Neil Belanger (Maluu’m Amxsiwaa)
Executive Director email@example.com
Neil’s Bio – Neil Belanger is an adopted member of the Lax Se el Clan (Frog) in the House of Nika’teen within the Gitxsan First Nation. Neil has worked successfully with a variety of First Nation organizations across British Columbia in his role as a health consultant and Executive Health Director, in addition to being the Executive Director for various health and disability organizations throughout his career both in British Columbia and in Saskatchewan.
Trina Lohr (Trixie Driftwood)
Trina’s Bio - Trina Lohr over the span of her career has established an impressive record of accounting and auditing services as a contracted Certified General Accountant (CGA) for or a variety of organizations across British Columbia. Trina brings to the Society a wealth of financial skills and abilities and is responsible for all financial aspects of the Society.
Carrie Tom (Nanahaims)
Resource and Support Worker
Carrie’s Bio - Carrie Tom is a member of the Gisgaast Clan (Fireweed / Killer Whale) in the House of Guxsan within the Gitxsan First Nation Carrie is a traditional Nuu-chah-nulth dancer and married to a Hereditary Chief of the Hesquiaht First Nation, which is located on the western coast of Vancouver Island. Carrie has worked successfully at BCANDS for several years in a variety of roles including administration, finance, client services and now health information, resource and support services.
Alison (Ali) Davies
Disability Case Manager
Alison’s Bio - Alison Davies brings to BCANDS a wealth of experience and knowledge as it relates to disability issues services and client case management. Alison has extensive experience working successfully in the areas of: at risk populations, autism, Community Living, persons with multiple barriers, life skills, employment, advocacy, etc. Although a country singer in her off hours, we at BCANDS still like Alison anyway.
Elizabeth (Betty) Melo Disability Case Manager DCM2@bcands.bc.ca
Betty’s Bio – Betty is currently finalizing her 4thyear Social Work Degree from the University of Victoria – Social Work, Child Welfare Specialization. Betty brings a wealth of information, energy, dedication and disability service related experience to BCANDS.
Larissa Williams (Tsequakuhs) Disability Case Manager - Currently on Leave
Larissa’s Bio – Larissa is a registered Social Worker, graduating from the University of Victoria – Social Work, Indigenous Specialization Program. Larissa is Nuu-chah-nulth from the Tla-o-qui-aht and Cheklesahht tribes. Her traditional names, given to her by her Grandfather are; Tsequakuhs (singing bird) and Tla-e-suksup (from the outside looking in). Larissa brings a wealth of information and energy to her work at BCANDS and in her spare time she enjoys Costco hotdogs and taking photos of vegetable soup and hamburgers.
The Board and BCANDS Team wish to recognize and thank our dedicated volunteer Tom. Tom has volunteered his time to the Society over the past few years, assisting to help the Society meet its mandate and in providing responsive and quality disability and health related services for our clients and communities.
Thank you Tom!!__________________________________________________________________________________________
The Board and BCANDS team would like to recognize and thank our dedicated volunteer / advisor Mr. Blair MacKenzie. Blair has volunteered his time, energy and has freely shared his knowledge with the Society’s leadership over the past several years, assisting the Society in ensuring the delivery of quality disability and health services for our clients and communities.
Thank you Blair!__________________________________________________________________________________________
The Board and BCANDS Team wish to thank Mr. Gilbert James who recently completed his practicum as a Student from the University of Victoria – Social Work Program Indigenous Specialization!!
Thank you Gilbert for all you work and insight, we wish you much success for the future and know you will do well!__________________________________________________________________________________________
The Board and BCANDS Team would like to sincerely thank Ms. Ange Courtoreille – Practicum Student – Camosun College – Indigenous Family Support Program, who recently completed her placement with the Society.
Thank you for your hard work Ange and your contribution to the Society and our client services!! We wish you much success in your future studies and know you will do well!!
The Board and BCANDS Team would like to recognize and congratulate Ms. Jamie Seaweed who worked with the Society as a 4th Year Practicum Student from the University of Victoria – Social Work, Indigenous Specialization and who just recently completed her studies in April, 2013.
Great job Jamie and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Society and our clients, we know you will do well in your future endeavors!!