Board of Directors, Regional District Okanagan Similkameen
Director Representing Email
Pendergraft, Mark Electoral Area “A” email@example.com
Bush, George Electoral Area “B” firstname.lastname@example.org
Schafer, Terry Electoral Area “C” email@example.com
Siddon, Tom Electoral Area “D” firstname.lastname@example.org
Kozakevich, Karla (Chair) Electoral Area “E” email@example.com
Brydon, Michael Electoral Area “F” firstname.lastname@example.org
Christensen, Elef Electoral Area “G” email@example.com
Coyne, Bob Electoral Area “H” firstname.lastname@example.org
Jakubeit, Andrew City of Penticton(Mayor) Andrew.email@example.com
Konanz, Helena City of Penticton Helena.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentes, Judy City of Penticton email@example.com
Martin, Andre City of Penticton Andre.firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterman, Peter Summerland (Mayor) email@example.com
Boot, Toni Summerland firstname.lastname@example.org
Hovanes, Ron Oliver (Mayor) email@example.com
McKortoff, Suzan Osoyoos (Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Armitage, Frank Princeton (Mayor) email@example.com
Bauer, Manfred Keremeos (Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
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.