Board and Staff


Pathways Addictions Resource Centre has been served notice by Interior Health that they (IH) are “repatriating” the 3 addictions contracts that Pathways has run for over 20 years. Pathways has been the cornerstone in the community for over 47 years providing a continuum of care for thousands of people who have struggled with substance use and addiction.


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Sherry Ure, President

Sherry is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Sherry has practiced in Penticton since 1991. She presently serves on the board that sets examination standards for naturopathic physicians across North America.

“I serve on the board because Pathways fulfills a very important and much needed role in the community.”

Mark Smed, Vice-President

Mark is a local IT Consultant with Silver Lining Technology Services Inc and writer. Mark has lived in the Okanagan Valley for almost his entire life and volunteers with other organizations.

“I firmly believe that I would not be alive if it weren’t for Pathways and welcome the opportunity to give back.”

Jeff Everden, Treasurer

Jeff has been a funeral director at Everden Rust Funeral Services in Penticton for the past 18 years and previously has worked with the Portland Hotel Society and St. James Community Service Society in Vancouver. He has been a Pathways board member since 2012.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to assist Pathways in its work to help individuals dealing with addictions.”

Don Cocar, Board

Don Cocar is a local pharmacist and owner of Knight’s Pharmacy in Penticton. Don is active in the local community and has served in many organizations.

Lee Pixley, BOARD

Lee is a retired businessman and member of the Rotary Club.

“I am very proud to be elected to the board of Pathways. It as a vital asset to the community.”


Our fully trained and passionate staff are here to assist you.

  • Daryl Meyers – Executive Director
  • Wendy Jones – Office Manager
  • Lourene Houska – Administrative Assistant
  • Steve King – BSc, RCC – Adult Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor
  • Dorothy Point – BSW – Adult Counsellor
  • Mindy Kollman – M.ED RCC – Adult Counsellor
  • Mike Mai – Intake/Group Facilitator, Intensive Coordinated-Care Opioid Navigator (ICCON)
  • Tammy Semple – Substance Use Prevention Educator
  • Alicia Totten – MSW, RSW – Youth and Family Counsellor
  • Druin Van der Vyver – Opioid Agonist Therapy Physician

Pathways to Possibilities Fundraiser Goal: $500,000.00

Help Pathways buy a new home to expand service and help more people struggling with addiction!
Any donation will go to our building fund.
Buy 1 square foot for $100.00