Contact

 

The information provided by Parkinson Society British Columbia and its staff is intended to be used for general information only, and should not replace consultation with healthcare professionals. Please speak with a qualified healthcare professional before making medical decisions.

For urgent medical advice, please contact your family doctor, or speak to a nurse at HealthLink BC by dialling 8-1-1. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Executive
  • Jean Blake, CEO & Interim Manager, Education & Support Services (ext. 234)
Programs & Services
Resource Development & Communications
Donor & Member Services
  • Susan Atkinson, Donor & Member Services Coordinator / Office Manager (ext. 263) 

 

Staff can be reached at 604-662-3240 or 1-800-668-3330. Individual extensions are listed below.

 

Executive

Jean-Blake

Jean Blake
Chief Executive Officer
jblake@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 234) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 234)

Contact Jean for questions related to:

  • Advocacy
  • Pro bono legal services for issues related to Parkinson's (available for members)
  • The Society's strategic direction
  • Major gifts
  • Estate planning/Planned giving

 

Programs & Services

Alana Dhillon

Alana Dhillon
Education & Support Services Coordinator
adhillon@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 245) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 245)

Contact Alana for questions related to:

  • Information and referral inquiries (phone, email, in-person)
  • Education events

Alana brings a diversity of professional experience with completion of a Bachelor of Arts - Political Science degree at the University of British Columbia, followed by a Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Victoria, and Marketing Management - Public Relations studies at BCIT.  

Her professional experience includes helping geriatric and other vulnerable populations in several community-based social service settings, counseling, case management, as well as facilitation of psychoeducational groups for mental health, preventative health, and recovery. She was involved in government pilot projects to address the needs of vulnerable populations, developed and led community initiatives, and planned events to draw public awareness to various social issues. Her most recent work includes her role as an educator for eight years in the healthcare field, teaching a Social Service Worker diploma program to train students to work in the field.

 

Liz-Janze

Liz Janze
Education & Support Services Coordinator
ljanze@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 228) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 228)

Contact Liz for questions related to:

  • Information and referral inquiries (phone, email, in-person)
  • Support groups
Shelly Yu

Shelly Yu
Education & Support Services Coordinator
syu@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 232) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 232)

Contact Shelly for questions related to:

  • Information and referral inquiries (phone, email, in-person)

Shelly Yu is a neuro physiotherapist and an Education & Support Services Coordinator at Parkinson Society BC (PSBC). She is a part time staff member, working on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, where she leads PSBC’s exercise programs as well as the provincial virtual physiotherapy service. In addition to her physiotherapy education, she is trained in PD Warrior and Dance for PD. On her days away from PSBC, she is the lead physiotherapist at a private neuro clinic in the Lower Mainland, as well as the Advocacy Officer at the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Courtney-Doherty

Courtney Doherty
(on maternity leave)

Counsellor 

 

 

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Jennifer Allen 

Healthcare Navigator

If you are interested in obtaining access to our healthcare navigation service, please contact us at info@parkinson.bc.ca to have your needs assessed. 

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Madelaine Ross, RPN, BFA, M.Sc.

Counsellor (Monday to Thursday)
mross@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 229) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 229)

Contact Madelaine for questions related to:

  • Counselling
Tricia-Wallace

Tricia Wallace
Counsellor
pwallace@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 244) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 244)

Contact Tricia for questions related to:

  • Counselling

 

Resource Development & Communications

Alicia-Wrobel

Alicia Wrobel
Senior Manager, Resource Development & Communications
awrobel@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 237) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 237)

Contact Alicia for questions related to:

  • Media inquiries
  • Advertising/partnerships
  • Major campaigns (Parkinson SuperWalk & Parkinson's Awareness Month)

 

 

Mirela-Prime

Mirela Prime
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
mprime@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 256) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 256)

Contact Mirela for questions related to:

  • Good News
  • Viewpoints
Kat Perez

Kat Perez
Community Engagement Assistant
kperez@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 277) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 277)

Contact Kat for questions related to:

  • GroupLink
  • Weekly Digest
  • Social media
  • Promoting research opportunities
Gurshabad Singhera

Gurshabad Singhera
Special Events & Fundraising Officer
gsinghera@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 255) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 255)

Contact Gurshabad for questions related to:

  • Parkinson SuperWalk
  • Third party fundraisers
  • Volunteer opportunities
Marihah Hussainaly Farook

Marihah Hussainaly Farook
Special Events Coordinator
mhussainalyfarook@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 274) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 274)

Contact Marihah for questions related to:

  • Parkinson SuperWalk
Melissa Moreno

Melissa Moreno
Special Events Assistant
mmoreno@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 273) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 273)

Contact Melissa for questions related to:

  • Parkinson SuperWalk

 

Donor & Member Services

Susan Atkinson

Susan Atkinson
Donor & Member Services Coordinator / Office Manager
satkinson@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 263) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 263)

Contact Susan for questions related to:

  • Renewing your membership or becoming a member of Parkinson Society BC
  • Tax receipts
  • Making a donation