Our Team

People In Motion opened its doors in 1989 and was started  by Edward Arnston.  Our staff are dedicated to creating a better tomorrow for people with invisible, physical & cognitive disabilities. Our staff could not do what they do without the dedicated group of volunteers who make it happen.

Debora DeLyzer


Debora DeLyzer is our new Executive Director.

Kari Rubel

Kari RubelKari Rubel is our Education/Programs Manager. She started out as an Active Living Program Worker in 2007 and took over the new position in January 2014.  Kari has many years of experience working with children, youth and adults with disabilities.  She also has worked as a care aid in a group home setting.  She holds a Community School Support certificate, Basic Sign Language, and a Care Aid Certificate.

Valerie Gagné

Valerie GagneValerie is the longest term employee with People In Motion. She is our Office Manager. Valerie has been with People In Motion since 1996.  She has her Office Administration Certificate from TRU.


Active Living Program Workers

We have a team of Active Living Program Workers & Bus Drivers who all have extensive experience supporting people with disabilities. All with an array of certifications as well as a BC Class 4 (Unrestricted) drivers licenses.

Board of Directors

  • President:                       Theresa Brooks
  • Vice President                Joel Desaulniers
  • Treasurer/Secretary:      Anya Kalina
  • Director:                         Lorry-Anne Austin
  • Director:                         Jane Horton
  • Director:                         Sherry Johnson
  • Director:                         Catharine Pendrel
  • Director:                         Trish Rhode
  • Director:                         Twyla Russell
  • Director:                         Elaine Strother
  • Director:                         Ralph Tarlit
  • Director:                         Kathy Thomson
  • Director:                         Henry Wong