Kevin joined the board in 2017 and is the current President. He is a lawyer with Virgin Hickman. As a family law lawyer, he sees the stressors placed on people due to addictions and how close many are to homelessness. He resides in Vernon with his partner and two children.
Rob is a small-town Saskatchewan boy who worked at several things before graduating from medical school in Saskatoon. He spent his last 25 years in family medicine in Vernon. After he retired, he served a term as mayor of Vernon. Those experiences made him intimately aware of how the issues of homelessness, mental health, and addiction impact the health of our citizens and informed him about the important services that Turning Points provides to the community.
Ever humble, Rob says that he’s received more from his association with the organization and with the great people on the board of directors than he’s given. But, in truth, Rob’s contributions have been invaluable. His steady guidance has helped grow the depth and breadth of the services Turning Points provides, and he’s helped to raise the organization’s public profile.
When asked about why Turning Points’ work matters, Rob says, “We provide services that are not glamorous but are of primary importance in the making of a great community that maximizes its human capital.”
Brynna is an employment, estate litigation and personal injury lawyer at Kidston & Company LLP. She has been a board member of the Turning Points Collaborative Society in Vernon since 2018. Brynna is proud to be a part of a strong, successful, trail-blazing society that has helped so many members of the local Vernon community and now the greater Okanagan region find housing, employment, and recovery.
In her early career, Linda worked as a youth worker, probation officer and family court counsellor. She was a senior counsellor at Howard House, a transition residence and halfway house for men on conditional release. Subsequently, Linda has been an adjudicator for many years, making decisions for the B.C. Residential Tenancy Office, Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal, and more recently the Parole Board of Canada. Currently, she is appointed as a board member under the B.C. Mental Health Act. She has taught community college courses in sociology, criminology, and business administration. She previously served as a volunteer for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Bioethics Committee, as well as Vernon Ringette, and the Okanagan Youth Symphony Society. Linda joined the Turning Points Collaborative Society Board in June 2020.