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Our Team

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Jo-Anne Chadwick, Executive Director

Jo-Anne has 20- years of banking experience and 12 years as a co-owner and operations manager at Fraser River Safari tours. She brings a diverse set of skills to the Chamber which includes, customer service, administration, staff supervision, organizational management and marketing, and promotion.

Jo-Anne has a deep commitment to the environment, community, and tourism and has volunteered in several different organizations over the years such as the Mission Chamber Board of Directors, Tourism Committee, and the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival.

Jo-Anne began her Chamber career in 2015 and is proud to lead a forward-thinking and passionate team. We are here to support your business and want to hear from you.


Janessa Derksen, Executive Assistant & Manager of Business Services

Janessa has six years of post-secondary education in an array of Political Science, Communications, Marketing, Law and Business.  In addition to these years, Janessa is in the process of obtaining her Bachelors of Public Administration Degree from Thompson Rivers University. For previous work experience, she has five years in the restaurant industry with 2 years being in a senior management role with Cactus Club Restaurants.  The two years of volunteer work as the Exhibitor Coordinator with the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival has allowed Janessa to put time into the beautiful place she is happy to have called home for the past two decades, Mission.

Janessa looks forward to helping you establish your next connection, and find ways to help your business save money, & prosper.

“Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page, co-founder of Google


Lara Goad, Office Administrator

Bio coming soon!



Harleen Sohi, Events Coordinator & Communications (Summer Program)