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.​





Lyn Adamson - Vice President

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 - Secretary

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.




Brooke Clansy - Director 

Brooke is in grade 12 and music is her passion. She is excited to be the librrarian for PRISMA and to be on the board as the first student member. Brook has been playing horn for 3 years now. She plans to go to the University of Victoria to study horn and wants to become a professional horn player or a music teacher and hopes to be accepted at PRISMA one year to play horn in the PRISMA Festival Orchestra and study with the renowned guest artists. 





Lee Coulter - Director

Lee’s love of music began early when, as a boy soprano, he joined his school’s choir and has continued today as he now sings with several local ensembles. For the past decade Lee has enjoyed serving on many not-for-profit boards, mainly in the arts and culture sector, in Powell River.






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.





John Silver - Director 
John Silver is a classical music enthusiast who has presented many talks to live audiences and on radio. 
Prior to retiring, John was a dentist who taught full-time at UBC for 25 years. 
He has served on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations. 




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.





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.