Our Staff

Fed staff members are responsible for maintaining and overseeing our programs and services.  They must be knowledgeable and passionate about young people and are deeply committed to meaningful youth-engagement.

Please connect with any of our staff team if you have any questions about the Fed!

Brittaney Andreychuk - Program Manager

BrittaneyAs a Program Manager my focus is supporting and sustaining Local Development. I’m also responsible for our Dream Fund Bursaries, Power Pages, One-to-One Support and Partners for Change—also known as BC Child and Youth in Care Week.

I’ll have been a part of the Fed family and community for two years in June 2017 and what I enjoyed most about my role is witnessing and participating in young people’s journey through advocacy, activism and leadership.  

A little about me – I hold a three year advanced diploma in Child and Youth Work and I’m a fourth year B.A. Child and Youth Care student by distance. My experience varies from Day Treatment Facilities, Residential Treatment Centres, Psychiatric Units, LGBTQ Community Centres, Suspension and Expulsion Programs, and Youth Shelters.

Facts: Own two cats—Mango & Kiwi

Aspirations: To have travelled to 40 countries by the time I’m 40

Goals: To open a homeless shelter

Email Me
O: 604-527-7762 ext 115
M: 604-358-8234

Shaelyn Bayduza - Administrative Coordinator

ShaelynAs some of you may know, I have been a very active member of the Fed since 2013. I have taken on various volunteer roles such as: Extreme Team Member, Hiring Committee, Dream Fund Selection Committee, BCCYICW Committee, helped create promotional videos you can find on the Fed’s YouTube channel and I served as a member on the Fed’s Board of Directors for five months. I am now the Administrative Coordinator. In my role, I will be responsible for different operations including accounting (Paying the bills, cheques, Visas, month/year end packages, etc.), payroll, staff and board support, IT, database, answering inquiries and much, much more.

Professionally, I worked for three years as an Administrative Assistant for a realtor, a Peer Specialist at Aunt Leah’s Place where I assisted young people with housing and in additional support areas, and finally, I was the Youth SCM Coordinator for the Fed in 2014 where I supported a team of volunteers to plan the Steering Committee Meetings.

It isn’t only professional experience I bring to the team, but the life experience of being in care, being an Indigenous woman, facing homelessness and being low income, and also being a mother. I am your friendly neighbourhood nerd and I enjoy my retro gaming, nerdy art projects, exploring a wide variety of music genres, and trying to help people to the best of my ability.

Email me
O: 604-527-7762 ext 101

Shannon Dolton - Engagement Coordinator

Staff nameI am so excited to be joining the Fed family as the Engagement Coordinator. I am passionate about working with youth and look forward to building youth involvement and connection at the Fed. I know when given access to tools and support youth can achieve anything they desire.

My educational background is a combination of Child and Youth Care work with Women’s Studies and Gender Relations. I have had the opportunity to work with children and youth in a variety of settings including 1 to 1 home support, low barriers crisis intervention, and life/parenting skills development.

I like to think of myself as a grown up with a healthy balance of childlike whimsy and a touch of 80-year-old grandma. I am an avid tea-drinker, reader, unicorn collector and believe in the power of Wonder Woman. I am an intersectional feminist with strong ties to the body acceptance community and a strong advocate for the rights of all LGBTQI2S+ people.

I look forward to meeting and getting to know everyone!

Email Me
O: 604-527-7762 ext 109

Gabby Hillis - Program Manager, Aboriginal Youth Programs

I am thrilled to be joining the Fed as Program Manager for Aboriginal Youth Programs. As a former youth from care myself, I have experienced what a lot of Indigenous people have and are facing today, from trauma and loss, to poverty. I have been fortunate to take those experiences and become a strong, single, Indigenous mother, eager to help strengthen, support and advocate for youth in and from care.

I hold a B.A. in Psychology with Honours and my past experience working with Indigenous peoples includes Early Child Development, teaching Hip-Hop and collaborating with local community organizations.

My world revolves around my 2-year-old son; when we’re not attached at the hip, I enjoy making espresso drinks, dancing, singing and making jewelry.

Email Me
O: 604-527-7762 ext 113

Rebecca Larder - Communications Coordinator

RebeccaI am so excited to be joining this bright, warm, energizing community of young people and allies here at the Fed!  I instantly felt the drive for positive change in the air when I stepped through these doors, and I am thrilled to now be a part of the team as Communications Coordinator.  Working with young people to help share their stories has been a dream of mine for a long time so I am so honoured that you have given me this opportunity – thank you!

I have worked in both corporate and non-profit organizations: writing magazines, designing reports, creating websites, producing videos, working with the media and planning events.  I love all parts of my job, but I chose a career in communications because I am passionate about the power of storytelling to change the world.

My life outside of work is all about doing things in the great outdoors, travelling to new places, listening to podcasts and watching old musicals.

I can’t wait to meet you so if you have the opportunity to connect, please don’t hesitate, come and say hi!

Email Me
O:604-527-7762 ext 112

Emily Muth - Research and Engagement Specialist

Emily MuthI am incredibly excited to be joining the Fed as the Research and Engagement Specialist. After 6 years living and working in the Northwest Territories, I realized it was time to move back home to British Columbia. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Health Science, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master’s in Public Health focusing in Indigenous Peoples' Health. My work experience has involved working with youth and young adults in a variety of settings including: providing health promotion in schools; designing program evaluation materials; employment counselling; job coaching; and providing 1 on 1 support to young adults with disabilities.

I love to read, try new workouts (currently loving Barre), spend time with friends and family, and create new recipes. On the weekends I can often be spotted in Vancouver trying out new coffee shops.

I am so grateful that the Fed has offered me an opportunity to use my passion for social justice, research, evaluation and most importantly, working with youth. I can’t wait to meet, and get to know, all of the current members, alumni and allies!

Email Me
O:604-527-7762 ext 104

Jules Wilson - Executive Director

JulesGreetings amazing young people (#youthincareareawesome), let me introduce myself – my name is Jules and I’m honoured to serve as your Executive Director! I am of Grenadian/Canadian heritage and brought up speaking French and English (although mon francais est un peut rouillee!).

My role on the staff team is to never lose sight of the big picture, keep us heading towards our goals and keep a look out for youth in and from care champions and amazing adult allies (#standwithyouthincare). I also share what I learn from members and alumni with decision makers to help them make informed decisions that relate to youth in and from care in BC.

Outside of the office, I lose myself whenever I’m caught in a good track, on a photography safari, or spending time with my partner and two year old daughter. I love having the opportunity to bring my strengths in youth engagement, advocacy and strategic thinking to the Fed and try to improve the lives of young people like you from across BC!

Email Me
O: 604-527-7762 ext 103
M: 778.389.9492

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On Special Contract:

Chris Bentzen
Graphic Design Consultant

Shannon Pawliw
Graphic Design Consultant

Helen Roberts
Organizational Development Consultant

Denise Turner
Board Development Consultant

Ann Veerman
HR Consultant