INDIGENOUS WELLNESS ENGAGEMENT TEAM WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS
Submitted on behalf of Jody Sydor Jones, Corporate Director, Mission Engagement & Reconciliation
I am delighted to welcome two team members to Providence Health Care (PHC), in newly established roles supporting and leading Indigenous Wellness Engagement for the New St. Paul’s Hospital (NSPH) Redevelopment. Together, they bring considerable personal and professional experience, energy and leadership to this important work, and will help us work collectively and collaboratively to advance system transformation towards improved wellness for Indigenous Peoples from throughout BC, in accessing culturally safe care and services at PHC.
Sheri Hundseth is joining PHC in the role of Director, Indigenous Relations & Community Engagement to lead the Indigenous Wellness Engagement Strategy for the NSPH. Sheri is joining us from one of our ‘sister organizations’ – Covenant Health – based in Edmonton, Alberta. Sheri has over 20 years progressive leadership experience in relationship building, strategic planning, organizational development, change management, engagement, project management and leadership development practices. An active member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Sheri brings lived experience and intimate knowledge of many issues that face Indigenous populations of Canada today. Sheri will be drawing on some of her existing relationships with family, friends and colleagues within local Nations, community partner organizations, and throughout Providence Health Care, as she begins her journey in this inaugural engagement and relationship-building strategic role.
Clint Barton is joining PHC in the role of Coordinator, Indigenous Wellness Community Engagement for the Indigenous Wellness Engagement Strategy for the NSPH. Clint comes to PHC from the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council (MVAEC) where he held the role of Project Officer, liaising with partner organizations across Metro Vancouver in capacity-building initiatives and strategies. Clint has also worked as a Community Developer, and Consultant/Advisor with local community and health care organizations. A Nisga’a Citizen of the Nisga’a Nation, Clint additionally brings experience as the former Director of Housing with the Gingolx Village, and Gitxatin Housing Society, where he worked to address housing insecurity and improve community supports for Nation members. Clint brings a strong passion to advocacy and amplifying the voices of Indigenous Peoples in health and wellness transformational strategies.
Sheri Hundseth and Clint Barton begin their roles on March 1st. They join the Mission Portfolio within Mission, People and Ethics, under the direction of Jody Sydor Jones, Corporate Director, Mission Engagement & Reconciliation, and will be working collaboratively with all Mission colleagues – including the Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation team managed by Lindsay Farrell – as well with colleagues in NSPH Redevelopment and throughout PHC.
Please join me in sharing a warm welcome for Sheri and Clint, from our Providence ‘family.’
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