Shawn Holte, Executive Director
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, Project Officer
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
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.
Doron Pollachek, Health Manager
Doron’s phone extension is 202
A Health Promotion & Education professional with 20 years of diverse experience at personal, municipal, and national-level practice, as well as experience in academic and NGO settings. He has initiated and involved in trailblazing projects, including prevention of smoking onset among youth, childhood obesity, and chronic diseases. Equipped with Indigenous Bedouins working experience, First Nation studies, and a PhD in developing Health Cities & Communities, Doron pursues his passion engaging with the First Nations, sharing, learning, and contributing. Appreciation Mother Natures’ gifts, Doron spends quite some time outdoors jogging, hiking, and mindful walking.
Cassandra Abel, Health Department Coordinator
Cassandra’s phone extension is 204
As the Health Department Coordinator, Cassandra provides support and administrative assistance to the Health Manager in developing our Nation’s Health and Wellness strategy, projects, and plans. In this position, Cassandra helps provide effective, efficient, and professional operation of the Health Department for CCTC. Cassandra also assists with community engagement by taking a cultural-oriented and holistic centered- approach to help improve our Nation’s Health and Wellness
Jennifer Vickers, BSW, Family Support Worker – Quesnel Office
Unit # 103 – 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.
Corina Clement, Traditional Wellness Coordinator – Quesnel Office
Unit #103 – 213 Anderson Drive, Quesnel BC
Work Cell: 250-983-0274
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.