Regional Coordinators

Representing the seven economic development regions in the province, the Regional Coordinators will work in collaboration with the Regional Action Committees to develop and implement pilot initiatives designed to increase representation of women in the applied science and engineering sector. They work in collaboration with the Provincial Project Team to identify resources and engage various stakeholders to support project activities.

Year 1: Mainland/Southwest, Thompson-Okanagan, Vancouver Island/Coast and Kootenay
Year 2: Mainland/Southwest, North Coast and Nechako, Northeast and Cariboo





Stephanie Pritchard, MA

Regional Coordinator – Mainland/Southwest

Stephanie has been working in employment services for 15 years in various roles including program coordination and community engagement. She is currently a full-time consultant on a variety of projects and with several non-profit organizations focused on proposal writing, organizational development, business coaching and project evaluation.

In addition to her work on this SLMP Project, she is also involved with the Technology and Inclusive Workforce, a Union Training and Innovation Program with the Sheet Metal Industry Training Board, increasing representation of key equity-seeking groups (including women, newcomers, and Indigenous Peoples) to build a more inclusive workforce in the industry.

Stephanie holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Royal Roads University and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management.

Stephanie is also the ASTTBC Project Coordinator for Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology.

CONTACT: | 604.306.9874




Marcie Cochrane, P.Eng., MBA, CEM

Regional Coordinator – Thompson-Okanagan

Marcie is an accomplished Professional Engineer with over fifteen years of experience in leadership roles within consulting, municipal, and private industry. Marcie is an engineering sector leader with strengths in strategic planning, building key relationships, and leading teams to achieve their potential. She is passionate about leading others to take action and deliver results.

Marcie recently completed her MBA, including a capstone research project that examined the question of how an organization can lead change to improve retention of women in the profession of engineering. She has shared this research with organizations through summary reports, an industry conference presentation, and consultation with clients. Marcie is focused on improving the profession of engineering and is pursuing this goal both professionally and in her community as a volunteer.

Marcie obtained her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, and Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University.

Marcie is also the ACEC-BC Project Coordinator for Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology.

CONTACT: | 250.682.6555




Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, P.Eng., PMP

Regional Coordinator – Vancouver Island/Coast

Deyanira is clear and methodical and has developed very robust personal planning systems that have allowed her to succeed in her many goals. Her key professional goal is to become a leader in an area that will allow her to contribute positively and consistently and to utilize her significant organizational skills and work ethics.

She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institudo Technologico de Orizaba and has focused on the research and development of biofuels. Recently, she has completed a Certificate in Project Management through UBC Sauder School of Business and is currently developing opportunities to collaborate with people who truly understand the meaning of diversity, urgency, collaboration, innovation and understanding for sustainable efforts.

Deyanira is socially responsible by helping the development of communities while supporting young women to become leaders through leadership and project management training in Mexico and Canada. Deyanira has inspired many women to follow their dreams and be empowered. She believes on making the impossible, possible and will persevere and succeed on any project she commits to.

CONTACT: | 250.327.9130






Daphne Powell, MA

Regional Coordinator – Kootenay

Daphne is an independent consultant with experience in project management, grant writing, and consultation. Currently she supports some of the work of the Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College in Castlegar.  Previously, she worked for many years as a Planner for the cities of Nelson and Port Moody.

She received her Master of Arts from the University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria. She is an active member of her community, and currently sits on the executive for Nelson CARES Society, as well as acting as chair for the society’s housing committee.

CONTACT: | 250.777.2133