Sharel Wallace, Chair
Sharel Wallace is the Controller at Independent Respiratory Services in Castlegar and has recently received her Certified Management Accountant designation. Sharel began her accounting career in Vancouver working for the Bentall Group as an intermediate accountant in their property management division.
Sharel returned to her hometown of Castlegar in 1990 to be able to raise her children close to their family. Sharel worked as a self-employed bookkeeper to be able to stay home and raise her children. Once her children reached elementary school age Sharel returned to work part-time with a public practice firm and moved to full time once her children reached middle school age. Sharel and her husband Dan enjoy spending time with their family and working in their yard (The old Robson Zoo).
Santanna Hernandez, Student Member
Staci Makortoff, Student Member
Michael McIndoe, Member
Greg Garbula, Member
Scott Weatherford, Member
Bruce LeRose, Vice Chair
Milane Kutcher, Member
Carol Andrews, Member
Patricia Dooley, Member
Pat retired as Superintendent of Schools for School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) in July 2010, and worked in a variety of educational leadership roles for BC school districts and the Ministry of Education. She is an educational advisor, leadership coach and organizational facilitator, currently working with the University of British Columbia as co-chair of the Rural Education Advisory Committee, focused on education and innovation in rural schools and districts. She was honoured with a Distinguished Service Award from the BC Schools Superintendents’ Association in 2008.
In addition to being a member of the Selkirk Board, Pat is a member of the Board of Directors for the Interior Health Authority, Chairperson of Nelson and Area Friends of the Family and member/Past-President of the Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club.
Pat and her husband John have 3 children, Erin (Pete), Shelagh (Patrick), Sean (Courtney) and 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Danica Lee, Member
Danica Lee is Cree from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba and is proud of her Aboriginal heritage. She was born and raised in Nelson, BC and is very happy to call the West Kootenay her home. After graduating high school, Danica went on to study social work at the University of Victoria and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Social Work with Indigenous and Child Welfare specializations. She has worked in Aboriginal Education in School District #8 and is currently working for Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society with children and youth in foster care. Involvement and connection with the Aboriginal community is something that has always been very important to her and empowerment of Aboriginal people through education is one of her major goals. In her spare time, she enjoys the sport of triathlon and is currently training for Ironman Canada.
Angus Graeme, Ex-Officio Member
Angus Graeme is the President of Selkirk College. He started with the college in 1992 as faculty in the School of Renewable Resources. Since then, he has served in a number of other capacities including department head, school chair, dean and vice president. Angus has a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management from the University of British Columbia, and a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. He is a Registered Professional Forester in the Province of BC. Angus lives in Nelson with his wife Alison and their three children.
Allison Alder, Ex-Officio Member
Dr. Jack Colbert