Heather Cameron is honoured to work, play and live on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc Nation. Heather 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 program planning, public speaking, and spearheading community development events. As a Registered Nurse, Heather has worked in several fields 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, regional, and provincial levels. Two projects that Heather is most proud of include a peer-based recovery support group for birth parents affected by substance use, Mothers for Recovery, and the Healthy Care Pregnancy Program that supports perinatal people who use substances. Heather may be most well-known for her Perinatal Substance Use Training that she created and has been presenting since 2007 throughout BC, Canada and beyond. Her volunteer involvement on a variety of committees including Foundry Kamloops, 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 guide BCAPOP as Executive Director.
Andrea is honoured to live, work, and play on the beautiful and unceded territories of the the Saik'uz First Nation and of the Dakelh, Nedut'en and Wet'suwet'en Peoples.
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 and community 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.
She is so pleased to be working for BCAPOP and the Healthy Care Pregnancy Program as Project Manager. In her spare time, Andrea is often seen volunteering with her local swim club or at the ski hill helping out with the ski school program.Program Manager, The Pregnancy HUB
Morgan is honoured and deeply humbled to reside on the unceded ancestral territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, where she enjoys life in the north with her partner and two young kids.
Morgan is committed to empowering people with evidence-based information and trusting them as the experts of their experiences. Morgan's training and experience as a Dual-Certified Childbirth Educator, a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, a Lactation Consultant Intern in pursuit of IBCLC, a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, and a parent who respects that the journey from pregnancy through early parenthood is unforgettable, holds profound emotional significance and is unique for everyone, has shaped her person-centered approach to care. Morgan's passion for support and ability to identify resource deficits, develop programs, and evoke positive change contribute to her role as Program Manager of The Pregnancy HUB and owner/operator of Be With Birth Childbirth Education and Infant Feeding Support, which together provides the privilege of serving and journeying alongside individuals and families across BC.
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.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.
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.