Appointed Member - Board of Governors
Barbara began her career as a Registered Social Worker in the 1980s, then started a computer consulting business. Recognizing the need for technology and finance, she began Certified General Accounting courses leading to a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager designation.
Barbara began working for the Sechelt Band in the 1990s as a coordinator for an employment program while studying accounting and was soon promoted to the full time position of Chief Financial Officer, a role she filled until 2005.
In 2006, ready for a new challenge, Barbara agreed to return as the Chief Administrative Officer and continued in that capacity up to 2014.
Barbara is of Kaska Dena heritage, daughter of Martha Shorty, granddaughter of Yanima from Lower Post, B.C. She has 3 grown children, Ashley, Sarah and Lakota.