Our Team

Executive Committee

There are forty to fifty active volunteers with the Williams Lake Community Council for Restorative Justice, who act as facilitators, co-facilitators, and advisors. Our group is led by an Executive Committee consisting of two co-chairs and a secretary, who work with the RCMP’s Williams Lake Restorative Justice Coordinator.

Leadership Group

Deb Pickering

Facilitator, Co-Chair, Trainer

Deb has been a member of the WLCCRJ since 2010. She moved from Edmonton to Williams Lake with her daughter in 1999. Deb worked for Canada Post Corporation as a letter carrier and courier for 33 years retiring in 2012. She was a board member for the Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Ass’n. for 7 years and currently works as a screening officer at the Williams Lake airport.

Gail Lucier

Facilitator, Co-Chair

Gail has been a volunteer member of WLCCRJ since 2010. Gail was born in Quesnel, raised in Bella Coola and moved to Williams Lake in 1981. She worked for Community Futures from 1986 to 1999 then with Fraser Basin Council as their Province Wide Executive Assistant for Council & Board Operations until she retired in December 2020. Gail has been involved with many volunteer organizations over the years (Volunteer Centre, Community Policing, BC Winter Games, Communities in Bloom, Stampede Parade, etc.

Mark Hamm

Facilitator, Secretary, Case Manager

Mark has been volunteering with the WLCCRJ since 2010. He and his wife Jo Ann have lived in Williams Lake since 1982. Mark worked for the BC Forest Service up until his retirement in 2019. Since retiring he has been more involved with WLCCRJ and has also become a Gladue report writer for the BC First Nations Justice Council.

Mackenzie Blakely

Restorative Justice Coordinator

Mackenzie has been the Coordinator for WLCCRJ since March, 2022. She moved from Abbotsford to Williams Lake in 2017. Kenzie is currently a Watch Clerk for the Williams Lake RCMP, as well as a Health Information Processing Clerk at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital.