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Meet the Fantastic People of the Foundation
Twila moved to Fort St. John in 1972 and has called it home ever since. As a local business owner, since 1977, Twila is truly passionate about the community, her business supports over 50 local programs and organizations. She has served on the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation board since 2014, and previously served five years on the Hospital Board in the 80’s. Twila enjoys quilting, boating on Charlie Lake, and spending time with her 12 grandchildren.
Jim Schilling was born and raised in the Chetwynd area. In 1990, Jim and his wife Judy moved to Fort St. John, where he started his career with Canadian Forest Products Ltd (Canfor). During Jim’s 21 years with Canfor, Jim spent his spare time coaching minor baseball and later, coach and manager of various Minor Hockey teams. In the winter Jim enjoys curling, and in the summer he enjoys time outside hiking, fishing and working in his yard.
Desirae Jeannotte is a Notary Public and grew up on a farm north of Fort St. John. She attended the University of Calgary and earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. Desirae worked in the area of contract law in the oil and gas industry in Calgary. She wanted to pursue her interest in law and completed her Master’s Degree from Simon Fraser University to become a Notary Public. In 2016, Desirae opened her Notary Public practice in Fort St. John. Starting with an office staff of two people, the office has grown to keep up with the demand for legal services in the north peace region. Desirae lives in Charlie Lake with her husband and two daughters.
Megan Troyer is a leader, passionate about bringing dignity, hope and vision to people and organizations through education and relationships. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has spent over 15 years of her career providing financial leadership in the energy industry. Megan grew up in Fort St John; she completed her business degree in Calgary, AB, and now, with her husband, she leads a local energy service company and contributes to building business in our community through her financial consulting practice. In 2019 Megan became a Certified Facilitator for the Dare to Lead™ curriculum and, in her spare time, volunteers for a variety of community and non-profit organizations, including North Peace 4-H, CPA Financial Literacy, The Spark Leadership Conference, Trades 4 Life International, and the FSJ Hospital Foundation.
Dr Kevin Page
Dr. Page was born and raised with his 3 siblings in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he was primarily educated and excelled in swimming, and water polo at a provincial level. He studied Medicine at the University of Cape Town and graduated in 1983. After University, Dr. Page served 2 years in the South African Military, based in Simonstown and mainly worked with the Navy. He qualified as a navy diver and played volleyball for the SADF. Dr. Page moved to Canada in 1989, initially working in Saskatchewan where he met his wife, Veronica. They moved to Fort St. John in 1990 and Dr. Page began to practice Family Medicine, Anaesthesia, Obstetrics and in the hospital ER. He has been an active board member with the FSJ Hospital Foundation for the past 15+ years.
Marco Schwab has lived and worked in Fort St. John his entire life. He is a chartered professional accountant and Partner at MNPs Fort St John office. Marco has been a board member since 2007, and became involved in the Foundation after participating in Bluey Day approximately fifteen years ago. Having had family members with medical issues he has seen first hand how valuable the work of the Foundation is. He is passionate about helping the foundation grow and to continue to improve the health care for everyone in Fort St John and the surrounding area. He enjoys spending time with his wife Karen and two children Tahia and Elan. In his spare time Marco can be found traveling, hiking, running, watching movies, listening to podcasts or playing video games.
Jim was born in Fort St. John and has spent the majority of his life here. He is a partner in a local oilfield service company that was founded in 1989, servicing northern British Columbia and Alberta.
The Hospital Foundation’s work is near and dear to Jim. He has supported various fundraisers and campaigns over the years. He has been a loyal Bluey Day participant for 19 years, raising over $170,000, in support of the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. Jim is passionate about this cause as he has lost several family members and friends to cancer.
He now has two grown sons, when they were younger, he helped out where he could in their various sports, soccer, bowling and hockey, to name a few. In the early ‘90s, Jim helped organize and coach the NPSS tackle football team. Jim has been involved with the local Senior Flyers hockey team as the Vice President since 2008 and was proud to be involved in the successful hosting of the AAA Allan Cup Championship in 2010, the U17 World Hockey Challenge in 2015 and 2017, and the 2019 Junior A Challenge.
Karlene Duncan is an active volunteer, educator, and business owner in the Fort St. John community. She is a long-time resident of the North Peace area and lives in Charlie Lake.
Karlene completed her post-secondary education (BGS, 2003 and MLIS, 2018) through Distance Education, so that she could stay local and raise her family. Her career opportunities have allowed her to develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders and she brings a keen sense of understanding the Fort St. John community to the board position.
Karlene has been a long-time donor and advocate for the FSJ Hospital Foundation and its mission. Karlene is committed to continuing the life-changing legacy that the FSJ Hospital Foundation has established and believes it is a pinnacle institution for the community.