Serving the North Since 1970
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Meet the Team
Riley Skinner • Executive Director
He/Him, (250) 564-9658
Riley is an able-bodied Métis descendant of Cree First Nations families from Old Fort Nelson (Tthek’eneh Kúe), British Columbia, and Fort Simpson (Łíídlıı Kųę), Northwest Territories. Riley has lived his entire life in the North and is honored to live and work on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh people since 2012. Riley started at the Crisis Centre when he joined as a volunteer in 2019 while completing his Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling. Currently, Riley is a Master of Business Administration candidate at the University of Northern British Columbia, developing in operations management, project management, and leadership. He focuses on seeking and providing the highest quality trauma-informed care at the lowest barrier possible. He is passionate about mental health advocacy & suicide prevention in the North and beyond.
Liam Moberg • Program Coordinator, Crisis Services
Liam joined the Centre in 2019 as a volunteer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and finding fulfillment in the work, we are excited to welcome him as Program Coordinator, Crisis Services. Liam oversees recruitment, training, and supervision of the many dedicated Staff and Volunteers.
Jody Stronstad • Program Coordinator, Community Education
She/Her, (778) 693-2765
Jody is a white, cis-gendered, 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.
Danielle Kent • Program Assistant
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 Assistant
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 Assistant
Erin is a white cis-gendered 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 • Community Education Assistant
Arushi 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.
Top photo credit: City of Prince George