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The Emergency Planning Secretariat is a growing team of talented individuals with skills tailored to different needs. Please see below for contact information for each of our staff:

GILLIAN FUSS, PROGRAM MANAGER

Gillian is a recovering biologist, who was drawn away from science towards science communication, watershed/landscape management, cross-cultural work, and decision-making, leading her to the United Nations, Let’s Talk Science, and ultimately her role at UBC. She has a masters from UBC in forestry. At the EPS, she was the first EPS employee, and now manages the EPS program, ensuring progress towards Hilekw Sq’eq’o goals, and advocating for UNDRIP at all levels of climate resilience and planning. She was born in Saanich, but has lived in Abu Dhabi, Montreal, Sault Ste. Marie, and more. In her spare time, Gillian finds her peace hanging out with her dog, in the garden, or walking up mountains. 

gillian.fuss@emplans.ca  |  778-951-3776

MARIAH MUND, RESILIENCE COORDINATOR

Mariah Mund began working with EPS in October 2018 in our landscape resilience department. As the Resilience Coordinator, Mariah supports a variety of ongoing projects that are all geared towards proactive community planning to understand resilience, understand community options when it comes to adaptation options, and to support sound decision making grounded in First Nation knowledge and science. Before joining EPS, Mariah completed a master’s in resource and environmental management with a focus on climate change and energy. Mariah is ready to support the 31 Mainland Coast Salish communities in their approach to climate adaptation as the impacts of climate change continue to increase in this region. In her free time, Mariah is an avid reader and is surrounded by a large community of family and friends to keep her busy and entertained!

mariah.mund@emplans.ca  |  778-995-8324

DIANNE GARNER, EMERGENCY CAPACITY COORDINATOR

Dianne Garner is a member of the Adams Lake te Secwépemc Nation and family resides on the traditional lands of Sqwá First Nation. She has worked in Community Development worker 30 years ago in the Stó:lō Territory and Mainland Coast Salish. In areas of Child and Family Services, Indigenous Sports and Emergency Management. Experience  supporting response to Freshet impacting Sto:lo Communities, Big Bar Land Slide, Provincial EM Coordinator Role with all communities, In 2021 EOC support 2021 Wildfires impacting Nlaka'pamux Nation and  Atmospheric River events Mainland Coast Salish. Current role with the Emergency Planning Secretariat as the Emergency Capacity Coordinator.

dianne.garner@emplans.ca  |  604-798-4519

AMBER RODOCKER, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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EMILY CHABOT, PROGRAM ASSISTANT

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TAKODA CASTONGUAY, COMMUNITY SUPPORT ASSISTANT

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