Meet Our Team

The Action Schools! BC provincial team is based in DASH BC’s offices in Vancouver and in Victoria. Regional centres across the province provide local support to schools, including connecting them with resources in their local communities.

Provincial Team

Kathy Cassels

DASH CEO

Kim Weatherby

Senior Project Coordinator

Kim is passionate about providing students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become resilient healthy adults.

Radwa Saad

Lead Regional Development Coordinator

Radwa is passionate about improving health literacy and food security by empowering people and equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to live full and healthy lives.

Janelle Hatch

Lead Food Literacy Mentor

Janelle is passionate about food literacy and would like to see all students going through school in BC have opportunities to experience and learn about food in a fun and supportive school environment.

Regional Teams

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Fraser

This region includes:

  • SD33 Chilliwack
  • SD35 Langley
  • SD37 Delta
  • SD41 Burnaby
  • SD43 Coquitlam
  • SD78 Fraser-Cascade
  • SD34 Abbotsford
  • SD36 Surrey
  • SD40 New Westminster
  • SD42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
  • SD75 Mission

Meet the Fraser team:

Kerry Taylor

Regional Development Coordinator

Kerry is passionate about Physical Education and Healthy Living. 

Kootenay Boundary & East

This region includes:

  • SD05 Southeast Kootenay
  • SD08 Kootenay Lake
  • SD20 Kootenay-Columbia
  • SD06 Rocky Mountain
  • SD10 Arrow Lakes
  • SD51 Boundary

Meet the Kootenay Boundary & East team:

Andrea Winckers

Regional Development Coordinator

Andrea believes Action Schools! BC plays an important role in promoting healthy child development, resiliency and lifelong health.

Mike Kent

Regional Development Coordinator

Mike is passionate about healthy living and is excited to work with school communities in SD8.

Laurie MacDougall

Trainer

An Action Schools! BC trainer for over 10 years, Laurie is passionate about being active and being outdoors, as well as eating well.

Northeast

This region includes:

  • SD59 Peace River South
  • SD81 Fort Nelson
  • SD60 Peace River North

Northern Interior

This region includes:

  • SD28 Quesnel
  • SD57 Prince George

Meet the Northern Interior team:

Cathy Johnson

Regional Development Coordinator

Cathy is passionate about sport, health, and her community. 

Sue MacDonald

Trainer

As a trainer for 10 years, Sue’s passion is educating and demonstrating to others the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Northwest

This region includes:

  • SD50 Haida Gwaii
  • SD54 Bulkley Valley
  • SD87 Stikine
  • SD 92 Nisga'a
  • SD52 Prince Rupert
  • SD82 Coast Mountains
  • SD91 Nechako Lakes

Meet the Northwest team:

Cathy Johnson

Regional Development Coordinator

Cathy is passionate about sport, health, and her community. 

North Shore/Sea to Sky

This region includes:

  • SD44 North Vancouver
  • SD46 Sunshine Coast
  • SD48 Sea to Sky
  • SD45 West Vancouver
  • SD47 Powell River
  • SD49 Central Coast

Meet the North Shore/Sea to Sky team:

Amber Pascual

Regional Development Coordinator

Amber wants to change every student’s experience at school by making physical literacy a top priority for all classrooms. 

Jamie Brown

Regional Development Coordinator

Jamie is passionate about helping teachers create meaningful physical education experiences for our students that fosters a lifelong appreciation of healthy, active living.

Kathy Romses

Trainer

An Action Schools! BC trainer since 2011, Kathy wants to make the healthy choice the fun and easy choice for students and schools.

Kerri Carlson

Trainer

Kerri became a trainer in 2015 to share the importance of knowledge and motivation of health and active living with students and teachers.

Lisa Manzini

Trainer

An Action Schools! BC trainer for 12 years, Lisa is passionate about teaching Physical Education and sharing ideas and skills with colleagues.

Okanagan

This region includes:

  • SD22 Vernon
  • SD53 Okanagan Similkameen
  • SD23 Central Okanagan
  • SD67 Okanagan Skaha

Meet the Okanagan team:

Jenny Mitchell

Regional Development Coordinator & Trainer

Jenny became a trainer in 2012 and is passionate about developing ongoing relationships with schools and teachers to collaborate in creating healthy school communities.

Tricia Penny

Regional Development Coordinator

Tricia is passionate about fostering and promoting the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support the overall well-being of our teachers, our students, and our broader school communities.

Tyra Skibington

Trainer

Tyra has been an Action Schools! BC trainer since 2010 and loves working with children and educators to share her passion of physical activity.

Janelle Zebedee

Trainer

Thompson

This region includes:

  • SD19 Revelstoke
  • SD58 Nicola-Similkameen
  • SD74 Gold Trail
  • SD27 Cariboo-Chilcotin
  • SD73 Kamloops/Thompson
  • SD83 North Okanagan-Shuswap

Meet the Thompson team:

Laura Paiement

Regional Development Coordinator & Trainer

Laura is passionate about empowering people to live healthier, and be happier by inspiring them to address their mental, physical and spiritual health. 

Josée Warren

Regional Development Coordinator

Josée’s passion is creating a healthy community where everyone from toddlers to adults to seniors are healthy, active participants.

Carly Gardner

Regional Development Coordinator

Carly's passion is to be an educator that encourages students to explore, question, and think critically, so they can take these skills into their daily lives. 

Alexandra Inglis

Trainer

An Action Schools! BC trainer since 2012, Alexandra believes that schools can have a significant impact on fostering children’s healthy habits.

Sherry Stade

Trainer

An Action Schools! BC trainer since 2012, Sherry sees movement as a gateway to well-being.

Vancouver

This region includes:

  • SD38 Richmond
  • SD39 Vancouver

Meet the Vancouver team:

Radwa Saad

Lead Regional Development Coordinator

Radwa is passionate about improving health literacy and food security by empowering people and equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to live full and healthy lives.

Kathy Romses

Trainer

An Action Schools! BC trainer since 2011, Kathy wants to make the healthy choice the fun and easy choice for students and schools.

Vancouver Island (Mid and North)

This region includes:

  • SD49 Central Coast
  • SD69 Qualicum
  • SD71 Comox Valley
  • SD79 Cowichan Valley
  • SD85 Vancouver Island North
  • SD68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith
  • SD70 Alberni
  • SD72 Campbell River
  • SD84 Vancouver Island West

Meet the Vancouver Island (Mid and North) team:

Heather Roach

Regional Development Coordinator

Heather's passion is to support school staff in developing their specific goals and projects in working with the students in their schools. 

Jamie Covey

Trainer

As an Action Schools! BC trainer since 2006, Jamie is passionate about physical activity and sport for children.

Cindy Stewart

Trainer

Cindy has been an Action Schools! BC trainer since 2000 and is passionate about sharing her enthusiasm of healthy living with educators.

Cathy McCartney

Trainer

An Action Schools! BC trainer since 2008, Cathy is passionate about the delivery of quality physical education and activities to students.

Sheila Marshall

Trainer

A trainer since 2010, Sheila has found that integrating the Action Schools! BC resources into her daily teaching routine has been very rewarding. 

Jane Tufnail

Trainer

Jane has been a trainer since 2013 and is passionate about sharing the importance of leading healthy lifestyles with students.

Vancouver Island (South)

This region includes:

  • SD61 Greater Victoria
  • SD63 Saanich
  • SD62 Sooke
  • SD64 Gulf Islands

Meet the Vancouver Island (South) team:

Ian Grbavec

Regional Development Coordinator

Ian believes that developing relationships and accessing resources through Action Schools! BC can assist with navigating the new curriculum.

Emily Medd

Regional Development Coordinator

Emily loves sharing her passion for physical literacy with people of all ages both indoors and out in nature. 

Hilary Graham

Regional Development Coordinator

Hilary has a passion for physical literacy and living a healthy life.

Debbie Dykes

Trainer

An Action Schools! BC trainer since 2011, Debbie is passionate about helping people to be active.

Anne So

Trainer

A trainer since 2007, Anne is passionate about being outside, being active and eating healthy.

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