Directory

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

All seven of our departments play a vital role in the success and balance of our organization. Although each department, program or service might have its own mandate, all of our employees share common goals and visions for Seabird Island.

Jason Campbell
Executive Director
(604) 796-2177

Executive Director

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) McNeil
Strategy Advisor
(604) 796-2177

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning is the Self-Government function of Seabird Island. The Strategic Planning portfolio supports the rights of Seabird people and land. The team manages the flow of strategic planning for self-government both internally and externally. In doing so we maintain our membership rosters, Lands & Rights and Title.

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.

Nigel Selvadurai
Director Administration & Finance
(604) 796-2177

Finance & Administration

Finance & Administration oversees the daily operations of Seabird Island. They design processes to support our community. They provide forward thinking and analysis. They manage our expenditures, revenues, and all aspects of Seabird Island’s financial affairs.

Nigel Selvadurai has been employed with Seabird Island since 2009 as Finance Comptroller. Prior to working with Seabird Island, Nigel worked as an accountant and auditor for Terry D. Mitchell and MNP LLP where he was a part of the Seabird Island Audit Team from 2002 to 2009. Nigel is a Chartered Professional Accountant, who has a Bachelors in Business Administration and is a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager.

During his time as Comptroller for Seabird Island, Nigel lead the Finance team in developing higher level financial controls, full cycle accounting, financial analyst development, audit preparation, financial statement development, cash flow, investment management and the implementation of the purchasing and procurement program. He is passionate about building financial and administrative capacity, to ensure future prosperity of First Nation communities. Nigel has been a part of the Chilliwack community for the past 25 years, where he lives with his two young daughters and lovely wife.

Programs & Services

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Assessment & Taxation
  • CAO’s Office
  • Financial Analysis
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Payroll & Benefits
  • Records
Janice Parsey
Director of Inter – Governmental Affairs
(604) 796-2177

Inter – Governmental Affairs

Programs & Services

  • Communications
  • Events
  • IRA Membership
  • Lands
  • Lands Leases
  • Natural Resources
  • Referrals
Lolly Andrew
Director of Health
(604) 796-2177

Health

Health Department provides health programs to First Nations people. They take a holistic view of health with consideration of the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and cultural aspects of overall health and well-being.

Lolly is a Seabird Island band member and has been working here for the past 8 years. For several of those years she was mentored by past Health Director, Heather McDonald.

Lolly brings with her a vast expertise in leadership and health fields, having completed an Aboriginal Health and Administration program at University of British Columbia. She also holds a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads.

Lolly’s name is probably not a new one for many staff. She has been very active as a band member for many years outside of working at Seabird Island. She believes deeply that we all work together for the good of the community and has embodied the saying: lets’ emot, one heart and one mind. Her focus on community, teamwork and inclusivity helps to create opportunities for members to provide feedback on the programs and services we provide to them.

Her strong ties to the community, cultural strength and experience will be a great benefit to Seabird Island. Lolly has had strong role models in her aunties and parents, which she credits for helping shape who she is today. Her greatest passion has been her journey to healing her own past trauma and pain, which has helped her realize that we are all strong and resilient, and that we continue to grow in a balanced way through mind, body and spirit.

Seabird Island has already grown and become stronger through Lolly’s contributions over the years and her commitment to the community. We are honoured to have her as Health Director and look forward to seeing her continued contributions to Seabird’s vision, growth and success.

Programs & Services

  • A:yelexw Recovery Homes
  • Better at Home
  • Care Aid
  • Child & Family Services
  • Child Protection
  • Community Health
  • Community Water
  • Counseling
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Dental Clinic
  • Doctor Clinic
  • Elders’ Programs
  • Elders’ Mobility
  • Eye Exams
  • Family Development
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Support
  • Family Home
  • Foot Care
  • Genealogy
  • Health Administration
  • Health Drivers
  • Health Services
  • Home & Community Care
  • Home Support
  • Kwiyo:s
  • Legal Clinic
  • License Practical Nurses
  • Mammogram Clinic
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Medical Clinic
  • Men’s Recovery Center
  • Midwife
  • Mobile Diabetes Program
  • Naturopathic Medicine Traditional Healing
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician
  • Residential Support
  • Social Development (Income Assistance)
  • Traditional Wellness
  • Women’s Recovery Center
  • Youth Initiatives
Carlene Brown
Director of Early Childhood
(604) 796-2177

Early Childhood Education

All programs operating within Seabird Island Early Childhood Programs base their curriculum around teaching and incorporating the eight pillars; Culture & Language, Family Involvement, Special Needs, Emotional Competency, Nutrition, Health, Education and Social Support.

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.

Programs & Services

  • Aboriginal Infant Development
  • A-PALS
  • B.E.A.R. – Bus for Education
    & Aboriginal Resources
  • Daycare Infants & Toddlers
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ey Qwàl Speech & Language
  • Head Start
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Many Voices, One Mind
  • Out of School Care / Summer Program
  • Parents & Tots
  • Preschool 3’s & 4’s
  • Supported Child Development & MCFD
  • Young Parent Education
  • Youth Group & Outings

Community Infrastructure

The Community Infrastucture teams are dedicated to being on the cutting edge of many fields through innovation as well as renewable and green technologies. Responsible for the overall planning, development and management of the housing and public works resources and oversees our rental housing units, as well as the security, maintenance and custodial services at our headquarters.

Programs & Services

  • Building Maintenance
  • Community Policing & Security
  • Curbside Garbage, Recycling & Compost Collection
  • Custodial
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire Department
  • Future Construction
  • Grounds
  • Home Ownership
  • Housing
  • Housing Maintenance & Renovations
  • Housing Rentals
  • Public Works
  • Sanitation

Managers

Art Andrew
Public Works Manager
Erna O’Brien
Housing Manager
Jason Ellis
Comptroller

Jennifer Campbell
Lands Program Manger

Kim Shorey
Human Resources Manager
Liz Point
Health Services Program Manager
Richard Parsey
IT Support Services Program Manager
Teresa Harper
Records Program Manager