We are a community non-profit organization and our board of directors, shelter staff and members work together collaboratively. The shelter's board helps to steer the organization towards a sustainable future.

Board of Directors

We are lucky to have our directors who volunteer their time and expertise to the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the board? Please send your resume and expression of interest to [email protected]

Lisa Lamothe – Chairperson/President

Lisa has been on the board with the shelter for a number of years now. Her business expertise as an office manager assists the shelter’s operations. She also has an understanding of social work with a diploma as a social service worker.

Dustin Fransoo – Vice President

Dustin is a Lift Operations Manager at the local ski resort and has a young family. He brings his managerial experience to the shelter board. He finds value in this role as, for him, it is an opportunity to contribute back to the community.

Meg Irving – Secretary

Meg began working with woman and children fleeing abuse 20 years ago. She was in Victoria & East Vancouver B.C. before moving onto Ottawa, Ontario. After moving to Revelstoke eight years ago she got on-board with the Revelstoke shelter. She believes in supporting and elevating women and seeing where this intersects with community building.

Karen Scott – Director

Karen has been a board member with the women’s shelter for a number of years.

Carol Hascarl – Director

Carol works in administration as a certified bookkeeper and has been on the shelter board for a number of years. She brings her extensive years of experience in banking management and business to her role as director.

Jocelyn Doll – Director

Jocelyn Doll is the editor of the Revelstoke Review newspaper. Being part of the shelter for her is important because empowering women is vital part of having a healthy community. For her, helping raise awareness on domestic violence, healthy relationships and women’s empowerment is a way for her to give back to the Revelstoke community.

Hailey Lacroix – Director

Hailey Lacroix is an elementary teacher at Revelstoke’s Arrow Heights School. She joined the board to help spreading information about the programs and services the shelter offers. Having gone through a difficult separation herself, she found the online educational resources of the shelter valuable. Hailey helps manage the shelter’s Instagram account.

 

Working together to end violence against women

Lynn Loeppky - Executive Director

Lynn has been with the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society for over 10 years and has an extensive background in the social sector. Previously she has worked for the Government of Saskatchewan and dealt with all types of disabilities such as autism, fetal alcohol syndrome and mental health issues.

Talented in team management, relationship and conflict resolution, Lynn sees people as individuals with individual needs and ideas. With this foundation she manages the team of dedicated staff at the shelter.

Lynn is an active member of the Child Youth Mental Health Substance Use Collaborative and the Integrated Case Assessment Team (ICAT). The ICAT builds safety plans for high risk domestic violence cases.

As Executive Director, Lynn aims to grow the Moving Forward program and seek out opportunities for second stage housing, which will help ease the transition for women into the Revelstoke community.