Member Services

Since the FNHDA was established in 2010, our dedicated Member Services Team has been honoured to support Health Directors with information, resources, learning and training information and Wise Practices. Member Services oversees all aspects of the FNHDA Membership including applications for membership, regular surveys and check-ins with Health Directors and ongoing updates of tools and resources.

Become a Member

If you are responsible for delivery and coordination of health and wellness services in a First Nations community in BC, please consider joining the FNHDA. This Association exists for you — and joins together our voices and perspectives in the journey of health transformation for First Nations people.

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Health Director Documents

This library provides a record of discussions and decisions at Association events such as the Annual General Meeting, Caucus sessions and strategic planning meetings. Documents are organized by event and year.

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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.