Meet Our Team

Our most valuable asset is our team of talented staff, who are committed to investing their skills and energy into supporting and empowering the community we serve.

Amber McMillan

Amber McMillan

Executive Director

Amber is a diversely skilled professional holding certifications in Project Management, Change Management and Volunteer Administration. With over two decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, she brings both a wealth of expertise and a passion for building on potential to her work. She has overseen a great deal of growth and transformation at the Centre since her arrival, contributing to its success with her ability to cast vision for the future while also remaining engaged in its day-to-day, hands-on work.

Coordination Team

Glenn Perlstrom

A qualified Early Childhood Educator and accomplished children’s theatre instructor, Glenn brings over 25 years of experience in educating and entertaining young people to his role at the Centre. His innovative approach to children’s programming aims to create a safe and fun environment in which every child can thrive. He is a consummate storyteller and believer in all things magical, with a passion for inspiring a sense of childlike wonder in everyone who crosses his path.

Sarah Palliser

A well-loved fixture in the Rogers community for almost a decade and a half, Sarah’s years of dedication and experience make her a vital asset and core contributor to the Centre’s continuing health and success. She is a certified Early Childhood Education Assistant, with a breadth of skills and knowledge that allows her to be equally comfortable both leading children’s programming and overseeing facility maintenance.

Shannon Phelps

Shannon is a certified Physical Literacy instructor and puts her wealth of varied skills and experience to use in almost every facet of Centre life, from administration to operations to programming. On any given day you might find her honing administrative processes in the office, supporting and training new staff, promoting programs and events, or engaging kids in active plays in our child care programs.

Devaiaya Ra

Devaiya is a gifted entrepreneur who specializes in performance art, life coaching, and web development. He has a passion for inspiring people to be the best version of themselves, and he recognizes that children are full of potential and creative possibility. He is joining the coordination team as the administrative assistant, and is excited to see how this opportunity will enrich his life.

Barb Roth

Barb brings many years of experience working in finance to her role as Bookkeeper for the Centre. Her ability to solve complex challenges and make order out of chaos is an invaluable asset to our growing and changing organization. In her spare time she can often be found curled up with a good fantasy or science fiction novel, or playing video games with her daughter.

Leticia Ferreira


Tom Davies


Tom is a graduate of the Creative Industries program at Ryerson University. He specializes in marketing and digital design. Tom bring a wealth of digital expertise to the Centre, and is a passionate problem solver and entrepreneur.

Tara Johnson



Rogers Society acknowledges Host Communities and Nations whose territories we work and live: the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ Peoples. This gratitude extends to surrounding local Peoples and Nations in this region including the MALAXEt (Malahat), Scia’new (Beecher Bay), T’Sou‐ke (Sooke), Ditidaht, and Pacheedaht Peoples. At Rogers Society, we are ally’s who advocate reconciliation from the intergenerational trauma of colonialism in this country.