Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors represents the diversity and professionalism of the Trail Association for Community Living.
Please feel free to contact Board Members care of our general office; 250-368-3503 or email@example.com.
Juris Harlamovs: President – Juris and Madeleine have lived in the Trail area since 1987. James, their son who had a severe seizure disorder, passed away in 2007. Juris works in the Applied Research and Technology group at Trail Operations and volunteers for several organizations. He is a director for the Fruitvale Community Chest, he is a Rotarian with the Waneta Trail Sunrise club and is currently the chair of the Beaver Valley May Days Society. Juris is currently on the building and safety, HR and financial committees with the TACL Board of Directors. Juris enjoys playing squash, bridge and all things philosophical.
Wendy Hackett: Treasurer – I take great pride in always calling Trail my home. This community has been a great place to grow up and live in. The majority of my employment career has been in the management field. I was approached by a board member asking if I would be interested in joining the Trail Association for Community Living as a director and thought that would be a wonderful way to give back to our community. I have been on the board for a year and look forward to the upcoming years.
Jeannette Jarvie: Director – worked for TACL for 13 years as our Administration Assistant, she retired in 2006. Jeannette brings extensive board experience having also been on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics and FAIR. Jeannette says she is enjoying her retirement, spending time golfing and swimming as well as with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jeannette joined the board this year and brings great knowledge of TACL to the board and is a strong advocate for the people that we support.
Jim Rees: Director – has been a member and director on and off since 1990. He was a Founding Member of the Children’s Development Centre back in 1970. Jim had a son supported by Microboard for 10 year. He served as a member of The Interim Authority prior to the establishment of CLBC in 2003.
Eleanor Gattafoni-Robinson: Director – Born, raised and educated in Trail Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson is currently serving her fourth term on Trail City Council. Prior to being elected, Eleanor was a longtime employee with Teck Metals Ltd. Community Service has been a major part of her life and in 1992 she was honoured as a recipient of the "Canada 125" Commemorative Medal and in 2009 received the Trail-Warfield "Citizen of the Year" designation for Community Service. Currently, Eleanor serves as the City Council appointee to the Trail Historical Society, Twinning Committee and Ambassador Program.
Eleanor's participation in community endeavors include:
- Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre Board Member
- Trail and District United Way Board Member
- Trail Youth Justice Board Member
- Michael's Catholic School Board Member
- Kidsport-Trail Chapter Member
- Trail & District Arts Council Board Member
- West Kootenay Take a Hike Advisory Committee Member
- Trail Smoke Eater Junior "A" Hockey Club Volunteer
- Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer
- Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre Volunteer
- Salvation Army Volunteer
Shawn Geist: Self-Advocate
Crystal Bermal: Self-Advocate