The Board of Directors,
and the governance of the Naramata Centre Society.


Naramata Centre has an active and engaged Board.

The direction and operations of the Centre and our Society are set and overseen by the Board of Directors. The Board meets four times a year, at Naramata Centre in spring, summer and fall, and in Vancouver or Calgary in the winter. Between the in-person meetings, the Board meets monthly by teleconference as needed. 

Our executive team is comprised of chair, vice-chair, treasurer, secretary and communications lead. Board members each bring skills and experience that are put into service on committees, special projects, etc.

Management of the Centre

Naramata Centre operates with a team.

Jim Simpson has taken a leave from the Board of Directors and is currently serving as Interim Managing Director of the Centre. Program Manager, Charmaine Pearce is in charge of our program portfolio - calling for program leaders, selecting our programs, creating the program calendars, directing community life experience during our program season and more.

Jean McLeod provides administrative services in the office - registering participants for our program seasons and providing reception services.

Other staff fill essential roles at the Centre - in Site and Maintenance - Mike McLary, Bookkeeping - Marianne Lumin, Housekeeping - Maria Nemes and Bonnie Peskett.

How can you get involved?

The Board of Directors is grateful for the support of all who are involved with the Centre through participating in our programs and staying on-site in the spring, summer or fall months, volunteering, staying informed through our communications (see below) and/or donating to the Centre.

Ensure you receive information and invitations from us. 

Connect with us on Facebook (@TheNaramataCentreSociety ) and Instagram. And sign up for our e-News, including our monthly newsletters, Board Updates, special announcements, etc. by clicking here.   

photo CREdit J. NEWMAN

photo CREdit J. NEWMAN


Chair: Doug Woollard
Vice-Chair: Jenne Newman
Secretary: Clare O'Kelly
Treasurer: Kathy Hamilton
Communications Lead: Barb Green
Bill Booth
Greg Best
Rob Black
Barb Gregg
Sarah Vollett

Jim Simpson: on leave from the Board

Click here to meet the individual members of the Board.

Click here to contact the Board.