LEN PIERRE (HE/HIM)
Owner, Managing Consultant
Len Pierre is Coast Salish from Katzie (kate-zee) First Nation.
Len is an educator, consultant, TEDx Speaker, social activist, change agent, & traditional knowledge keeper. He has a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University focusing on Indigenous curriculum and instructional design. His experience includes Indigenous education and program leadership from various organizations across colonial Canada.
He specializes in the development of educational programs and services with decolonization and reconciliation as its core values. He comes to us with an open heart and open mind, and hopes to be received in the same way.
ASHLEY PIERRE (SHE/HER)
Manager, Client Services & Administration
Ashley has been an ally to First Nations people her whole life. She is committed to listening, learning, and aiding the Indigenous peoples of Colonial Canada towards achieving reconciliation.
Ashley currently works at United Way British Columbia as the Administrative Assistant, Senior Leadership Team - President's office, and is married to Spencer Pierre, Len's cousin.
As the Manager for Client Services and Administration, Ashley coordinates the teams client inquiries, scheduling, booking, financing, and client follow-up.
MALISSA SMITH (SHE/HER)
Manager, Logistics & Special Projects
Malissa grew up in Pitt Meadows, BC and is a settler to this area. She has worked, lived, and played in Indigenous communities most of her life. She brings 27 years of combined experience in Indigenous health, social services and community engagement. Malissa is passionate about building relationships, having Indigenous voices at the table to ensure meaningful consultation and advocating for positive systemic transformation. She is also Len’s partner in love and life.
As the Manager for Logistics and Special Projects at LPC, she manages the coordination of special team events, philanthropy projects, and community partnerships.
DENNIS LEON (HE/HIM)
Cultural Lead & Advisor
Dennis Leon, Tsatsomtun, is from Kwantlen First Nation. Dennis is a Cultural Lead and Advisor at Len Pierre Consulting. Dennis leads the cultural protocols within our team and supports our clients by offering cultural services, workshops, and advice.
RICHARD PIERRE (HE/HIM)
Elder & Cultural Advisor
Richard Pierre, Sdemokeltel, is from Katzie First Nation on his fathers side, and Tsawout First Nation on his mothers side. Richard is an Elder and Cultural Advisor at Len Pierre Consulting. He enjoys sharing traditional Coast Salish family values, culture, beliefs, history, language, and contemporary issues.
Richard has over 20 years of experience working in the education sector including public K-12, university, and professional training programs. He is passionate about making reconciliation a reality in this country and looks forward to helping the next generation transition into "walking together" like we should have been doing all along.
BRIANNA LEON (SHE/HER)
Brianna Leon, wə́nsat, is q’íc’ə́y and Sts'ailes First Nation. Brianna is the grand-daughter of late Grand Chief Peter James of Katzie. She is also daughter of traditional knowledge keeper Paula James-Leon, who is Katzie and her late father David Leon, who is Sts'ailes. Brianna was born and raised into her First Nations culture and is a continuous learner of the cultural teachings. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia with a major in First Nation and Indigenous Studies. Brianna’s aspirations are to continue passing on her cultural knowledge and cultural safety awareness to flourish to all our relations minds, hearts, bodies, and spirits.
As a Research Assistant Brianna supports projects by conducting literature searches, information management, and data compilation for Indigenous Cultural Safety, reconciliation, and decolonization initiatives.
ANNA PIERRE (SHE/HER)
Anna is Coast Salish from Katzie First Nation and is the daughter of Len Pierre. She is the Youth Advisor to our work in transformation. Youth represent the next generation. Often we forget about youth voices at the centre of transformation.
As Youth Advisor Anna shadows LPC Associates, advises on strategic initiatives, and contributes to social media messaging.
SAMANTHA JACK (SHE/HER)
Samantha Jack is from Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Yale Nations. She brings a wealth of knowledge and history of working in Indigenous support services. She is skilled in customer service, strategic planning, public speaking, public outreach and social media. She is currently completing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
As an Associate Consultant at LPC, Sam provides consultation services on Indigenous Cultural Safety and working with Indigenous youth. She also provides training on Indigenous Cultural Safety, Reconciliation, Indigenous Youth Resilience, and Indigenous Trauma & Equity Informed Practice.
MARNIE SCOW (SHE/HER)
Marnie Marie Scow is from Kwakiutl and Namgis First Nations.
Marnie is an Associate Consultant at Len Pierre Consulting. As an Associate Consultant, Marnie facilitates training sessions and advises clients on substance use programming and services, Indigenous Harm Reduction practices, and Indigenous Cultural Safety for organizations.
Marnie is currently completing her Masters degree in Public Health Science at UBC.
MARISSA MCINTYRE (SHE/HER)
Marissa (Kenaytco) McIntyre is a mixed settler and First Nations woman of the Nlaka'pamux Nation born and raised in Surrey, BC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations Studies from Simon Fraser University. Marissa previously worked for the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association from 2018-2021 as an Indigenous At-Risk Youth Worker and Culture Night Coordinator before starting her current role with the Fraser Health Authority as an Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator.
Marissa has worked hard to reconnect with her culture over the last ten years and is constantly learning. She is so grateful for the opportunities she has been given to work alongside so many talented and knowledgeable Indigenous people, as well as the opportunity to serve her people by striving for system changes and widespread education.
As an Associate Consultant with LPC, Marissa provides training on Indigenous Cultural Safety & Humility, Indigenous Trauma & Equity Informed Practice, Appropriation vs. Appreciation, Decolonizing Substance Use, and Transformative Territory Acknowledgements.
NAOMI KENNEDY (SHE/HER)
Naomi Kennedy is Dakelh from the Stellat’en First Nations. She is the daughter of Carrie Ann Louis and the granddaughter of Violet Kennedy and Yvonne George. She carries the strength of the Matriarchs of her family when she learns, lives, and works on the ancestral, unceded territories of the Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Katzie, Qayqayt, Kwitkwitlem, and Tsawwassen First Nations. Naomi is currently studying at the University of British Columbia to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations and Indigenous Studies. Naomi began her Facilitation journey alongside her Mother in 2015.
As an Associate Consultant with LPC, Naomi provides training on Indigenous Cultural Safety & Humility and Indigenous Trauma & Equity Informed Practice for organizations.
ANDREW BIRD (HE/HIM)
Andrew Bird (he/him) is Cree, originally from Saskatchewan, now living in British Columbia and is in his early thirties.
As an Associate Consultant Andrew delivers training sessions on Cultural Safety and offer inspirational talks to youth and professional teams.
He's lived in over twenty five homes, attended several different schools, was homeless at age fourteen and was raised by his single mother. He chased and achieved a childhood dream of becoming a professional wrestler which led to meeting his wife, having their son, and speaking twice on a TEDx stage. Now, with his stories and experiences, he shares the tools that helped him get to where he is and spreads gratitude along the way.
JORDAN WHITE (HE/HIM)
Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Leader
Jordan is a proud Métis citizen who embodies the teachings of the Métis flag, brings an appreciation of shared leadership, cultural humility, wisdom of ‘all my relations’, as well as experience presenting nationally and internationally. Jordan acknowledges the historical and ongoing impacts of colonialism on our systems and structures, as well as his understanding of being an Indigenous person. He aims to be decolonial and reconcilatory in his work while centering compassion, our common humanity, and gratitude within this messy, non-linear process. He is an Associate Consultant with Len Pierre Consulting, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and educator within Fraser Health, as well as an Indigenous advocate at the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) Provincial Education Committee.
As the Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Leader at LPC, Jordan supports relationship building among Indigenous content experts in health and education. He actively pursues opportunities to promote and celebrate Indigenous ways of being, doing, and knowing at national and international conferences. As an Associate Consultant, he provides workshop and training sessions on Two-Eyed Seeing and Decolonizing Methodologies.
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