Our Team

Staff

Tara Nargang – Provincial Director 

Tara’s 25 years of community work has taken her throughout the Kootenays, Caribou, Lower Mainland, Okanagan as well as overseas. These rich experiences have led Tara back to Victoria where she has settled for the past 17 years. As the new Provincial Director of FRP-BC, she brings FRP front line experience working in programs such as pre/post-natal; immigration groups; pilot projects for youth and mental health; and family outreach to name a few. She is inspired by the concrete results that happen in collaborative work and is thrilled to be back as part of the bigger picture lens: supporting FRPs, capacity building, and working with partners to make sure FRPs have access to resources, information, and standards. This is an exciting time to be a part of FRP-BC with the deserved attention of Early Years strategy and focus. You can find her at the new FRP-BC office in Fernwood, Victoria.

When she is not at work in her favourite neighbourhood, you will find her enjoying the dog beach with her old Golden, driving her teens somewhere, or sitting on the deck with her hubby.

Email: provincialdirector@frpbc.ca

Michelle Dzbik – Provincial Coordinator

Michelle has spent the last several years serving the Victoria community in various capacities, driven by a passion for building relationships founded on trust, respect, and inclusion. With plenty of experience living and volunteering abroad, she has a particular interest in cultivating understanding and forging connections between a diversity of people. She is excited to be able to leverage her knowledge and skills in office administration, event coordination, and social networking on behalf of FRPs while serving as Provincial Coordinator at FRP-BC. In her spare time, Michelle can be found dancing salsa and bachata, teaching English, or exploring the outdoors.

Email: admin@frpbc.ca

Board of Directors

Marian Ells – President

Operations Manager at Houston Link to Learning

Address:
3221 – 14th Street
Houston, BC V0J 1Z0
Email: manager@houstonlinktolearning.ca
Ph: 250-845-2727

Colleen Hobson – Treasurer

Director of Operations: Early Years and Children and Youth with Special Needs at Ministry of Children & Family Development

Address:
140 – 4460 Chatterton Way
Victoria, BC V8W 9S2
Email: Colleen.Hobson@gov.bc.ca
Ph: 250-475-7457

Lynnene Lewis – Secretary

Director of Quality Assurance and Director of Family Programs at Kootenay Family Place

Address:
767 – 11th Avenue
Castlegar, BC V1N 1J7
Email: lynnene@kootenayfamilyplace.org
Ph: 250-365-8448 Ext 233

Lana Hergott – Member at large

Perinatal Support, Family Resource Program Practitioner – Outreach at Chilliwack Community Services

Address:
45938 Wellington Avenue.
Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7
Email: hergottl@comserv.bc.ca
Ph: 604-701-4978 ext. 6021

Kaye Kennish – Member at large

Executive Director at James Bay Community Project

Address:
547 Michigan Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1S5
Email: kkennish@jbcp.bc.ca
Ph: 250-388-7844 Ext. 313

Dana Osiowy – Member at large

Executive Director at New Westminster Family Place

Address:
101-93 Sixth Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 2Z8
Email: dana@newwestfamilies.ca
Ph: 604-520-3666

We are currently accepting applications for board members. Please contact Marian Ells at manager@houstonlinktolearning.ca to find out more.