Our Team


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 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 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, watering plants, chatting with her kids or sitting on the deck with her hubby.

Email: provincialdirector@frpbc.ca

Sasha Fast – Provincial Coordinator

Sasha has been working in the Victoria community and is eager to become engaged with FRP-BC. With a passion for connecting and helping people, Sasha hopes to expand her Early Years collaboration within the FRP-BC community of practice and continue to build on member engagement. Sasha joins FRP-BC from Te’mexw Treaty Association and enjoys being part of an organization that advocates for a better quality of life for families and resources for members.

Sasha is proud to call Fernwood home and when not working she can be found gardening with her husband, walking her dog Peanut, and crafting.

Email: admin@frpbc.ca

Board of Directors

Sangeeta Bhonsale – Chair

Manager, Family Support Services at Burnaby Family Life

#102 – 2101 Holdom Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A4
Email: sbhonsale@burnabyfamilylife.org
Ph: 604-659-2205

Heather Joe – Vice Chair

Intake Coordinator Sundrops Centre for Child Development – Clements Centre

5856 Clements St.
Duncan, BC V9L 3W3
Email: hjoe@clementscentre.org
Ph: 250-746-4135

Kaye Kennish – Treasurer

Executive Director at James Bay Community Project

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

Lana Hergott – Secretary

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

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

Marian Ells – Member at Large

Operations Manager at Houston Link to Learning

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

Tim Gibson – Member at Large

Executive Director at Shuswap Children’s Association

240 Shuswap St. NE.
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1H7
Email: tgibson@shuswapchildrens.ca
Ph: 778-824-0448

We are currently accepting applications for board members. Please email Sangeeta Bhonsale at sbhonsale@burnabyfamilylife.org to apply.