First Nations Education Steering Committee
Suite #113 – 100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Phone: 604-925-6087  Toll-free in BC: 1-877-422-3672
General inquiries and Media:

Deborah Jeffrey Executive Director
Jesse Fairley Manager, First Nations Languages & Culture
Jo Chrona Jurisdiction/TEFA Curriculum Coordinator
Instructional Services Department
Sue Gower Specialist, Instructional Services


First Nations School Support

Marie Matthew Director, First Nations Schools Initiatives
Mary Jane (MJ) Del Rosario Administrative Assistant, Instructional Svcs
Karen Linkert Regional Principal
Darryl Ashdown Regional Principal
Keri Blacker Regional Principal
Michelle Canaday Regional Principal
Kirsten Baker Williams Regional Principal
Russ Chambers Assessment Coach
Dawn McGuire-Reeves Assessment Coach
Brenda Humchitt Assessment Coach
Andy Karassowitsch Assessment Coach
Bill Dietrich Assessment Coach
Penny Fisher Literacy Coach
Teresa Blackstone Literacy Coach
Leah Asher Literacy Coach
Ernie Janzen Literacy Coach
Lillian Gogag Language Coach
Eric Wong Eat Healthy/Stay Healthy Coordinator


Special Education

Holly Smith Special Education Program Senior Manager
Barb O’Neill Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Education
Madeline Price Special Education Program Manager
Linda Newman Special Education Coach
Amanda Holland Special Education Coach
Jacquie Ledoux Special Education Coach
Andy Karassowitsch Special Education Coach
Dean Heald Special Education Coach
Ernie Janzen Special Education Coach
Carole Moore Special Education Coach
Velma Sutherland Special Education Coach
Debbie Henderson Special Education Coach
Deanne Zeidler Speech Language Pathologist
Jackie Taylor Speech Language Pathologist
Rhea Lazar Speech Language Pathologist
Kaali Kelso Speech Language Pathologist
Jessica Bandstra Speech Language Pathologist
Heather Campbell Speech Language Pathologist
Kim Chute Speech Language Pathologist
Kate Wishart Speech Language Pathologist
Communications and Policy Department
Thane Bonar Director, Communications and Policy


Executive Services

Jan Haugen Manager, Executive Services
Pearl Morgan Executive Assistant
Kylee Mayers Programs Officer
Riannon Nahanee General Administrative Assistant
Sarah Lefebvre Receptionist


Jennifer White Senior Officer, Communications



Juanita Coltman Manager, K-12 Policy
Linda Mim Early Childhood/K-12 Policy Analyst
Christian Gonzales Manager, LEA



Nicolas Mejia Acting Manager, Post-Secondary Education
Sherrie Jacobs Senior Administration Assistant, Post-Secondary

Human Resources and Support Services Department
Mike Costello Senior Director, Human Resources & Support Services
Charleen Lariviere Admin Assistant, Human Resources & Support Services
Alexa Witney Admin Assistant (Acting), Human Resources & Support Services



Ping Zhang Director, Finance
Vick Bains Finance Officer
Jean Pastores Accounts Payable Assistant


Information and Communications Technology

Alan Khara Director, Information and Communication Technology
Ping Jiang Data Officer
Jerry Willows ICT Systems Administrator
Brian Howard Information Systems Coordinator
Rafael Vezzani Junior Business Analyst
Dawn McGuire-Reeves Connected Classrooms Coordinator