Our Board

About Our Board

The Realistic Success Recovery Society is a non-profit charitable society. The Board of Directors of The Realistic Success Recovery Society represent a broad cross-section of the public.

Our Board


Alex Charles – life long Surrey resident and President of the Board. Alex was a founding board member in 2007.  He is a labour relations professional for UNIFOR Local 780. Alex also coaches Surrey Minor Football teams.

Heather Cross – active Surrey resident, volunteer Co-ordinator for the BC Summer Games.  Heather joined the Board in 2011.

Melanie deChamplain – Treasurer and a founding board member. Melanie’s support and guidance has assisted the Society be what it is today.

Ren Morley – a public school counsellor he sees the devastation that addiction brings into the lives of families. Ren offers support to those struggling to turn their lives around. Ren was a founding board member.

Penny Priddy – joining the board in 2014, Penny has been keenly interested in the Society’s progress and our positive role in the public discourse on recovery houses in BC.  Penny has the distinction of being the only woman in Canadian history to be elected to school board, city council, provincial legislature and the house of commons.