BVBIA employs two individuals who between them, both manage the organization and are responsible for our services.
Tanya Davidson came to BVBIA via work as a brain-based learning enthusiast from public education. She completed her Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Change through Royal Roads University in 2013 and has enjoyed learning about social service work and trauma prevention and recovery. She believes in the power of human resilience and is always looking to assist people solve their challenges, big or small. Tanya moved up to the Bulkley Valley in 2000 and has worked in Hazelton, Houston and Smithers.
"River" / "Brady" (Legal name: Sarah Brady) is our newest employee: River has a Bachelor of Social Work and a broad background in non-profit work. They bring to the work deep experience with advocacy, case management, project management, as well as a variety of community-based initiatives. River is familiar with the complexity and unique opportunities involved in serving individuals who face barriers. Born and raised on Gitxsan and Wetsuwit'en territory, after a number of years down south, they are again settling down in the Bulkley Valley.
Both our workers are committed to engaging with the community, groups and individuals in ways that work for them. We hope to build bridges, promote learning, and provide assistance in ways that respect people's unique needs and backgrounds.