Vice-President - Audrey Wadsworth
Audrey Wadsworth is a special needs support worker for school district 93 for the last 10 years. Audrey has 20 years of experience working with children in a school system. She has a passion for working with special needs children, developing their social skills, teaching them life skills, and helping them to be self-sufficient. Audrey worked as a coordinator for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mental Health Residence and Residential Care Homes.
Her community work includes Motion Church, Brave Canada, and École Collines d’or. At Motion Church, she volunteers with Children Ministry, the Greeter Team, and social events. Audrey was part of the Welcome Team for Brave Canada, bringing a message of awareness and prevention against human trafficking for young girls ages 12-18 who are in foster care, youth probation, and/or youth homelessness. Audrey also volunteers as the coordinator of social and sports events at her work.
Audrey Wadsworth is the owner of this beautiful dog named Link. He is in training to provide affection, comfort, and support to vulnerable children and their families.
Jody Tedford is a Professional Radio Personality, Entertainer, Musician and DJ. Currently Jody is a Program Director and Morning Radio Host on K97-5 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
In his career, Jody has managed, programmed, and helped to launch new radio station brands, mentored radio personalities, write, voice and produce commercials, hosted music shows and has completed hundreds of voice projects locally, nationally and internationally. Jody has interview Music Artists in several music genres and hosted numerous concerts and shows such as the Rockin’ River Music Festival, BCLC Mid-Summer Music Jam and CMT Hit List Tour and the Beach Boys.
Jody has spent countless hours volunteering for several organizations such as United Way, The Salvation Army, Kamloops Foodbank, Y-Dream Home, The Pit Stop, Mustard Seed, Kamloops BC Wildlife Park, Brave Canada, Oncore Seniors Society, Red Cross, Kamloops Blazers, CP Holiday Train, Toys for Kids Radio Toy Drive.
Joseph (Jody) Tedford, Secretary
Ely Johnson brings 27 years of experience in being a bookkeeper & Income Tax Specialist and business owner for 17 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and has certificates in Simply Accounting, & Income Tax preparation.
Ely has a total of 25 years experience working with children in places such Freedom to Dance Ministry, Sunday School for Children Ministry, Camp Counsellor and as a nanny.
Elinore (Ely) Johnson, Treasurer
Kevin Krueger is a former BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. He represented the riding of Kamloops-North Thompson from 1996 to 2009, and Kamloops-South Thompson from 2009 to 2013.
While in Opposition, Kevin served as the BC Liberal Critic for Labour. He served as the Caucus Whip as well as a member of the Select Standing Committee on Education. Kevin has been named to the Legislative Standing Committees for Committee of Selection and the Special Committee for the Citizen's Assembly on Electoral Reform. He is also a member of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee. He previously was a member of the Small-Scale Salvage Committee.
Before becoming an MLA, Kevin worked with the Insurance Corporation of BC for 20 years, and at the time of his departure was a road safety regional manager.
His community work includes the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Kamloops Community Counterattack Committee, Rotary Club past-president, coordinator with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and secretary of the Protocol Committee for the 1993 Canada Summer Games. He arranged the twinning of the Rotary Clubs of Kamloops and Uji, Japan. He is a former board member, executive councillor and shop steward of the Office and Technical Employees Union, Local 378. He was a director of the Prince George & District Credit Union.
Kevin Krueger, Chair
Jim Green, Chair
Jim has approximately 40 years’ international experience as an engineer, businessman, entrepreneur and spiritual leader.
As an electronic engineer, he has led a number of cutting-edge technology and innovation projects including the development of the first full MPEG-2 DVB compliant digital television system in the world, a European first to use an enhanced version of MPEG-1 for broadcast quality satellite to cable distributions system and a number of leading projects in the field of satellite telecommunications. Jim has extensive international business experience having lived in the USA, UK, Holland and has run or overseen the development of projects and businesses in a number of European countries as well as in Thailand, Australia and China.
As a businessman and entrepreneur, Jim has more than 20 years of board level and leadership experience both in listed companies and in small start-up businesses. In 2001, he broke away from corporate life to start Kwazar (Pty) Ltd, as a project engineering and consultancy business which he successfully grew over a period of 15 years. During this time, he landed a number of successful projects in the public sector, including driving the modernisation of South Africa’s criminal justice system and as well as private sector projects. As a consultant, he assisted in the setup and launch of a number of other companies including a biofuel production business and a social entrepreneurship business that focussed on teacher development in under performing schools.
As a spiritual leader, ordained minister and director of an NGO, he developed programs to mentor previously disadvantaged young adults in a number of South African townships. On one project called Life Xplosion, the team were able to develop a school-leaver mentorship program that reached 1,500 children over a period of 5 years. As a result, he was able to see a number of students break into higher education and gain employment to break out of the poverty trap. In his spare time, he now mentors a number of church leaders in poor communities.
In his pursuit of the upliftment of the poor and defending the vulnerable, Jim led a program in 2010 under the banner of Nation Building that brought together a number of civil society groups together to influence government to act on the issues of human trafficking and prostitution in the lead up to the football world cup that was hosted in South Africa.
In addition to being an electronic engineer and telecoms specialist, he holds an MBA (Ashridge, UK) and an MSc with Distinction in Cyber Security (UCLAN, UK) and has had extensive international post graduate training in various security and engineering related subjects in the US, UK, Switzerland and Israel over the years. He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School where he leads the executive cyber security training programme.
He is a member of ISACA and the Institute of Directors of South Africa.