Rosemary Stager was hired as the SSHS Health Director in February 2015, she is in her final year in the Executive Masters in Business Administration and Aboriginal Leadership program at Simon Fraser University. Rosemary recently completed a four-month internship with the Federal government in Ottawa within the department of Aboriginal Affairs And Northern Development Canada (AANDC). Rosemary has 23 years experience in administration and is both a member of, and elected councillor for, the Líl̓wat Nation.
As a proud mother of four children, she is very passionate about raising the standards in quality of life for the Stl’atl’imx Nation. As the Health Director, Rosemary is responsible for the day-to-day operations of SSHS and overseeing the implementation of the SSHS Community Health and Wellness Plan 2012-2017.
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Jesse-Ann Gabriel has been in the Administrative and Accounting Support role at SSHS since 2014. She is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to the Health Director, accountant and the Board of Directors. Her duties include managing telecommunications, social media, accounting files, technical support, and the SSHS vehicle fleet. She also maintains records, produces meeting minutes, and handles all all in-going and out-going mail.
Project Manager Fran Hopkins joined SSHS in September 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and a post-graduate degree in Indigenous Studies.
Fran has a background in health and project management and has worked for government, and private and not-for-profit organizations for more than 30 years. Prior to coming to SSHS, Fran worked as a policy consultant for Líl̓wat Health and Healing and with Vancouver Coastal Health as a coordinator for seniors/Elders programs. She is responsible for increasing health programming for SSHS by researching and applying for funding, working with the legal team to achieve charitable tax status, and assisting the Health Director in the growth and development of SSHS.
Fran has one daughter and is a proud grandmother of a 20-month-old grand daughter.
SSHS Accountant, Donn Oberg, is an accounting technician at W.A. Janyk & Co. Inc. Donn did bookkeeping for SSHS from 2011 to 2013 and returned to the organization in 2015. Donn studied at the University of Winnipeg where she graduated with a Management Diploma, she then pursued her accounting designation with Certified General Accountants. As a fourth-year student, she took a break from her studies to spend time with her family. Donn has worked in accounting for 20 years.
Lisa Peter’s was hired as executive assistant to co-pilot the patient travel and eliminate barriers to service for members. As Patient Travel/Executive Assistant, Lisa assists Skatin Nation members with their patient travel and/or reimbursements and also works in conjunction with the Community Health Representatives (CHRs) in accessing the health benefits of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). Lisa received her Patient Travel certificate from FNHA and works closely with the organization.
Graduating from high school in 1996, Lisa continued her education at Ts̓zil Learning Centre-Capilano College and graduated with a certificate in business administration. Lisa has worked in receptionist position for many years and is now excited to take on new challenges and enhance her skills.
Lisa is currently on maternity leave.
The role of administration is to ensure the smooth delivery of SSHS services
The primary task of administration is to work to implement the SSHS Community Health and Wellness Plan 2012-2017. This document outlines the strategy to propel the SSHS forwards. This document will be reviewed in fiscal 2016/17 as the basis for developing a follow-up work plan.
The administrative team, under the leadership of Health Director Rosemary Stager, consists of a patient travel coordinator/executive assistant, accountant, accounting and administrative support worker and project manager. Together they manage the SSHS’s day-to-day and operational activities including preparing Requests for Proposals (RFQ’s), administering the Patient Travel Program, and monitoring and reviewing contracts.
To reach the SSHS’s goals, administration focuses on the areas of:
- Policy development
- Financial monitoring and control
- Implementation and service delivery
- Strategic networking and planning
Administration also keeps the SSHS Board of Directors informed as to the impacts of the organization’s programs and all governance issues.