2015 Board Nominations
There are 4 positions available to be filled for the BCTRA Board of Directors. These positions include: Secretary/Treasurer, Director of Regulations, Director At Large, and Director at Large.
Nominees are as follows (descriptions submitted by their nominators):
Director of Regulations: John Varley
John is a certified Recreation Therapist who has been very involved in many volunteer capacities supporting TR for many years. He has been involved in educating members about certification and he was part of putting together the document “Supervising CTRS Internship students”. He has supervised many internship students from DC and from other provinces. John has also been involved in Fraser Health TR professional practice as a Co-Chair and is currently the TR HSPnet coordinator. John is an experienced Recreation Therapist and will be an asset to the board.
Director of Regulations: Radka Prihodova
|Radka gained her Master degree in Adaptive Physical Education, graduated from the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) program at Douglas College this year and became CTRS certified. While working as a research assistant during her studies, She presented at Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association Conference and Canadian Public Health Conference this spring. One of the presentations focused on the advancement of TR profession through undergraduate research. This opportunity allowed her to connect with other professionals outside of Canada and gain some understanding of the issues this profession faces in the United States and in BC.|
Director At Large: John Varley
John is a certified Recreation Therapist who has been very involved in many volunteer capacities supporting TR for many years. He has been involved in educating members about certification and he was part of putting together the document “Supervising CTRS Internship students”. He has supervised many internship students from BC and from other provinces. John has also been involved in Fraser Health TR professional practice as a Co-Chair and is currently the TR HSPnet coordinator. John is an experienced Recreation Therapist and will be an asset to the board.
Director At Large: Chera Yellen
Chera is a committed TR professional. She holds her CTRS and is actively involved in BCTRA as a member of the Regulations committee. She works at a number of sites in casual TR positions while juggling the responsibilities of a young family. Chera will bring her organizational skills, TR knowledge and willingness to be part of a working board to the director at large role.
Director At Large: Lynda Gray
Lynda is very passionate about TR! Over the 12 years that I have known & worked with her, she exudes professionalism & dedication to this field. Her passion is demonstrated daily at work & in her personal experiences. I am very confident she would make an amazing board member as she is committed to progressing this field by uniting members towards a common goal.
Director At Large: Hayley Wishlow
Hayley has been a CTRS for 5 years. She currently works on 2 Mental Health teams in Vancouver as a Recreation Therapist. I am nominating Hayley for a Director at Large position because I know she would be a positive addition for the board. Hayley is passionate, creative and motivated to enhance the lives of those she works with. She loves the outdoors and introducing others to the peaceful and therapeutic benefits nature provides. Hayley is a great advocate for TR and with her creative skills, her passion for advocacy and awareness and her awesome personality she brings a lot to the table!
Secretary/Treasurer: Meghan Brooks
Meghan Brooks graduated from Douglas College in January 2011, she completed her internship with John Varley in Residential Care at the Dr. Stuart Pavilion and certified after graduation. She also has a Diploma in Recreation and Sport Management from Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University). She currently works at Brookside Lodge in Surrey as Manager of Recreation Therapy Services. Meghan has a real passion for person-centred care and supports residents and clients to engage in activities they choose to pursue inside or outside of the residential care facility. She is a passionate advocate for Therapeutic Recreation and all the good this profession can and should do. Meghan has supervised a number of Therapeutic Recreation students and most recently spoke to a student group at Douglas College regarding her practice.
*** Nominations will be accepted on day of Annual General Meeting, during the Election portion of the morning, but would be preferred in advance. Currently, a vote is necessary for the 2 positions of Director At Large, as we have 4 nominees, as well at the Director of Regulations position, as we have 2 nominees.
Thank you to the members who have brought nominations forward this year and thank you to the nominees for volunteering.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the AGM on Monday, October 5th at UBC Robson or via Video conference.
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