Dear community members,
Along with the Council, I am committed to ensuring that every program, initiative and decision we make will benefit our community.
We are delighted to announce another addition to our community to support our plans. Please welcome Lisa Thunderblanket as Cayoose Creek’s Health and Social Services Executive Director.
Lisa has worked in Social Services for over 25 years, most recently as a Community Social Worker in North Vancouver. She has a background in Mediation, has served on the Human Rights Board, and as a Board member for the RCMP complaints board.
Lisa has worked with First Nations communities, including directly with community members, for most of her career and has several published works, including Indigenous Voices, First Edition of Creative Writing which was published in 2001 with the University of Saskatchewan
Her professional interests include supporting Aboriginal Nations in self-determination and self-governance in the Child Welfare System. She has also assisted in developing unique programs to enhance community development in the Nations she served.
In her role at Cayoose Creek, Lisa will have two primary functions: managing and delivering all Health and Social Development programs and leading and delivering the commitments under the Cayoose Creek Bill C-92 Advisory Committee and initiatives. Lisa will report to Brad Gilbert and be the primary liaison between the Band Administrator and department employees. She will also oversee department managers and staff in program delivery, communications, human resources, work plan development, budgeting and reporting.
We are thrilled to have Lisa on board and confident that her expertise and experience will help us efficiently serve and enhance our community.
Please introduce yourselves and warmly welcome her as she joins our Sekw’el’was community.
Chief Bonnie Adolph