Say hello to Northern Regional Chapter

Nelson, British Columbia


About this office

We are very excited to share with you our journey towards a new way of working and invite you to become agents of change for the MS Society. The Prince George Chapter, surrounding areas including the Yukon have joined forces to create the Northern Regional Chapter. This new structure will help us reach our goal - to better deliver on our mission and provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people affected by MS.

We want to welcome you to the Northern Regional Chapter and we look forward to making a stronger impact, raising much needed funds and making a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

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Address

PO Box 1116
1323 5th Ave
Prince George STN A
Toll Free 1-800-268-7582
Yukon Toll Free 1-866-991-0577
Fax: 604-689-0377

Email: info.bc@mssociety.ca


Staff

Lonnie Facchina
Community Services Coordinator
Toll Free 1-800-268-7582 ext. 7259
Yukon Toll Free 1-866-991-0577 ext. 7259
Email: Lonnie.Facchina@mssociety.ca

Jennifer Harbaruk
Senior Development Coordinator
Toll free: 1-800-268-7582 ext. 7261
Yukon Toll Free 1-866-991-0577 ext. 7261
Email: Jennifer.Harbaruk@mssociety.ca


Northern Regional Chapter Board

Audrey Craigmyle
Audrey was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1992. Liing in Quesnel, BC and working in accounting, she became involved with the Quesnel Self Help MS group in 2010 and actively participates in their monthly meetings and the yearly MS Walk. As a member of the board of directors in the Norther Region, Audrey wants to use her personal and professional skills to work as part of a team to represent the North and those living with multiple sclerosis.

Sherri Mytopher
Sherri has spent the last fourteen years working her way up in the financialservices industry. She put in many hours completing courses, meeting deadlines and helping her clients achieve their financial goals and dreams. Sherri got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in early 2013. She continued to work even as her symptoms grew worse. Although being on medical leave has helped relieve some symptoms, Sherri is constantly researching treatments and therapies in hopes she can return to the career she loved. In Sherri's spare time she enjoys volunteering with localgroups and charities, spending time with friends and family, including her three step daughters, and travelling. Sherri has been married since 2011to her loving, supportive husband and they enjoy going to BC Lions games and Toronto Blue Jays games together. She is also a fan of NASCAR and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sherri is an active supporter and participant of the MS Walk and A&W Burgers to Beat MS. She is interested in supporting the MS Society in its mission to find a cure and improve the lives of those affected by MS.

Audrey Craigmyle
Audrey was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1992. Liing in Quesnel, BC and working in accounting, she became involved with the Quesnel Self Help MS group in 2010 and actively participates in their monthly meetings and the yearly MS Walk. As a member of the board of directors in the Norther Region, Audrey wants to use her personal and professional skills to work as part of a team to represent the North and those living with multiple sclerosis.

Sandra Stibrany
Sandy is an active Wife, Mom, Gram and community member. She has been a member of the MS Society since 2015, has volunteered as secretary for the Prince George Chapter Board, the walk check-in coordinator and the newsletter assistant. Sandy has a Business Administration Diploma (honours) and worked for the City of Prince George for 20 years. Her career included several financialpositions and concluded as divisional Manager of Financial Services with a staff of 25. She retired in 2011and feels that her greatest satisfaction was in the area of team building, staff development and results improvements_ Sandy has a family member with MS. She firmly supports the mission of the MS Society, finding a cure and enhancing the quality of life for people affected by MS. She is excited to work under the new structure and achieve our mission.

Cecilia Twigge
My Name is Cecilia Twigge but I go by Ceci, I was diagnosed with M.S in 2011. I currently work as a Medical Office Assistant here in Whitehorse and I am currently also the President of our local Multiple Sclerosis Association. I am a single mother of an 8 year old daughter. I first got involved with the MS Society by volunteering for the MS Walk in Whitehorse. I decided to volunteer because I thought it would be a good way to meet other people with Multiple Sclerosis as wellas my own personal way to fight back. I started volunteering with the MS walk about 3 years ago at that time it was a very small walk and I really wanted to see the walk and MS awareness grow in my community. Over the years it has been great to see the walk get bigger and bigger every year which makes me feel like we are achieving our goal of growing awareness locally for MS. The thing I most enjoy about volunteering is the great people that I get to meet and also a feeling that I have some control in my diagnosis and my fight against MS. I am excited to join the Regional board to share some of the great things that work here in our community as well as learn new things that are working in other communities. I am hoping to create a strong bond between Yukoners with Multiple Sclerosis and the Society.


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