Bio and CV
Sharlene Frank is a member of the K’ómoks First Nation embracing both Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'wakw cultures. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University. Over the past 30 years she has worked to support indigenous governments and organizations with community development initiatives particularly regarding governance and Nation rebuilding.
Sharlene’s work experiences include health policy and program delivery from federal, provincial and indigenous government levels; human resource capacity development and employment training, and planning for the development and implementation of projects that reflect community aspirations. This includes training and mentoring youth. Sharlene currently sits as a volunteer Board of Director for the Social Planning and Research Council of BC; former positions include as an elected Councillor for her Nation; BC Task Force member on family violence and on a variety of committees addressing indigenous language, education, and child welfare.