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  • extensive experience in management of regional operations
  • extensive experience working with community leaders, business leaders and government leaders (both elected and appointed) on regional committees and on a community level to develop and implement community economic development plans, programs and projects.  This experience includes creating regional advisory committees and providing the committees with ongoing support.
  • experience in designing and successfully implementing and managing a program to assist workers in career transition
  • extensive involvement leading and managing land use planning processes undertaken by the Province (member of the Interagency Management Committees in the Cariboo and Prince George Regions)
  • extensive involvement with facilitating the development of a value added wood processors association
  • liaison experience with diverse groups of industry stakeholders; proven ability to provide direction and support to various regional and community committees.
  • proven ability to lead and supervise senior professional/technical staff and contractors
  • experience in developing and implementing workforce programs
  • extensive experience in shared decision making processes
  • experience in managing and motivating staff and volunteers
  • experience in organizing and leading effective meetings
  • financial management and budget planning
  • effective communication with  regional staff and stakeholders
  • dispute resolution
  • development and delivery of business and economic development programs
  • business advisory experience
President JB Clark & Co Inc.
Owner/operator - 567-2150 - July, 1998 Present

JB Clark and Co is a consulting services firm, specializing in regional project development and management for private and public sector organizations.  Clark s broad network in British Columbia, combined with strong facilitation and organizational skills, is integral in developing project teams to enhance services and investment for Northern companies and agencies.  She has lived and worked in Northern British Columbia for almost a decade, contributing both volunteer and professional time to helping rural and Northern communities develop their local economies.

Client list:, Touch Wood Forum, Premium Pellet, Northern Interior Regional Health Board, Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products, W.D. McIntosh Surveying, Ministry of Transportation & Highways, School District #91, Ministry of Environment, Slocan Forest Products, Fraser Lake Sawmills, Ministry of Community Development Cooperatives & Volunteers, Lakeland Mills, L&M Lumber, UNBC, Ministry of Forests, Canfor, South Yukon Forest Corporation

Program Manager - Forest Worker Transition Program - Cariboo-Chilcotin & Omineca-Peace Regions
Forest Renewal BC    567-2150  April, 1997 June, 1998
Reporting to: Christine Lattey, Vice-President, Workforce
Stan Gripich, Regional Director, Cariboo-Chilcotin
Ken Pendergast, Regional Director, Omineca-Peace

Clark was responsible for the implementation and management of the ongoing delivery of the Forest Worker Transition Program in two Forest Renewal BC regions.  Because of the large geographic area, program delivery required strong contract management skills as the program is being delivered using a broad network of contractors.  Other responsibilities included budget development and management.  Effective implementation of the program also involved building working partnerships with labour organizations and other employment service agencies in order to ensure that the program is incremental to existing services, rather than duplicating funding and services available from other agencies.  Additional responsibilities included working with the Job Protection Commission, Human Resource Development Canada and Ministry of Education, Skills and Training to provide quick response to mill closures or shift reductions and lay-offs of workers within the forest industry.  Clark designed and conducted a Provincial internal program review on behalf of Forest Renewal BC. 

Manager - Forest Worker Employment Agency - Northern BC
Forest Renewal BC    567-6487  November, 1996 -April 1997
Reported to:   John Dyble, Executive Director

Responsibilities:  Consultation with a broad range of stakeholder groups, including silviculture contractors, forest industry representatives, aboriginal leaders, community leaders, organized labour and other related groups regarding the implementation of a Forest Worker Employment Agency. 

Regional Manager - North Central Region (Vanderhoof Office)
Ministry of Small Business, Tourism & Culture 567-6487  Sept, 1993 - Present
Reported to:   Greg Goodwin, Regional Director

Responsibilities:   Provide direction to four professional staff members located in remote offices; manage the budget for and the delivery of ministry small business and community economic development programs; represent ministry on interagency committees regarding land use planning in the region; work with community leaders in aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities in the area of community economic development; develop and maintain a network with business, community and government leaders.  Work with leaders in the value added wood products sector to develop and strengthen a sectoral association.  Facilitate the development of the Northern Wood Forum with the value added sector and forest industry.

A/Regional Director - Prince George Management Unit (Prince George)
Ministry of Economic Development, Small Business & Trade   Feb, 1993 - Aug, 1993
Reported to:   Catherine Read, ADM

Responsibilities: Provide direction to 69 staff during a time of transition following a ministry reorganization; Complete regional staffing; Chair the provincial panel for the hiring of 15 Regional Economic Development Officer positions; develop and manage a work plan and budget for the region; Resolve Union grievances; Orientation and training of new management staff; Improve staff morale.  Turned down the offer of the permanent position as Regional Director in order to relocate to Vanderhoof following her marriage.

Regional Manager - Cariboo Development Region (Prince George)
Ministry of Economic Development, Small Business & Trade   Oct 1990 - Feb 1993
Reported to:   Wayne Hatch, ADM
John Dyble, Director

Responsibilities: Provide direction to regional staff; respond to public and ministry client requests; provide staff support to regional and sectoral advisory groups/task forces; provide business advisory services in areas without local business information services; Ministry representative on regional interagency groups; work with community leaders on proactive economic initiatives; communication link between headquarters and the region; coordination of economic development agencies; development and maintenance of business and government network.

Community Liaison (Contract - Vancouver)
Ministry of Regional Development      Nov 1989 - Oct 1990

Responsibilities: Work with Export Counselling Division of BC Trade to regionalize their services; develop a regional communications strategy for BC Trade; coordinate and implement Minister's regional visits; follow up on community issues raised during regional visits.

Project Office - Mainland/Southwest Region (Contract - New Westminster)
Ministry of Regional Development      Mar 1989 - Nov 1989

Responsibilities: Provide staff support to regional transportation committee; participate as a project team member for protocol events; follow up on community and client issues raised during Minister's regional visits; provide administrative support for Cabinet tour; staffing trade shows.

Manager - Video Services (Vancouver)
Artona Studios        Jan 1989 - Mar 1989

Responsibilities: Staff recruitment, training and management; developing new markets for corporate and wedding videos; staffing trade shows.

Faculty/Enrolment Officer/Media Services Manager (Caronport, SK)
Briercrest Bible College       1983-1988

Responsibilities: Course development and delivery of college level psychology, sociology and adult education courses; representing the college at high school career days and student conferences; development and presentation of slide and video promotional materials for audiences of 1 - 4000; training, supervision and performance review of 30 part-time employees; operations management of media services department; production and direction of multimedia presentations.

Youth Camp Director (Kenosee Lake, Saskatchewan)
Kenosee Lake Bible Camp       Summers 1987 & 1988

Responsibilities: Creation of an overall development program for the camp; consultation of stakeholders and staff in creation of a 10 year plan; recruitment, training, supervision and performance review for 45 seasonal staff; development of training program; dispute resolution; implementing direction of a volunteer camp board; provide direction to registrar, kitchen staff and provide recommendations to camp board executive.

Other seasonal or part time work experience during college and university included:

  • cooking and bookkeeping for treeplanting crews (7 seasons)
  • secretarial work
  • public services librarian
  • probating wills
  • office & financial manager for a furniture manufacturer
  • retail sales
  • activity assistant for visually impaired children
  • special education instructor for children with learning disabilities
Other Training
  • Managing for Diversity (Student & facilitator)
  • Government Financial Mgmt & Control (Jan 92; updates Oct 92 & Mar 93)
  • SRB Financial System (Dec 91)
  • Issues Mgmt System (Dec 91)
  • Chairing a Panel (Dec 91)
  • Dispute Resolution (Oct 91)
  • Performance Planning & Review (Apr 91)
  • Word Perfect (Oct 90)
  • All-in-One (Oct 90)
  • Maximizer (Spring 90)
  • Microsoft Exchange (Spring 97)
  • Microsoft Word (Fall 89; Spring 93 & 94)
  • Word for Windows (Spring 93)
  • Microsoft Excel (Feb 94)
  • Writing Press Releases 
  • (Apr 94)
  • Community Economic Development (Fall 93)
  • LRMP training (Spring 94)
  • First Nations cross-cultural training (Fall 94)
  • Occupational First Aid (Spring 98)
Master of Arts - Leadership & Administration
Briercrest Graduate School, 1987

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
University of Waterloo, 1983

Bachelor of Religious Education - Christian Education
Briercrest Bible College, 1982

Grade 12 Diploma
Dr. EP Scarlett High School, Calgary, Alberta


  • Board Member, University Resources Inc. 
  • Board Member, Nechako Kitamaat Development Fund Society
  • Board Member, Vanderhoof District Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Innovation Resource Centre
  • Moderator, Nechako Community Church
  • Member, Nechako Multi-level Care Facility Interest Group
  • Member, Nechako Valley Aquatic Facility Society
  • Member, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Vanderhoof Committee
  • Member, Home Based Business Committee, Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce

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