Boards & Awards

Education and Professional Training

  • Business Studies Diploma, Mount Royal College, Calgary
  • Sales & Marketing Courses, Ramada Management Association
  • Sales & Marketing Courses. Hold CTP designation, National Tourism Association of North America

Positions Held

  • City Councillor – City of Kelowna 2011-Present
  • Central Okanagan Regional District – Director 2014-Present
  • Appointed – Director Downtown Kelowna Association 2014-Present
  • Governor – Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation of BC 2017-Present
  • Honourary Chair – Canadian Cancer Society 2013
  • Appointed B.C. Lay Director Certified Management Accountants (CPA)Board 2010 – 2015
  • Appointed – Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Board Member 2011 – 2014
  • Appointed – Chair – City of Kelowna – Civic and Community Awards 2011-Present
  • Central Okanagan Regional Library Board – Alternate Board Member 2011-2014
  • Honourary President – Okanagan Business Students Association (Okanagan College) 2011-2013
  • Elected – Director – National RCMP Foundation Board 2010-2015
  • Director – Return of the Peregrine Falcon Society Board 2010 – 2014
  • Honorary Patron – Nature Trust of B.C. 2010
  • Honorary Chair, Kelowna Orthopaedic Walk – Stride with Pride 2009
  • Founding Member – Kelowna Gospel Mission 30K Club 2008
  • Chair – Okanagan Family AIDS Walk (Hon. Patron BC Lt. Gov. Stephen Point) 2008
  • Honorary Chair, RCMP Regimental Ball 2008
  • Spokesperson – LA Weight Loss Centers 2005-2009
  • B.C. Premier’s Regional Olympic Committee 2002
  • Board member, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation 2000-2004
  • Chair, Endangered Wildlife Festival 2000
  • Honorary Chair Central Okanagan Child Development Assoc. 1999
  • Founder of the Maxine DeHart – Ramada Hotel United Way Drive-thru Event 1998-Present
  • Chair, Central Okanagan United Way Campaign 1998
  • Vice-President Representative to Kasugai, Japan for Kelowna Chamber of Commerce 1997
  • Director, United Way Golf Tournament 1997-2001
  • Director, Board of Central Okanagan United Way 1997-2007
  • Founder of Kelowna Exceptional Service under the Sun Award 1996
  • Director & V.P. Finance-Operations, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce 1994-1998
  • Board of Kelowna Hotel Motel Association 1990-1993
  • Founder/Director, Project Literacy Program 1987-2009

Awards & Associations

  • Mayor’s Spirit of Kelowna Award 2009
  • Award of Distinction – Central Okanagan United Way 2007
  • Toastmasters International Communications and Leadership Award 2003
  • Women of Distinction Award for Community Leadership & Enhancement – YM/YWCA 2002
  • Commemorative Medal – Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 2002
  • Community Citizen of the Year Award 1999
  • President’s Award – Kelowna Chamber of Commerce 1996