Colleen Hedin

Colleen comes to the board recently retired, from a 35 year career with the Government of Canada RCMP. Colleen has worked in Kimberley B.C. for 18 years of her career gaining valuable knowledge of the court systems and supports in the East Kootenay. Colleen also has first hand experience with caregiving for both her mother and step […]

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 […]

Janet Russill

Janet is a retired Registered Nurse who worked almost all of her career in Renal Therapy both in the hospital and in clients’ homes. It was only in the past 5 years of her career that she worked in LTC/Home Health/Case Management. It was during that time, as well as her own retirement that she […]

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 […]