Aboriginal Health Program Contacts

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

Ian Knipe - Director

Ian.Knipe@viha.ca
250-755-6281
Fax: 250-740-6909

Dr. Troy McLeod - Medical Director

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

Renee Shimla, Admin Assistant

Renee.Shimla@VIHA.ca
250-331-8582
Fax: 250-331-8513

North Island Team

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

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

  • Rachel Fulmore, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - Alert Bay
    250-974-8314
  • Nadine Kruger, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - Campbell River
    250-830-8865
  • Jessie Newman, Dietitians - Campbell River
    250-286-7100 ext. 67306
  • Laurel Anderson, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - Comox
    250-650-5714
  • Lisa Greer, Nurse Practitioner - Port Hardy
    250-230-1100
  • Rebecca Olesen, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - Port Hardy
    250-949-0340

Central Island Team

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

Mary Knox, Manager - Nanaimo
250-755-7691 ext. 57572

  • Helen Dunlop, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - Duncan
    250-709-8204
  • Michelle Stewart, Contracts Assistant - Nanaimo
    250-755-7691 ext. 57571
  • Carol Nelson, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - Nanaimo
    250-741-4234
  • Melinda Gillingham, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - Nanaimo
    250-741-4234
  • Vanessa Gallic, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - Port Alberni
  • 250-735-4319
  • April Nelson, Care Transitions Liaison Nurse - Tofino
    250-735-1014
  • Sarah Gordon, Care Transitions Liaison Nurse - Tofino
    250-735-1014
  • Valerie Jefferd, Nurse Practitioner  
    250-510-4759
  • Cowichan Tribes:  Ts'ewulhtun Health Centre - Slhexun Sun'ts'a' Clinic
    • Halalt Lyackson Health Unit
    • Penelakut Health Centre   
  • Harley Eagle, Facilitator, Cultural Safety Programs - Comox
    250-331-8595

South Island Team

c/o Royal Jubilee Hospital
Memorial Pavilion, Watson Wing 320
1952 Bay St
Victoria, B.C.
V8R 1J8

Penny Cooper, Manager - Victoria
250-370-8965

  • Cathy Condy, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - VGH/RJH)
    250-812-1464
  • Monique Pat, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - RJH/VGH
    250-480-8333
  • Jane Fox, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse - SPH 
    778-677-0774
  • Judith Atkin, Diabetes Nurse Educator
    250-370-8111 ext. 13773
  • Harry Uppal, Nurse Practitioner - Pauquachin, Tsartlip
    250-652-4473
  • Kelly Sharp, Nurse Practitioner - Tsawout, Tseycum
    250-652-1149, ext. 207
  • Fiona Devereaux, Dietitians
    250-370-8258
  • Yvette Ringham-Cowan, Facilitator, Cultural Safety Programs
    250-519-1831
  • Joani Glendale, Administrative Support
    250-370-8914

Locations

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Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw Health Centre

P.O. Box 127
403 Tsulquate Reserve
Port Hardy, B.C.
V0N 2P0

250-949-8131

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Halalt Health Unit

8019 Chemainus Rd
Chemainus, B.C.
V0R 1K5

250-246-2127

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Kwakiutl Health Centre

97 Tsakis Way
Port Hardy, B.C.
V0N 2P0

250-949-6625

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