BOARD OF DIRECTORS
7 Directors of the Society are elected by the membership to serve a two year term and 1 director is appointed by the City of Revelstoke.
Born and raised in Revelstoke, Randy has been immersed in and part of the local business community for over 30 years.
For most of those 30 years, Randy has also been a vibrant participant and leader in a variety of community based groups and societies.
One of those societies close to his heart is the RCHS and it’s mandate in making Revelstoke a more affordable place to work and live for all
experience and integrity.
Sheena Wells, MSW, RSW
Executive Director, Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society
As a lifetime resident, the Revelstoke community is at the foundation of my life and family. I am invested in the well-being of residents and the sustainability of the community in my day-to-day life, volunteer activities, and community work in social services. Collective values and relational and collaborative work are central to my outlook; I see people as separate from problems, believe that people are the experts in their lives, and that consideration of other is essential in relationships and at a community level for belonging.
Through my role with the organization, I have the honour of working alongside our 75+ employees and contractors, who are continuously offering responsive supports to many local individuals, families, and groups. Bringing along their stories to share and contribute in our work as the RCHS is something I am glad to have the opportunity to do.
Connectedness to friends and family and being able to share this amazing place with my loved ones through endless memories and adventures makes this place home for me! I am grateful for the opportunity to help others who desire to, access and realize this experience of our amazing town through my work as a Director of the RCHS.
I am currently the Branch Manager for RBC in Revelstoke. I moved from Abbotsford to Revelstoke with my husband and 2 children over 30 years ago. We loved Revelstoke from the moment we arrived. Revelstoke has been our home ever since. My children grew up here and now my grandchildren live here as well. I have been involved in many organizations over the past 30 years. All of them with the purpose of making Revelstoke an affordable and safe place to live for everyone
Rana and her family moved to Revelstoke in 2013, and enjoy skiing, biking, and hiking in this beautiful part of the world. Rana became acutely aware of the lack of housing in Revelstoke a short time later, after joining the city's Social Development Committee. Then, while she was a Job Developer at WorkBC, she learned that the first question employers would ask prospective employees was, "Do you have a place to live?" Frustrated by the housing situation, Rana joined RCHS to be part of the change she wanted to see. Rana is grateful every day that she lives in Revelstoke and is excited to see RCHS' latest project underway.
Mike Brooks-Hill is the City Councillor rep on the board.
We moved to Revelstoke in 1998 when I started as Superintendent for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, a position I held for 10 years. I retired from Parks Canada in 2011 after a 34 year career that took our family many places in Canada – Churchill, Fort Smith, Shawinigan and Ingonish. As a plumber, my husband always found work, either with an existing company or self-employed. Our kids liked Revelstoke the best of all and now have families, jobs and homes here.
How times have changed! In 1998 we looked at 23 houses for sale before buying our home on Sixth Street. When I became involved with Rotary one of our sub committees was the Revelstoke Senior Citizens Housing Society, now managing and operating 41 units of affordable seniors’housing at Mt. Begbie Manor and Mt. Begbie Villas. I have chaired RSCHS for a few years and felt that there might be opportunities for synergies with Revelstoke Community Housing Society, so I became a member and a Director there as well.
I am a Trustee of the Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society, a Director at Revelstoke Credit Union and involved with various committees at Revelstoke United Church. I’ve also had the pleasure of teaching English as a Second Language as a volunteer tutor.
I like spending time with our four grandkids here in Revelstoke. We try and keep active - walking, golfing and biking in summer and skating and snowshoeing in winter. When it’s safe to travel again we will be heading to our second home in Englishtown, Cape Breton for some lobster, Celtic music and visiting friends and family.