BCAPOP has a team to handle day-to-day operations and to assist the Board of Directors with governing the association.
Heather Cameron, BScN., RN. | email@example.com
Heather Cameron is a Registered Nurse with a Perinatal Specialty Certificate who has been working with pregnant women 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 mothers affected by substance use and “Health Pregnancy Care Meetings” that supported women 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 Women and Families with Problematic Substance Use, 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.
Manager, Member & Board Relations
Monica Fitzpatrick | firstname.lastname@example.org
Having spent almost 20 years in the financial services industry, Monica has recently made some major life changes, including a move from Toronto to Squamish. She is extremely excited to transition her skill-set and passion to the not-for-profit world.
In her previous career, Monica worked with a number of Canadian banks with responsibilities ranging from administration, to marketing, and most recently corporate governance. She is no stranger to working with various Boards of Directors and Executives and to rolling up her sleeves doing whatever is needed to get the job done.
Monica acknowledges that she is a settler on the unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, where she is grateful to live, work, play and learn.
Project Manager, Healthy Care Pregnancy Program Pilot
Andrea Grady, BA, MSc. | email@example.com
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.
Program Coordinator, The Pregnancy Hub
Corina Bye, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Child Birth Educator, Social Service Worker | firstname.lastname@example.org
Corina Bye is of mixed Welsh and Norwegian descent, whose Ancestors settled upon the traditional territories of the Nekaneet and Saulteaux peoples of the Cree Nation in the treaty 4 area, also known as Saskatchewan, Canada.
Corina is a grateful guest, working and living on the traditional unceded Coast Salish territories since 1993. Her work has been family focused since her graduation from the Langara College Social Service Worker program in 2000. Her early experience supporting families through the structures of MCFD shaped her drive to see child protection services more aligned with the wholistic needs of families, rather than continuing to lean heavy on apprehension strategies. This initial viewpoint was further deepened after experiencing a severe postpartum mood disorder after the birth of her first child in 2002. Birthing two more times in the next few years with strong circles of community birth support, furthered Corina's motivation to contribute to a new vision for child and family development. She became trained in birth and postpartum doula work with DONA International, as well as a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator. She supported childbearing families through work at Douglas College and in her private practice for seven years before taking on an additional role as an ACE and FIT 4 Two certified personal trainer. She is a member of the Doulas Services Association, as well as an approved Birth Keeper with the BCAAFC Doulas for Aboriginal Family Grant program.
Corina was deeply honored 6 years ago to be asked to bring her support work into the Friendship Centre Communities serving Life Givers and Indigenous families living upon the traditional unceded territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen and Semiahmoo peoples. She holds the teachings she received from Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and most importantly, the families that she supported, as the biggest treasure of her time. She holds deep reverence for her position on the Kilila Indigenous led Birth Keeper collective, prioritizing a trauma informed lens while striving for cultural humility in all of her interactions.
Corina takes enormous pride in being a parent to three beautiful children, and partner to a wonderful Kwakwaka'wakw man of the Musgamaw tsawataineuk tribe.
She is most thrilled to be invited to be part of the BCAPOP team.