KIRBY BIGCHILD

Born and raised in Rocky Mountain House, married with with 5 children aged from 1 and a half to 20

Considering his work a lifestyle, enjoying everyday with family, friends, peers and his mentors. Kirby always appreciates where he is and is always looking forward to his everyday

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TERESA DUDA

I am from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. I am a mother of 5 and an active community member. I have been volunteering and working in the Rocky Native Friendship Centre society for 20 years and am now currently the Executive Assistant and Receptionist for the Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/RECEPTION

KRISTIN McKENELLEY

FINANCE

I am married woman with  a very spunky 4 year old girl.

I am in charge of payroll, human resources, accounts payable and receivable, management of all the grants and everything else paperwork wise!

MAVIS McGILVERY

An educator with a diploma in Social Work, brings the Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society’s first Indigenous Cancer Prevention Program. Determined, passionate, and dedicated person whose life motto is to lead by example. I enjoy helping individuals, families and communities become more aware of their health and wellness in all aspects of their lives. 

 

I look forward to guiding you on a new journey and for those able to share some of the challenges and highlights of your story to show support toward others.

CANCER PREVENTION EDUCATOR

TAMARA ARGUE

Born and raised in Rocky Mountain House, AB and Mother of four wonderful children. 

I am here to help learners achieve their goals, whether its help with reading, and writing skills, Class 7 Prep test, resumes and much more.

LITERACY COORDINATOR

PHYLLIS REDCALF

Originally from the Sunchild First Nation, raised in Rocky Mountain House. A trained facilitator of the Wellbriety Medicine Wheel & amp; 12 Steps – a program available to adults who are working at recovering from addiction issues.

The Coordinator for the Aboriginal Community Building Initiative at the RNFC, Working to increase awareness for needs of Aboriginal individuals and families in the community and improving access to cultural supports and programming. Focused on growing the Elders Circle at the Center and researching the kinds of cultural supports for our local Aboriginal kids in Foster Care.

ACBI COORDINATOR

James Pictou III

I attended multiple post-secondary programs, traveled one corner of the North America to opposite corner, was apart of the foster system, grew up with social programs, advocating for communities and learned a way to utilize my experiences to better help the Youth and community.

I bring my experiences to real life situations where I continue to aid youth along there transition into adult hood by emphasizing on leadership skills, career development, connection, mentorship and Cultural teachings, but enjoying life with recreational activities.

LEGACY YOUTH COORDINATOR

MARION OSBORNE

Raised in Rocky Mountain House on a dairy farm, I become involved with the Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society and have been involved for almost 30 yrs. The RNFCS is like a second home to myself, my daughters, and my grandchildren who all grew up with the Friendship Centre and its Youth Program in the Friendship Centre Movement.

 

The Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society is a very important part of our community and I am happy to be part of the Team..

ABORIGINAL EARLY INTERVENTION COORDINATOR

I started at the RNFCS in 1997 as a parent volunteer in the AHS program. Through the AHS program and RNFCS I was able to reconnect with my indigenous culture. I was given the opportunity to get and ECE education and find my passion in working with children.

 

Throughout the past 23 years I have Chaired our Aboriginal Head Start National Council, Chaired our Alberta Aboriginal Head Start Committee and hosted numerous regional training events. 

ABORIGINAL HEAD START DIRECTOR

DONNA MORRIS
LINDA CINNAMON

A mother of 3, Grandmother of 13 and Great-Grandmother of 8

My hobbies are cooking delecious food and spending time with children

IN-HOUSE CHEF

MÂMAWÎ PARENT LINK

SHANNON MAH

MÂMAWÎ PARENT LINK

SHANNON MAH
MICHELLE ANDRISHAK 

As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified Business Coach and Entrepreneurial Trainer, I offer business consulting, coaching and business skill training for women business owners, who are building a business and a life that brings them joy and profit

I work to help you identify your own definition of success, and then build the plan and steps you need to take to reach it

Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified Business Coach and Entrepreneurial Trainer