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Board of Directors

Campbell River and District Association for Community Living Board of Directors 2018/19



Terri Cranton - President

Terri is business owner, wife, and most importantly, a mother.  Ken and Terri have lived in Campbell River since 1994 with their children Jessica and Tye.

It became apparent early in their children's development that they would need Terri to be vigilante and advocate for their rights and necessities.  They have had an incredible journey through the different government agencies and local agencies.  They started with infant development and ending with the afterschool programs and young adult programs.  Both of Terri's children have become contributing members of society, due in part by the wonderful resources that are available here in Campbell River.

During the school years Terri was a parent helper, hot lunch co-ordinator, chaperon, Pac Chairperson and member to name a few of the experiences that fall on parents.  She has had a wonderful time being able to stay home with her children through the years.  She's sure they would have preferred a less vocal, ever watchful mother.  Terri has been a member or served on numerous boards such as: Senior's Center, CR Gaming, and Special Olympics.  It's important for her to be on this board as she can finally give back to the organization that has supported her family so well with resources or just listening.

Over the years Terri has been extremely lucky to have had a vast variety of employment, some of these being a hairdresser, truck driver, telephone operator, substitute teacher, BC Ambulance Paramedic and lastly owning a business here.  She enjoys reading, walking, and traveling.  Terri and Ken hope to retire in Campbell River and enjoy their children and grandchildren (in time).

Pat Woods - Vice President

Pat moved to Campbell River with her husband Doug and two children in 2005. Having lived in the Toronto area their entire lives, Pat and Doug wanted a smaller, quieter community to raise their children, and found that here in Campbell River. They feel fortunate to live in such an incredible place. Pat runs her own small bookkeeping business here in Campbell River. She is honored to be a member for the board of CRADACL  and to be a part of this amazing organization that supports and respects people of all diversities in achieving a fulfilling life.

Bill Craven - Treasurer

Bill has just recently returned to Campbell River after being transferred away in 2000.  Prior to that move, he was the Manager of the downtown CIBC branch for 12 years, and during that time, was very active in the noon Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Campbell River Shrine Club.

After 33 years with CIBC, Bill’s retirement in 2003 was followed with numerous, sometimes lengthy, travel adventures around the world.  In 2007 however, he took on a second career as a Paramedic with B.C. Ambulance Service, and for the last 8 years has been the Unit Chief at Tofino Station.

With retirement on the horizon again, Bill and Karen decided that Campbell River was where they wished to call home.  Bill and Karen have three children (who graduated from either Robron or Timberline), and since each of them, and their families, live in Australia, New Zealand and Utah, travelling overseas has been, and still is, a very regular activity!

Bill and his family have lived in a number of communities in B.C. and in each, he has always been actively involved in community activities, whether they be service clubs or volunteering.   He is very excited to have joined the Board of CRADACL, and is looking forward to being part of, and supporting its continued success.


Sandra Rushton - Secretary


Lucy Newbert

Lucy has lived in Campbell River since 1998, is married and has a son.  She has retired from a teaching career.  She has served on the Board of the Campbell River Association for Community Living for a number of years.  She has chosen to be part of this organization because she feels that it plays an important role in supporting and creating opportunities for individuals with special needs and it assists them in reaching their full potential.  Lucy also values the supports that CRADACL offers families, as they make lifelong decisions. 


Trisha Bro

Trisha is a Self-Advocate who brings to the table the importance of making decisions for the betterment of individuals who are living and working in the community. Trisha has been on the Board of Directors since 2011, and her contribution has been a great asset.


Brendan Wallace

Brendan has lived in Campbell River his whole life, and is the youngest of four siblings. He has never personally had to live with special needs or have it impact his Family, though he has known many people, and had friends that dealt with it every day. To Brendan the strength they show in striving against adversity has always inspired him. 

For his whole life, he's been raised in a Christian home, which has always instilled a passion in him for serving others. It is something he truly valued about his upbringing, and it motivates him to always lend a helping hand where he can. His faith and strong family ties are a big part of who he is.

Something Brendan has always been involved in is Youth Group. Currently he and his wife Jessica are the Leaders for their Church's Youth Program. They both love being there to have fun and give their time to the kids. 

As a musician, singer, and writer Brendan is always excited to see Performance and Arts being displayed in our Community, and loves to take part; as well as help teach others and see them improve their skills.

Above all else, he loves this place that we live in; it is an amazingly beautiful Community with so much opportunity in store for everyone. He wants to make sure he does all that he can to support it, and CRADACL is a wonderful organization in our Community. It was a no-brainer for him to accept a position on its board; so that he may contribute to this awesome group of people that strives to serve our Community, to the best of their abilities, each and every day. 

Carol Anne Caulfield

Carol Anne Caulfield is honoured to serve as a new member on the CRADACL Board of Directors.  She has a background in nutrition and dietetics and she worked as a professional Registered Dietitian with a focus in nutrition education and sport.  Carol Anne is a Mum to her daughter and son, who is a person with a disability, and hopes that she can share what she has learned from this experience of a lifetime with the incredible organization that CRADACL is, and to help it maintain its path in the future. Carol Anne and her husband and son live on Quadra Island, where she volunteers with the Emergency Services Program and other groups, and continues to find joy in growing and sharing her enthusiasm for good food.


Chris Seeley

I am the owner/operator of the Boston Pizza in Campbell River.  My wife Cindy and our sons Cameron & Connor moved to Campbell River from Prince George in 2008 to take over the business from my parents.   Previous to BP I spent ten years with Home Depot Canada.  I was born in Toronto, moved to White Rock, BC when I was 16.  My hobbies include mountain biking and snowboarding.  I am an avid sports fan, especially of my beloved Maple Leafs.  My parents opened the BP in the summer of 1995 and we have enjoyed a fantastic partnership with CRADACL ever since.  Whether its job skills experience or permanent employment, we have been proud to partner with Community Living for more than 23 years.


Deborah Douglas

Deborah Douglas is grateful to have recently joined CRADACL and looks forward to working with this innovative, inclusion-centered, caring community. She has lived on Quadra Island for 15 years with husband Hal and their youngest adult son David who loves music, dancing, swimming and the fact that he has Down syndrome (and Autism). They are blessed with three more adult children and four grandchildren living in Victoria. For 40+ years Deb has lived and worked within or on the periphery of the disAbility community beginning at age 18 with L’arche Victoria. Deb loves living near the ocean, west coast skies and collaborating with people who believe that “each individual and/or family has the right to work toward achieving a quality of life that leads to self-fulfillment and meaning”.


Peter Schwarzhoff

Peter Schwarzhoff grew up in Campbell River, but his 30 year career with Environment Canada has taken him from coast to coast, to the arctic and to Germany. Now retired back to his hometown, Peter is busy volunteering with environmental groups, teaching ESL and at Elder College, advocating for the homeless and serving on the Legion colour party. Peter is also known for his monthly Philosophers’ Café. Recently Peter was chosen as the candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in the next federal election. Peter is dedicated to ensuring that every person has the chance to live a rich and rewarding life.



Ashely Adie



We would like to acknowledge the financial support that we receive from our funding partners. Thank you for your ongoing support,

Thank YOU!

The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living acknowledges and thanks the many people, businesses, and organizations who assist us with our various programs.

Friends of CRADACL

Rick Hansen Foundation
Speedy Glass
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Campbell River Mirror
Whales Tales
West Jet Airlines
Vancouver Foundation
Thrifty Foods
The Real Canadian Superstore
Lions of BC Hearing Cnsv. Soc.
Starbucks Coffee
Shamrock Farms
Royal Coachman Neighborhood-Pub
Rotary Club International
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ricky's All Day Grill
Rich's Auto Body
Queen Alexandra Foundation
Quality Foods
Pythian Sisters
Popsey's Restaurant
Pioneer Home Hardware
Ocean Pacific
Merecroft Village Pub - MVP
McDonald's Restaurants
Marine Harvest Canada
Jobs Daughters
Ironwood Place
Insurance Centres
Ladies Aux.#3097
Fraternal Order of Eagles
City of Campbell River
Campbell River Daybreak Rotary
Boston Pizza
Amazing Brace
Altrusa Club


  • Address: 1153 Greenwood Street
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 3C5
  • Phone: 250.286.0391
  • Fax: 250.286.3732