Staff & Board of Directors

seanah photo (002) Seanah Roper – Executive Director & Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Seanah graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC with a Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary English Literature. She is currently working on her Master’s degree with a dual focus in Adult Education and Cultural Studies from Athabasca University. Seanah has over seven years’ experience in the literacy field and has a passion for learning, education and advocacy.

Seanah can be contacted at


 Lorena Lopez Bianchin – English as a Second Language Program CoordinatorLorena

Lorena Lopez Bianchin is our ESL Program Coordinator. Lorena graduated from Guanajuato University in Mexico, with a Bachelor’s degree in Resources Administration and Management with a focus on tourism. She came from Mexico to conclude her degree in 2008 at the Mexican Tourism Board. Finding Canada an amazing country to live in, Lorena moved to Fort Nelson in January of 2013 and now she is happy to call it home and loves to give back to the community.

Lorena can be contacted at


 Kimberly Normandeau – Program Assistant

Kimberly is a local resident who has graduated from Fort Nelson Northern Lights College with a certificate in Administration Assistance. She has also studied a variety of other courses, including natural health and sociology, and teaches yoga in Fort Nelson. Kimberly loves promoting positivity and health and loves connecting with people in the community, aiming to bring them together.

Kimberly can be contacted at


 Nicole Fraser – Adult & Family Literacy Program CoordinatorNikki

Nicole is a local resident currently studying for a Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling through distance education at the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling.  Besides psychology and counselling, she has taken a variety of courses including business management, history, and English.  Nicole plans to offer counselling services to the community once she receives her counselling designation.

Nicole can be contacted at


 Chloe Forsyth – ESL Instructor

Chloe is from Hamilton, Ontario, but spent six years in Thunder Bay for education. She has an Honours Bachelors of Outdoor Recreation with a specialization in leadership, her BEd in Outdoor Education and English, as well as a Masters in Environmental, Experiential, and Indigenous Education. Chloe got to go on many cool trips because of her degree, her favorite being Dogsledding in Quetico, and so she is looking forward to the winters in Fort Nelson.



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 Holly Di Maggio – Indigenous Learner Support

Holly is a local resident with a certificate in Administrative Assistance through Northern Lights College. She is currently studying for a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and has taken other courses in English, Indigenous Studies, and Sciences. Holly has a love of education and is a life long learner.

Holly can be contacted at



Our Board Of Directors

Val Keeler – Board President

Lorraine Gerwing – Vice President

Rob Cheyne – Treasurer

Joanne Marion – Secretary

Kathi Dickie – Director

Laurie Dolan – Director