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Leadership Team

Jim Fisher, Executive Director

Jim’s position is central to the organization, balancing the strategic and visionary role of the board with the operational and service role of the staff and programs.

Sally Bojechko, Director of Child Care

The Director of Child Care Programs ensures the provision of quality child care services through supervision and management of child care programs.  The Director ensures that child care programs are administered in accordance with all provincial licensing regulations as well as the philosophy, ethics, policies and procedures established by Kootenay Family Place.

Connie Relkoff, Director of Finance

The Director of Finance is responsible for planning, organizing, managing and overseeing the provision of financial management and administration services for all programs of the Society.  Directly involved in the day to day operations of the finance department,  dealing with a range of business management, budgeting, general administration and human resource services in the area of employee benefits and personnel data.

Lynnene Lewis, Director of QA & Family Programs

The Director of Quality Assurance is responsible for developing and maintaining a culture of continuously striving for the best quality in all areas of the agency. Also works with the Executive Director to research and develop programs that fit with the continuum of services offered and the overall mission and goals of the agency. Lynnene supervised the Family Programs offered at Neighbourhood House. 


Caroline Van Putten, Financial Assistant



The Financial Assistant primarily provides payroll services for all staff of Kootenay Family Place.  Caroline also supports the Director of Finance with various daily duties such as receivables, payables, payroll and benefit packages.