Island Prostate Centre (IPC) is the only non-profit that guides and empowers Vancouver Island men and their families as they navigate the uncertainty of a prostate cancer diagnosis.
We uniquely offer the time and space you need to explore your options and human supports so you never walk alone.
As Executive Director, I’m dedicated to building community capacity and relationships that better the health journey of men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. After 20 years in the non-profit sector, I’ve seen the impact our work can have in the community. It motivates me to push for strong organizational leadership and a ‘people first’ perspective.
As your first point of contact when you call or visit us, I’m here to help you find your way to the services right for you. I’m busy behind the scenes supporting IPC programs, projects, and fundraising events. I enjoy getting to know everyone who walks through our doors and ensuring their experiences with us are meaningful.
As a Nurse Navigator, I counsel men and their partners on treatment options and the side effects of prostate cancer, including sexual rehabilitation and healthy lifestyle modifications. I’m excited to be in a role that spotlights prostate health – and supports all aspects of men’s health.
I launched my career in cancer care at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox, and spent five years at BC Cancer in oncology nursing, primarily in the chemotherapy unit.
As a Nurse Navigator, I guide prostate cancer patients throughout their cancer journey, supporting their physical, mental and emotional needs along the way.
I began my oncology nursing career at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre and worked as a primary care nurse for 10 years. Since moving to BC, I’ve continued to work with oncology patients and am thrilled to join forces with the patient-centred team at Island Prostate Centre.
Our Board of Directors
“IPC helped me and my family in my ongoing battle with prostate cancer. The work they do is hugely important for the physical and emotional wellbeing of men and their loved ones.”
“After losing family members to cancer, it was important to me to volunteer with an organization where the donations stay local. IPC offers personal support and guidance in the face of a difficult diagnosis.”
“I’ve lost close family and friends to prostate cancer and know how challenging the path can be for those managing the disease. I believe that ‘knowledge is power’ — and IPC empowers men in their choices.”
“Within my circle of friends, I’ve witnessed the struggles of those facing prostate cancer. I want to do what I can to sustain and grow IPC support services.”
“I watched a good friend navigate prostate cancer and treatment, and saw how much he depended on the excellent guidance and support provided by Island Prostate Centre.”
“I hear too many stories of men who put off going to the doctor when things don’t work the way they’re supposed to. I wanted to get involved and help make a difference in men’s health.”
“My father completed radiation treatment for prostate cancer and is now in good health, but for more than six years, he endured his illness without a support system. I want to help create top-of-mind awareness for IPC services so no other father, brother, son or uncle needs to face prostate cancer alone.”
“Prostate cancer has affected multiple generations of men in my family, so it matters to me that those in the same position are supported in their journey.”