Conference Committee

The conference hosts wish to extend their thanks to the following committee members for their generous contribution to conference planning.

Conference Steering Committee:

Heleen Sandvik Provincial Lead, Disaster Psychocial (DPS) Program, PHSA
Deb Gray Manager, Mental Health Promotion & Illness Prevention, Addictions and Mental Health - Provincial Promotion, Prevention & Community Initiatives, Alberta Health Services (AHS)
Margaretha Lundh EM Coordinator, PHSA Agencies and Programs, Health Emergency Management BC
Jeanette Beattie Director, PHSA Agencies and Programs, Health Emergency Management BC
Laurie Pearce Research Chair, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Carolyn Sinclair Executive Director, Police Victim Services of BC
DPS Provincial Lead, Alternate
Stephanie Stevenson Vice President, Operations, Venue West Conference Services

DPS Council/Program Committee

Heleen Sandvik Provincial Lead, Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Program, PHSA
Natasha Caverley President, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Julie Flowerdew, MA, RCC Private Practice, Representative for BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Jackie Kloosterboer Emergency Planning Coordinator & Emergency Social Services Director, City of Vancouver
Dr. Jeanne LeBlanc, ABPP, R. Psych Clinical Neuropsychologist, Disaster Response Network
Representative to American Psychological Association
​Barbara MacCallum CEO, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
​Linda MacNutt, MSW, RSW Private Consultant, Representative for BC Association of Social Workers
​John McEwan Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
​Sonja Ruthe, MSW, RSW Psychosocial Project Technical Advisor, Canadian Red Cross
Carolyn Sinclair Executive Director, Police Victim Services of BC
DPS Provincial Lead, Alternate
​Jeremy Wex Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, BC Region