Meet the CFDC of CIFN team
Community Futures Development Corporation promotes and provides community economic development support services to First Nations people within the Central Interior area.
Meet the CFDC of CIFN team working hard to make that happen!

CFDC of CIFN Administration

#208 - 345 Chief Alex Thomas Way,
Kamloops BC V2H 1H1
Phone: 250-828-9833

Fax: 250-828-9972
Email: reception @


Barbara Stewart Business Development
Email: barb @
Keith Matthew - Chair
Simpcw First Nation, Barriere BC V0E 1E0

Pat Lentowicz, Business Development Manager
Email: pat @
Harold Aljam – Vice Chair
Coldwater Band, Merritt BC V1K 1B8

Grace Howse, Training Department Manager
Email: grace @
Larry Casper - Director
Tsal’alh First Nation, Shalath, BC V0n 3C0

Trevor Kempthorne, Agriculture Business Development
Email: trevor @
Yvonne Scotchman – Secretary
T'ít'q'et, Lillooet BC V0K 1V0

Karen Dunstan-Treasurer
Lytton First Nation, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0

Terry Deneault- Director
Skeetchestn Indian Band, Savona BC V0K 2J0

Richard Manuel- Director
Neskonlith Indian Band, Chase BC V0E 1M0

Howard Campbell- Director
Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc, Kamloops BC V1H 06A

Leona McKay- Director
Ts'kw'aylaxw First Nation, Pavillion, BC V0K 2H0

Our Board of Directors consists of First Nations people who volunteer their time towards achieving the mandate and Goals of our organisation.
They are nominated by the First Nations Central Interior Communities, Agencies and Organizations.

Our Directors are selected for their experience, training and skills in business, community economic development, management and administration.
They all live and work in our communities and represent our geographical areas and the variety of sectors within this
geographical boundary. The Board of Directors is responsible for planning, implementing and directing all of the activities undertaken by our organisation. They make the right decision
by consensus and set organisational direction through community consultation. They are a dedicated, effective unit of volunteers working towards a viable economic future within our community.

PLEASE NOTE: Taken from Pages 8-10 of the CFDC of Central Interior First Nations Operating Plan for Fiscal Year: 2014-15 and Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

PLEASE NOTE: Taken from Pages 8-10 of the CFDC of Central Interior First Nations Operating Plan for Fiscal Year: 2014-15 and Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Communities are people with goals, visions and values, so it is a place for developing communities. This is the recognition that makes CFDC a success.
CFDC partner with all levels of government: Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Tribal and Bands. We partner with businesses small or large. Most important we partner with people.
We respond to the needs of their communities. Volunteers who live and work in their communities do this. Our next door neighbours are our clients.

The CFDC of Central Interior First Nations staff and board of directors applauds the success of our clients. We firmly believe that business is the future
for many First Nations individuals who are demonstrating that their visions and goals can be reached when you are willing to take risks and work hard towards achieving them.
We are stepping into a 'new reality for First Nations. It is our future.

The CFDC of Central Interior First Nations utilizes volunteers in our training program and as mentors.
These people represent business, resources, government and clients. There are approximately 50 volunteers who help us to achieve our objectives.