Board of Directors


Ian Fleming, Board Chair
Ian is a lawyer in Powell River who insists he is too busy for activities or special interests but can be found running, cycling and gardening when time allows.  Ian is an active father in the lives of his two adult children and remembers his years of parenting young children with fondness.

Hugh Prichard, Board Vice-Chair
Hugh currently works with School District # 47 as the director of the Outdoor Learning Centre as well as managing other specialized programs targeting struggling teens. He has over 20 years of experience working with children and families across Canada. He has been an advocate for youth in Powell River since 1997 and was instrumental in establishing the Youth Advisory Committee and several Tla’Amin youth programs. He has extensive experience as both an administrator and a front line worker. Hugh is also the founding Director of Terracentric Adventures based in Lund.

Mike Gormley, Treasurer, is retired from a long career with the Ministry of Children & Family Development and brings many years of experience of serving as Treasurer in a variety of not-for-profits.  He enjoys travelling, bee-keeping and boats.  Someday he will take up writing again.

Art Richards, Director, is a retired business person with a background in electronics and instrumentation. Art is new to the community of Powell River but brings a strong interest in community, ten years as a Cub Scout Leader, nine years as a soccer coach. Art has experience with and a passion for Restorative Justice, woodworking, writing, stained glass and playing the flute.

Guadalupe Dufour, Director, brings years of experience in social services, both in front-line work and in management.  She relocated to Powell River from Vancouver in 1993 to establish Grace Transition House which she managed until 2009.  Now she dedicates her time to her sewing business and continues to honour her passion for helping others.