Our Team

Our Team

Our Governance

Lookout Housing and Health Society, a charitable organization established in 1971 and incorporated in 1974, is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Comprised of dedicated individuals with diverse experiences, all are experienced with non-profit governance and active in their community. Lookout Society’s Board of Directors are governed by our constitution and bylaws.

Chuck Puchmayr, Board President

Chuck Puchmayr is a former New Westminster city councillor and a former Member of the Legislative Assembly of BC. He was first elected to public office in 1996, and continues to serve the constituents of New Westminster today. He is the founder and a volunteer for A Beef with Hunger Society, an organization which raises

Grant Smith, Vice-President & Treasurer

Purpose-driven and determined to support sustainable progress, Grant has a diverse background. He holds a BFA, a CPA, CA, and is currently completing his designation as a Chartered Director. An entrepreneur to his core, Grant builds things. He founded Clearline CPA in 2007 and for 12 years was senior partner, growth from 1 person to

Gary Adelson, Director

“I’m 68 years young, and am originally from Boston, but have been living in Vancouver since 2005 with my family. I’ve been a self-employed real estate investor/developer since 1997. All of my properties were in Boston where I presently still own a 500-seat theatre and performing arts venue that books and promotes a variety of

Sharon Prescott, Secretary

Sharon brings extensive experience as a Senior Manager and Event/Project Specialist. She held the positon of Director of Operations for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE BC) for 20 years. Prior to that Sharon spent many years in the Government world working for two Premiers in senior positions and in the Official Opposition travelling

Dr. Caroline Ferris, Director

Dr. Caroline Ferris is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Family Practice. Also certified in Addiction Medicine (ISAM, CCFP AM), she worked for 9 years at Lookout’s Surrey Clinic, providing primary care and addiction services to the City of Surrey’s most vulnerable. In addition, she collaborated with Lookout and Fraser Health to

Chris Kenny, Director

Most of Chris’ career has been in the creative world as a designer working mainly with smaller companies to create branding, marketing and communications centered around unique and effective visual programs. Using a “network and collaboration” platform with fellow design oriented small business owners a “bigger business for less money” experience is made available. His

Teresa Blackstone, Director

As an educator, Teresa taught 37 years in the public school system teaching mainly elementary, some secondary, and as a faculty associate at Simon Fraser working with student teachers. Teresa completed her Master’s degree at Simon Fraser in the area of literacy in particular reading and writing. Following retirement from public school education, Teresa worked

Duncan Bees, Director

Duncan Bees, M.Eng., B.A.Sc., PMP, is an engineer and consultant for technology development. He has led strategy and management for prominent multi-national associations such as the Home Gateway Initiative and the Digital Living Network Alliance, and currently he is Technical Program Director for the Eclipse Foundation. He also led R&D for innovative products with PMC-Sierra,

Our Leadership

Shayne Williams, Chief Executive Officer

Shayne Williams was appointed the Executive Director of Lookout Housing and Health Society in 2014.  Founded in 1971, Lookout is a minimal barrier service provider that addresses extreme poverty and associated challenges including homelessness, physical and mental health, substance use, trauma and disabilities. Shayne also founded and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of

Tamara Speiran, Director of Health-Vancouver Region

Tamara comes to Lookout Housing & Health Society with almost two decades of progressive management experience within the non-profit community. She brings with her extensive knowledge and a varied skillset which is evidenced by an emphasis on risk mitigation and staff and client safety. Tamara has excelled in her leadership abilities and has a contagious

Leonard Levy, Director of Operations-Fraser Region

Leonard Levy has over 16 years of experience in business management, planning, direction and operations in the not-for-profit sector and is a key member of our senior management team. His strength in strategic planning brings direction and fosters a strong sense of team and ownership. His primary roles include internal communications and coordination, human resources,

Megan Kriger, Director of Development

Megan Kriger became part of the Lookout Society in 2014 when Lookout merged with Keys: Housing and Health Solutions Society. With Keys, she served as Executive Director and Director of Operations. In 2008, Megan became the Keys establishing Executive Director at just 28 years old. Megan holds a Masters in Leadership, a Bachelor in Communication,

Leo Lu, Chief Financial Officer

Leo comes from the Burnaby Family Life Institute where he led the finance department for seven years. In his role as Financial Officer he reviewed, developed and implemented effective financial strategies, policies and procedures for multiple service contracts. Leo brings a reputation for solid accounting and auditing practices along with an outstanding ability to analyze

Terri Mackay, Director of People and Culture

Terri joined Lookout in June 2018 as our new Director of Human Resources. Prior to Lookout, Terri spent eight years with Tradex and Tourism Abbotsford as the Senior Human Resources Manager where she had to build the entire human resources department from the ground up. Terri is an award winning Human Resource professional with a

Terry Brock, Director of Health- Fraser Region

Terry Brock, MSW RSW, is a Social Worker with more than 27 years of experience in direct practice and leadership. Terry has worked in a variety of social work settings including youth corrections, family therapy, parenting support, domestic violence, and healthcare. Terry has extensive experience in health care including front-line practice in acute care, leadership

Rachel Jecks, Director of Administration

Rachel Jecks became the Director of Administration at Lookout Housing and Health Society in 2021, and has worked with Lookout Society in various roles since 2012. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. She is currently working to complete her Master’s of

Lee King, Director of Operations – Vancouver Island Region

Lee King has 20 years with CMHC across BC/Yukon, delivering affordable housing projects, municipal infrastructure, and multifamily-insured lending for new build condos and rentals. As a director for Lookout Housing and Health BC, he is responsible for developing and managing housing and healthcare projects, working with communities, local governments, crowns, First Nations, health regions, and

Jana Sasaki, Director of Operations – Vancouver Region

With an educational background in Visual Arts and Social Sciences, Jana brings creativity and diversity to her work at Lookout. Jana has over 20 years of leadership experience in Operations and has a long history of working with a variety of non-profits and Community Groups in BC. She has been a director on several different

Troy Sears, Director of IT

Troy joined Lookout Housing and Health Society in October 2022 from the private IT sector. Over the years working at IT managed service providers, he has had the privilege of supporting various non-profit societies from the help desk to the account executive level throughout the years. He has worked in various positions in the Information

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