We Are IH: Education coordinator advocates for Indigenous Peoples

September 1, 2022
Jana and her daughter, Alexis, at Wild Horse River near Fort Steele, B.C.

Name: Jana Schulz (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Regional Dementia Education Coordinator, East Kootenay
Years of Service: 7 months
Worksite: Rocky Mountain Lodge
Community: Cranbrook
Ancestral TerritoryKtunaxa Nation

Jana Schulz was born and raised in Cranbrook, B.C. In less than a year at Interior Health (IH), she has made a big impression as the Regional Dementia Education Coordinator for the East Kootenay, based at Rocky Mountain Lodge in Cranbrook.

“She does a wonderful job, and is very much appreciated by her colleagues on the regional Seniors Mental Health team,” says her co-worker, Cherylynne Greenard-Smith. “Her courage to speak up and give recommendations for fair and culturally sensitive treatment of Indigenous Peoples is incredibly helpful to the work that we do, and also admirable and inspiring.”

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