Heather Cameron is a Registered Nurse with a Perinatal Specialty Certificate who has been working with pregnant people in a variety of settings since 2005. Her experience includes creating grass-roots programs, public speaking, and spearheading community events. As a Registered Nurse, Heather has worked in multiple settings including withdrawal management, labour & delivery, and maternity.
Heather has a proven track record of being able to bring communities together with her experience organizing conferences, creating grass-roots programs and influencing system changes at the local level. Two projects that Heather is most proud of included a peer-based recovery support group for birth parents affected by substance use and “Health Pregnancy Care Meetings” that supported perinatal people as early as possible in their pregnancy to overcome identified barriers prior to delivery. Heather may be most well-known for her delivery of workshops on Supporting Birth Parents and Families with Who Use Substances, presented through multiple conferences in BC, Alberta and featured in the World Harm Reduction Conference in England. Her volunteer involvement on a variety of committees including Make Children First, Perinatal Connections, Raise-a Reader, and S.W.A.T. (Sex Workers Accessing Treatment) has influenced Heather’s knowledge base and ability to create impactful change within communities. Heather’s experience, passion and credentials all contribute to her drive to support BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs as Executive Director.
Andrea has over twenty years of experience of working in various roles and capacities for health regions, school divisions, and different levels of government. She started working with youth in addiction services in Northern BC and then spent several years in Alberta contributing to provincial and federal strategies ranging from tobacco reduction, children/youth initiatives, and HEP C/HIV prevention funding. As a Program Consultant for PHAC on the Healthy Children and Youth Team, she worked primarily in Aboriginal Head Start however closely collaborated with the CPNP program. She was also the coordinator of a school-based and community focused wellness project after a forest fire ripped through a town and left a third of its residents homeless and overcoming many obstacles. Andrea has a passion for mitigating the social determinants of health and helping to reduce those inequities.
More recently, she moved back to Beautiful BC and lives with her family in Vanderhoof. She is excited to be working for BCAPOP and the Healthy Care Pregnancy Project as Project Manager.
Andrea is often seen volunteering with her local swim club or at the ski hill helping out with the ski school program.
Jenna has worked in non-profit and community organizations for several years and has experience coordinating administrative and clerical support to best assist the operational needs of staff and the populations they serve. From organizing farmers/artisan markets to developing internal organizational policies, Jenna is passionate about diversity, inclusion, equity and promoting Indigenous cultural safety in her work.
Jenna has lived her entire life of Vancouver Island growing up on the Halalt, Stz’uminus nations and Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples’ territories. Currently, she has the privilege of living in the beautiful territory of the Lekwugen, Esquimalt, & W̱‘SÁNEĆ Peoples with her partner, Shane and their dog.
Outside of work, Jenna spends her time painting with water colours, walking and playing with her dog and enjoys visiting coffee shops with her friends and family.