THE
TEAM

As non profit organization, the Chilliwack Restorative Justice Board provides governance and is appointed by the Society membership.

The Executive Director leads a team of staff and volunteers that is dedicated to restorative values.

STAFF MEMBERS

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Steve Roukema
Executive Director 

Steve started with CRJ November 5th, 2021. He previously worked with parolees with the M2W2 Association and was also a Youth and Young Adults Pastor in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. Steve loves to spend time with his wife and 5 kids! He holds a BA in Youth Work and a MA in Christian Studies. 

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Rose Yan
Restorative Response 
Coordinator

Rose joined CRJ in April 2018. She recently retired from over 30 years of working as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst with various police agencies. She holds a BA and MA in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. 

Board Members

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Jim Simmill
Board Chair

After Jim retired from the RCMP in 2014, he received his certification as a mediator through the Justice Institute of BC Conflict Resolution program.  Jim is an active facilitator with CRJ.

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Jared Mumford
Board Vice Chair

Jared owns a digital marketing consultancy and lives in Chilliwack with his partner and 4 children, where they can be found hiking a local mountain or biking the Rotary Trail. He is currently Chair of the Chilliwack School Board and Co-Chair of Chilliwack Healthier Community (CHC).  

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Tom McMahon
Treasurer

Tom retired from working at Fraser Health in 2016 and also was on the Chilliwack Community Services Board. He has much experience working with those struggling with addictions and brings great empathy to the team. 

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Sherry Mumford
Secretary

Sherry has a PhD in Criminology [SFU] and has worked in the criminal justice, substance use and mental health fields with adults and youth. She retired in 2017 from her position as the Fraser Health Director of Mental Health and Substance Use. Presently, she works as a private consultant. Sherry is a great fan of restorative justice in practice and hopes to be part of making the community more aware of its benefits.

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Edna Warick
Director

After retirement as a School District Administrator, Edna served on the Victoria Restorative Justice Board, as well as chairing the Governance and Operations Subcommittee. As an educator, counsellor, mediator and leader, she is committed to her involvement with restorative justice by offering her skills, time and passion to supporting, strengthening and promoting RJ principles in the Chilliwack community. 

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Peter Lang
Director

Peter has worked for the Correctional Service of Canada for 20 years and is currently an Assistant Warden. He holds a diploma in Criminology and a BA in Liberal Studies from Vancouver Island University. Peter is also Métis and serves on the Board of the Chilliwack Metis Association, currently as Interim President. He would like to see Restorative Justice used in all facets of the criminal justice system.

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Mike Straiton
Director

A retired police officer and business owner who moved to Chilliwack with his wife Sheila in 2014.  Mike became a volunteer with CRJ in 2016 and thoroughly enjoys facilitating CAP's and VOC's. Mike and his wife enjoy the outdoors in many ways, especially golfing.

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Stuart Reece
Director

Has  studied Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University as his undergraduate degree, Stuart is now engaged in his Masters of Business Administration.  He believes that Restorative Justice provides an opportunity for offenders, especially youth, to avoid becoming involved in the criminal justice system and instead choose a path better for themselves and their community.

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Brian Goldstone
Director

Elected to Board Nov, 2021. Bio coming soon...

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Darlene Wahlstrom
Ex-officio 

Darlene started on the Board in 2012. She presently works as the Chilliwack and Agassiz RCMP Victim Services Coordinator. She is dedicated to the community and is a past Chilliwack school trustee. Darlene spends her free time baking and loving her grandchildren.

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Robert Scott
Ex-officio

Rob has been an RCMP officer for 20 years, with current experience working with youth in schools and was a part of the community police team in Langley. 

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Contact Steve if interested in being on the CRJ board: executivedirector@restoringjustice.ca

Volunteers

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Brennan

Born and raised in Chilliwack and graduated from Chilliwack Secondary School in 2020. Involved with restorative justice because he wanted to put his passion for community building into action. 

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Taylor

Became involved in 2017 as a summer student. After developing a passion for restorative justice, she continued through participation in the Classroom Conversations and Restorative Response programs. Taylor completed her BA in Psychology with honours in 2020 and has received certification in Victim-Offender Conferencing and Mental Health First Aid.

IN MEMORY OF

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PETER MASSY

Peter volunteered with Restorative Justice as a facilitator and mentor from February 2017 - September 2019. Peter was a devoted family man and a true friend to many. He was a champion for labor rights and was vice President of Telecommunications Workers Union before his retirement in 2007.

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Erza

As a family law paralegal and social services supervised access worker, she offers a unique depth of understanding in the complexity of the lives of children and adults. She has a BA in Criminology and is and a Masters in Public Administration with the University of Victoria.

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Bridgette

She has experience working with at-risk individuals and homeless and a degree in Social Services. As a has grandmother of seven, she wants to make a difference in the world and greatly enjoys the volunteering she does with Chilliwack Restorative Justice. 

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Ken

He has been involved with restorative justice for over 10 years. He is married (53 years) with 2 children and 7 grandchildren.  He ran his own business; served as pastor of a church; and now works as a part time chaplain at Kent institution. Ken earned a Phd in Physics and was awarded an honorary membership in the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC.

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Ashley 

Works as an institutional parole officer for the Correctional Service of Canada. She started volunteering with CRJ in 2015 while working towards her BA in Criminology. She appreciates the principles of restorative justice that provide all parties a voice in the process. Ashley has over five years of experience in case management interventions, working with at-risk populations and connecting with community partners.

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Stacey

Her background is in the environmental field, where she has spent time teaching students about nature and fish.  Stacey is looking forward to participating in the Classroom Conversations program and other activities in the community.

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Ashley

Ashley started volunteering at Chilliwack Restorative Justice because of her interest in the criminal justice field. Though her path in life has changed, she still enjoys the work she does with this group of amazing people. She encourages anyone with time to spare to check it out, even for a little bit. 

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Karen

She began volunteering in 2011. She has a BA in Psychology from UBC and now works for the Correctional Service of Canada. She was involved in the restorative justice processes in correctional facilities and enjoys volunteering, travel and playing racquet sports. 

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Amanda 

Throughout her psychology degree, Amanda focused on child and youth research. This research led her to the understanding that belonging and support are essential parts of development. Amanda is passionate about ensuring that youth are listened to and advocated for. 

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Pauline

Since 2020 she has volunteered after attending a workshop at the senior centre put on by the CRJ. Pauline retired in 2019 after 17 years in the Employment Services Industry. She is passionate about helping people in a non-judgemental manner get a fresh start and new opportunities in the community.

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Robert 

He has been involved since 2011. He served as a Director and Treasurer on the Board for 4 years. He saw a system that could truly repair and restore versus just punishing. He also worked as a case worker with Chilliwack RCMP Victim Services for 7 years. He is presently a Family Law Advocate for Chilliwack Community Services. 

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Matthew

He has been involved since 2021 and has a degree in cell biology and genetics from UBC. He has lived in Chilliwack for his whole life and has been a volunteer in his community since 2016. He hopes to make a difference in the lives of both offenders and victims and heal grievances in the community.

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Interested in volunteering with CRJ?

contact Steve: executivedirector@restoringjustice.ca