First Nations Health Directors Association


Welcome to the New FNHDA Board of Directors!

October 15th, 2020

Congratulations to all the Members who helped make our first virtual AGM a great success!

Through August and September, FNHDA Board of Director elections were held in all five regions. Eleven FNHDA Board positions were vacant or had terms expiring at the 2020 AGM, which was held virtually on September 24, 2020. Per the FNHDA Constitution and Bylaws, Board of Directors are elected to two-year terms representing their respective region/sub-region. When a vacancy is filled, the elected Health Director fills the remainder of the term.

The Association would like to congratulate all those nominated – your commitment to the work is much appreciated!

The following 10 FNHDA Board Representatives were elected by their respective region / sub-region and confirmed by ordinary resolution at the AGM:

Fraser Salish:

  •  Janice George, Sts’ailes Health & Family Services
  •  Elizabeth Point, Seabird Island Health Services


  •  Shelley Lampreau, Simpcw First Nation
  •  Andrea LeBourdais, Cayoose Creek Indian Band

Vancouver Coastal – South  Coast:

  •  Coreen Paul, Musqueam Nation

Vancouver Island – Coast Salish

  • Jennifer Jones, Stz’uminus First Nation

Vancouver Island – Kwakwaka’wakw

  • Kim Roberts, Kwakiutl District Council Health Centre

Vancouver Island – Nuu-Chah-Nulth

  • Vanessa Charlong, Hupacasath First Nation

Northern – North West

  • Charlene Webb, Kitsumkalum Health

Northern – North Central

  • Regina Thomas, Saik’uz First NationSaik’uz First Nation

Northern – North East

  • vacant

The newly elected and re-elected Directors will join the existing Directors of the Association: Keith Marshall, Judy Maas, Rosemary Stager-Wallace, and Terrie Davidson

A Heartfelt Thank You to Outgoing Board Members

We would like to acknowledge Tammy Baskin, Angie Prince and Shawn Scotchman for their service on the FNHDA Board. On behalf of the Association we wish them much joy!

FNHDA Electronic Election FAQ

FNHDA recently undertook a cycle of elections to select Regional Representatives to the Board of Directors. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, these elections were moved to a fully electronic format.

We understand that this is a new process for our Health Director Members, and have developed a list of frequently asked
questions to provide clarity on this new process.

The FAQ sheet can be found by clicking

More News

May. 4

Rez Mailbox Totes

Ashcroft First Nation is implementing the use of clear easy clean “tote boxes” to deliver food (hampers/food drops) to community members living on-reserve. A tote is provided to each household, filled with food and dropped outside each home for homeowner to retrieve. This ensures the necessary physical distancing of the staff and the homeowners. These […]

May. 4

Scavenger Hunt

The Osoyoos Indian Band Scavenger Hunt is a wellness initiative designed to maintain healthy cultural activity for Youth and Elders in community while practicing physical / social distancing. It is run by our Youth Worker staff who are on a work-from-home arrangement. The program uses Facebook as the primary avenue for participation. This program promotes […]

Oct. 6

Seeking input on the FNHA’s Multi-Year Capital Plan!

Skeetchestn Health Clinic FNHA is embarking on the renewal of our Multi-Year Capital Plan priorities and planning approaches. The renewal of capital priorities and planning approaches is an opportunity for BC First Nations, political, community and health leads to help shape our organization’s path forward for the next five years from April 1, 2022-2027. In […]

Oct. 5

Seeking input on the FNHA’s Five-Year Plan!

FNHA is embarking on the renewal of our Five-Year Plan. The renewal of the FNHA’s Five-Year Plan is an opportunity for BC First Nations, political, community and health leads to help shape our organization’s path forward for the next five years from April 1st, 2022-2027.  In preparation, FNHA is launching engagement in Fall 2020 to […]

Jul. 9

FNHA, FNHC, FNHDA Issue Statement Supporting Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s Investigation into Systemic Racism

Coast Salish Territory – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA) welcome the launch of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into systemic racism in BC’s health system. “We welcome this effort to shine light on the systemic racism that still exists in our province and […]

May. 26

Community Distribution – Monetary, Fish, and Seafood

Toquaht Nation provided a one-time only distribution of $500 to all citizens. The Nation has increased the harvesting and distribution of fish and seafood to citizens, including halibut, clams, roe, kelp, and canned salmon. Toquaht is a small community of only 35 people, with the majority of citizens living away from home in Port Alberni, […]

May. 26

Care Packages and Nourishing Meals for Elders

The Stz’uminus First Nation Health Centre has remained open, with staff able to work while practicing physical distancing. The Health Centre delivered care packages with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, bleach-based cleaner to sanitize homes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper to all 212 households on-reserve. Stz’uminus Health Centre, school, and daycare staff have […]