Employee Directory


Shawn Holte, Executive Director
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Shawn’s phone extension is 309

Shawn has a strong experience in Business, Administration, and Human Resources management for both a First Nation’s government and a regional First Nation’s organization.  He also has experience in forestry and forest products manufacturing.  His education background in the CGA Program of Professional Studies has provided a backbone to the work he has done in these areas.


Bert Groenenberg, Operations Manager
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Bert’s phone extension is 208

Bert is responsible for the day to day management of the Carrier Chilcotin Tribal Council. He has worked at CCTC since 1990 in planning, economic development, administration and project management. Before joining Tribal Council, Bert worked in construction and small business development including two years in Botswana (Africa).

He received his Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer certification from the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO). He has a BA in Geography (SFU 1990) and is a Landscape Technologist (Ryerson 1980).

Jennifer Wiggins, Administrative Assistant
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Jennifer's phone extension is 200

Jennifer provides administrative support to the team. She is also the initial contact person when you walk in the front door.

Deanna Lloyd, Nation Coordinator
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Deanna’s phone extension is 201

Deanna provides assistance to the health team to provide culturally appropriate service delivery.


Susie Stein, Community Health Nurse

Susie has been a registered nurse since 2011, and has recently moved to Anahim Lake from Squamish BC. Susie has a variety of nursing experience to bring to the team including specialist training in wound and ostomy management as well as experience working home and community care.

In her role as community health nurse she hopes to support new and exciting programs to promote wellness as well as develop partnerships with community members. She’s passionate about providing holistic nursing care specific to individualized wellness plans, and looks forward to working with the elders in her new community.

Jennifer Vickers, BSW, Family Support Worker - Quesnel Office
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Unit # 101 - 213 Anderson Drive, Quesnel BC
Office: 250-992-2075, Work Cell: 250-255-5741

Jennifer Vickers is a registered social worker who works with First Nation families in the Quesnel area. Jennifer assists families with MCFD, court matters, advocacy and referrals to other support agencies.

Jocelyn C. Herrett, MSW RSW, Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician – Quesnel Office
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Unit #103 - 213 Anderson Drive, Quesnel BC
Work Cell: 250-255-4985

For the past thirty plus years, I have worked as an individual, couple and family therapist specializing in sexual abuse and trauma therapy. My target population is, and always has been, children and youth because they keep me young at heart and focus on what is important in life.

I am constantly learning and growing as a therapist and hope my services to the community provide an option to the regular mundane ideology of one hour per week. I enjoy utilizing the tools Mother Nature provides and the gifts from our ancestors which hold the wisdom and knowledge we need to succeed.

I welcome the people and communities in and around Quesnel to take some time and get to know me. When I am not at work, you can probably find me working on small DIY projects or walking around the neighborhood.

Corina Clement, Traditional Wellness Coordinator – Quesnel Office
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Unit #103 - 213 Anderson Drive, Quesnel BC
Work Cell: 250-9830274

Based out of the Quesnel CCTC office, Corina works with elders in traditional healing and health wellness practices for the Dakelh Dene Health Nation. The participating communities are the Lhoosk’uz Dene Nation, Lhtako Dene Nation, Nazko First Nation and Ulkatcho.

Valerie Setah, Field Worker – Quesnel Office
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Unit #103 - 213 Anderson Drive, Quesnel BC
Work Cell: 236-587-8341

As part of the Mental Wellness team, Valerie’s position as the Field Worker is to ensure culturally safe and trauma informed services within the rural Dakelh Dene communities surrounding the Quesnel area (primarily the Lhoosk’uz Dene, Lhtako Dene, Nazko First Nations, as well as Ulkatcho).

To help address the opioid crisis in a professional manner, Valerie will use two key areas: intensive case management (ICM) and peer support/outreach (PO).
As the Field worker, she will work on developing and maintaining a respectful, cooperative working relationships with the Dakelh Dene members, the Mental Wellness Team, and professional health partners, as well as other agencies. Valerie will primarily be based out of the Carrier Chilcotin Tribal Council office in Quesnel.

Valerie is a Tsilhqot’in with familial ties to the Dakelh Dene through her maternal great-grandmother Agnes Sam, nee Chantyman. She graduated from her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in April 2010. Prior to that she worked as a Home Support Worker and a Homemaker for the Yunesit’in elders. She enjoys meeting new people and if possible reconnecting to family in all communities; playing lehal; and reading.

First Nation Health Authority staff in our office:

Jamie Tanis, Dakelh Dené Community Engagement Coordinator
Jamie's phone extension is 203

Provide communications, collaboration & planning support to the Dakelh Dené Nation communities.  Develops & supports local community engagement activities as part of a regional team.  Additionally, ensures that engagement functions & resources are effectively integrated, organized & leveraged to meet strategic & operational needs within the Dakelh Dené Nation.

Jamie believes it is never too late to learn.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work in 2007, the day before her son graduated from high school and three years after her daughter graduated from high school.  Jamie has previously worked as a social worker, a legal secretary, a victim services worker and as a customer service agent.  She enjoys spending time in the community, learning about the culture and getting to know community members.   Jamie and her husband Jim enjoy camping, hiking, fishing and exploring the Chilcotin backroads.  Jamie and girlfriends have hiked the West Coast Trail, in the Mt. Robson area and have completed a short bicycle trip.  Jamie is excited to learn more about First Nations Health and how she can help others.

Jamie will be working out of the CCTC office at 59 First Avenue South, Williams Lake.  Jamie is currently working five days a week and can be reached at jamie.tanis@fnha.ca or (250) 267-9635.