Meet The Team
Doug Bartlett - Executive Director
My name is Douglas Bartlett. I am originally from The Pas. I am married and I am a father, grandfather, and great grandfather. I moved home in September of 2019 after living and working in Winnipeg for 35 years. I moved home to take the position of Executive Director here at the Centre. This is the best move I could have made as I am doing something meaningful that is helping people.
Brenda Dahr - Program Coordinator
My name is Brenda Dahr, I am Originally from The Pas, Mb. I lived out of town for many years and moved home in 2012. I have 4 amazing children and a beautiful granddaughter. I started working at The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. about a year ago. My positions here are Program Coordinator/Parent-Child Coordinator I absolutely enjoy working for TPFC the staff at the Centre have become my family and I enjoy being part of an amazing team.
Rhoda Beardy - Finance Officer
Tansi, My name is Rhoda Beardy I am from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, and I have been with The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. for five years as the Finance Officer. During my time with TPFC, I watched our Centre flourish administratively, culturally and with the community. We have brought our Centre to the fore front in the covid pandemic helping both elders and families in the community, as well as keeping with our mission of providing positive, social, and cultural services to our urban indigenous community. I strive to be part of the movement of Friendship Centre's locally, provincially , and nationally as we are forever evolving in bringing community harmony to our Tri-areas by developing partenerships with all programs available for Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike.
Karen Innes - Assistant Finance Officer
Tansi, my name is Karen Innes. I was recently hired as the part-time Finance Assistant. I have over 30 years experience working with First Nation Grandmother and Great grandmother. I am a member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation where I reside. I look forward to continuing to be a part of The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. team
Janet Lowther - Community Navigator
Tansi, my name is Janet Lowther. I was born in Saskatoon, SK, but I was raised in beautiful New Brunswick. I came to The Pas, Mb. about 26 years ago and made this wonderful community my home! I am the Community Navigator for The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. and I am honored to work with such an amazing team.
Nayan Parekh - IT Administrator
My Name is Nayan Parekh I have 12 years of experience as a Computer Hardware Software Networking Technician and Office 365 Accounting Technician (Tally ERP 9) since 2008, CTTAM Certification as a Certified technician in The Certified Technicians & Technologists Association of Manitoba Website Designing, and IT Business Analyst.
Melvin McGillvary - Chef
My name is Melvin McGillvary, I am the cook at The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. A change in the cooking field was needed and getting hired at The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. was a good step. I have worked at several restaurants here in The Pas. Working at the Centre is fulfilling and rewarding
Chloe Chartrand - Administrative Assistant
Tansi! My name is Chole Chartrand. I was born in Thompson Manitoba but moved to the pas when I was in middle school. I am currently working as an Administrative Assistant at TPFC. This is very fulfilling, and I am proud to call it my workplace. The staff are amazing to work with!
Gordon Constant - Security
My name is Gordon Constant. I am from OCN I have been with TPFC for a year as a Security. I am a Red Seal journeyman carpenter certified as a level 1 firefighter for Canada and my wildland firefighter certificate. I took this position because I like to help people and do something meaningful.