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.

  • 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.




Jean Blake
Chief Executive Officer
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
Manager, Education & Support Services
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
Education & Support Services Coordinator
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
Physiotherapist / Education & Support Services Coordinator
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)
  • PSBC's exercise programs
  • Community exercise resources
  • PSBC's virtual physiotherapy service

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 certified in PD Warrior and is a licensed level 1 & level 2 trainer, and has taken the Dance for PD training. On her days away from PSBC, she is the lead physiotherapist at a private neuro clinic in the Lower Mainland, the Advocacy Officer at the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and a dancer in the Modern Dance company, Continuum.


Courtney Doherty
Clinical Counsellor (Monday to Thursday)
604-662-3240 (ext. 235) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 235)

Contact Courtney for questions related to:

  • Counselling


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Jennifer Allen 
Healthcare Navigator

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


Tricia Wallace
604-662-3240 (ext. 244) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 244)

Contact Tricia for questions related to:

  • Counselling


Resource Development & Communications


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

Contact Alicia for questions related to:

  • Media inquiries
  • Advertising/partnerships




Domenica Kozy
Special Events & Fundraising Officer
604-662-3240 (ext. 274) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 274)

Contact Domenica for questions related to:

  • Parkinson SuperWalk
  • Third party events

Melissa Moreno
Special Events Assistant
604-662-3240 (ext. 277) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 277)

Contact Melissa for questions related to:

  • Parkinson SuperWalk

Juliana Hale
Special Events Assistant
604-662-3240 (ext. 275) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 275)

Contact Juliana for questions related to:

  • Parkinson SuperWalk

Mirela Prime
Marketing & Communications, Senior Coordinator
604-662-3240 (ext. 256) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 256)

Contact Mirela for questions related to:

  • Good News
  • Viewpoints
  • Parkinson's Awareness Month
Meghna Powani

Meghna Powani
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
604-662-3240 (ext. 273) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 273)

Contact Meghna for questions related to:

  • Weekly Digest
  • Social media
  • GroupLink
  • Website updates


Donor & Member Services

Susan Atkinson

Susan Atkinson
Donor & Member Services Coordinator / Office Manager
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