Originally from Vancouver Island, Rebecca is a settler woman whose ancestors were originally from Scotland and England. Rebecca has lived, worked, and played on the traditional territory of the Tla’amin Nation for the past seven years and is incredibly grateful to live in such a beautiful place.
Rebecca has a health-focused Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelors of Social Work degree from the University of Calgary. Rebecca has 13 years of experience as a front-line Mental Health Social Worker and is currently the Mental Health and Substance Use manager for Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola) with Vancouver Coastal Health.
Rebecca has volunteered to join the Board of Directors of LIFT because she has long been passionate about addressing issues of homelessness in the rural communities in which she has lived and is interested in supporting LIFT to reduce the psycho-social impacts of poverty, substance use, and homelessness. Rebecca is grateful to LIFT for all the amazing work that they have been doing in the community and feels that it is important to uplift and acknowledge this to help the community better understand the work of the organization. Outside of work, Rebecca loves mountain biking, working in her garden, and spending time with her husband and two children.