Indigenous Health Program Contacts

We work together with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to maintain and improve the health of Indigenous people living on Vancouver Island and surrounding areas.

Dawn Thomas, Vice President

Dawn.Thomas@islandhealth.ca

Tony Nelson, Executive Director

Anthony.Nelson@islandhealth.ca
250-370-8965 ext. 18965

Laurie Thompson, Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Executive Director

Laurie.Thompson@islandhealth.ca
Cell: 778-966-3941

Rose Horne, SI Director

Rosa.Horne@islandhealth.ca

778-678-0348
Fax: 250-740-6909

Venessa Sheehan, Admin Assistant to SI Director

Venessa.Sheehan@islandhealth.ca
250-732-3038

Mary Knox, CI/NI Director

Mary.Knox@islandhealth.ca
250-713-6739

VACANT Administrative Assistant - CI/NI

250-331-8582 ext. 68582
Fax: 250-331-8513

Kathleen Harris, Manager - Cultural Safety Manager

Kathleen.Harris@islandhealth.ca
250-755-7691 ext. 57572
Fax: 250-740-6911

Yula Stevens, SI Admin Assistant 

Yula.Stevens@islandhealth.ca
250-370-8914
Fax: 250-370-8200

MICHELLE MCCLAIN, NI MANAGER - CAMPBELL RIVER

250-286-7100 ext. 67304

North Island Team

Michelle McClain, NI Manager - Campbell River
250-286-7100 ext. 67304

  • Dean Wilson, Northern Region Manager
    250-527-0014
  • Nadine Kruger, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - Campbell River
    250-286-7100 ext. 67305
  • Laurel Anderson, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - Comox
    250-331-5900 ext. 65308
  • Emily Mark, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (weekends) - Comox
    250-331-5900 ext. 65308
  • Benedict Leonard, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - Port Hardy
    250-902-6011 ext. 66985
  • Violet Alfred, Indigenous Liaison Nurse – Port Hardy
    250-702-5614
  • Jessie Newman, Dietitian - Campbell River
    250-286-7100 ext. 67306
  • Lisa Greer, Nurse Practitioner - Port Hardy
    250-230-1100
  • Sheryl Thompson, Elder in Residence - Campbell River
  • 250-202-9631
  • Teliah Vollick, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - Alert Bay
    250-974-5522 ext. 2184
  • Reina Thurmer, Indigenous Wellness Advocate
    250-331-8582 ext. 68595
  • Alex Jules, Indigenous Wellness Liaison
    250-331-8582 ext. 68595

Central Island Team

Jennifer Jones, CI Manager - Nanaimo

Jennifer.Jones6@islandhealth.ca

  • VACANT, CTN (Sunday to Wednesday) - Tofino
    250-725-4010 ext. 64143
  • Nadine Shaw CTN (Wednesday to Sunday) - Tofino
    250-725-4010 ext. 64143
  • Carla Young, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Fri - Sun) - Nanaimo
    250-755-7691 ext. 52095
  • Joanne Van Engelsdorp, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Mon - Thurs) - Nanaimo
    250-755-7691 ext. 52095
  • Deb Melvin, Claudette Lucas, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (4 on, 4 off) - Port Alberni
    250-731-1370 ext. 48109
  • Danny Pasichnyk, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Thursday to Monday 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.) Port Alberni
    250-737-2030 ext.45682
  • Angie Gibson, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - Duncan
    250-746-6184 ext. 321
  • Valerie Jefferd, Nurse Practitioner (Tues - Fri) - Halalt, Penelakut, Cowichan
    250-510-4759

South Island Team

VACANT, SI Manager - Victoria

  • Yula Stevens - SI Admin
    250-370-8914 ext. 18914
  • Meghan Corder, Clinical Nurse Leader
    250-580-0204
  • VACANT, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - RJH
    250-370-8847 ext. 818847
  • Selina Bickle, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - RJH
    250-370-8847 ext.18847
  • Cathy Condy, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Saturday to Monday) - RJH
    250-519-1905 ext. 11905
  • Candice Trudel, Indigenous Liaison Nurse RJH, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    250-508-6268
  • Monique Pat, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - VGH
    250-519-5300 ext. 15479
  • Cody Kirkpatrick, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Saturday to Monday) - VGH
    250-727-4543 ext. 
  • Laura Whitaker, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - VGH
    250-727-4000 ext. 15462
  • Jane Fox, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - SPH 
    250-652-7590 ext. 27590
  • Judith Atkin, Diabetes Nurse Educator - RJH
    250-370-8111 ext. 13773
  • Kelly Sharp, Nurse Practitioner - Tsawout
    250-652-1149, ext. 207
  • Katie Cox, Nurse Practitioner - Tsartlip
    250-812-3946
  • Jennifer Irvine, Nurse Practitioner - Tseycum
    250-652-4473
  • Simi Ono - Registered Nurse - Tsartlip
    250-588-0348
  • Amanda Henry, SI Dietitian
    250-370-8258 ext. 18258
  • Richard Jaques, Cultural Safety Facilitator - RJH
    778-966-3895

News & Events

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Vancouver Island Partnership Accord Renews Commitment for First Nation’s Health Outcomes

A renewed commitment to improve the health and wellness outcomes of all First Nations people living in the Island Health region has been made.

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Pay parking resumes March 4, 2022

Effective March 4, 2022, pay parking will resume at all Island Health sites that previously had pay parking in place. 

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