Our Board Members
The KWRGS Board is made up of the following women from the community:
Allysa Gredling – President
Sian Lewis – Secretary
Silvia Straka – Treasurer
We’re looking for new board members! If you’re interested in helping us diversify the KWRGS Board of Directors, please send us a letter of introduction/interest, along with your resume identifying why you think you’re a great fit for our Society! Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org attn Darcy.
We are always looking for more people to join our society and to volunteer at our events, in the office, and with fundraising. If you are interested in becoming a member or volunteering, it is easy: just complete the online Registration Form, or fill out the Volunteer Form and email it to us, based on how you’d like to get involved!
In 2010/2011 Allysa was involved with KWRGS as the Society Coordinator, and in June 2012 she returned to join the Board of Directors. A graduate of TRU’s Bachelor of Social Work program, Allysa has had the opportunity to gain experience and strengthen her skills in a number of areas of the field including research, non-profit sector, child welfare, Indigenous community, community development, administration and most recently within local government. She has always had an interest in issues of social & environmental justice, human rights and cultural diversity, and in particular, how the experience of gender interacts which each of these.
Sian Lewis has worked in the area of human service for the last 18 years. Her primary passion is in the field of addiction and mental healthand she continues this work to date as the executive director of Phoenix Centre in Kamloops. She has a graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary with a specialization in Leadership in Human Service Organizations. Her work over the past two decades has included victim services, transition housing for women and children, emergency shelter for youth, community development; and outreach and counselling to youth, women and families. Sian and her husband Dave chose to move to Kamloops in 2011 based on a good friendâs recommendation and have never looked back. They enjoy many outdoor activities but tend to gravitate towards stand-up paddle boarding. Sian’s mantra is “I believe in transformation” anyone can transform themselves and transform their lives with the support and love of those around them.