Kim Barton-Bridges

Kim Barton-Bridges

President

Kim is an experienced project manager and event planner and started her association with PRISMA in 2015.  Kim was a founding board member of the Powell River Hospice Society and is currently on the Hospice House Steering Committee.  For several years, Kim has worked tirelessly for the community through her volunteer role as Chair of the Northern Sunshine Coast BC Ferries Advisory Committee.

Lyn Adamson

Lyn Adamson

Director

Lyn Adamson is the former 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.

Christien Kaaij

Christien Kaaij

Treasurer

Christien Kaaij is a community developer and project manager, and the CEO of Alof!i Consultancy. She loves classical music and is a big supporter of Arts and Culture in the community.

Katya Buck

Katya Buck

Secretary

Katya Buck was born and raised in Powell River, British Columbia. Katya received a Juris Doctor in law from St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas in 2007 and worked as an attorney in San Antonio. In June 2012, Katya joined Villani & Company where she is a regular contributor to the Powell River Peak’s “Law Corner.” and works in the areas of wills and estate planning, probate, corporate, commercial, family law and real estate.

Arthur Arnold

Arthur Arnold

Director

Arthur Arnold, former music director of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, has a natural ability to lead and motivate aspiring musicians. He is a guest conductor at many well-known European, Asian and North American orchestras.

Meriko Kubota

Meriko Kubota

Director

Meriko Kubota is the Regional Social Planner for Powell River. She is passionate about driving social purpose and community development. Meriko has over a decade of experience in business strategy, marketing and communications, brand engagement, corporate social responsibility, community investment, sponsorship marketing, and philanthropy.

Jason Kouwenhoven

Director

Jason Kouwenhoven is a Chartered Professional Accountant and honours graduate from BCIT.  He has worked with qathet Regional District since 2017 serving as Assistant Manager of Financial Services, and recently as Manager of Environmental Services. Outside of work, Jason is an avid musician and songwriter. He has taught guitar lessons and participated in many music concerts and festivals - including Powell River Idol. Jason enjoys sharing his musical passion with friends and family, especially his two young children. Jason is excited to contribute his expertise to the success of PRISMA.

Carole Ann Leishman

Carole Ann Leishman

Director

Carole Ann Leishman is an architectural designer and project manager, a former Powell River City Councillor and Municipal Director on the qathet Regional District Board and a director of musical theatre productions and special events. She has been involved in numerous non-profit boards supporting different arts disciplines and seniors housing.

Julia Levy, O.C.

Julia Levy, O.C.

Director

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.

Cyndi Pallen

Cyndi Pallen

Director

Cyndi Pallen, a graduate from University of Victoria, carries the name of her great grandmother Cine'. Cyndi works to practice traditional values and teachings through language, songs and dance of the Tla'amin people. She enjoys all kinds of music and coordinates yearly a multi-cultural festival called Wuwoom, which means singing in Tla'amin language.

Quentin Smith

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.