WCRS Board of Directors

WCRS Board of Directors

The Westcoast Community Resources Society (WCRS) is guided by the experience and skills of the Board of Directors who share the vision and values of healthy connected individuals, families and communities.

The Westcoast Community Resources Society Board of Directors demonstrate a passion for community and wellness through their hard-work and dedication to the Society and broader community.

Faye Missar (Co-Chair)

Faye Missar was born in Haida Gwaii and raised in Ucluelet, BC. She is a mom to two energetic, young boys and a lovely bernedoodle pup named Rocket. Faye has a Masters in Public Health and her interest areas include rural and remote health, child and youth development, sexual health, and harm reduction. Faye coordinates a local health network, the Coastal Family Resource Coalition, and works on various other health and community development projects. For fun, Faye enjoys surfing, playing soccer, and hanging out with her friends. 

Brett Freake (Co-Chair)

Brett Freake has been living in the traditional unceded and ancestral territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation since 2018. He is passionate about contributing to inclusive communities where everyone has access to the resources they need to flourish. Brett has a Masters degree in Community and Regional Planning. He is currently working as the Manager of Lands and Resources for Toquaht Nation and is also a member of the Tofino Volunteer Fire Department. 

Tamara Nelson (Co-Treasurer)

Tamara has lived in Ucluelet since 2008. She had been aware of WCRS but only got the ‘inside scoop’ when she took a temporary position with WCRS in 2017-18. Tamara was immediately impressed by the committed professional staff assisting people to live better lives in our beautiful west coast communities and decided to become a board member.

Tamara has worked in accounting and finance all her professional life and currently works in local government. Her financial experience makes her an asset to the Board and the WCRS.

Crystal Bolduc (Co- Treasurer)

Crystal has lived in Ucluelet for the past 21 years and feels like Ucluelet is home for her. She believes in supporting her community and has volunteered for a number of groups during her time here, including the Pacific Rim Whale Fest Society and Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue. She is very grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to WCRS and learn from everyone at the organization.

Crystal works at Parks Canada in their External Relations team and has a keen budgeting eye. She has some education in managerial accounting and is excited to work along side Tamara and learn the ropes.

When Crystal is not working or volunteering she spends time reading and walking with her dog Seymour.

Sully Rogalski (Secretary)

Sully Rogalski (they/them) has been gratefully residing on ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ lands since 2020 and is excited to join the WCRS board. As the co-founder of the local non-profit Coastal Queer Alliance, Sully hopes to bring a perspective to the board that values growth & inclusivity. They are passionate about reducing barriers in accessing care, harm reduction, and systems creation. 


Andrea McQuade (Director @ Large)

Andrea (she/her) : Hi! I’m a white, female, queer person living, working and organizing on Tla-o-qui-aht lands. I believe in working towards non carceral, restorative, anti racist, decolonial futures by supporting restorative, trauma informed, community led organizations. I serve as a Director for Coastal Restoration Society, and work to ensure that Indigenous protocols, priorities and stewardship lead environmental and restoration efforts.  I have been a resident on Tla-o-qui-aht lands and waters for 7 years, and live offshore with two golden retrievers and my partner.

Join the WCRS Board of Directors

If you are interested in becoming a member of the WCRS Board of Directors, please follow the link below or email our Executive Director, to arrange an informal discussion.

Executive Director of WCRS

Arriving in Tofino in February 1998 from eastern Canada, Laurie Hannah brings a wealth of local knowledge and industry experience to the new role of Executive Director with the Westcoast Community Resources Society.  Working locally with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council for 10 years in their Early Years Program as well as Vancouver Island Health Authority and Westcoast Community Resources Contracts over the years.  From 2013 to 2020 Laurie and her two children moved to Whistler and worked as the Community Living Coordinator with Sea To Sky Community Services for 5 years and then was the Manager of the Whistler Women’s Centre with the Howe Sound Women’s Centre delivering many of the programs that the Westcoast Community Resources Society delivers.  She has a passion for strengthening families and community and looks forward to incorporating her degrees and diplomas along with her experience and passion to build stronger communities.  She can be reached by cell at 250-266-3492 and email exec.director@wccrs.ca