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NIEFS Board of Directors 

NIEFS’s volunteer Board of Directors consists of eight members who represent the ownership or membership of the Society.  The board is responsible for long-term planning and charting the future course of the Society.  NIEFS utilizes a policy governance model designed to provide overall support and direction, to our organization’s management and staff.

This tireless group of volunteers is committed to our work and the success of our clients in achieving their employment objectives.  Board members contribute to the life of the society through participation in Society social events, planning retreats, monthly meetings, committee work, conferences, inter-agency meetings, networking with staff, and by expanding NIEFS's connections and relationships with other boards, organizations, and communities.  Their expertise, commitment and caring have made a significant difference to the people we serve, and our staff.  They are greatly appreciated!

NIEFS 2024-2025 Board of Directors


Nickie Polson - Retired Journalist, Instructor School District #72 Continuing Education

Vice Chair

Rob Beauchamp - Retired staff of Human Resources Development Canada


Jim Forsyth - Skylink Consulting


Brian Cruise - Owner, Cruise HR Solutions

Donna Merry - Regional Manager, Mixalakwila Campus and Continuing Education (North Island College North Island)

Kash Ward - Shoulder Tapper, School District #72

Stefanie Hendrickson - Campbell River Coalition to End Homelessness and Stefanie Hendrickson Consulting

Justin Rigsby - Partner and CFO - Holbrook Dyson Logging - Newcastle Timber Ltd.