Southern Alberta

Lorinda Patterson
Southern 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.

Michele Edwards
Regional Service Coordinator, Calgary.

Michele Edwards joined the First Nations Health Consortium as a Regional Service Coordinator for the Calgary West region in August, 2019. 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. 

Beatrice 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. 

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.


Rebecca Rochon, RMT.
Access Worker, Calgary.

Rebecca Rochon comes to the First Nations Health Consortium with a background in health and wellness.  Rebecca is a licensed RMT and has practiced for 10 years. She has extensive experience working with health service providers and insurance companies.  She has family ties to Siksika Nation and is a mother of one.

Rebecca is excited to be able to advocate for families and help them access needed services.

Krista Tailfeathers
Access Worker, Kainai.

Krista Tailfeathers is Blackfoot from the Piikani Nation, which is a part of the Treaty 7 located in Southern Alberta. She is the Jordan’s Principle Access Worker for the Kainai area, and 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.

Heather Wolf EarHeather Wolf Ear
Communications Assistant and Youth Connector, Calgary.

Heather Wolf Ear is a proud member of the Siksika First Nations. She is currently going into her third year at the University of Calgary where she is working towards her BS in Accounting with a minor in Indigenous Studies. Prior to her employment she served four years in the Canadian Armed Forces as an Armoured Crewman. 

Her goal is to inspire First Nations youth through the power of education and hard work. Her disciplined and enthusiastic nature allows her to bring new perspectives to her day-to-day job.


Elizabeth Skorupa, BA Dip.
Receptionist, Calgary.

Graduate 1987 grade 12, Mount Elizabeth Secondary School, Kitimat, BC.
Have a Business Administration Diploma from Southern Alberta
Institute of Technology, Calgary in 2004.
Also received a Petroleum Land Administration Certificate from Mount Royal University, Calgary in 2009.

Born and raised in Haisla Nation (Kitamaat Village), BC.

Been with my husband going on 32 years, married 31 yrs. We have 2 grown children, 2 grandsons + one on the way. I enjoy being with my family and crocheting blankets for family.