Sr. Community Wellness Specialist
MA Leadership and Training
Hailing from Nlaka'pamux First Nation in southern British Columbia, Simon has more than twenty years of successful experience in the areas of post-secondary, non-profit, healthcare and Indigenous development.
With multidisciplinary interests ranging from community health, career development and leadership training to adventure tourism and environmental development, Simon has worked throughout western Canada as well as Hong Kong and the UK where he lead corporate wilderness training and personal development programs.
Throughout his career, Simon has stood at the forefront of developing meaningful connections and has built a reputation as a catalyst in championing the empowerment of individuals and communities. As a senior health program advisor, he partnered with healthcare providers to better understand the diverse needs of First Nation communities in planning quality programs and services. In the areas of education and career development, Simon worked as liaison between Indigenous workers and future employers; and initiated culturally-based Indigenous and non-Indigenous skills and leadership training programs. He provided operational leadership in funding; program advancement; strategic planning; board governance; and community and governmental relations.