Our Team

We are proud of our collaborative leadership model shared between three people, with strong leadership direction from the Board of Directors. Our recently revised strategic plan guides our work and clearly defines organizational structure and roles.

Our strength has always been in our ability to bring people together, so this model mirrors the flexible and nimble structure of our network. It helps to create shared knowledge, diversity, and increased resiliency.


Food Action Lead

Sandra has been the fearless leader of our food action program since 2014. Her secret power is creating connections in the food community. Like a gardener, she tends to the program as it grows along with the needs of the community and food system.


Communications Lead

Michelle is the communications guide for the Kamloops Food Policy Council. She ensures our story is being shared so that everyone can follow the narrative of our work. She is also an organic farmer at Golden Ears Farm in Chase.


Food Policy Lead

Bonnie works to interweave food policy with our food programs to create systemic change. She also facilitates financial planning. Bonnie’s super power is the ability to bring clarity to intensely complex situations.


Social Enterprise Coordinator

Greg runs workshops to preserve the abundance of fruit that thrives in Kamloops. PopCycle, a social enterprise that transforms the overabundance of GAP harvests into tasty fruitpops, launched in Spring 2019. Greg’s super power is reducing food waste through fruitpop peddling, making KFPC more self-sustaining.


Gleaning Abundance Coordinator

Mariana hails from Mexico and has a wealth of experience working with volunteers on various projects in Canada, Mexico, Peru, and China. She is a long-time advocate of social justice and keen to get behind the cause of food security. Mariana’s organizational and leadership super powers are much appreciated by GAP!

Board Members

Carole Hebden

Laura Kalina
Honorary Director & Founding Member

Lindsay Harris

UBCO PhD Candidate

Rob Wright

Gardengate, Open Door Group

Sian Lewis

Phoenix Centre

Glenn Hilke


Simone Jennings

Interior Health

Percy Folkard

Duck Hill Ranch

Jesse Ritcey

 Kamloops Naturalist Club

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Here are some details about what it means to be on the KFPC Board:
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