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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.
Jeff grew up in the Peace Country, a longtime resident of Chetwynd BC. After graduation, Jeff worked at Canfor for 16 years becoming a Red Seal Millwright Tradesman. In 2008, Jeff and his family moved to Alberta for work with Pembina Pipeline. Jeff moved back to the Peace Country in 2017. He is the current BC Deep Basin Supervisor at the Fort St. John Pembina Pipeline Conventional Business Unit. In his role, he works hard to continue to grow and develop his leadership skills while being a mentor to members of the team. He has a special connection with the Health Care community, as his daughter is an RN with Northern Health. Volunteering as a coach and board member for his son's hockey association occupied many nights and weekends over the years. Jeff was involved with the 2019 Northern BC Winter Games and at the Fort St. John Seniors Jamboree. Jeff has a love of the mountains and enjoys sledding in the winters and camping in the summers. Quality healthcare is important to the continued growth and success of our community, and the Hospital Foundation has led the way in supporting in so many ways.
Christopher was born and raised in Fort St. John and is a North Peace Secondary School Graduate. He completed his Master’s in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta and returned to Fort St. John after graduation to start his career. Christopher is involved with a variety of non-profit governance situations. He started with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, in 2013, where he joined the local branch as the treasurer. In 2014 he moved into the Chair role for the branch and held that position until 2019. Outside of his profession, Christopher also sits as a Director on the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce and NEAT Boards.