Serving the North Since 1970
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Meet the Team
T: (250) 564-9658
Riley Skinner • Executive Director
Riley (He/Him) is an able-bodied descendant of families from Northern British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Since 2012, he has been honoured to live and work on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh people. Riley’s path into mental health support and advocacy began when he initially engaged with the Crisis Centre as a volunteer in 2019. With a strong foundation in psychology, he has furthered his expertise by pursuing an MBA, allowing him to offer a unique approach to strategic leadership with a deep understanding of non-profit operations. In his role he spearheads initiatives aimed at providing the highest quality trauma-informed care. Recognizing the interconnectedness of mental health with broader social, cultural, and economic factors, he is an advocate for the well-being of individuals in the North and beyond.
T: (250) 564-9312
Liam Moberg • Team Lead, Crisis Services
Liam (He/Him) is a settler descendant who is honored to have been born and raised in the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. Territory that he gratefully lives and works on to this day. He joined the Crisis Centre for Northern BC in 2019 as a volunteer to help build experience and skills for a career in the mental health field. He quickly became entranced with the work and the many people involved. Upon completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Liam became the Team Lead of Crisis Services. In this role, he oversees the volunteer responder program, training, and operational function of the 24/7/365 service. He is thankful to be able to support the many staff and volunteers who devote their time to make low-barrier non-judgmental peer support possible in Northern BC and across Canada.
T: (778) 693-2765
Jody Stronstad • Program Coordinator, Community Education
Jody (She/Her) is a white, cis-gender, able-bodied woman born and raised in Burns Lake (Ts’il Kaz Koh), British Columbia. Today, Jody is honoured to live and work on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh people. Jody has completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is currently a Master of Counselling candidate at the University of Northern British Columbia. She began volunteering as a responder in 2017 and quickly fell in love with the role, as she believes that everyone has a right to access mental health support. In her current position, Jody facilitates educational workshops on mental health and suicide prevention. Jody’s passion is teaching people skills to help themselves, and their peers, when they are struggling or thinking about suicide. She feels humbled when people share their stories with her and to be a source of support for residents in Northern BC and beyond.
Daneille Kent • Program Coordinator, Crisis Services
Danielle has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and has been with the Crisis Centre since 2021. She is passionate about offering connection and compassion in moments of crisis. She enjoys facilitating responder training and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Centre.
Cynthia Andal • Program Coordinator, Crisis Services
Cynthia came to us in 2021 with a background in caring for people in marginalized communities. She is passionate about supporting people in their most difficult moments and creating opportunities for connection. She is excited about assisting in the daily operation of the centre, answering crisis calls and training new responders.
Erin Ridsdale (Vincent) • Program Coordinator, Crisis Services
Erin (She/Her) is a white cis-gender able-bodied woman of settler descent. Erin is honored to live on the unceded traditional territory of the powerful and resilient people of the Lheidli T’enneh people. Erin has a Social Service UT diploma from the College of New Caledonia and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victora. Erin first started at the Crisis Centre of Northern British Columbia in November of 2020 as a volunteer and quickly fell in love with the role and support that the Crisis Centre of Northern BC offers. In time, she moved into employment in crisis line responding, community education support, and outreach along with leadership. Erin’s passion is supporting people in their time of crisis, especially when a person is living with grief and loss. Erin feels humbled to be a source of support in Northern British Columbia and across Canada.
Arushi Saxena • Program Assistant, Community Education
Arushi (She/Her) was born in Delhi, India, but has had the honour of living on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh people for the past 15 years. Arushi first started as a crisis-line volunteer in 2019 while completing her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Northern British Columbia. Soon after, she was excited to be integrated into the various roles of support that the Crisis Centre offers. In time, she moved into a supervision role before stepping into community education. Today, Arushi focuses on project management, social media, marketing and design, and workshop facilitation. She is passionate about making people feel heard and having the privilege of knowing their stories.
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