Port McNeill, June 1, 2018. The Mount Waddington Health Network (MWHN) would like to announce the retirement of our valued coordinator, Chris Parker, and thank her for her years of valuable contribution to social services on the North Island. Angela Smith has been selected as the new network coordinator, taking over Parker's position effective June 1, 2018.
Smith will be performing the duties of Health Network Coordinator, which is a diverse role with numerous tie-ins to community and advocacy. The MWHN looks to support organizations working with issues surrounding the key determinants of health, including but not limited to: income and social status, social support networks, education and literacy, employment and working conditions, social environments, physical environments, personal health practices and coping skills, healthy child development, biology and genetic endowment, health services, gender, culture, transportation, and food security issues.
Smith says "After 18 years in the region, experience in numerous sectors, and obtaining a degree in communications to help foster the kind of work I like to do, the opportunity to work and advocate for the people of the Mount Waddington area is a great honour. I hope I can fill Chris's shoes; her experience with North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society, North Island Community Services Society, and the Health Network mean that she was well-connected and well-versed in ways of helping people. I have big shoes to fill, and she is going to be missed. I am, however, fortune to have a strong Table of Partners to work with, and look forward to learning from all the professionals and volunteers at the Mount Waddington Health Network table."
The Mount Waddington Health Network is the oldest health network in the province, and is supported by funding from Island Health. If you would like more information on the Health Network, visit our website at www.mountwaddingtonhealthnetwork.com. To engage personally with the Health Network, please feel free to email our coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-230-0510.