December 1, 2016
Port Coquitlam, BC – New View Society is pleased to announce that Louise Jolicoeur and Darrell Roemer have won the 2016 Bhayana Family Foundation Awards for Dedication and Leadership respectively! Awarded by United Way of the Lower Mainland, these awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions by frontline workers at United Way funded agencies.
Darrell Roemer (left) and Louise Jolicoeur (right) with Tiffany Melius, Executive Director (centre)
Louise Jolicoeur joined New View Society in 1986, and has been our Community Living and Housing Support Manager for the past 15 years. Members current and past can often be seen looking for Louise, who assists individuals with patience and love. An extraordinary leader, she is also a member of both the Tri-cities Homelessness and Housing Task Force, and the Tri-city Advisory Group. New View Society is proud to celebrate the Bhayana Family Foundation’s recognition of Louise’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional support services to individuals facing the challenges of mental illness, and her extraordinary efforts toward creating social and support programs for communities in the Tri-cities area.
Darrell Roemer (left) and Louise Jolicoeur (right) with Kay Swalwell, founder and Board Member (centre)
Darrell Roemer has been with New View Society for over 20 years. When our Executive Director passed away in a sudden and tragic accident earlier this year, Darrell took charge of the organization, ensuring that New View Society continued to run smoothly. As Resource and Rehabilitation Manager, Darrell Roemer has nurtured key relationships with external partners and stakeholders in the community, and spearheaded the creation of New View Society’s Social Enterprise Program. New View Society is proud to celebrate the Bhayana Family Foundation’s recognition of Darrell’s tremendous contributions to our organization, our employees, and the Tri-cities community through his work towards providing exemplary support services for individuals who face the challenges of mental illness in the Tri-cities area.
About New View Society
Founded in 1973, the New View Society creates an environment for growth and recovery for people challenged by mental illness through Housing, Employment, and Social Recreation.
New View Society
Tiffany Melius, Executive Director