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Meet the Salmon-Safe BC Team

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Bob Purdy
FBC Executive Vice President

Bob Purdy, Executive Vice President of the Fraser Basin Council, has extensive experience in business and not-for-profit sectors and an academic background in zoology. He brings to FBC expertise in multi-interest process design and facilitation, environmental management systems, indigenous-non indigenous relationship-building and collaborative land use planning. In addition to providing strategic oversight of the Salmon-Safe BC program, Mr. Purdy acts for the Chief Executive Officer as required, oversees FBC’s fund development and communications functions and FBC’s work in the Greater Vancouver – Sea to Sky and Fraser Valley regions. He also leads specific initiatives, for example, serving as an independent facilitator of both the Port of Vancouver ECHO Program, a collaborative effort to reduce threats to at-risk whales in the Salish Sea, and FortisBC’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Advisory Group, which provides input to the company’s energy efficiency and conservation programs.

Theresa Fresco
Program Manager

​​Theresa is the Regional Manager of the Greater Vancouver – Sea to Sky Region of the Fraser Basin Council and the Program Manager of Salmon-Safe BC.  With a multi-disciplinary background and as a systems thinker, she has over 8 years of local and international experience in a range of areas including watershed management, collaborative watershed governance, sustainability issues, facilitation and process design.  Theresa has a Masters degree from the University of BC’s School of Community and Regional Planning and a Bachelors degree in Geography and English Literature from the University of the Fraser Valley.  She also currently serves as a public / lay member of BC's College of Applied Biology.   

Andrea McDonald
Program Coordinator

Andrea joined the Fraser Basin Council as Program Coordinator in July 2021. Her work spans multiple programs, including Salmon-Safe BC, where she provides program and communication support through daily operations, event coordination, social media content creation, and more. Andrea has a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Resource and Environmental Management and Planning from Simon Fraser University. During her degree at Simon Fraser University, Andrea conducted research in partnership with Salmon-Safe BC to identify alignment between the Salmon-Safe BC urban standards and government policy.

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