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.
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.
Board of Directors
Marian Ells – President
Operations Manager at Houston Link to Learning
3221 – 14th Street
Houston, BC V0J 1Z0
Colleen Hobson – Treasurer
Director of Operations: Early Years and Children and Youth with Special Needs at Ministry of Children & Family Development
140 – 4460 Chatterton Way
Victoria, BC V8W 9S2
Lana Hergott – Member at large
Perinatal Support, Family Resource Program Practitioner – Outreach at Chilliwack Community Services
45938 Wellington Avenue.
Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7
Ph: 604-701-4978 ext. 6021
Kaye Kennish – Member at large
Executive Director at James Bay Community Project
547 Michigan Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1S5
Ph: 250-388-7844 Ext. 313
We are currently accepting applications for board members. Please contact Marian Ells at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.