I have worked at Round Lake Treatment Centre since 1986 and currently work as the Team Leader. I am just like a timex watch. I keep on ticking! It never ceases to amaze me how clients change after they have completed our program. I am dedicated to the Centre, the clients and I love my job!
My name is Bernie; I am Okanagan and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band. I come to RLTC with a wealth of education & skills. I completed a BSW and a M.Ed at UBC Okanagan. I have a passion to enhance people’s recovery using traditional healing models. My life has been blessed and enriched with my very large family, three beautiful and amazing daughters, who have gifted and enhanced my life in numerous ways. In the early beginning of RLTC some of my family members have worked here as well. I honour & respect those who are entering their healing journey and fully support their recovery and sobriety.
My personal philosophy is my belief in having a holistic perspective on life. I value my culture, traditions and teachings. I energetically demonstrate this in my everyday life by practicing my First Nations cultural practices. This includes the medicine wheel theory which is the foundation of my personal philosophy. This means living in balance and having interconnectedness with my spiritual, physical, mental and emotional aspects of my intrinsic self. It is integral to be in balance with all of these components so that I can ultimately function in my fullest capacities.
I love learning, reading, beading, creativity & empowering self & others. It is each our responsibility; to embrace our uniqueness, to strengthen our internal and external selves, to fulfill our purpose within humanity, and to enrich and deepen our sacred journey through this life time. All my Relations.
I am very honoured and grateful to be on the RLTC Counselling Team! Prior to coming to RLTC, I have been involved with “Men’s Work” for over 20 years. I spent 7 years supporting men as the Executive Director and Lay Counsellor at West Coast Men’s Support Society (www.westcoastmen.org). I graduated with an MA Counselling Psychology in 2016, and am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Certified Indigenous Addictions Specialist (CDS III). I am presently pursuing a PhD in Eco-Psychology. I have also been involved in the business world for over 30 years and still have a marketing firm. I look forward to contributing to the healing journey of many many clients at RLTC!
On a personal note, I have been married for nearly 30 years to Annik Moyal-Waldman; and we have a wonderful son, Nathaniel, who will be completing his undergrad degree next year. I am a published singer-songwriter-poet, and enjoy performing at local coffee houses. I am also honoured to be able to offer my Lakota flute and other music at RLTC. I look forward to exploring the Interior region of BC in the coming months and years. I enjoy connecting with Mother Earth through hiking, kayaking, tennis, and golf.
Hi there. I am Bob. I am privileged to be working at RLTC. I have a life long association working with First Nations peoples through my upbringing in Winnipeg, volunteer work at Rossbrook House in the Inner City and as a board member of the Alcohol Foundation of Manitoba. In Vernon, I have worked closely with First Nations peoples in conflict with the law, assisting Residential School survivors and my many friendships in the Okanagan Nation. I have recently completed a second BA degree in Psychology at UBCO with the goal of counselling. I actively participate in a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities. Limlimt.
I am honoured and privileged to be part of the Counselling team at Round Lake Treatment Centre. To be part of the healing journey of our clients is incredible. My personal recovery journey started 13 years ago. I have a diploma in addictions counselling and am pursing my degree in psychology.
My name is Jeanette. I am Syilx from the Okanagan Indian Band. I have worked at Round Lake Treatment Centre since July 2014. Part-time at first, then, fortunate enough to be offered a full-time position as the Executive Assistant. I have recently moved into the Program Department in a new role as the Program Administrator, supervising the CSWs. I am thankful to be so welcomed as a part of the amazing team here at Round Lake and feel blessed to be a part of the healing work that is done here.
My name is Mary. I am a member of the Okanagan Indian Band Number One. I am originally from the Mount Currie Indian Band. I have worked at Round Lake Treatment Centre since February 1989. I am a client support worker and also the client services coordinator. I enjoy doing a lot of things such as going to pow wows, stick games, rodeos, hunting, fishing, picking berries, tanning hides, drum making, beading, reading books, drumming and singing.
Hi, my name is Lynn. I’m from the Okanagan Indian Band. I started working here as a Client Support Worker in February, 2014. I have four years of Criminal and Social Justice and several years as a Security Officer. In my free time I enjoy playing slo-pitch, volleyball and spending time with friends and family. It has been a continuing honour seeing each client going through their individual journeys and growth.
Hi my name is Peter. I am Gitsan of the Frog Clan my house is Nikadeen. I have worked at RLTC since 1995 as a client support worker. My hobbies are hunting, fishing, walking with my wife Mary and our two dogs.
Hello, my name is Anne. What I enjoy most as being a Client Support Worker is seeing the changes that occur in the clients as they complete their treatment. I enjoy walking, volleyball, bowling, gym exercising, dancing, beading and playing card games.
I have been clean and sober since 1987 and have worked at RLTC since 2008. I really enjoy hearing people’s stories and am able to find some common ground with people. I have education and experience in the Social Service field. My hobbies are quilting, going for long walks and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to sharing my experience, strength and hope with you!
Hello my name is Marion. I am a Chilcotin Native and have lived most of my life here in the beautiful Okanagan. I have had the privilege to work here since 2017. Round Lake has helped getting and staying sober a reality for me. The wonderful staff here, have blessed me with a safe place to learn and practice the teaching of my ancestors. It has been an honour to be a part of something that is bigger than myself.
Hello, my name is Sean. I have been through the treatment program here at Round Lake. I then moved into the Painted Turtle Lodge Recovery Home. I started working through the work therapy program at RLTC in housekeeping/janitorial and maintenance. I was then hired as a Client Support Worker. I love being a part of the clients’ healing journey. I have enjoyed many careers including guitar making. I also enjoy learning about many different cultures.
Hello, my name is Amanda. I am very excited to join the Round Lake Staff. I come to Round Lake with an Office Administration and a Dental Reception Certificate. I am open and welcome the change joining the team has brought me. It is an honour to witness and participate in the healing work done in this sacred place.
Hobbies: Reading, golfing, and walking my grandpugs
Education: Office Administration Diploma, Human Service Worker
I choose to work at Round Lake because I love being part of a team who work hard to empower people to succeed at having a clean & sober life. The people who work here are my family and all have their own unique gifts, but work together for the success of the client.
In my spare time, I am spending quality grandmother time with my beautiful granddaughter.
Hi, my name is Rick. I have been the Head Chef at Round Lake Treatment Center since 1997. I enjoy playing ball in the summer and hockey in the winter as well as coaching . I especially enjoy spending time with my two sons and cooking.
My name is Matthew. I have had the privilege of growing up in the Okanagan area most of my life. I have honed my skills cooking in some of the busier kitchens in Vernon for 18 plus years. At RLTC I now have the opportunity to use these skills to help the people as they start their journey of recovery. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to continuing my recovery journey with the clients and staff of Round Lake.
I am an Okanagan Band member and have worked at Round Lake since the early 90’s. First as part time night kitchen cleaner/Client Support Worker/Cook/Security over the Christmas break. Later, I started as a janitor full time and then moved into housekeeping.
I really do enjoy working here, helping in anyway I can. I gather donations of clothes, shoes, toiletries, craft supplies etc., to help the clients during their time with us. Therefore donations of new and used items are always greatly appreciated.
My past training and work experience as a Practical Nurse, teacher, social worker and Education Counsellor have really helped me in this position. I look forward to working for awhile yet.
My name is Alton and I have been employed at Round Lake since 1986. My job at the centre is the maintenance person.
I am happily married and have been for 28 years. My passion away from the centre is to go hunting, reload my own ammunition, and go for a 10 km run once a week. The main reason I love to work at Round Lake is to see the amazing transformation in the people who come here to heal.
Hello! Welcome to our web site. I have been working at Round Lake since August 2011. I am honoured to play a small part of so many clients’ healing journey. It is truly astounding to think of the thousands of Round Lake clients who have returned home to their family and communities to live full, meaningful and contributing lives; a multi-generational impact. Round Lake truly transforms lives.
I am M. Lea, Associate Director. I supervise the treatment team which is comprised of the Counsellors and Client Support Workers, as well as overseeing the coordination of program services provided. The treatment team is a group of dynamic individuals who are enthused and sincere in their work. It is my pleasure to be part of RLTC, and to be able to witness and be a small part on one’s healing journey.
I am married and grateful to have a wonderful beautiful daughter who teaches me every day about opportunities and simplicity. I am an avid reader and love mystery and suspense the most. I love to travel, not only to see and visit new places but to see the joy and shine in my daughter’s eyes.
My name is Heather and I have been at Round Lake since March of 2013. I am the Administrative Services Manager. I am so pleased to be a part of the Round Lake family and feel honored to be involved in any way I can with the healing that our clients do here.
I bring curiosity and positivity with me every day to work and do my best to keep healthy and live a balanced life. I am a wife of over twenty years and a mother of two wonderful children. I love to travel and stay active by walking, gardening and swimming.