Southern Alberta

 

 

Lorinda Patterson
Southern Alberta Team Lead, Calgary.

Lorinda Patterson earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Calgary completing practicum placements in medical social work and research with a focus on environmental social work and the impacts in First Nation communities. She is honored to support our First Nations and Inuit children and their families.

 



PeggyMindePeggy Minde
 
Regional Service Coordinator, Calgary.

Peggy Minde joined the First Nations Health Consortium in 2017 as an Access Worker.

Peggy Minde is Cree from Maskwacis, Alberta. Prior to joining the First Nations Health Consortium, she worked as a Social Worker for Children’s Services on and off reserve in Alberta.

Her passion has always been working with and serving our First Nations people. She is honored to be able to connect with families, hear their stories and support them in her role.


Beatrice Little MustacheBeatrice Little Mustache, BSW. 
Regional Service Coordinator, Kainai.

Beatrice Little Mustache, is an Honored Piikani Member and a resident of the Piikani Nation. She is a proud mother of five children, two boys, three daughters, eight grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. She was employed with Provincial Child Protection for seventeen years, designated first Nation foster care for ten years and Band Designate seven years.

She is a strong/caring advocate for our First Nation Children and Families. She has received her education through the University of Calgary (BSW). Today as a Regional Service Coordinator her focus is children and families. 


Marion OsborneMarion Osborne. 
Regional Service Coordinator, Rocky Mountain House.

Marion Osborne joined the First Nation Health Consortium March of 2020, prior to working with them she spent 4 years as a youth Coordinator for the Asokewin Friendship Centre and 13 Years Coordinating the Aboriginal Early Intervention Program for the Asokewin Friendship Centre

Marion Has always been passionate about advocating for Indigenous Children and families and looks forward to continuing this work with the First Nations Health Consortium.

Marion grew up in Rocky Mountain House on a Dairy farm, and is the eldest of six children and a mother of 3, Marion is of Blackfoot, Mi’Kmaq descent as well as Scottish/Cree Metis and Bajan (Barbados’s). Marion has lived and worked in the Treaty 6 area all her life and has followed the Cree teachings but has also embraced the teachings of her Ancestor’s.

In her free time she enjoys teaching her Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews, sharing her knowledge and stories, camping, crafts and reading.


Leonda Soloway
Leonda Soloway
Regional Service Coordinator, Siksika.

Regional Service Coordinator for Siksika Nation and south east Alberta.

20 years' experience in advocating for children and families.

Background in Business Management, Health, Education and Family services.

 


Krista TailfeathersKrista Tailfeathers 
Regional Service Coordinator, Lethbridge and Area

Krista Tailfeathers is Blackfoot from the Piikani Nation, which is a part of the Treaty 7 located in Southern Alberta. She is the newly appointed Regional Service Coordinator  for Lethbridge and Area. She  is passionate about advocating for, and supporting Indigenous children. As a mother herself, she understands the adversities and challenges that Indigenous parents endure on a daily basis and would like to use her knowledge and skills to assist families in need.

Krista is a graduate from the University of Lethbridge, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology. She has work experience with the Social Development sector located on the Piikani Nation. This experience has prepared her with the appropriate skills she needs to build lasting connections with others.

When she is not working, she enjoys being active with her family and going on spontaneous adventures to create life-long memories.


Michele EdwardsMichele Edwards
Regional Service Coordinator, Calgary & Area.

Michele Edwards joined the First Nations Health Consortium as a Regional Service Coordinator. As a registered social worker with over thirteen years’ in the field, Michele's diverse experience working with people in the areas of trauma, homelessness, addictions, mental health, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual abuse and at-risk youth, enables her to provide a compassionate, strengths-based approach to supporting the families she works with. She is passionate about advocating for equity, justice, human dignity and the rights of all people to live a life where all mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs are recognized, honoured and met.


Elizabeth SkorupaElizabeth Skorupa, BA Dip.
Receptionist, Calgary.

Liz Skorupa born and raised in Haisla Nation, BC, graduated from Mount Elizabeth Secondary School in Kitimat. She met her husband, Tim, in Kitimat in 1987 and moved to Calgary in 1988. Liz was a stay at home mom until her 2 children were old enough to be on their own for an hour or two after school. Then Liz graduated from Bow Valley College in 1999, receiving a Business Administration Certificate, and decided to continue her education with SAIT for the Business Administration Diploma graduating in 2003.

Liz started office work with Indian Oil and Gas Canada in 2004, as temp help, she then applied for the receptionist position November 2004 and was the successful candidate, she continued with IOGC for 8 years before heading back home to Haisla Nation for 3 years. Upon returning to Calgary in 2015, it took almost 2 years to find this wonderful office job with First Nations Health Consortium, which she started in November 2017. Liz has seen many changes since the start, good changes, sad changes.
Liz enjoys the office work!  Monday to Friday, on a daily basis, her tasks include answering the phones, transferring calls, taking messages (when requested) and do a Check In list for Team leads.  Liz helped create/update a few FNHC documents; FNHC brochure, FNHC Fax cover page, order business cards, maintain office supplies when required.