Contact Directory

For general enquiries, please contact our friendly receptionist by filling out the request form below.  Your queries may also be directed by via phone 250-426-5717 or email  Please fax any documents to 250-426-8935. 

Address: 7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC. V1C 7E5

Community Government

Mike Frank 
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (250) 426-5717 ext. 3826   Email:

Kristi Gingrich
Human Resources Generalist
Phone: (250) 800-4475 ext. 3807 |  Email:

Karmin Snow
Executive Assistant
Phone: (250) 426-5717 ext.3810 |   Email:

Lyla Gilhuly
Receptionist
Phone: (778) 761-1068 ext. 3521 |   Email:

Bonnie Harvey
Governance Coordinator
Phone: (778) 761-1120 ext. 3534 | Email:  

Chief & Council

Joe Pierre Jr.
Nasuʔkin (Chief)
Phone: 250-426-5717 
Email: jpierre@aqam.net

Jason Andrew
Councillor 
Phone: 250-426-5717 
Email: jandrew@ktunaxa.org

Julie Birdstone
Councillor
Phone: 250-426-5717 
Email: juliebirdstone@aqam.net

Sancira Williams-Jimmy
Councillor
Phone: 250-426-5717 
Email: 

Dallas Cardinal-Clement

Email:

 

Community Health & Wellness

Michelle Shortridge
Director, Operations and Community Services
Phone: (778)-761-1040 ext. 3523 | Email:

Shelby Aquila
Wellness Coordinator
Phone: (778) 761-0747 ext. 3582 | Email:

Jennifer Damstrom
Community Nurse
Phone: (778) 761-0743 ext. 3527 | Email:

Ivan Nikolov
Youth & Recreation Coordinator 
Phone: (778)-761-1061 ext. 3611 | Email: 

Debbie Patrick 
Registered Care-aid
Phone: (778)-761-0927 ext 3528 | Email:  

Pina Zilli
Registered Care-aid
Phone: (778)-761-1057 ext 3824 | Email:

Jessica Cashen
Health and Wellness Receptionist 
Phone: (778) 761-0917 ext. 3811 | Email:   

Shawnae Goddard
Life Skills Worker
Phone: (778) 732-4179 ext. 3819 | Email:   

Richard Leesman
Addictions Counsellor
Phone: (250)-919-4606 | Email:     

Josh Lockhart
Youth and Family Counsellor
Phone: (778)-761-0833 ext. 3808 | Email:  

Operations & Housing

Michelle Shortridge
Director, Operations and Community Services
Phone: (778)-761-1040 ext. 3523 |  Email: mshortridge@aqam.net

Sloane More 
Operations Coordinator
Phone: (778) 761-0661 ext. 3806 |  Email:

Alicia Phillips 
Housing Coordinator 
Phone:  (778) 761-0679 ext. 3580  | Email: aphillips@aqam.net

Logan Casimer
Facility Maintenance Worker
Phone: (778) 761-1113 ext. 3812 Email:  

Phil Wood
Facility Maintenance Lead
Phone: (778) 761-0854 ext. 3544 | Email:

Kim Halvorson
Program Assistant/Social Development
Phone: (778)-761-0913 ext. 3536 |  Email: 

Alice Oler, Custodian
Phone: 250-426-5717  

 

ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises (ACE)

Craig Campbell
General Manager, ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises
Phone: 236 302 1623 ext. 3822 | Email:

Ryan Phillips
Business Development Manager
Phone: (778)-761-0809 ext. 3563 | Email: rphillips-clement@aqam.net

Aminda Joseph
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (778)-761-0993 ext. 3547 | Email:

Lands & Natural Resources

Julie Couse
Director, Lands and Natural Resources
Phone: (778)-761-1056 ext.3531 |  Email: jcouse@aqam.net

Vacant
Registered Professional Forester

Sarah Baines
Land Code Advisor
Phone: (236) 302-1628 Ext. 3831  | Email: 

Skylar Nikkel
Lands and Resources Project Coordinator 
Phone: (778) 761-3171 ext. 3818 | Email:  

Education Services

Michelle Shortridge
Director, Operations and Community Services
Phone: (778)-761-1040 ext. 3523 | Email: mshortridge@aqam.net

Eryn Geddes
ʔaq̓amnik̓ Education Centre Principal
Phone: (778)-761-0816 | Email: egeddes@aqam.net

Kirsten Johnson
ʔaq̓amnik̓ Education Centre Receptionist & Administration Assistant
Phone: (778) 761-0978 ext. 3815 | Email:
www.aqamnikschool.com 

Kelli Dalziel
ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Manager
Phone: (778)-761-0882 ext. 3701 | Email:

Audrey Palmer
ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Assistant Manager
Phone: (778)-761-0896 ext. 3703 | Email: 

Finance & Accounting

Ivan Winter
Director, Finance | Financial Controller
Phone: (778)-761-0710 ext. 3530 | Email:

Grace Joseph
Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
Phone: (778)-761-0921 ext. 3529 | Email: gjoseph@aqam.net

Ken Sanders
Finance Clerk
Phone: (778)-761-0832 ext. 3543 | Email:

Wade Sendecki
IT Manager
Phone: (778) 761-0926 ext. 1234 | Email:

 

Language & Culture

Mike Frank 
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (250) 426-5717 ext. 3826   Email:

Brett Capilo
Language and Culture Events Coordinator
Phone: (778) 761-1077 ext. 3535  | Email:

Chrystal Williams
Language and Culture Mentee
Phone: (778) 761-1044 ext.3525  | Email:   

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