Northern Alberta

Dyan Harke, RN.
Northwest Alberta Team Lead, Edmonton.

Dyan Harke is a mother of two and grandmother of two. She has been a Registered Nurse for 27 years and spent the last 17 of those years working with Northern First Nations communities. Dyan delivered a variety of health programs, including Maternal Child Health and has significant experience helping families access various services both in her career and personal life.

Her compassionate and friendly nature paired with strong interpersonal skills made her a successful candidate as a Regional Service Coordinator. She’s looking forward to helping make an impact by ensuring every child has access to Holistic Services.


Freda Alook
Regional Service Coordinator, Bigstone.

Freda Alook is a Regional Service Coordinator in Wabasca. She has worked in many various Human Services: she was a Council Member for Bigstone Cree Nation for 4 years, a Liaison Worker for the local High School and for Alberta Health, a Family Support Worker, Victim Service Coordinator, and Enhancement Worker for Child Welfare. All these work experiences make her a crucial asset to our organization.

She was born and raised in Wabasca and enjoys doing crafts and selling them to help with food for families that are in need in our community.

She and her husband have adopted a boy that has special needs and have three girls. The girls are grown and the boy is going on eight years old.

She values honesty and empathy in order to work respectively and effectively with people from all walks of life. 


Tina Littlechild
Regional Service Coordinator, Maskwacis.

Tina Littlechild started with the First Nation Health Consortium in October 2017, for three-month interim. In January of 2018 she was hired full time.

She is a mother of three, two daughters, one boy all 7 years apart. She has two wonderful grandsons, one is in grade 10 and the other one is in grade 12 and graduating this year.

 


Sam Laboucan
Regional Service Coordinator, KTC.

Sam has been with FNHC since December 2018. He is equipped with previous experience in Child and Family Services.

He enjoys working with FNHC in his territory of Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council which services 5 Nations: Whitefish Lake First Nation, Loon River First Nation, Woodland Cree First Nation, Lubicon Lake First Nation and Peerless Trout First Nation.

He sees firsthand how FNHC working under Jordan's Principle and focuses on making a difference for the First Nations and Inuit children.


Jaspreet Atwal, BA CYC.
Northeast Alberta Team Lead, Edmonton.

Child and youth care practitioners work with children, youth and families with complex needs. Jaspreet is a graduate from Grant MacEwan University with a Child and Youth Care degree.

Jaspreet has an extensive background working with Indigenous children, youth and families in different areas of health, educational, and social settings, for the last 11 years. She has worked in and with residential treatment centers, community mental health clinics, community-based outreach and school-based programs, parent education and family support programs

Her focus in on developing relationships and building capacity amongst families, when it comes to navigating challenging systems. She is focused on helping individuals develop a variety of skills that will contribute to healthy and positive lifestyles.


Jen Hilditch, BA CYC.
Regional Service Coordinator, Edmonton.

Jen is from Penticton, B.C, in the Okanagan Valley.  She takes any opportunity to get out of the city and be surrounded by water, fields or mountains. Jen moved to Edmonton to attend Grant MacEwan University where she received her Bachelors of Child and Youth Care.

Jen comes from working in Family Wellness programs with families who have child welfare involvement.  She believes that families and individuals have the capacity to heal and to be experts in their own situations.  Having the opportunity to work with families and communities advocating for their children’s rights and needs is why Jen has come to the FNHC.  


Tammy Island
Regional Service Coordinator, Grande Prairie.

Tammy Island is a Jordan’s Principle Access Worker with First Nations Health Consortium, in Grande Prairie. She connects with families by helping our First Nations children meet their health, social, and educational needs. She serves as an entry point for FNHC Enhanced Service Coordination.

Before joining the organization, she worked for 18 years in Community Health for Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation delivering a number of services and programs by developing, implementing, and promoting health and education.

She and her husband Melvin have 3 grown children Shayne, Cheyanne, and Kentin. She grew up in Valleyview, Alberta and raised their family in Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. She enjoys visiting with extended family & friends and collecting owls & sharing laughter.

She embraces compassion, equality, and humility. Whether working with families, or colleagues, she believes in building trust, harmony & mutual respect.


Verna White
Access Worker, Maskwacis.

Verna White is an Access Worker in Maskwacis at Health Services Building.

She is from Ermineskin Cree Nation, Maskwacis and is a proud parent of four, blessed with eight grandchildren. her hobbies are spending time with family and friends, enjoying their selected sport activities year round.

She believes every child has a voice to be heard when it comes to specific needs and wellbeing, she helps by gathering required documents when submitting for Jordan’s Principle.

She is happy and privileged to be part of this important team and looking forward to helping.


Miranda Bourque,
Receptionist, Edmonton.

Miranda Bourque she is a member of Bigstone Cree Nation. As the receptionist and administrative assistant she is passionate to make a positive change in lives for First Nation and Inuit children.

She and her husband have four children and two grandchildren. They both work full time in the ministry and believe with Gods unconditional love, anything is possible.

Through her passionate and kind-hearted nature she is a proud ambassador for the First Nations Health Consortium with a drive to help the children who are in less fortunate situations.