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.

Eunice Joe, Vice President

Eunice.Joe@islandhealth.ca

Penny Cooper, SI Director

Penelope.Cooper@islandhealth.ca
250-370-8965 ext. 18965
Fax: 250-370-8200

Mary Knox, CI/NI Director

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

Dr. Troy McLeod, Medical Director

Troy.McLeod@islandhealth.ca
250-737-2607 ext. 45747

Averil Henderson, Administrative Assistant - CI/NI

Averil.Henderson@islandhealth.ca
250-331-8582 ext. 68582
Fax: 250-331-8513

Gabby Jacobsen, Administrative Assistant - SI Director and VP

Gabriel.Jacobsen@islandhealth.ca
250-580-0385
Fax: 250-370-8200

Kathleen Harris, Manager - Cultural Safety

Kathleen.Harris@islandhealth.ca
250-755-7692 ext. 57572
Fax: 250-740-6911

Michelle Gauthier, Contract Assistant

Michelle.Gauthier@islandhealth.ca
250-755-7691 ext. 57571
Fax: 250-740-6911

North Island Team

c/o Campbell River General 
375-2nd Ave
Campbell River, B.C.
V9W 3V1

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
  • Jessie Newman, Dietitian - Campbell River
    250-286-7100 ext. 67306
  • Lisa Greer, Nurse Practitioner - Port Hardy
    250-230-1100
  • Fran Prince, Elder in Residence - Comox 
    250-202-9621
  • Sheryl Thompson, Elder in Residence - Campbell River
    250-202-9631
  • Teliah Vollick, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - Alert Bay
    250-974-5522 ext. 2184
  • Reina Thumer, Indigenous Wellness Advocate
    250-702-1588
  • Alex Julea, Indigenous Wellness Liaison
    250-331-8582 ext. 68595

Central Island Team

c/o Indigenous Health
528 Wentworth St
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9R 3E4

Cody Caruso, CI Manager - Nanaimo
250-619-5161

  • Gloria Harding, Indigenous Practical Nurse - Cowichan
    TBA
  • Cynthia Fitton, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - Tofino
    250-725-4010 ext. 64143
  • Megan Jarchow, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - 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, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Weekends) - Port Alberni
    250-735-4319
  • Angie Gibson, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - Duncan
    250-746-6184 ext. 321
  • Valerie Jefferd, Nurse Practitioner (Tues - Fri) - Duncan
    250-510-4759
    • Cowichan Tribes:  Ts'ewulhtun Health Centre - Slhexun Sun'ts'a' Clinic
    • Halalt Lyackson Health Unit
    • Penelakut Health Centre 

South Island Team

c/o Indigenous Health 
RJH Memorial Pavillion, WW-320, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, B8R 1J8

Rosa Horne, SI Manager - Victoria
778-678-0348

  • Yula Stevens - SI Manager / Cultural Safety Admin
    250-370-8914 ext. 18914
  • Simi Ono, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - RJH
    250-812-1464
  • Selina Bickle, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Mon - Fri) - RJH
    250-580-4922
  • Cathy Condy, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Weekends) - RJH
    250-519-1905 ext. 11905
  • Monique Pat, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - VGH
    250-480-8333
  • Cody Kirkpatrick, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Weekends) - VGH
    250-217-0934
  • Meghan Corder, Indigenous Liaison Nurse (Mon - Fri) - VGH
    250-516-9394
  • Jane Fox, Indigenous Liaison Nurse - SPH 
    778-677-0774
  • 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
    250-580-9364
  • Mandy Stobbe - Registered Nurse - Tsartlip
    250-588-0348
  • Amanda Henry, SI Dietitian
    250-370-8258 exrt. 18258
  • Lucia Bartleman, Indigenous Practical Nurse - SPH
    236-464-7626
  • Oonagh O'Connor, Cultural Safety Facilitator - CVH
    250-331-5900 ext. 65307
  • Fiona Devereaux, Cultural Safety Facilitator - RJH
    250-216-5251 
  • Richard Jaques, Cultural Safety Facilitator - RJH
    778-966-3895
  • Marlo Thomas, Cultural Safety Facilitator - RJH
    250-589-8256
  • Michelle Mundy, Cultural Safety Facilitator - RJH
    250-619-1172 (ON LEAVE)

News & Events

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Pay parking to resume in March 2022

On January 20, 2022, the Ministry of Health issued a statement noting the return of pay parking at care facilities in BC, effective March 4, 2022.

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People unveiling a truth and reconciliation plaque.

Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

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Begbie hall plaque removal

Taking action towards Reconciliation at Island Health

Leah Collins, Board Chair, discusses taking action towards reconciliation at Island Health with the delivery of an Indigenous specific action plan and with the removal of the name Begbie from a building at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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