Meet Our Team & 

Board of Directors.

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
- Phil Jackson

Executive Director

China Bio Pic

China S

I grew up in BC yet have called Peace River home for many years.  I’ve enjoyed working with Stepping Up since early 2018, coming from a decade of experience, knowledge, and skills gained from a variety of helping roles.  It’s an honor to walk alongside someone on their journey to becoming a better version of themselves.

Administrative Assistant


Naomi S

I have lived in Peace River for over 15 years. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Stepping Up team and to be involved with such a dynamic program and beautiful community. I am passionate about helping others and learning new things. As I am the first point of contact, I hope to create a warm, safe, inviting atmosphere for all clients, and I hope we can grow together. I look forward to connecting with you.

Outreach Worker/ 

Program Facilitator

Jenaya B

Born and raised in Peace River, it holds a special place in my heart to be working in a community with people who’s northern spirit and challenges I can relate to. I value providing a safe comfortable environment by being a non-judgmental, caring and honest individual. I believe that services here can be as unique as those accessing it, and try my best to work with people in a way that works for them, wherever they may be in their journey. I am currently a Registered Social Worker with a Diploma in Social Work and look forward to helping all those impacted by family violence and answering any questions you may have.

Program Facilitator

Kandice W

I grew up in Central Alberta and currently live near Buck Lake, Alberta. I am excited to be able to join Stepping Up through Zoom. I am a Registered Professional Counsellor with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings. I work from a client-centered approach and believe that for change to occur there must be a genuine, nonjudgmental relationship between the client and the counsellor. I strive to empower you so you may build and draw upon your own internal resources and develop better coping skills to help deal with whatever life challenges you may encounter. Please remember this…you are worthy and can achieve anything you set your heart and mind to. I would be honored to work alongside you as you journey towards well-being.

Program Facilitator

Melanie F
I was born in the Peace Region and feel very fortunate to now be home again, raising my family in a place that I feel so connected to. I also consider myself very lucky to be part of the Stepping Up team and share in the amazing work being done here. I bring with me a background of over twenty years of family empowerment and a drive to share space with those seeking personal growth. Meaningful change is truly a journey, unique to everyone, and I look forward to meeting each of you from a place of integrity and understanding, wherever you may be on your path. “The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little BRAVER each time.” – Brené Brown
The Board

Nancy Bliss


Cynthia Scratch


Ann Cassidy


Teddi Shaw


Mitch Geunette


Marc Boychuk



Interested in becoming a board member with the 

North Peace Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence? 

Give us a call or email to get the process started. 

The Office

Our goal is to create a safe, inviting space for everyone who enters.


We are located at 9613-100 St. Peace River, AB