Meet Our Staff

Bert Groenenberg
Project Officer
250-398-3375 Ext 308
operations@dakelh.ca

Bert focuses on special projects, especially the Grease Trail, building management, and some administration.

Candie Laporte
Finance Manager
250-398-3375 Ext 313
finmgr@dakelh.ca

Candie oversees the accounting staff, funding contracts, payroll, accounts payable/receivable. She makes recommendations to the senior managers to address surplus or deficits. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures.

Deanna Lloyd
Nation Coordinator
250-398-3375 Ext 201
coordinator@carrierchilcotin.org

Deanna provides administrative support where necessary and supervises the front office administration staff.

Dina Stephenson
Program Coordinator
250-398-3375 Ext 205
dinas@carrierchilcotin.org

Dina provides client services, office administration, and support to finance.

Heather Laurent
Nazko Community Coordinator
nazkocommunity@dakelh.ca

Community coordinators are responsible for engaging, encouraging, and facilitating their communities’ participation in SDNA projects. They work to provide an important on the ground link between SDNA member nations, and the work of SDNA as a whole.

Karen Kubiski
Lands and Resources Officer
Cell: 250-305-7081
landandresources@dakelh.ca

Karen leads the development of the Land Stewardship Plan, other related planning initiatives, and ecosystem focused projects. She specializes in the preservation of ecosystems that support the growth of ethnobotanical species.

Mabelene Leon
Ulkatcho Community Coordinator
ulkatchocommunity@dakelh.ca

Community coordinators are responsible for engaging, encouraging, and facilitating their communities’ participation in SDNA projects. They work to provide an important on the ground link between SDNA member nations, and the work of SDNA as a whole.

Mariana Flores
Accounts Payable / Payroll Clerk
250-398-3375 Ext 306
acctassist@dakelh.ca

Mariana provides support to the Finance Manager, processes payroll and accounts payable.

Matt Zucca
Social Research Analyst
250-398-3375 Ext 310
socarchival@dakelh.ca

Matt is responsible for leading the archival research related to land use and occupancy, assisting with research studies related to land and resource concerns, traditional governance.

Nobi Suzuki
Wildlife Ecologist / Geo-Spatial Analyst
250-398-3375 Ext 303
ecologist@dakelh.ca

Nobi provides ecosystem analysis, habitat evaluations, impact assessments, and restoration planning.

Pauline Priadka
Wildlife Biologist
250-398-3375 Ext 304
wildlifebiologist@dakelh.ca

Pauline is a Wildlife Biologist that is working on cultural keystone species conservation planning, including projects related to moose management and caribou recovery.

Ray Joubert
Business Manager
250-398-3375 Ext 305
business@dakelh.ca

Ray focuses on maintaining the professional operation of the organization. Develops budgets, business plans, and feasibility studies.

Rene Jimmy
Lhoosk’uz Dene Community Coordinator
lhooskuzcommunity@dakelh.ca

Community coordinators are responsible for engaging, encouraging, and facilitating their communities’ participation in SDNA projects. They work to provide an important on the ground link between SDNA member nations, and the work of SDNA as a whole.

Rob Dimmer
Emergency Management Coordinator
250-398-3375 Ext 210
emergency@dakelh.ca

Rob is responsible for planning mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Shawn Holte
Executive Director / Lead Negotiator
250-398-3375 Ext 309
ed@dakelh.ca

Shawn is the Manager for the Chiefs and is in charge of the day to day operations. He carries out instructions of the Chiefs’ Council and attends all meetings. Liaison and information conduit for the Council on administrative matters.

Tammy Keith
Executive Assistant
250-398-3375 Ext 307
execassist@dakelh.ca

Tammy provides a senior level of administrative support/document control for the SDNA Executive Director and SDNA Directors.