Board of Directors, Regional District Okanagan Similkameen
Director Representing Email
Pendergraft, Mark Electoral Area “A” firstname.lastname@example.org
Bush, George Electoral Area “B” email@example.com
Schafer, Terry Electoral Area “C” firstname.lastname@example.org
Siddon, Tom Electoral Area “D” email@example.com
Kozakevich, Karla (Chair) Electoral Area “E” firstname.lastname@example.org
Brydon, Michael Electoral Area “F” email@example.com
Christensen, Elef Electoral Area “G” firstname.lastname@example.org
Coyne, Bob Electoral Area “H” email@example.com
Jakubeit, Andrew City of Penticton(Mayor) Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Konanz, Helena City of Penticton Helena.email@example.com
Sentes, Judy City of Penticton firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin, Andre City of Penticton Andre.email@example.com
Waterman, Peter Summerland (Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Boot, Toni Summerland email@example.com
Hovanes, Ron Oliver (Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
McKortoff, Suzan Osoyoos (Mayor) email@example.com
Armitage, Frank Princeton (Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Bauer, Manfred Keremeos (Mayor) email@example.com
Welcome to the Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Coalition!
The Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Coalition unites all regional public institutions that have a health-related mandate to combine their assets and experience to engage local communities around the goal of building new community norms for health and well-being. These institutions include: Municipalities, the Regional District, School Districts, Indian Bands, Interior Health, UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College. Future growth will add private sector institutions with an interest in workplace and community health to the Coalition.
We operate primarily through Constellations, which are groups that come together to focus on a joint outcome. Constellations are innovative community-driven projects that achieve measurable improvement in the lifestyles of our residents. Their focus is action-oriented and may include education, service delivery, research or other activities aimed at changing social norms for health. Constellations may expand, merge, shrink or dissolve based on their learnings, new opportunities and changing social context, thereby ensuring that the focus remains relevant and effective in the pursuit of social change. Our main focus is on providing operational support and know-how to Constellations as they strive to create a culture of healthy living in our communities.
The goal of the Coalition is to facilitate success for each Constellation. Success will come from strong partnerships that share energies and strengths to collaborate toward the common goal of enabling individuals in our communities to lead healthier lifestyles.