HARC Advisory Committee

HARC Advisors offer their experience, knowledge and vision to shaping the relationships, directions, endeavours, projects and goals that we pursue and strive toward through meaningful collaboration and community-relevant work centred around health and wellness issues and disparities as they manifest in the context of northern communities.

January 13, 2014

Tanya Benedict

Tanya first started her career in Northern Manitoba where she had the pleasure of implementing  the Home and Community Care program in her own territory of Poplar River Reserve. Since then Tanya has worked inclusively for First Nations communities as well as the adventure of being a Travel Nurse. She currently work with the Nak’azdli Band in Fort St. James as their Home Care Nurse manager. The introduction of Art …

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December 13, 2013

Lynn Shervill

A graduate of Western University’s journalism program, Lynn Shervill started his working life as a reporter for the London (Ont.) Free Press and retired as a palliative care nurse consultant in Northern Health’s (NH) hospice/palliative care program. In between, he was staff writer for the Banff School of Fine Arts, legislative reporter for the Regina Leader-Post, a bartender at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria, and a bookseller at …

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November 30, 2013

Jane Inyallie

Jane is TseK’ehne First Nations from McLeod Lake, BC. Her mother was Lena Inyallie and her father was Walter Solonas. Jane was born in Prince Rupert BC, and lived in McLeod Lake with her Mother Lena, Maternal Grandmother Harrieta A’Huille as well as her Paternal Grandparents Monique and Theodore Toodick; and other Elders and extended family in McLeod Lake. She later moved with her family to outskirts of Prince George. Jane attended Lejac Residential …

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Terri Aldred

Dr. Terri Aldred is Carrier from the Tl’Azt’En Nation whose traditional territory is North of Fort St. James near the geographical centre of British Columbia.  Tl’Azt’En are a matriarchal people and therefore she follows her great-grandmother Cecilia Prince’s line and is from the Lusilyoo (frog) clan. Terri was born in Prince George and ultimately graduated form high school there, however, she spent over 6 years in between living on the Tachet …

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November 20, 2013

Lucille Harms

Lucille grew up on a small hobby farm just outside of Terrace and was often found ensconced at the kitchen table, captivated by the soft voices of men talking about Indian Politics. She realized at a very young age that the needs of Indigenous Peoples seemed immeasurable and that education was the force needed to face the systemic issues that plagued them. She never envisioned herself as a political decision …

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November 8, 2013

Caroline Shooner, MD

Caroline Shooner Caroline grew up in Montreal and completed her medical degree at McGill University (1996) and her Family Medicine residency at Memorial University (1998). She spent the first years of her medical career traveling and working across the country, while also recording music and performing as part of the original folk duo Her Sweet Time.  ​​ In 2007, Caroline joined the Queen Charlotte medical team and has been practicing on Haida …

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