Board of Directors


Michael Matthews - President
Michael Matthews retired to Powell River after a career as a senior figure in

international education and school management. 
He was a school leader

on three continents, served on the Board of the International

Baccalaureate, and chaired the World Council of Heads of IB Schools.
Mike Robinson - Treasurer
Mike Robinson is a Canadian NGO leader, with 25 years experience

as executive director or CEO of the Arctic Institute of North America,

the Glenbow Museum, and the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.​



Jeanette Scott - Secretary
Jeanette Scott is a retired drama educator and long-time resident of Powell River. Jeanette taught in

Powell River and at UBC, and has served five terms on the Powell River Board of Education. She brings

to the PRISMA Board many years of volunteer experience and a deep commitment to expanding and enhancing

arts and culture in this community.



Julia Levy - Director, OC
The author of many published scientific articles and a sought-after speaker,

Dr. Levy currently serves as a director on a number of early-stage biotechnology

company boards and on the board of the Working Opportunity Fund, a British

Columbia, Canada-based venture capital firm.




Lyn Adamson - Director
Lyn Adamson is the Executive Director of a large Powell River based non-for-profit organization,

providing a variety of social and employment related services. Having travelled widely, she believes

that Powell River is the best town anywhere, and is committed to supporting the community.  



Sean Dees - Director
Sean Dees has over 20 years of experience in managing small businesses. He has been a Rotarian for 7

years with the Rotary Club of Powell River and is currently serving as President of the club. Through

business and personal activities he has been actively involved in the community for many years.



Quentin Smith - Director
Quentin Smith is the President of Pacific Coastal Airlines.  He has served on the Board of 

Directors for the BC Aviation Council and as well as Chairman of BC Air Operators Group

and is currently on the Executive Board of the Air Transportation Association of Canada.




Kim Stokes - Director
Kim Stokes has been a Powell River local for 48 years and has strong roots in the Powell

River music scene. Kim brings over 20 years of financial and

administrative experience to PRISMA.




Arthur Arnold - Director
Arthur Arnold, Music Director of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, 

has a natural ability to lead and motivate aspiring musicians.

He is guest conductor at many well known European,

Asian and North American orchestras.