Stan Fike is a retired family physician, having worked in Kamloops for 37 years. He attained an Honour’s bachelor’s degree at the University of Calgary, a Master’s degree in Psychology at Carleton University, and a Medical degree from University of Ottawa. He completed a two-year residency at the University of Calgary.
Stan is also on the board of Phoenix Centre, and his Rotary club. He has been on the board of ASK Wellness for 9 years.
Stan has been a Rotarian for 34 years. He lives with his wife and is an avid gardener and curler.
He worked with ASK when it was still the Aids Society of Kamloops, for over 20 years. He joined the board to assist with the mission and the work that ASK Wellness does. It has been an honour and privilege to serve this agency, with remarkable staff.
Garry Limpright is a retired Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and former businessman with over 40 years of business experience. His experience includes 28 years with Shell Canada. He started with several locations in Manitoba and then moved to Kamloops in 1994.
Garry has been married to Mary for over 30 years. They have four children together, two in Winnipeg and two in Kamloops, and eleven grandchildren. Garry has previously been an active participant in sports such as curling, and bowling; he continues to be a sports spectator.
Garry serves on the board of other Non-Profit Organizations in Kamloops as he endeavours to give back to our community.
Gina Dillon is a long time Kamloops resident with over 15 years of management experience in the hospitality and retail industries. She recently completed her Bachelor of Business Administration at Thompson Rivers University in Human Resource Management and Leadership and is currently working towards her professional designation in Human Resource Management (CPHR). She has previously served as the Kamloops Unit President for the Canadian Cancer Society, Subject Matter Expert for the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, Co-President for the TRU Human Resource Management Club, Student Caucus Member for the TRU Student Union, and Treasurer for a Parent Advisory Council. Gina has also volunteered for a number of other organizations and has served on various committees both at TRU and through previous employment.
Gina believes that everyone has the potential to be successful and they deserve an equal opportunity regardless of background and economic circumstances. She joined the ASK Wellness in March 2020 as a way to give back to her community, and to support the organizations mission to provide the assistance that many marginalized and at-risk people require to be able to work towards their potential.
Gina lives with her husband of 16 years and is the mother of two elementary school aged children and one child in post-secondary. In her spare time, Gina enjoys researching her family’s history, reading true crime novels, and spending time with her family.
Brad Alberts returned to his childhood hometown of Kamloops in 2008 with his wife and two sons. After 27 years of living and working in Vancouver, where he was President and Founder of Integrated Urban Equities Ltd., a company specializing in the redevelopment and adaptive reuse of commercial and residential Heritage buildings, he was happy to be back in the Interior.
Brad served as a long-standing Board member on the Vancouver Heritage Commission, which provided development expertise to the Vancouver City Council and staff on all manners of development proposals involving heritage structures. Brad’s leadership and knowledge in the business field also was a benefit when he sat as a Board Director for an extended period of time on the Downtown Kamloops Business Improvement Association and on a number of its subcommittees. His involvement with youth through Team Canada Hockey College, Big Brothers of Vancouver and with the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association, where he served in the capacity of Coach and Manager when his two sons were involved in the sport, has fulfilled his love for both people and sport.
Brad has served on the ASK Wellness Society Board of Directors since 2018. He originally joined the Board when he was introduced to the vast number of services that the agency provided to the Community. Brad resonated with the inspiration given to him when he witnessed the dedication and the care that the ASK Wellness Society staff and volunteers freely provide to the clients served and towards each other.
S. Paul Varga has been practicing law since being called to the bar in 2012, after receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a courtroom lawyer who deals with contract litigation, criminal defence, and landlord-tenant disputes, and has seen the housing crisis reach extreme levels resulting in significant conflict and a degradation of our society.
Paul joined the board of ASK Wellness Society in 2019 after recognizing the hard work the group was doing to promote housing interests throughout B.C.’s South-Central Interior, and is proud to represent the interests of Penticton at the board level. Paul believes the measure of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members, and believes we all need to be doing more to ensure all members of our communities are treated with dignity and grace in the face of whatever adversity they may be facing.
Paul is also an active thespian through his participation with Many Hats Theatre Company and an avid cyclist and skier.