NameSorted By Name In Ascending OrderTitleExtension
Carmen MutscheleChild & Youth Counsellor Ext. 236
Carolyn Charleyboy Child & Youth CounsellorExt. 245
Charlotte FrankAboriginal Supported Child DevelopmentExt. 240
Crystal WellsCommunity Enrichment WorkerExt. 239
Eileen RosetteEarly Childhood Daycare WorkerExt. 232
Florence DoxtatorAboriginal Family Group Conference CoordinatorExt. 223
Francy ElkinsDelegated Services Administrative AssistantExt. 227
Gerald KoehlerDelegated Services Social WorkerExt. 228
Grace CahooseEarly Childhood Development Outreach WorkerExt. 237
Jennifer MayDelegated Services Social WorkerExt. 259
Joan CharleyboyFamily Care ManagerExt. 234
Jo-Ann RonnenkampDelegated Services SupervisorExt. 225
Linda HillegeistFinance ManagerExt. 243
Mandy CormierRural Wellness Coordinator/Intake Worker - ACYMHExt. 229
Nancy SandyExecutive DirectorExt. 226
Neil BurrowsCYMH Team LeaderExt. 230
Shannon Stump-WilliamCultural Enhancement WorkerExt. 242
Shayleen BaptisteAdministrative AssistantExt. 221
Stella StumpAboriginal Infant Development ProgramExt. 241
Storme SandyDelegated Services Social WorkerExt. 224
TBAAboriginal Supported Child DevelopmentExt 233
Terri SmithAboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Prevention Worker-UlkatchoN/A
Traveena AlexisDelegated Services Social WorkerExt. 246
Yvonne LowenFamily Support Worker - UlkatchoN/A

About the Staff

Nancy Sandy - Executive Director

Ms. Sandy has twelve years of experience in the field of Indigenous child safety as a former program manager and as a consultant to many of the First Nations Delegated Agencies in the province.  Her legal and political experience as a former Chief and advocate for Indigenous peoples is a definite advantage in promoting the rights of children, families and community.  Ms. Sandy is also an experienced educator in the field of Indigenous studies and developed curriculum that tells the story of Indigenous peoples from an Indigenous perspective.  She recognizes and maintains Indigenous knowledge, laws, values and principles are vital to revitalizing and strengthening all sectors of Indigenous nationhood, and especially in building a strong family foundation.

Ms. Sandy’s experience in all aspects of governance and operations of First Nations Delegated Agencies will definitely be an asset in moving our agency to increasing levels of delegation.  The agency expects she will be able to strengthen the relationships with the communities being served and with partner stakeholders.  Her strong cultural values and beliefs will inform every aspect of the agency service and will be respectful of the inherent strengths of families.

Email: nancy[at] - Extension: 226

Linda Hillegeist - Finance Manager

Linda Hillegeist joined the Denisiqi team in August of 2014 as the Finance Manager.

Linda brings with her 30 years of Finance and Administration experience.  Born in the lower mainland and raised in Williams Lake, she has spent years working in administration and finance roles in the Forest Industry with the local mills.  During the industry downturn Linda took a position with the Yunesit'in First Nations as Finance Manager; she worked with the community for 2 years and moved on to assume the role of Finance Manager for the Tsilhqot'in National Government.  During this time she also did contract work assisting multiple First Nations communities in the area of finance.

Linda's partner was transferred to Mackenzie BC in 2012 which prompted her to leave the area to be with her family.  After one year in Mackenzie and one year in Terrace, she decided it was time to come home and returned to Williams Lake to join the Denisiqi team.

Linda and her partner live off the grid close to Williams Lake and enjoy the outdoors, solitude and beautiful area.

Email: linda[at] - Extension: 243

Joan Charleyboy - Family Care Manager

Joan Charleyboy is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Nation and is originally from Alexis Creek First Nations community. She married David Pop and resides with husband in the community of Soda Creek. Joan loves reading, camping with friends, and drying and preserving salmon during the summer.

Joan has been working at Denisiqi Service Society (formerly Desniqi Services Society) since 2002. She enjoys working with children and families in the social services field. She has gained a lot of knowledge by working and educating herself in the social services field. Joan also completed her Early Childhood Certificate in April of 2013 and this has taught her about the growth and development of young children which is an asset in her current position as a Family Care Manager.

Email: joan[at] - Extension: 234

Yvonne Lowen - Family Support Worker - Ulkatcho

Yvonne Lowen is a member of the Ulkatcho First Nation.  She joined Denisiqi Services Society as a Family Support Worker on April 8, 2015.

Email: yvonne[at] - 250-742-3234 ext. 216

Jo-Ann Ronnenkamp - Delegated Services Supervisor

Jo-Ann Ronnenkamp joined the Delegated Services Team as Supervisor in June 2015.  Jo-Ann was born and raised in Ashcroft where her family still resides.  After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care with a Child Welfare Specialization at the University of the Fraser Valley, Jo-Ann began her Social Work career in Bella Coola with the Ministry of Children and Family Development in 2002.  She transferred to Williams Lake in 2005, working in the MCFD Urban Aboriginal Team.  In 2008, Jo-Ann accepted a Supervisor position with Knucwentwecw Society and gained valuable experience over the past eight years working in an Aboriginal Agency delegated for Child Protection.

Jo-Ann raised four children while living in Mission and now has six grandchildren to keep her young.  She enjoys living and working in Williams Lake, keeping a small house and garden in order, while pursuing a variety of projects from home renovation to home décor.  She is up for any challenge, big or small and is looking forward to assisting Denisiqi Services Society in achieving future delegation goals.

Email: jo-ann[at] - Extension: 225

Storme Sandy - Voluntary Services Social Worker

Storme Sandy is a member of the Secwepemc Nation and is from the Williams Lake Indian Band. Storme received her Bachelor of Social Work degree specializing in Child Welfare in 2013. Prior to doing her education Storme worked as a Mentor for families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. After receiving her degree Storme went to work as a fully delegated social worker doing Voluntary Care, Guardianship and Child Protection. Storme started work at Denisiqi Services Society in July 2017 and is looking forward to getting to know the communities and moving forward in the delegation process.

Storme is a mother of 3 teens (well one adult now). She loves to ride horses, go for long walks and spend her time traveling around exploring new areas.

Email: storme[at] - Extension: 224

Gerald Koehler - Voluntary Services Social Worker

My name is Gerald Koehler and I joined the delegated services social work team here in June of 2017. I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work in 1997 so I bring a wealth of experience to this position.

I have also been and continue to be a specialized caregiver for children in need of a home. I look forward to serving and supporting our communities in any way I can.


Email: Gerald[at] - Extension: 228

Jennifer May - Guardianship Services Social Worker

Coming Soon!

Email: Jennifer[at] - Extension: 259

Traveena Alexis - Guardianship Services Social Worker

Traveena graduated with her Bachelor’s in Social Work Degree in May 2015 and joined our Denisiqi team soon after in September 2015. Traveena has been on board with us since then and has recently joined our Delegated Services Team as a Social Worker. Traveena is from the Ulkatcho Nation and has worked hard at building a relationship with the Tsilhqot’in and Dakelh communities during her time at Denisiqi. Traveena shares the common goal of moving forward together in the delegation process, and is looking forward to building and maintaining healthy relationships with the children and families of our communities.

Email: Traveena[at] - Extension: 259

 Florence Doxtator - Aboriginal Family Group Conference Coordinator

Coming Soon!

Email: TBA[at] - Extension: 223

Francy Elkins - Voluntary Services Admin Assistant

Francy Elkins has been employed at Denisiqi Services Society since February 2010 and started full time on February 4, 2013. She works for the Delegated Services Department as an Administrative Assistant.

Francy is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Nation and is originally from Tl'etinqox (formerly Anaham Band). She likes reading, biking, hiking, walking, and being out in nature.

Email: francy[at] - Extension: 227

Stella Stump - Aboriginal Infant Development Program

Stella is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Nation. She has been working at Denisiqi Service Society (formerly Desniqi Services Society) since 2009 in the position of Aboriginal Infant Development. She enjoys working with children and families in the Early Childhood Education Field to support families and children in our area. Stella hopes to get her infant and toddler ticket and also plans to work towards a diploma in ECE.

Email: stella[at] - Extension: 241

Charlotte Frank - Aboriginal Supported Child Development

Charlotte Frank is a member of the Tl’etinqox Government and started working for Denisiqi in February 2016 and was hired for the Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) Worker position; she is a licensed ECE and brings 8 years of experience with her.

Email: charlotte[at] - Extension: 240

TBA - Aboriginal Supported Child Development/Youth Worker

Coming Soon!

Email: TBA[at] - Extension: 233

Grace Cahoose - Early Child Development Outreach

Greetings, my name is Grace Cahoose; I am from the Ulkatcho First Nations band. My partner and I are proud parents/grandparents to two sons and two granddaughters. We spend much of our time with Minor Hockey with our youngest, whose other hobby is racing his palomino. I have worked within the ECE field since 2006. Working with children and families has always been my passion. To see a child get from one milestone to the next is always a celebration within itself. I very much enjoy all of the challenges work often brings, for then it allows more opportunities for learning. Education is never-ending.

Email: grace[at] - Extension: 237

Eileen Rosette- Early Childhood Educator, Nun Yaz Daycare

Coming soon!

Email:  - Extension: 232

Neil Burrows - CYMH Team Leader – Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health

Neil comes to Denisiqi with 25+ years of experience in the Health and Social Services field. After his early days in Northern Ontario working in youth corrections, youth mental health, and child protection (primarily with Ojibwe families and communities), Neil moved to BC and spent another two years in child protection and children's mental health in Terrace before becoming a sole practitioner and delivering contract services across Canada. His work included critical incident debriefing with the RCMP and WCB, program design and evaluation for various health agencies, and trauma-work in remote northern communities. Neil is a certified mediator and a highly sought-after speaker at major events across Canada. He is very grateful to the First Nations communities along the way that have in equal parts challenged, taught, and welcomed him. And - a special thank you to the Gitxsan people for his name, Loquin Go Gak.

Email: neil[at] - Extension: 230

Carmen Mutschele - Child & Youth Counsellor – Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health

Carmen Mutschele, is one of the Child & Youth Counsellor with the Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health Team. Carmen just recently completed her Masters in Counselling (MEd) through UNBC and has a social work and youth worker background. Carmen grew up in Germany and moved to rural British Columbia over twenty years ago. She has worked in Hotel Management for many years, and particularly enjoyed a three year "stint" as the proprietress of the Saint George Hotel in the historic gold mining town of Barkerville. As one of the founding members of the Arts on the Fly Music Festival in Horsefly, she has organized many musical events over the years. In her free time Carmen plays guitar and sings with her friends and generally has a great love for the arts.

Email: carmen[at] - Extension: 236

Carolyn Charleyboy - Child & Youth Counsellor – Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health

Carolyn is from the Tsilhqot'in community of Tsi Deldel and has been involved in facilitating workshops and training with various Aboriginal organizations, youth-serving agencies, and justice programs throughout her career.  Her work in Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Circles provided the opportunity to travel across the province to many different communities and nations as a trainer.  She is committed to supporting and empowering individuals to make meaningful changes in their lives toward greater cultural connection, wellness and healthy interdependence. 

In September 2015 she joined Denisiqi's Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health team and is honoured to work for the Tsilhqot'in Nations and the Dakelh community of Ulkatcho. 

She is currently furthering her education and is a Master of Education in Counseling candidate with UNBC. 

Email: carolyn[at] - Extension: 245

Mandy Cormier - Rural Wellness Coordinator/Intake Worker - Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (12 month term-position starting April 2018 to April 2018)

Mandy Cormier is born and raised in Northern British Columbia. She has spent a majority of her life living in Prince George. Mandy has a Bachelor of Arts; Major in First Nations studies and Minor in Psychology. Mandy has worked in a variety of Social Services fields including Mental Heal, Addictions and with youth ages 12-24. Mandy is passionate about working with youth, their families, and their communities.

Email: TBA[at] - Extension: 229

Shannon Stump-William - Cultural Enhancement Worker

Shannon Stump-William started with Denisiqi in January 2017 as the Intake & Wellness Worker, managing the counselling Caseload tracking system.  In May 2017 she moved into the Cultural Enhancement Worker position.

She was born and raised at Tl’etinqox Gov’t (Anaham Reserve) and married into Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Gov’t.

Shannon does outreach at Tsi Deldel (Redstone) School once a week and is certified in the Fun Friends program and also provides 1 on 1 enhanced support for some of our clinical counselling clients.  She also hosts the WIT (West Integrated Team) which is held once a month.

Email: shannon[at] - Extension: 242


Terri Smith - Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Prevention Worker - Ulkatcho

I have recently joined the staff of Denisiqi as the part time Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health Prevention Worker in Ulkatcho and Anahim Lake. What a great team of dedicated and compassionate workers. I have lived in the area for eighteen years and worked for Ulkatcho Band at Nagwuntl'oo School for nine years forming strong bonds with the students and their families. For the last seven years I have managed the Anahim Lake RCMP Victim Service office, giving me the opportunity to assist individuals and families through all types of issues often during times of great stress. It is an honour and a joy to be a part of new services in the community that provides families with the support and skills they require to strengthen the family while assisting children and youth to develop to their full potential.

Email: terri[at] - Extension: N/A

Crystal Wells - Community Enrichment Worker

Crystal Wells has been in Williams Lake for five years and has grown to love the community. She is a Heiltsuk woman from Bella Bella, BC.

She joined our team after 4 years at Boys & Girls Club as the Preteen Afterschool and Summer Coordinator. She has lots of experience building relationships with youth and their families as well as organizing many events and fundraisers for youth.

Crystal is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Organizational Management. She looks forward to working with your and families to improve wellness both physically and mentally.

Email: crystal[at] - Extension: 239

 Elaine Yablonski - Administrative Assistant

Elaine Yablonski is a proud member of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation based in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Her heritage includes Aboriginal, English, Irish, Scottish and Norwegian, all of which she is very proud of. As a single mom, she raised three wonderful children, the youngest of which is a member of the Tl’etinqox-t’in community, and is very proud of the people they are today. Once her youngest child started school she made the pivotal decision to further her education and in 1997 took the Business Office Assistants Program at Thompson Rivers University. Elaine is proud to say she has been working in this field of work ever since and loves it. She was happily married in 2007 and currently resides in Williams Lake. She has been the Administrative Assistant with Denisiqi Services since September 2011 and brought with her over 12 years of experience working in First Nations organizations.

Email:  elaine[at] - Extension:  221

George Warr - Child & Youth Counsellor - Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health  

Coming soon!

Email: George[at] - Extension: 230

Denisiqi Services Society

Phone: (250) 392-6500

Toll Free: 1(877) 251-6566

Prevention & Support Fax: (250) 392-6501

Delegated Services Fax: (250) 392-6510

240B North Mackenzie Avenue

Williams Lake, BC  V2G 1N6


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