Our Executive Board
Since taking on a service position with Family Recovery Society, Samantha has developed a strong sense of devotion for the organization and its mission. She is a mom of two daughters and is a full time Account Executive in the environmental services industry.
As the Board President, she brings 20+ years of management and sales experience, coupled with an understanding of the complex dynamics of parenting while in recovery. Her empathy and passion for helping others will be in the forefront as she strives to advocate for the families in this community and to empower parents to maintain their sobriety.
"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness, will we discover the infinite power of our light." ***Brene Brown
Amanda found Family Recovery Society in 2018 as she was going through a particularly difficult time in her life juggling motherhood, marriage and recovery. The wisdom and strength provided by the Mothers has been invaluable to her growth as a recovering mother. Amanda started her recovery journey on March 2, 2000. She is a mother of six children, ranging in age from 3 to 21. She is also a childcare professional as well as an occasional stand up comedian. Amanda is passionate about supporting mothers and in 2021 created a stand up comedy show for mothers by mothers, called Mamacon. Amanda’s creative thinking, ability to problem solve, multi task and do it all with a sense of humor will help in her new role as Vice President of Family Recovery Society. She is excited to help the society grow and flourish in order to help other mothers succeed in their recovery
Jesi is a mother of 4 and grandmother of 2. She brings lived experiences such as being raised in a family affected by the residential school system, addiction, being a teen mom, and having the preserverence to break the intergenerational trauma for her own family. As a graduate of the University of Victoria's Peter B. Gustavson School Of Business, Jesi brings her skills to use within FRS. With a passion for outreach and building a connected, reliable community, she has become a pillar for others over the years and finds true purpose in being a valued member of the Family Recovery Society
Events & Outreach
Brooke Robichaud is a dedicated member of the Family Recovery Society of Canada, bringing a wealth of experience as a youth program facilitator, author, and digital media specialist. Since 2019, Brooke has been instrumental in supporting struggling moms by setting up our Zoom platform during the pandemic and helping our organization set up podcasts, events, websites and fundraising campaigns.
As the Outreach & Events Coordinator, she is committed to infusing fresh energy, fostering connections, and organizing exciting events for the Family Recovery Society community. With three kids of her own, and 7 years sobriety, Brooke deeply understands the significance of support and is determined to make a positive impact on families' recovery journeys.