First Nations Health Directors Association

Member Spotlights

Heather Hastings

Heather Hastings is the recipient of the 2019 Inspiration Award for “Providing Effective Health Administration.” Heather is a member of Tsartlip First Nation, and was born and raised in that community. She always knew she wanted to work in a helping profession, though didn’t start off with the goal of working in community.

Vanessa Thevarge

Vanessa Thevarge is the recipient of the 2019 Inspiration Award for “Providing Health and Wellness Leadership for the Community.”  Vanessa grew up in Lillooet and says that her path to becoming a Health Director began in 2000 when she completed the Medical Office Assistant program.

Rosemary Stager

Rosemary Stager is the recipient of the 2016 Inspiration Award for “Grounding Work Within Culture and Tradition.” Originally from Lil’wat Nation, Rosemary has held the position of Health Director at Southern Stl’atl’imx Health Society (SSHS) for the past two years, where she serves the four Southern Stl’atl’imx communities.

Judith Gohn

Judith Gohn: Honoured for 20 Years Work in Cowichan Tribes  — The First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA) held a special honouring ceremony for one of their esteemed members.