Changing lives through knowledge.

Helping people gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to take part in developing a healthy community and live a fulfilling life. 

Meet  our board of directors who make this all possible

Brian Johnson, President

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Bob Pearson, Vice-President

 Bob has a lifelong interest in literacy, he has been involved in publishing and is an avid reader.​  He has spent the better part of the past decade helping those in need, be it adult assisted living, or in his current position of Tenant Support Worker for the Transition Society at the Crow's Nest Lodge.​

He brings along skills in problem solving.  He enjoys talking with people and both learning and teaching new skills.​

He has edited an online magazine for 15 years, am is an author/artist for Historical journals and featured in over 100 published books. ​


Happy Wang, Treasurer

Happy Wang, has served as Treasurer for Change Makers since 2019.  Happy believes in striving for excellence, transforming self and others, and adding value to our community and the world! Wonderful performance comes from integrity, diligence, consideration, critical thinking, and savvy! When we are confident, work is play.

He holds a Master Diploma in Accounting from McGill University, his experience includes all levels of accounting, personal taxes and corporate taxes, data analysis; performance strategy, plan, implement, and analysis; human resource management; corporate and personal financial literacy, financial analysis, and financial engagements; etc.

He has volunteered for many events and has been passionate to various activities that promote our community to become better and better, more and more beautiful.  Contribute love, joy and fun to people’s life, that is what the name “Happy” means.

Priscilla Dennis, Secretary

Priscilla has been working as a literacy practitioner for our Raven Tales Revival, our Indigenous Adult Literacy Program since January, 2019 and is excited about the literacy work she’s been involved with so far. She has been helping provide services through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, and she has developed the Table Time program to  encourage Health Literacy.  She hopes to help Change Makers expand their reach in the neighbourhood and the community.

On her own time, Priscilla has been a volunteer and an advocate. She is deeply connected to her family with whom attends many community events. She strongly believes community connection is very important

Priscilla is Gitxsan, Tsimshian and Haida. She works as a videographer with Raven Eagle Media, with the primary goal and hope of capturing the culture, traditions and language of First Nations people for future generations.

Patrick Davis Change Makers' Education Society

Patrick juggling rings during Prince Rupert's Canada Day celebrations at Mariners Park 2018. Northern Health Imagine Grant.

Patrick Davis, Director

After finishing a degree in civil engineering and over a decade working in construction management, Patrick moved to Japan and taught English as a Foreign Language at primary through university levels. 

He helped found Change Makers' Education Society in January 2017 and is an active community volunteer in Prince Rupert, he volunteers on other boards and works diligently to help all members of our community.

John Garcia, Director

Over the last 20 years, John has worked in IT, web development, digital forensics and various other technical related fields. He is the owner/operator of JAG Designs specializing in building websites and providing security systems for small to medium businesses. Many years ago, he received a contract to teach beginner computer classes to seniors, it was a memorable experience that has never left him. ​

As a former business owner and lifelong learner, he appreciates the value of literacy. He is a very passionate advocate of basic computer and financial literacy, there is nothing like the look in a persons eye when that spark appears and they realized they've learned a new skill. ​

 His skills will help Change Maker's Education Society achieve it's goals and spread that spark far and wide. ​

Happy Wang


and Community Volunteer 

Our 2019 Board is pleased to welcome Happy Wang, to the position as Treasurer.

Happy believes in striving for excellence, transforming  self and others, and adding value to our community and the world! Wonderful performance comes from integrity, diligence, consideration, critical thinking, and savvy! When we are confident, work is play.

He holds a Master Diploma in Accounting from McGill University, his experience includes all levels of accounting, personal taxes and

corporate taxes, data analysis; performance strategy, plan, implement, and analysis; human resource management; corporate and personal financial literacy, financial analysis, and financial engagements; etc.

He has volunteered for many events and has been passionate to various activities that promote our community to become better and better, more and more beautiful.

Contribute love, joy and fun to people’s life. That is what the name “Happy” means.

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