Keith is of African Canadian/Caribbean decent from Cape Breton-Nova Scotia. Keith Marshall is the Director of Community Health Programs for the Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health Centre Society in Bella Bella. His primary role is to provide programs and services for the improvement of the health status of this community.
Keith holds a Master’s degree in social work, and a Masters degree in Public Administration specializing in health services. He recently completed his Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University.
Keith is an experienced professional with over 30 years of experience working in Indigenous communities with a focus on promoting capacity building with community members, supporting them with charting their own course for being the catalyst for improving their health status. He provides the vision, managerial and administrative leadership necessary to develop and implement health care programs and services which meet the health needs of the members of the Heiltsuk community in Bella Bella BC.
In addition, he worked with federal, provincial and private organizations in senior health, managerial and administrative positions including negotiating major contracts; facilitation and mediation skills with large organization in the national and provincial arenas; management of major programs including organizational and planning requirements; clinical case management; developing and implementing organizational; policy development, interpretation and implementation.
Keith currently serves as President of the First Nations Health Directors Association Board of Directors. The First Nations Health Directors Association is part of a unique health governance structure that includes political representation and advocacy through the First Nations Health Council, and the planning, management and delivery of health programs and services through the First Nations Health Authority. Collectively, this First Nations health governance structure works in partnership with BC First Nations to achieve our shared vision.
Keith served on the committee that was responsible for the development of the British Columbia Cultural Safety and Humility Standard
Janice George, Nauness, has served as the Health Director for Sts’ailes Yeqwethet since 2017 and was elected to the FNHDA Board of Directors in November of the same year. Paternally, Janice is from Sts’ailes; maternally, she is from Squamish Nation. Her husband is from Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and together they have seven children and eight grandchildren. Janice lives in the pristine Sts’ailes territory, along the Harrison River in the Fraser Salish Region.
As a leader, Janice is known for her deep knowledge of Sts’ailes culture and spirituality, and emphasizes the inclusion of cultural practices in her daily work. As a Health Director, she also actively promotes Lateral Kindness and Healthy lifestyle choices for a better tomorrow for future generations.
Janice brings to the Board a strong professional background, including five years of managerial experience and eight years of supervisory experience. In addition to her work as Sts’ailes’ Health Director, Janice held a position in administrative governance and also human resources and employment counselling, among other roles.
She holds a Psychology Associate of Arts Degree, General Studies Diploma from Douglas College and an Office Technology & Administration Certificate – Finance Option from Capilano University. She is currently completing her Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator Diploma with AFOA Canada. Janice is a lifetime learner of cultural teachings.