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Our office houses all the St Paul Regional FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) programs as well as the programs for LFRN (Lakeland Family Resource Network) and SPYC (St Paul Youth Council). We have a community engaged board that consists of town councillors and community members who provide insight on community needs. With 6 full time staff members supporting the region, we rely on volunteers to ensure our programs are successful.

Lynn Smid, Director

Lynn joined FCSS in 2016. She has a strong sense of community with a passion for mentorship in youth. She developed the space we are currently lucky enough to enjoy every single day. Her commitment to her role and her community is inspiring. Raising two daughters and taking her career into her own hands has given her the compassion,  leadership and skills to develop and direct programs that create connection within our community. Connect with Lynn today by email

Brenda Billo, Programmer

Brenda joined FCSS in 2018. She is passionate about people and design. Her focus is to plan and design programs that suit the needs of our community. She works heavily with seniors as they navigate the ongoing changing systems available to them, and keeps her creative mind happy, by producing the advertisements you see up on communication boards and social media to support our FCSS programs. Brenda has two teenagers that keep her on her toes and a couple side hustles that keep her connected to our community. She is always willing to help and if she doesn't know the answer for you she will ask around until she finds out. Need to connect? email her.

Kim Ouellette, Family Education Programmer

Kim joined the team in 2017. Her daily goal is to connect with kids in any way she can. She sings, dances, crafts, plays, reads, runs, jumps and skips! Simply put, she lights up when there are children of any age in front of her. Her passion for these youth in our community is infectious. Her background in child development and raising two kids of her own has given her the skills, experience and knowledge to connect. Want to go on a "bug hunt"? email her today!

Leah Burton, Family Educator Programmer Assistant

Leah joined team in October of 2021. She has years of experience with youth and families in our community, working with them and watching them grow. Leah has a welcoming personality that is calm and warm. Raising 3 teenage, almost adult daughters, has given her patience, openness, and knowledge of what it means to grow up in a rural community filled with digital noise. Need Support? Email her today. 

Gwen Pierce, Programmer

Gwen joined the LFRN team in 2023. She works out of our Elk Point office offering both FCSS and LFRN programs. Her ability to ask questions, dig deep and feel compassion for her community allows us to connect and understand what the needs of today are. This mom of two teens is soft spoken, smart, quick to learn and jumps right in. Check out our Elk Point office and meet Gwen or connect by email!

Brenda Bouchard, Receptionist

Brenda is the most recent to join our team in 2023 as our new receptionist. Her work experience from a variety of office settings brings in a new level of organization for our office. Her attention to detail is deeply valued and her administration skills will be appreciated. Happily married for over 40 yrs, Brenda is a family woman with 5 kids of her own, 10 grandchildren, one great grand child and counting. The life experiences she hold allows her to relate to our community in many ways. Reach out and say hello by phone or email.