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Leana and her family have made Nanaimo their home for 17 years, moving from New Westminster. She grew up spending a lot of time on the island and always felt a big connection to the lands and waters. She is an avid Salish sea swimmer and seeking nature moments every single day. Her daughter graduated a couple of years ago from this district and her son is currently attending high school.

Leana reads the meters for Fortis and walks around 20 km a day, getting a real sense of each community within our school district. What an incredible gift to live and raise our families in the the Snaw-Naw-As, Snuneymuxw, and Stz’uminus territories.

She believes deeply in public schools and has been advocating for those with less for many years. Serving on the board for NYSA for 10 years has given her a lot of insight into the needs and successes of our local youth. Leana has served on DPAC, getting a real sense of what’s happening in each school. She has also served on SOGI and is all about inclusion. Leana proudly has been a member of the Syeyutsus family in our district representing the parent voice. (Formerly knows as Truth and Reconciliation)


Committee / Board Membership

  • District Parents Advisory Council (DPAC)
  • Calendar Committee
  • Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation
Represented Family of Schools

  • Wellington Secondary
  • Cilaire Elementary
  • syuẁén’ct Elementary (Coal Tyee)
  • Departure Bay Elementary
  • Rock City Elementary
  • Uplands Park Elementary

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