The people behind Seabird Island

Building great services depends on great people. There are more than 300 staff members behind the services offered every day – from Doctors to Financial Analysts.

Chief Administrative Officer

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Jason Campbell, Texw Lá Lexw/Ti’h’na’sa’np. Jason will be starting work on Thursday, August 1, 2019 as Executive Director, working in partnership and sharing work responsibilities with Daryl McNeil (Chuck).  Staff lines of authority to their director will remain unchanged and both Jason and Chuck will be responsible to Chief and Council.  Chuck’s title is now Strategy Advisor. He will be maintaining a solid leadership and partnership role with the new Executive Director while continuing a high standard of service with the community and Band Members.

Jason CampbellExecutive Director
(604) 796-2177

Jason is a Seabird Island Band Member and has family lineage to the Peters family.  He has extensive work experience politically and in the public sector.  He comes to us from Correctional Service Canada project officer for Aboriginal initiatives holding the section 84 portfolio and community programs officer.  He has served 2 terms on the Seabird Island Chief and Council, the past 5 years as director on the Lands Advisory Board, chairs the Stó:lō  Community Futures Board of Directors and is a member on the BC RCMP Indigenous Cultural Advisory Committee.

Jason is completing his MBA in Executive Management of Business Administration for Indigenous Business and Leadership and has an educational background in criminology, kinesiology and aboriginal studies.

Daryl (Chuck) McNeilStrategy Advisor
(604) 796-2177

As Seabird Island’s Strategy Advisor, Chuck is responsible for Seabird Island’s day-to-day operations, as well as leading the company’s development and strategy. Chuck was raised on Seabird Island and began working as Chief Administrative Officer (previously Band Manager) over 30 prosperous years ago. Through his vision, the work of the Directors, and the support of Chief and Council, Seabird Island has flourished into the company it is today.

Director’s team

Carlene BrownDirector of Early Childhood
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Carlene Brown has been with the Early Childhood Development here at Seabird Island for the past 20 years, starting out as the Daycare manager and gradually incorporating all the Early Childhood Development programs under one roof.  She has been in the Early Childhood Education field for the past 32 plus years and holds her ECE, Infant/Toddler and Special Needs Certificates.

Carlene believes that the 1st years of every child’s life is when  the foundation of  their life-long learning journey is set. Her goal is to have all the Early Childhood Programs at Seabird Island positive, educational and inclusive.

Greg CrossDirector of Public Works, Housing and Custodial Services
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Greg began working for Seabird Island in September of 2016. His background is in construction and civil engineering, with over 25 years experience and knowledge in Public Works operations in roads, drainage, water, sewer, fleet, sanitation, and SCADA and has been involved in Health & Safety initiatives and staff development.

Heather McDonaldDirector of Health
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Heather MacDonald has been employed with Health for nearly ten years. During that time she has developed and implemented programs such as the Elders College and Better at Home. She has also supported all the Health Programs around policies, procedures and supported Health staff around professional development. Heather has been a nurse for over 30 years. She is the mother of two grown boys and lives with her husband, boys and dogs in North Vancouver.

Nigel SelvaduraiAdministration & Finance Director
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Henrie de BoerActing Director of Community Development
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Henrie de Boer started with Seabird 5 years ago, as work experience coordinator for Seabird College students.  She then stepped into the role of executive assistant to Carolyne Neufeld for the Health Department and is now Acting Director of Community Services. She has a Master’s degree in Adult Education from University of British Columbia.  She has a work history in healthcare research and in evidence based occupational health and safety for healthcare workers in BC. She is passionate about serving the community through teamwork, with accountability and with creativity and playfulness.

Manager’s team

Art AndrewManager of Public Works
Lolly AndrewManager of Child & Family Services and Mental Health
Erna O'BrienManager of Housing
Jen AndrewProgram Manager of Custodial Services
Liz PointProgram Manager of Health Services
Richard ParseyManager of Technical Support & Services
Teresa HarperManager of Records
Kim ShoreyManager of Human Resources
Jason EllisComptroller