Jessica Oderkirk

Although born and raised in a military family, Jessica has called Cranbrook home for many years. Between many travels to and from, and finally settling in the Kootenays, supporting and caring for family was instilled at a young age. Jessica understands the challenges that can come with transitioning into caretaking. With experience in working with […]

Christine Mayne

Christine comes to the board with a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience of caregiving. Her own experience with her aging parents has led her to the Caregivers Network and she strongly believes in the support and helping role this organization provides. Christine has spent the last several years focused on raising her family and […]

Diane Baher

Diane Baher is a long standing and active member of the board.  She very much enjoys retirement life and is very active in her church, enjoys the opportunity retirement has given her for travel, exercise, and her hobbies.  Most importantly she loves the time retirement has given her for her friends and her sons, daughter-in-laws […]

Joan Dolynchuk

Joan is a retired registered nurse who spent the last 20 years of her career working in long term care as well as home-care and case management. Joan experienced over time many situations whereby family were cared for by their loved ones. Joan sees this as the norm for today’s society and that a caregiver […]

Helen Luke

Helen has been a board member for 10 yrs. Her reason for being on the board is her experience as a caregiver 3 times over. This led Helen to attend one of our support groups. Helen can relate to all the guilt & obstacles which caregivers go through. Helen has volunteered for approx. 30 yrs. at […]

Monica Graham

Monica runs Possibilities Counselling & Consulting, a private practice in Cranbrook. She specializes in supporting families affected by autism and other diverse abilities. She also provides support to vulnerable populations who may be going through issues resulting from anxiety, depression, isolation/Covid-related struggles, trauma, family conflict, marginalization, and LGBTQ2IA+ orientations/discrimination. She has a long history of […]