The partners have appointed a volunteer Board of Directors to operate the Community Forest through WL Community Forest LP. Current Board members are: Steve Capling (Chair), Byron Louie, Ann Louie, Tom Foley (Treasurer),  Tammy Tugnum and Vitali Kozubenko. The current Board has appointed Hugh Flinton and Kent Watson of C & P Management Group as Managers.

Ann Louie is a member of the Board of Directors for the Williams Lake Community Forest

Ann Louie

Ann was chief for the Williams Lake Indian Band (WLIB) for 10 years, and served a further 6 years on Council.  She was directly involved in securing the Community Forest Partnership with the City of Williams Lake, and remained involved until she retired from the Band in 2018.  She has 25 years experience of working with the provincial government, has held numerous positions with the WLIB and sits on a variety of boards.
Vitali Kozubekno is a member of the Board of Directors for the Williams Lake Community Forest

Vitali Kozubenko

Vitali is a Chief Financial Officer of the City of Williams Lake and has more than 20 years of experience in finance, audit and risk management.  Vitali joined the WLCF Board in 2019 and, in addition to financial skills, he brings to the board private company, international and consulting experience.
Tammy Tugnum is a member of the Board of Directors for the Williams Lake Community Forest

Tammy Tugnum

Steve Capling is a member of the Board of Directors for the Williams Lake Community Forest

Steve Capling

Steve is a Registered Professional Forester with over 40 years' experience in the forest industry in and around Williams Lake.  Steve has been on the WLCF Board since 2016 and currently holds the position of Chair.
Byron Louie

Byron Louie

Byron has been involved with the WLCF since its inception in 2011, and is pleased to see the WLCF flourish.  Byron is a member of the Williams Lake Indian Band, with 3 sons, 6 siblings and many nieces and nephews. Byron has worked in the bush with his Dad, for Sugar Cane Wood Products, and Borland Creek Logging. He also has his Class 1 and has driven logging trucks. Byron attended Crescent Heights, Columneetza, WLJS, and TRU in Kamloops.
Tom Foley

Tom Foley

Tom is a Registered Professional Forester, with experience as a small business owner and more than 20 years in the community of Williams Lake.  He is passionate about the outdoors, enjoying hiking, kayaking, and birding.  Tom has been on the WLCF Board since 2013 and currently holds the position of Treasurer.

We appreciate the contributions made by current and past Board Members immensely.  Former members of the Board include:

Geoff Goodall

City of Williams Lake

Ray Sanders

City of Williams Lake

Daryl Garceau

City of Williams Lake

Brian McNaughton

Williams Lake Indian Band

Brian Carruthers

City of Williams Lake

Leah Hartley

City of Williams Lake

Gabe Pukacz

Williams Lake Indian Band