Our Board

The Board of Directors at Community Futures Nadina works hard to ensure representation of the Regional communities we serve. 

Current Directors: 

Jean Marr – Chair, Burns Lake

Jean Marr is not only the Chair of our Community Futures Nadina Board and an Investment Review Committee member, she is also the Vice President and Director with the Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce and is a member of their Policy Committee, Business Excellence Awards Committee, and Personnel Committee. She is also the Vice President and Director with the Houston Curling Club, Director with the Burns Lake Curling Club, and the past Vice President and Director with the Houston and District Chamber of Commerce, as well as the past President and Member of Rotary International. She is also the owner / publisher of the PV Express and the LD Express.

Juanita Hagman - Vice Chair, Smithers

Juanita Hagman grew up in Houston and currently resides in Smithers.  She works full time as a Program Coordinator for Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd., developing and mentoring programs for children and youth requiring extra supports. Juanita has volunteered on many boards and has been on the Community Futures Nadina board for 7 years. 

​Bill Sullivan - Treasurer, Houston

Bill arrived in Houston in July 1948. In 1959, he began working with his parents in a service station. During 1973, Bill started Sullivan Motor Products with his father and brother and in 1989, he purchased the shares of Sullivan Motor Products. In 1995, Bill began Mark’s Workwear with a partner and sold Mark’s in April 2014. In 2015, Bill sold Sullivan Motor Products to his two sons and became retired.

Regina Saimoto - Director, Smithers 

Regina Saimoto is the Associate Dean for Northwest Community College, Eastern Region. She has played an instrumental role in NWCC’s award-winning School of Exploration & Mining, and collaborated on curriculum development of the Environmental Monitoring Assistant Program (EMAP) since 2006.  Previously, she developed curricula for several courses and programs related to the natural resource sector, working with government and industry to identify key competencies, and identifying required components for credentialing through professional.  She has also served as the Executive Director for the Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM), the Dean of Instruction, and has taught in numerous natural resource related programs and courses.  Most recently, Regina has played a lead role in NWCC's international projects in Colombia, Bolivia and Mozambique.   She is also a founding partner of an Environmental Consulting company in Smithers, BC.  Regina holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Winnipeg, a Master of Science in Biology from the University of British Columbia, is a Registered Professional Biologist, and completed the Provincial Instructor Diploma at Vancouver Community College.  Regina has lived in Smithers since 1993, and has served on many boards, including St. Joseph's School Council, BV Research Center, and the BV Community Foundation.

Marilyn Berglund - Director, Granisle 

Marilyn Berglund holds more than 35 years experience in the tourism marketing sector, 10 of which she spent in the Northern BC region. Currently, she is semi retired but holds the position of causal receptionist at the Granisle Health Clinic.  She is also an officer on the Granisle Senior Society Board.

Ron Bedard  – Director, Granisle

For 25 years, Ron Bedard owned and operated his own carpentry business within the construction sector. Afterward, he spent 20 years working for the District of Port Edward with the last 15 years as the CAO. Ron retired in 2014 which allows him time to focus on his company, Projection Unlimited Consulting.

​Investment Review Committee Members:

  • Jean Marr
  • ​Ron Bedard
  • ​Bill Sullivan

If you are interested in becoming a board member, we welcome you to view our Board Orientation Manual 

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Houston office. 

 

 

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Communities Served

Burns Lake, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Topley, Smithers

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Community Futures Nadina
2430 Butler Avenue, Unit A
PO Box 236
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0

T: 250.845.2522