Staff & Board of Directors

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

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

Seanah can be contacted at



Nicole Fraser – Executive Director & Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Nicole is a local resident who recently completed a Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling with a Specialization in Professional Counselling through distance education at the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling.  Outside of psychology and counselling, she has taken a variety of courses including business management, history, and English.  Nicole plans to continue her work in the literacy field and offer counselling services to the community once she receives her counselling registration.

Nicole can be contacted at



Lorena Lopez Bianchin – English as a Second Language Program Coordinator (On Maternity Leave)

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 – ESL & Settlement Coordinator

Kimberly is a local resident who has graduated from Fort Nelson Northern Lights College with a certificate in Applied Business Technology. 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



Holly DiMaggio – Adult & Indigenous Program Coordinator

Holly is a local resident with a certificate in Administrative Assistance through Northern Lights College. She is currently studying for a diploma in Adult Learning and Education 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


Nandjeet Kaur – Adult, Family and Youth Program Coordinator

Nandjeet has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology from India. She graduated from Camosun College with Post Degree Diploma in Mental Health and Addictions. She has also completed Core Addiction Practices Training offered by Vancouver Coastal Health. Nandjeet has lived in Fort Nelson for just over three years and she enjoys the opportunity to share her love of learning and contributing meaningfully to the community.

Nandjeet can be contacted at


Alicia Wells- Program Assistant 

Alicia is a local resident who has graduated from Grande Prairie Regional College with a Diploma is Hospitality & Tourism Management.  Alicia is empowered by holistic healing, inspired by nature,  and lover of life! 

Alicia 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.



Our Board Of Directors

Val Keeler – Board President

Lorraine Gerwing – Vice President

Rob Cheyne – Treasurer

Joanne Marion – Secretary

Kathi Dickie – Director

Laurie Dolan – Director