About Us

From care for newborn babies to services for seniors, OneSky Community Resources programs are accessible to all residents in the South Okanagan.

Our Purpose

We clear a path to hope, health and potential

Our Vision

We envision strong communities with opportunities for all

Our Mission

We champion and support individuals to reach their full potential by providing quality supports and services that meet identified needs

Our Promise

A way forward for everyone

Our Leadership Team

Tanya Behardien

Tanya Behardien

Executive Director

Yancy Ochoa

Yancy Ochoa

Director of human resources

Kathy Hamilton

Kathy Hamilton

Director of Finance

Jill Taggart, Counselling Penticton

Jill
Taggart

Director of Clinical Services

Michael Watt

Director of Supportive Living Services

Emily Wilis

Emily
Willis

Director of Community Inclusion + Employment

Our Board of Directors

Steve DeVito

Steve DeVito

President
Steve DeVito is the Principal of Summerland Middle School. He has lived in Penticton for 30 years, moving to the area in 1993 from Vancouver Island after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. Steve started his career teaching Social Studies and English at McNicoll Park Middle School and acting as the Social Studies curriculum coordinator. In 2008 he became the Vice-Principal at KVR Middle School and Principal there in 2012. Steve took over the principalship of Summerland Middle School in 2022.
Lesley Dyck

Lesley Dyck

Past President
Lesley is a planning and evaluation consultant helping leaders deliver effective solutions to complex issues in health, environment and social justice. Her clients include government, not-for-profit and research organizations locally, regionally and nationally. She is passionate about issues of social justice and healthy public policy and started volunteering with OneSky in 2014 to help support the vision of a community that provides a way forward for everyone.
Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Vice President
Kim is a lawyer and managing partner at Interior Law in Penticton. Her practice focuses on family law, estate planning and estates. She is also an accredited Family Law Mediator, Family Law Arbitrator, and Parenting Coordinator. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations in the community, and is excited to provide her skills and experience with the OneSky Board.
Kathy Hamilton

Kathy Hamilton

Secretary
Kathy is a long-time educator, recently retired from Okanagan College but continuing to work part-time as an adult literacy instructor. She trains and provides educational support for volunteer tutors and assesses and develops education plans for Adult Literacy learners. She is a strong advocate for literacy and has provided leadership in this area for nearly 40 years. Her experience at Okanagan College also includes Department Chairperson for six years and senior administration responsibilities as Associate Dean for five years.
Tom Zielger

Tom Ziegler

Treasurer
Tom is a retired financial accountant from the oil and gas industry in Calgary who feels blessed to now call Penticton his home. He spent many years volunteering for non-profit organizations in Calgary, in particular, the Janus Academy Society. The Janus Academy is a private school for children with Autism. Tom is also the Treasurer for the OneSky Housing Society.
Roger Houle

Roger Houle

Roger is a retired commercial banker, returning to the Okanagan in 2008 to live in Naramata. He led Valley First's Commercial team in the Okanagan, then served as a Director of Lending Systems with First West Credit Union. Roger enjoys giving back to the community and was especially proud to be involved in Valley First’s community engagement, especially the ‘Feed the Valley’ signature cause. He is committed to supporting the values and vision of OneSky Community Resources and helping to build a vibrant and engaged community. Roger is also the President of the OneSky Housing Society.
Helen Crocker

Helen Crocker

Helen is the Director of Operations for the Medical Staff Associations at both Penticton Regional Hospital and South Okanagan General Hospital. Helen began her career working with children, youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and worked as a Behavioural Consultant in Penticton for a number of years. Helen is committed to giving back to her community and feels fortunate to be able to support the important work undertaken by OneSky Community Resources.
Gerry Olund

Gerry Olund

Gerry is a retired educator and moved to Penticton from Kamloops in 2020. He has worked and volunteered in BC and around the world, as a teacher, counsellor, administrator, coach, mentor, board member and community leader. In Kamloops, Gerry served on the board of the Kamloops Youth Resources Society, the Kamloops Woodworkers’ Guild, the Vinsulla 4H Club and the Kamloops Phoenix Centre. Gerry now volunteers with “Cycling Without Age”, and is a Director with Board Voice, a provincial non-profit advocacy organization.
Juliana Buitenhuis

Juliana Buitenhuis

Juliana is honored to call the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Nation home for the past four years. As an administrator at Okanagan College, a volunteer on the City of Penticton Arts and Culture Committee, and a Director at Community Futures - South Okanagan, Juliana finds joy in Community Development and creating opportunities for social connection. Prior to coming to Penticton, Juliana worked for the City of North Vancouver, specializing in placemaking, event production, community engagement, policy development, and increasing child, youth and family friendliness.

2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Over the next 50 years, we see ourselves playing an increasingly central role in responding to ever greater and more complex community challenges. We are taking steps now to be ready to meet these bigger challenges by continuing to grow in depth, breadth, and diversity.

This Strategic Directions document is the result of a comprehensive Strategic Planning workshop that included members of our Board of Directors, Senior Management and Supervision Teams. This document is our guidebook for the next 5 years, and outlines the key programs and processes we will kickstart, strengthen or reshape during that time frame.

Annual Reports

OneSky Community Resources compiles an annual report to present at the Annual General Meeting held each June. The reports provide agency and programming highlights, accomplishments and recognition of the many collaborations and partnerships that are a cornerstone of our work.

Please click on the image to view the 2021 report.

 

Our Supporters

We value our relationships with staff of government ministries and educational organizations with which we contract as well as the many community organizations with whom we work to make a difference in our community.

The following organizations provided donations and grants over the past year that have enabled us to enhance and/or offer more services and activities to our participants.

We would also like to thank the many donors who thoughtfully gave to their OneSky Community Resources program of choice; and the many community members, community groups and businesses who contributed cash, gift cards, gifts and other in-kind items to help us make a difference.

United Way

Community Foundation | South Okanagan-Similkameen

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Penticton Toyota

Blenz Coffee

City Centre Fitness

Lakeside Fitness

We could not do what we do without the strong support of our community.

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