Meet the Salmon-Safe BC Team

FBC Executive Vice President
Theresa Fresco
Program Manager

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 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.   

Kristine Doiron
Program Coordinator

Kristine joined the Fraser Basin Council as a Communications Coordinator in August of 2019. Her work spans across multiple programs, including Salmon-Safe BC, where she provides communication support through developing and executing communication strategy, event coordination, and social media content creation. Prior to joining FBC, Kristine studied at Simon Fraser University and earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication and a Certificate in Sustainable Community Development. Kristine also holds a Social Media Certificate from HubSpot Academy. 

Halina Rachelson
Communications Coordinator

Halina joined the Fraser Basin Council as a Program Coordinator in July of 2019.  After transitioning into a communications role, she now supports event facilitation, communication strategy development, and outreach and engagement across multiple programs, including Retooling for Climate Change, BC Climate Action Toolkit, and Salmon-Safe BC. Before joining FBC, Halina completed a professional urban planning program at the UBC School of Community & Regional Planning and earned a Bachelor of Science in sustainability management in the UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems. 

Salmon-Safe BC is delivered by the Fraser Basin Council. For more information on the Fraser Basin Council visit

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