MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Francois Lambert, President of the Board

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 Francois is the co-founder of Fashion Speaks International and the owner of Headhunters On Seymour. He represents hair stylists with FSI. 

AnnMarie Aase, Vice President of the Board

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 AnnMarie is a CPA and the official photographer for Western Canada Fashion Week. She represents photographers with FSI. 


Glendene Grant, Treasurer of the Board

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 Glendene is the founder of Mothers Against Human Trafficking (M.A.T.H.) and she has lobbied to have laws changed and has successfully seen Bill C-36 "Jesse's Law" into existence.  She represents  missing women with FSI. 

Darlene Masi, Secretary of the Board

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 Darlene has been a Cosmetologist for more that 3 decades. She has been an instructor is both hair styling and makeup artistry for 17 years. She represents makeup artists with FSI. 

Chelsa Reil, Director of the Board

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 Chelsa sits on many Boards, including Indigenous Fashion Week and News York Fashion Week. She brings with her many years of experience in the fashion industry. She represents international relations in the fashion industry with FSI. 

Shirley-Pat Chamberlain, Director of the Board

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 Dubbed the ‘original champion sparkplug’ by His Honour, Steven L.  Point, the 28th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Shirley- Pat Chamberlain (nèe Gale) is an energetic passionate literacy advocate with infectious good cheer who is committed to service above self in the pursuit of Aristotelian really good.  One of her greatest honours is being adopted by Tl’esqox, the Toosey Indian Band.  Driven by an insatiable curiosity and passion for changing the world around her, Shirley-Pat has been committed to social justice and social action through literacy initiatives and community development innovation in rural and remote British Columbia in both Indigenous and nonindigenous communities.  She has an undergraduate degree in history and classical languages and literature, and a masters of education in leadership studies.  She is currently doing a doctorate at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Canadian Studies exploring the lived experience of the role of civil society organizations in Indigenous and settler social citizenship in Canada. http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/canadian_studies/shirley-pat_chamberlain  

David Prytula, Director of the Board

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 David is a producer, film maker and photographer. David is actively developing contacts, worldwide, to bring more awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. He also promotes First Nations culture, art and language. He represents photographers with FSI. 

Executive Director, Founder

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Kim has been an international fashion model since 1972. She began working with Patricia Stephens in Vancouver BC at the age of 12. She was one of Canada's first First Nations fashion models and has worked in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton and Calgary, as well as Paris, New York, Acapulco, Maui, Honolulu, Denver, Aspen, and other locations across Turtle Island. She began teaching modelling in 1983 with Sundance Models. Agencies she has worked for include: Patricia Stephens, Barbizon, Vogue, Rochelle, Sundance, One Step Ahead, and was loaned to Wilhelmina Models in 1987. She holds a social services degree, as well as several other diplomas, and has consistently utilized her modelling background, combined with her other skills and training to help aspiring models.

Could this be you?

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 Fashion Speaks International is seeking part time help in the following areas:

  • Scouting 
  • Website development and maintenance
  • Office assistant
  • Sales 
  • Grant writer