Staff Profiles

Susan Green

Susan Green

Business Analyst

As a Business Analyst and Lender, Susan Green has helped many entrepreneurs throughout the Boundary Region realize their business dreams and goals. She will assist with all business enquires, through all stages of business from start-up to expansion, large or small. Her keen business acumen skills and practical solutions will help ensure long-term success for your business. She offers clients professional service and absolute confidentiality. Simply put, Susan Green is a lender with heart.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 222 |
Valerie Alekson

Valerie Alekson

Loans Administration

Valerie joined Community Futures Boundary in November 2014. Currently working in the business loans department, she enjoys being part of the team that helps clients attain their business goals.
Valerie is multi-faceted, and is also trained in the Work BC program as a Resource Centre Advisor & Customized Employment Specialist. She is certified in Job Development, Customized Employment Level 1 & Level 2, Understanding Addictions, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, and Solution-Focused Strategies and is trained as a Job Coach.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 255 |
Sarah D

Sarah Dinsdale

Community Economic Development Coordinator

Sarah recently joined the Community Futures Boundary team and is looking forward to contributing her expertise and passion for the Boundary Region. With a dedication to community development and collaboration, she brings a wide background of knowledge and work experience with her to the role. She has worked with the Provincial Government, Chamber of Commerce, in post-secondary education as well as being a former small business owner.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 224 |
Jennifer Wetmore

Jennifer Wetmore

General Manager

Jennifer is passionate about rural communities, small business and is especially interested in how small rural regions thrive, even in the face of significant challenges. As General Manager, Jennifer oversees all CFB projects, staff and operations. She is a life-long learner who embraces creativity and innovation and brings many years of project management, sales, marketing and community development experience. She is a proud mother, an avid reader, a ski enthusiast, and a gardener. She is the person to see to discuss strategic partnerships, economic development opportunities, and anything related to the health and wellbeing of the Boundary Region’s economy.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 225  |
Andrea Zibin

Andrea Zibin

Case Manager

Andrea joined Community Futures Boundary in 2000 and since then, has worked with numerous programs; including the Job Wave Program, Ministry of Income Assistance – Road Ahead Program, Self-Employment Programs, Wage Subsidies, Job Creation Partnerships, Opportunities Fund Programs, and Employment Insurance programs, like negotiated training supports. Currently she is a Case Manager and facilitates various Employment workshops and the Boundary Interagency Group Meetings. She holds a Career Facilitator Certificate, Job Developer Certification and is a Certified Career Development Practitioner through the Career Management Association of B.C.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 227 |
Lena Holmes

Lena Holmes

Case Manager

Lena has worked with Community Futures Boundary since 2014, and has worked as a Case Manager with the WorkBC program since 2017. Her passion for working with people is what has positioned her for success in this role. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, is a Certified Career Development Practitioner, and has over 10 years of experience working/volunteering in the Human Services field. Lena loves her animals, and spends most of her spare time spoiling them.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 232 |
Caroline Todoruk

Caroline Todoruk

Case Manager / Self Employment Program Case Manager

Caroline returned, after a brief hiatus, to work as a Case Manager at WorkBC / Community Futures in April 2019, and recently assumed the role of Self-Employment Program Case Manager as well. She is an experienced Case Manager, and a certified Career Development Practitioner, she enjoys working with people to enter or return to the workforce, and realize their career or self-employment goals through WorkBC programs. Caroline has spent nearly her entire career in the Human Services field assisting individuals to navigate government programs and to advocate on their behalf when necessary.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 230 |
Eliza Flanagan

Eliza Flanagan

Operations Support

Eliza supports WorkBC Operations to ensure efficient systems continue to provide effective services to our community.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 226 |
Lori Wakefield

Lori Wakefield

Financial Administrator

Lori commenced employment with Community Futures Boundary in 2009, and brings over 18 years of expertise in the accounting profession. In her role as Financial Administrator, Lori manages multiple government funded contracts and performs all accounting and payroll functions for the organization.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 228 |
Jen Boose

Jennifer Boose

Work BC Resource Area Worker

Jen was born and raised in Ontario but has lived in British Columbia for over 20 years. In 2022 she moved to Grand Forks and began working at Community Futures Boundary. With a diverse background working with children, youth and non-profit organizations, Jen brings the perfect combination of skills, experience and personality to her work. Jen has a passion for neighbourhood networking, small businesses and grassroots organizations. She is excited to join the team and work for an organization that complements her enthusiasm for community connections and helping others.

Contact: 250 442 2722 ext 221 |

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Community Futures Boundary

Grand Forks, BC
Box 2949, 1647 Central Avenue
Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0

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Community Futures Boundary would like to acknowledge that we are on the unceded territory of the Interior Salish Peoples. We honour and recognize all of the Indigenous Peoples that cared for and lived on these lands.