Our Board

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

Current Directors: 

Marilyn Berglund - Chair, 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 positions of Deputy Mayor, Village of Granisle, Director at Babine Lake Community Forest, and Core Committee Member Granisle Emergency Support Services.

Ron Bedard  – Vice Chair, 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.

​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 a founding partner in a management and environmental consultant in Smithers established in 1994, and has worked with industry, government, and indigenous groups in northwest BC.  Regina also served in various management roles for Coast Mountain College (formerly Northwest Community College), Eastern Region. She has played an instrumental role in CMTN’s award-winning School of Exploration & Mining, and collaborated on curriculum development of the Environmental Monitoring Assistant Program (EMAP) since 2006. Regina served as the Executive Director for the for the Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM), and was the post-secondary representative for the BC Government Mining HR Task force.  She has played a lead role in CMTN's international projects in Colombia, Bolivia and Mozambique.   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.

Corinne George - Director, Burns Lake

Corinne George is the Regional Principal for the College of New Caledonia- Lakes District Campus. Corinne is Witsuwit’en of the Gidim’ten (Bear) clan. Born and raised in Witsuwit’en territory, Corinne graduated from Smithers Secondary School and pursued post-secondary schooling. She completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Arts Degree in History. She is passionate about the gift of education- both traditional and contemporary.

Michael Henfrey - Director, Smithers

 

​Investment Review Committee Members:

  • ​Ron Bedard
  • ​Bill Sullivan
  • Michael Henfrey

 

Board Member Recruitment & Nomination Process

"Potential Board Members may be identified/nominated by the existing Board of Directors, or where unsolicited any resident of the Nadina region may make an application for Board Membership.

The Board of Directors will review all nominations and applications for consistency/fit with Board Composition policy." Board Process (Revised April 2014).

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

CONTACT US

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

T: 250.845.2522