Board of Directors
Lesley Dyck - 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.
Lesley 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. She and her partner John have lived in Summerland since 1998 and enjoy all of the great outdoor activities available in summer and winter throughout the region.
Lesley is also the Vice President and Secretary for the OneSky Housing Society.
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 and his wife have two beautiful adult children who also live in Penticton. He enjoys spending time with his family, biking, and skiing. He is thrilled to join the OneSky Board of Directors.
Tom is also the Treasurer for the OneSky Housing Society.
Steve DeVito - Vice President
Steve DeVito is the Principal of KVR Middle School in Penticton. He has lived in Penticton for over 25 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 took over the Principal role in 2012.
He has always been active coaching sports and supporting extracurricular trips and events for his students. Steve and his wife Andrea have two daughters and they enjoy spending time with the family, camping, skiing, and mountain biking.
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.
Kathy is a long-time resident of the South Okanagan and volunteers for community events and organizations that promote inclusion, diversity and lifelong learning. She spends her free time with her two adult children and their families, reading, gardening or simply enjoying the semi-wilderness near her rural home. Kathy is thrilled to be able to contribute her energy and enthusiasm to the OneSky Board.
Roger is the AVP of Commercial Banking for Valley First, overseeing First West Credit Union’s commercial banking operations in the Okanagan. He and wife Barb returned a few years ago to enjoy the Okanagan lifestyle on the Naramata Bench after ten years in Courtenay.
Roger enjoys giving back to the community and is especially proud to be involved in Valley First’s community engagement, especially the ‘Feed the Valley’ signature cause. Before life on the Island, Roger and Barb raised their daughters in Keremeos, where he was actively involved in its many organizations and served as a volunteer firefighter. 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.
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.
Kim raised her children in Penticton and is happy to call the city home. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations in the community, and is excited to provide her skills and experience with the OneSky Board.
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 moved from Newfoundland to the Okanagan Valley in 2013 and now calls Naramata home. She is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to explore in this beautiful province. 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 is a retired educator and has recently relocated to Penticton from Kamloops with his wife Marla. 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 Kamloops Youth Resources Society, the Kamloops Woodworkers’ Guild, the Vinsulla 4H Club, and the Kamloops Phoenix Centre.
Since moving to Penticton, Gerry and his wife have started volunteering with “Cycling Without Age”, and Gerry is continuing as a director with Board Voice, a provincial advocacy organization. He is committed to understanding and improving the lives of people in his new community and within the province of British Columbia.