Christie Stashyn is Bowen Island Municipality’s new part-time emergency program coordinator, taking the reins from former coordinator Jennifer McGowan.
The coordinator oversees and coordinates the community’s emergency management program. The islander has worked in the emergency support sector for nearly two decades. “From fielding emergency calls in a demanding communications centre to organizing first response efforts, Christie offers a wealth of experience to be applied here on Bowen Island,” said a press release.
“In her position as Training Coordinator with the Surrey Operational Communications Centre, she participated in the development of training around responses to active threats and large-scale regional disasters,” said the release. “Christie also has had extensive training in the field of threat assessment, communications and adult instruction facilitated by the Justice Institute of British Columbia.”