Staff - Who We Are
The Association currently employs 11 staff in service, support and management positions.
Staff hold a variety of post-secondary education from differing disciplines, providing a broad spectrum of expertise to our clients and the community; these include training and background in Human Services, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Nursing, Marketing and Communications.
We offer a comprehensive orientation and training protocol for our staff, taking place over an average period of 12 months.
Association staff played a critical role in the development of the Acquired Brain Injury Certificate Program which was offered through the Okanagan College and recognized as "best practice" training through the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation.
Maribeth Friesen, BSc., BSW - Chief Executive Officer
Darlene Young - Office Manager
Laurie Denton, RN - Director of Programs
Community Support Coordinators:
Lee Begg, BA
Susan Lauber, M. Ed.
Marcie McLeod, HSW
Dana Sarris, HSW
Community Support Facilitators:
Melissa Forsyth, HSW
Amanda McFarlane, HSW
John McGale, BSW
Communications and Marketing
Magda Kapp, BA - Director of Communication