opportunity to improve myself or my community through discussion, volunteering and work. In my spare time, I like to write creatively, hike, fish and mutilate the occasional canvas with acrylic paint.
Ernie is a Certified Marketing Manager with over 40 years experience in broadcasting, marketing, and advertising. A strong believer in community support, he has sat on Boards/Committees that include the Penticton Peach Festival Committee, Snowbirds Association, Penticton Tourism, and as President and Past President of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Penticton Board of Trade. Since moving to the Okanagan in 1980, he has raised one son and two step-sons and is “gramps” to six grandchildren. He is proud and honoured to serve on the CMHA Board.
Having spent many years in the hospitality and tourism industry, my partner and I decided to make the move to beautiful Penticton last year so I could pursue a career in the ever growing wine industry. I received my Viticulture certificate from Okanagan college and haven’t looked back since. In my spare time I love watching hockey, camping, being outside and spending time with friends and family. Mental health has always been a big part of my life and something I have always felt passionate in supporting and advocating for. When the opportunity arose to join the board for the SOS branch of CMHA, I jumped at the chance! I’m so thrilled to be apart of such an amazing board of directors and the organization as a whole.
Pamela Webster is a retired lawyer. She was born in Kitimat, British Columbia of parents who travelled west from New Brunswick. She completed her post secondary education in the Maritimes, and then, following in the footsteps of her parents, headed west to Calgary to practice law. Upon retirement Pam and her husband, Bill, moved to Naramata, BC. Pam was looking for ways to become involved in her new community when she was asked to become a member of the board of directors of the CMHA-SOS. Pam became a director of the CMHA-SOS in 2018, seeing it as an opportunity to offer support in an area important to her, and also to the well-being of her community