Contact

 

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Executive
  • Jean Blake, CEO & Interim Manager, Education & Support Services (ext. 234)
Programs & Services
  • Alana Dhillon, Education & Support Services Coordinator (ext. 245)
  • Liz Janze, Education & Support Services Coordinator (ext. 228)
  • Shelly Yu, Education & Support Services Coordinator / Physiotherapist (ext. 232)
  • Courtney Doherty, Education & Support Services Coordinator / Counsellor – On Maternity Leave
  • Madelaine Ross, Counsellor (ext. 266)
  • Tricia Wallace, Counsellor (ext. 244)
Resource Development & Communications
  • Alicia Wrobel, Senior Manager, Resource Development & Communications (ext. 237)
  • Caroline Wiggins, Special Events & Fundraising Officer (ext. 255)
  • Jovana Vranic, Marketing & Communications Senior Coordinator (ext. 277)
  • Mirela Prime, Marketing & Communications Coordinator (ext. 256)
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
  • Support Groups

 

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.

 

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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)
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
Education & Support Services Coordinator / Counsellor

On Maternity Leave

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Madelaine Ross
Counsellor
mross@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 266) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 266)

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:

  • Parkinson Society BC's publications (Good News, GroupLink, Viewpoints, etc.)
  • The Society's website(s)
  • Media relations
  • Parkinson SuperWalk
Caroline-Wiggins

Caroline Wiggins
Special Events & Fundraising Officer
cwiggins@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 255) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 255)

Contact Caroline for questions related to:

  • Parkinson SuperWalk
  • Third-Party Fundraisers
Jovana-Vranic

Jovana Vranic
Marketing & Communications Senior Coordinator
jvranic@parkinson.bc.ca
604-662-3240 (ext. 277) or 1-800-668-3330 (ext. 277)

Contact Jovana for questions related to:

  • Parkinson Society BC's print publications (Viewpoints, annual report)
  • Parkinson's Awareness Month
Mirela-Prime

Mirela Prime (Dzaferovic)
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:

  • Parkinson Society BC's e-communications (GroupLink, Good News, Weekly Digest newsletter, etc.)
  • Promoting research studies
  • Social Media

 

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