Police Board Directors

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Nelson Police Board Director Devon Caron
Provincial Appointment
Appointed June 30, 2022

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Director Elizabeth Edwards

Nelson Police Board Director Elizabeth Edwards
Municipal Appointment
Appointed September 15, 2016

Liz Edwards has been living in Nelson for the last fourteen years, having moved from the lower mainland. She is currently employed as a clinical pharmacist at Kootenay Lake Hospital and a fitness instructor at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Liz completed her pharmacy degree at UBC followed by her hospital pharmacy residency at St. Paul’s Hospital where she started her pharmacy career before moving to Nelson.

Being active and involved in the community is important to Liz; she has been the swim director for the Nelson Cy’swog’n’fun Triathlon for the past 10 years as well as having volunteered with the Nelson Nordic Ski Club.

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Nelson Police Board Director Sue Adam
Provincial Appointment
Appointed March 9, 2018

Sue Adam has over 30 years of experience in project management and business consulting in a variety of industries, from non-profit arts organizations to multi-national companies. Currently, she is a Principle at Sue K. Adam Consulting where she is focused on providing local small businesses with guidance and coaching in strategic planning, development or re-engineering of critical processes, workflow analysis, policy review, HR policy and management, and streamlining of contractual and informational documentation.  In the past, Ms. Adam was a Project Manager at the Nelson Civic Theatre Society, Senior Business Consultant at British Telecom Canada, Process Lead – Optimization Program at CIBC, Global Project Manager & Sr. Project Manager at Autodesk. Inc, Business Consultant at Synet Service Corporation, Manager at Oacis Healthcare Systems, Operations Manager at WDHB. Inc, and Assistant to Director of R&D Planning at Oacis Healthcare Systems.  Her community involvement spans from Whitewater to the Nelson Chamber of Commerce, to project management for the Civic Theatre. Ms. Adam’s board experience includes presiding as Chair of the Board of Kootenay Career Development Society since December 2012 and Treasurer of the Oxygen Art Centre board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French, with a minor in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Languages (Translation) with High Distinction.


Nelson Police Board Director Jane Byers
Provincial Appointment
Appointed July 8, 2019

Jane Byers holds a BSc in Kinesiology. Ms. Byers owns and operates an ergonomics and rehabilitation business. She is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community and the city of Nelson and has volunteered for social justice, arts, and youth sport organizations.


Nelson Police Board Director Lena Horswill
Provincial Appointment
Appointed July 8, 2019

Lena Horswill is a retired Executive Director for Nelson Communication Services. Ms. Horswill immigrated to Canada at the age 25 from Malaysia. Shortly after moving to Nelson in 1987 she accepted a position as the Executive Director of Nelson Community Services Centre. Over the next 26 years Ms. Horswill frequently liaised with both the Nelson Police and RCMP especially regarding issues related to violence against women.

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Nelson Police Board Chair Mayor John Dooley
Elected October 20, 2018

Mayor John Dooley was born and raised in Ireland, emigrating to Canada in 1967. He became a Canadian citizen in 1974. John and his wife, Pat, made their life in Nelson and have been happily married for over 40 years. They have three wonderful children, Erin, Shelagh and Sean, whom with their spouses, have 7 grandchildren and counting.  John spent the majority of his career as a self-employed home inspector and contractor while taking on numerous volunteer and coordinator roles in organizations such as youth soccer, Nelson Leafs Junior hockey team, Canadian Cancer Society, Capitol Theatre Restoration Society, Communities in Bloom, and the Nelson Rotary Club.  He was first elected as a Nelson City Councillor in 1999 and as Mayor in 2005. John was a Councilor for two terms and is now in his fourth term as Mayor. In addition to his work as Nelson’s Mayor, John is Chair of the Nelson Police Board and has been nominated or elected to a number of boards and committees, including the  Regional District of Central Kootenay, Kootenay Citizens’ Conservation Council on Climate Action, Columbia Basin Trust, just to name a few.  Mayor Dooley spent 6 years on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors and was Chair of the FCM British Columbia Caucus. In his spare time, John enjoys many extra-curricular activities including hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting and golf. He and Pat also enjoy spending as much time as they can with their children and grandchildren.