FOR MARINE EMERGENCIES PLEASE CONTACT JOINT RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRE (JRCC) on VHF Channel 16 or CALL *16 or #727

Our Team

As a volunteer-based organization, our people are our greatest strength.

The RCMSAR Team

With strong governance and management supporting the power and dedication of our volunteers, RCMSAR contributes to the safety of people in British Columbia and in the communities which support our stations. From teachers and accountants to ex-coast guard and commercial mariners to indigenous community leaders and retired professionals, our team of volunteers and staff are making a difference to public safety in British Columbia.

Board of Governors

A volunteer Board of Governors holds the legal corporate authority and responsibility for RCMSAR. While many are current or past station volunteers, the Board actively recruits candidates for their experience in governance and their skills in areas such as law, accounting, and business management.

Chris Gouglas

Chris Gouglas

Chair

Tracy Lakeman

Tracy Lakeman

Vice Chair

Rob Grant

Rob Grant

Secretary

Susan Archibald

Susan Archibald

Development Committee Chair

Scott Palmer FCPA, FCA

Scott Palmer FCPA, FCA

Finance Committee Chair

Tim Ayres

Tim Ayres

Member

Linda Blake

Linda Blake

Member

Ken Burton

Ken Burton

Member

Bruce Hayne

Bruce Hayne

Member

Darwin Horning

Darwin Horning

Member

Nelson R. Jatel

Nelson R. Jatel

Member

Catherine Lau

Catherine Lau

Member

John McCoach

John McCoach

Member

Chris Sankey

Chris Sankey

Member

Cliff Stewart

Cliff Stewart

Member

Grant Watkins

Grant Watkins

Member

Headquarters

From leadership to readiness and operations our Headquarters Team provides exceptional marine search and rescue training for hundreds of volunteers to ensure rescue crews are prepared and able to save lives on the water. Our expert team also provides responsible resource management, conducts marine safety audits and support the administration needs of our RCMSAR stations throughout the province.

Leadership

Readiness & Operations

Ralph Mohrmann

Director of Readiness

Amber Sheasgreen

Operations Manager

Francois Michaud

Chief Instructor

Finance & Administration

Fundraising & Communications

Human Resources

Volunteers

Hundreds of RCMSAR volunteers are standing by, ready to leave their families or jobs to respond to an emergency on the water. The backbone of our service, coastal communities rely on them for quick, professional response during a marine emergency. Together, with the right skills and training our crews can handle almost any marine emergency.

Get Involved

Interested in becoming a volunteer at a Rescue Station near you? Learn what it takes and what qualifications you need.