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OUR FACULTY

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

KIRBY BIGCHILD
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Dominic Hill- Born in Digby, Nova Scotia and belonging to the Mi’kmaq nation. I have a child and youth care diploma and a 25-year career working with high-risk youth across our nation. I have been training human service workers in Non-Abusive Crisis Intervention Prevention Strategies for the past sixteen
years allowing foster families, teachers, correctional officers, security officers how to diffuse crisis situations with positive outcomes. 
I am a avid outdoorsmen facilitating wilderness survival skills to youth, and I promoter of men’s mental health in our community. One of my responsibilities at the Rocky
Mountain House Asokewin Friendship Centre is to promote First Nation Metis and Inuit Inclusion into the Wild Rose School division in hopes to bringing cultures together.

ASOKEWIN STUDENT SUPPORT DIRECTOR/ COMMUNITY WELLNESS COORDINATOR

DOMINIC HILL
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FINACNE MANAGER/HUMAN RESOURCES

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!

KRISTIN McKENELLEY
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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.

ROCKY-PCAP MENTOR

(PARENT CHILD ASSISTANT PROGRAM)

MAVIS McGILVERY
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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

TAMARA ARGUE
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Lori Vallee is a member of the O’chiese First Nation and a recent graduate from the AFYS (Aboriginal Family and Youth Support) Program with RIEL Institute of Calgary, Alberta. 


Lori is very excited to begin her role as the Parent and Child Assistance Program Mentor for Red Deer and surrounding areas.  With Recent knowledge and experience in Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, and working with the vulnerable population, Lori is confident in applying these skills to build productive relationships and achieve positive results.

RED DEER-PCAP MENTOR

(PARENT CHILD ASSISTANT PROGRAM)

LORI VALLEE
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LEGACY YOUTH COORDINATOR

DARLA PRESTON
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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
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