Meet The Team
Our dedicated Board members guide the organization to stay true and respectful to our principles and guide the Governance and Resource Development of the organization. We are growing to fulfill our capacity in the community while constantly keeping their eyes on the FRIS Mission, Purpose and Vision.
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Clarence has been on the Fraser River Indigenous Society board for 3 years. Born and raised in the lower mainland, his ancestors are coast salish from Sechelt. Not raised in the culture he has been on a journey to learn about indigenous beliefs and traditions and sharing them with others. Clarence enjoys spending time with family and friends and helping out in the community.
Haydai, my name is RoseAnne Timbrell, I am the granddaughter of Enock and Josephine Joseph, and come from the Tl'az'ten Nation. The local Katize, Kwatelen and Sto:lo Peoples refer to me as the Keeper of the Fish, as the salmon swim from the Coast Salish Sea to where my people live Stuart Lake, BC. I am a mother of two grown boys, grandmother of three grandsons and aunty to 12 young adults. I am very proud of Fraser River Indigenous Society and the growth it has had, and will continue to do, in the coming years. I currently have a private practice as registered clinical counsellor here in Maple Ridge and am a professor at the University of Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. I look forward to seeing you in community. Mussi, RoseAnne
Jessica is a financial advisor in Maple Ridge BC. She completed the LLQP program in 2018 and is currently working towards her certified financial planner designation. With 10 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, she is excited to share her knowledge and work with such a great organization. Jessica is passionate about bringing financial literacy and education to families and seniors in the greater community. Family and community are very close to her heart, as she is a mom of three boys and has a large extended family. Born and raised in the Fraser Valley, she enjoys hiking and beach days with her three boys and husband. She is also a self-declared gluten free foodie with the heart of a bookworm.
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Malissa grew up in Pitt Meadows and is a settler to this area. She has 27 years of combined experience in Indigenous health, social services, education, and youth care. She is excited to continue her learning journey and honored to share her experience with such a great organization.
Malissa is passionate about creating safe space for children and families to access support services. She enjoys traveling, 80’s action movies and spending time with her partner, son and daughter.
MA - Executive Director
Housing Coordinator/Team Lead
Housing Support Worker
Family DEVELOPMENT staff
Supportive Access Staff
Family Strengthening Worker
Family Access Worker
EARLY YEARS staff
Indigenous/Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant
Indigenous Child & Youth
with Support Needs Guide
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Clarence Hall - President
RoseAnne Timbrell - Secretary
Jessica Eckstein - Treasurer
Malissa Smith - Board of Director
Ginna Berg - Executive Director
Glenda Morin- Early Years Manager
Mia Harry - Administration
Kassidy Dixon - Indigenous/Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant
Rachel Simon - Indigenous Child & Youth with Support Needs Guide
Lizette Peters - Housing Coordinator/Team Lead
Cheri Royal - Indigenous Housing Support Worker
Courtney Carmen - Resource Navigator
Stephen Schumacher - Supportive Access Worker
Char Carruthers - Family Strengthening Worker
Mannat Madaan - Family Access Worker
Skyyes Gabriel- Community Engagement