Denise Lacerte is a proud Dakelh women who belongs to the Cariboo Clan at Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in northern British Columbia. Born to George Lacerte and the late Betty Lacerte, Denise celebrates her mixed heritage, Carrier, French, English and Scottish. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care and has dedicated her career to the betterment of children and Indigenous people. Denise is a passionate leader and champion of Indigenous Early Years and was the recipient of the BCACCS Child Care Recognition award in 2014. She has over 10 years of experience working with and administering Aboriginal Infant Development; Aboriginal Supported Child Development and Aboriginal ECD programs in an urban population.
Denise is raising her charming, kind-hearted 8-year-old daughter Kenzie; who’s laugh will warm anyone’s heart. Denise also has two adult children Suzanna & CJ & four beautiful grandchildren Ellie, Ryder; Calum and Kiah.
Denise works at First Nations Health Authority as the Senior Specialist, Healthy Children and Youth Wellness Programs Support.