ROBERT DE CLARK, MSW

General Manager


Robert De Clark is the General Manager of Homewood Ravensview. He previously played a key role in developing Ravensview as Homewood Health’s Director of Facility Development for Western Canada. A former addiction and mental health outreach worker, counsellor and clinical director, Robert most recently served as vice-president of clinical services for a leading treatment facility. A respected hockey coach, Robert is also involved in wellness programs for students and young athletes, and co-founded a pioneering mental health program for junior hockey athletes - BCHL’s Talk Today program.

DR. KELLY DRIVER, MD, FRCP(C)

Medical Director


Dr. Driver is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. She has broad experience in hospital and community based care, with expertise in crisis intervention, and with persons who have severe and persistent mental health challenges. She has held leadership roles in Victoria as well as Toronto, and has interests in medical program development and in multidisciplinary team functioning. Dr. Driver has experience and interest in helping treat clients who experience multiple barriers to care.

DR. MICHAEL BERRY, R.PSYCH

Clinical Director


Dr. Michael Berry is a clinical psychologist with expertise in a variety of evidence-based assessments and treatments used to address challenges and disorders including mood/anxiety disorders, addictive behaviours, personality disorders and family issues. Dr. Berry served as manager of clinical operations for the Sex and Couple Therapy Service at McGill University Health Centre and he was the managing editor of the International Journal of Men’s Health. He is also an innovator who developed a new treatment protocol for men’s sex and pornography addiction.

ALEXIS WINTER RPN, BA, MPN

Director of Nursing


Alexis Winter is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with a Master's degree in psychiatric nursing with experience working in hospital, tertiary care and community outreach settings in and around Victoria, BC. A leader in her profession, she served as a director and the vice-chair of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia for four years and she has a strong track record of working with interdisciplinary health care teams both on the front lines of care and in program and systems design.

CHIEF REBECCA DAVID

Cultural Liaison


Chief Rebecca David, of the Pauquachin First Nation is serving as our Cultural Liaison. Chief Rebecca brings to her work at Ravensview exceptional qualifications in both community leadership and addictions and mental health support. She has been Chief of the Pauquachin First Nation since her election in October 2014 and serves on the board of directors of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations and the board of trustees for the National Indian Brotherhood Trust. Chief Rebecca is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with Indigenous leaders, Elders, communities and agencies as she works to increase Homewood’s organizational understanding of and engagement with First Nations perspectives. Rebecca is working towards helping design and deliver programs that incorporate First Nations knowledge, practices and ceremonies.

DR. LOVELEEN UPPAL, MD, FRCP(C)

Psychiatrist


Dr. Uppal is a registered physician with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC). She has a medical staff appointment in the department of psychiatry within Vancouver Coastal Health. Dr. Uppal has supported primary care physicians in assisting complex clients with treatment recommendations as part of the shared care model. She has a multi-faceted approach to collaborative client care and appreciates the holistic understanding of clients using the bio-psychosocial model. She brings a fresh perspective to client care with a unique humanistic approach. She believes in supporting clients in building a healthier sense of self, in addition to accessing and understanding their emotions to gain a sense of meaning in life.

DR. MICHAEL COOPER, MD, FRCP(C)

Psychiatrist


Dr. Cooper is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a clinical associate professor in the University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry. After completing his psychiatry training at the University of British Columbia, he practiced in the Okanagan for 17 years with a focus on establishing team-based seniors mental health programs throughout the Southern Interior. In 2006, he moved to Victoria as division head of geriatric psychiatry. In 2013, his practice shifted to adult psychiatry with an interest in psychopharmacology and neuropsychiatry. From 2010 to 2016, Dr. Cooper was the assistant program director for the UBC postgraduate psychiatry training program.

DR. LYN MACBEATHMD, FRCP(C), DABAM, ISAM, CSAM

Addiction Psychiatrist


Dr. Lyn MacBeath is the founding medical director of Homewood Ravensview. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada with certification in addiction medicine and specific expertise in the treatment of trauma and its related disorders. She has held medical director positions in mental health and addiction treatment and she is also a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. MacBeath is a well-known advocate for trauma-informed practices and for ensuring that services are responsive to cultural diversity.

JOHANN BLIGNAUT, MB Ch B, CCFP (AM)

Addiction Physician


Dr. Johann Blignaut is a family physician with a certificate of added competence in addiction medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He worked as a rural family physician with a wide scope of practice in Southern Manitoba before moving to British Columbia in 2020. He believes in holistic and trauma-informed care.

DR. GEORGE WRAY, MD, CCFP

General Practitioner


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EWAN KIRKALDY BSW, RSW, CCAC

Prime Therapist


Ewan is a registered social worker and a certified addiction counsellor. Ewan has worked for almost a decade in the social service field, filling a number of diverse positions. He has experience developing and delivering programs, incorporating best practices and the latest research. Ewan is a trauma informed practitioner who is trained to deliver cognitive processing therapy to treat post-traumatic stress. He also specializes in working with addiction, and is able to draw from both personal and professional experience. Ewan continues to pursue a number of educational opportunities to remain at the forefront of the mental health field.

CRAIG EXTINE, MA, RCC

Prime Therapist


Craig is a registered clinical counsellor. He received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, His professional experience includes working in residential addictions treatment, and providing therapy in private practice. He specializes in working with trauma, addiction, and depressive and anxiety disorders, and utilizes an asset-based integrative approach to.

YIN-YEE YIP CD, MA, RCC, CSAT

Prime Therapist


Yin-Yee is a registered clinical counsellor and veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy. Her 20 year service included deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. She received a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and her professional experience includes working with individuals struggling with substance and behavioural addictions in both residential addictions treatment and private practice settings. She is a certified sex addiction therapist, a qualification granted by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

MICHELLE STASSEN, MSW, RSW

Prime Therapist


Michelle is a registered social worker in B.C. and Ontario. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, with a focus on social justice and diversity. Michelle’s professional experience includes working as a concurrent disorders counsellor in an addiction treatment program and as a mental health counsellor in a Two-Spirit and Trans+ program at an Indigenous community health center in Toronto. She specializes in working with trauma, including childhood, complex, and inter-generational trauma, with a focus on compassion-based treatment.

ANDREA WEEKES, BSW, RSW

Prime Therapist


Andrea is a registered social worker and mental health counsellor with experience working in health care as well non-profit organizations in Canada and Australia. Andrea has always been an inquisitive person with a deep yearning to learn more about how to support and relate to people. Over a decade of experiences as a social worker, she has realized that, if she was going to learn more about the suffering of others, she needed to first learn about her own suffering. This goal of greater understanding led her to develop her own practice of deep inquiry into meditation and mindfulness. Andrea is a qualified teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and received her training from the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She incorporates mindfulness-based interventions into her work with people, as well as into her personal life, with a dedicated personal practice.

TAMMY UPPENBORN, MScOT

Occupational Therapist


Tammy is a registered Occupational Therapist and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. Her clinical experience includes: spinal cord, stroke and geriatric rehabilitation; palliative care; community-based work in rural and urban settings with persons with serious and persistent mental illness; and inpatient treatment for substance use, post-traumatic stress, and concurrent disorders. She is continually inspired by the courage and resilience of the human spirit as she partners with individuals to support them through transitions from surviving, to coping, and to thriving in the activities and roles they most value. After nearly 8 years at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Tammy brings with her to Ravensview a wealth of knowledge and tools proven to effectively help clients achieve their goals within the program.

MARNIE DELANGHE BSW, RSW

Art Therapist - DKATI


Marnie is an art therapist and a trauma, mental health, and chemical dependency counsellor with over 15 years of experience providing addictions and mental health services to individuals of all ages and abilities. She is certified in therapeutic body-Mapping and did her training with Dr. Christine Lummis in New Westminster, B.C. She specializes in art therapy for people with addictions, and works with individuals to identify and understand aspects of their identity, addiction, recovery, and trauma. Marnie has extensive experience facilitating therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, individual counselling within community health and hospital settings, and in concurrent diagnosis inpatient treatment centers. She is passionate about working with people from a client-centered, strength-based approach in a collaborative process, and fostering healthy coping through creativity.

KIRSTEN DAVIS MA, MTA, AVCM

Music Therapist


A musician since the age of five, Kirsten completed undergraduate training in music therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University, and graduate studies in music therapy at Concordia University in Montreal. Kirsten has over 24 years of clinical experience, including pediatric rehabilitation for children with physical and mental challenges, long term care for seniors with dementia, and with clients and families receiving palliative care. Her interests in research and writing have led her to contribute to the music therapy literature in Canadian and international journals. She has served on the boards of both the Canadian Association of Music Therapists and the Music Therapy Association of British Columbia. In her personal life, she enjoys performing chamber music.

SHEILA WEITMAN

Horticultural Therapist


As a certified horticulturalist and horticultural therapist, Sheila has over 25 years of experience bringing people and plants together. Presently, Sheila facilitates the Horticultural Therapy program for The Foundation at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. She also volunteers at Serenity Farm in Saanich, a community partnership providing therapeutic food growing opportunities for people who have challenges including mental illness, addictions, and/or criminal offences.

MIKE QUIAMCO RN, BSN

Clinical Nurse Leader


Mike is the clinical nurse leader at Homewood Ravensview. A registered nurse and graduate of the University of Victoria, Mike has worked with various services within the mental health and substance use program at Island Health in Victoria, BC. He worked in psychiatric emergency services at the Royal Jubilee Hospital before becoming a clinician with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). He was also involved in the planning and implementation of several quality improvement initiatives at Island Health. Mike brings a diverse range of experience to the Homewood Ravensview team.

ASHLING LIGATE, RN, BScN, MEd

Charge Nurse


Ashling Ligate is a charge nurse at Homewood Ravensview. She is a registered nurse with a professional certificate in addictions treatment from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ashling holds a Master’s of Education from the University of Toronto and is passionate about health teaching. Ashling has worked in various settings, including psychiatric ICU, community health clinics, and medically-supervised detox.

LAURA THOMLINSON, RPN

Charge Nurse


Laura is a registered psychiatric nurse working as a charge nurse at Ravensview. Laura has 12 years of dedicated nursing experience. She began her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse working geriatric psychiatry. She completed additional education to become a registered psychiatric nurse before spending a year in assertive community treatment (ACT) with Island Health. Working with a trauma-informed lens and a holistic approach to nursing, Laura is dedicated and compassionate about supporting a holistic recovery for all clients at Ravensview.

HAYLEY GUYN, RPN

Charge Nurse


Hayley is a registered psychiatric nurse with extensive experience working in both community and residential settings. Prior to becoming charge nurse at Ravensview, Hayley was a clinician for the assertive community treatment team in Victoria, B.C., for five years. During this time, she helped develop individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans for those suffering from severe mental illness and addiction. Working with the most vulnerable members of the community, who often face multiple barriers to treatment, has laid the foundation for her ongoing commitment to trauma-informed and client-centered care.

MARIANNE BLOUDOFF, BSC, RD

Registered Dietitian


Marianne is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for health promotion, social justice, and all things food. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in a variety of practice areas as a dietitian, including pediatrics, long-term care, population health, and communications. Marianne is member of Dietitians of Canada, and sits on the organizing committee for their annual national conference. Using intuitive eating principles and a patient-centered approach, Marianne works with individuals to find nourishment and enjoyment in eating and improve their relationship with food.

STEPHANIE SCOTT

Intake & Treatment Consultant


As Ravensview’s intake representative, Stephanie enjoys helping clients and their families start their journey into recovery. With a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Victoria and over 12 years of personal addiction recovery experience, she brings lens of compassion and care to everyone she works with. Being part of a trauma-informed and client-centered team inspires Stephanie in her work. Stephanie brings her previous experience of working in the fast paced professional environment of the premier’s office in the B.C. government and being a local recovery advocate to the Ravensview team.

ALLAN DALY

Executive Chef


Allan is our red seal executive chef at Ravensview, graduating from the prestigious George Brown Culinary School of Arts in Toronto, Ontario. His first six-month summer job took him to Reiden, Switzerland, where he was the first cook in a 200 seat Banhoff called the Swhaning and trained under an excellent Swiss chef. Allan returned to Canada and worked as a sous chef at golf and ski resorts in Northern Ontario, gaining more experience and culinary wisdom from his chefs and developing his own style. Allan got a taste for the ocean, fortunately was called by Norwegian Cruise (NCL) to join as sous chef, and in six months was their executive chef for the next seven years. Allan circled the globe for a total of 12 years on top cruise lines, constantly honing his culinary and managerial skills. Ravensview has given Allan the opportunity to express his love for food in developing our six-week food program from the ground up, keeping nutrition and taste at the forefront and putting smiles on client faces on a daily basis.

KAILIE MARLOWE

Clinical Administrator


Kailie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and has a passion for psychometry and research. Most recently, she worked as a behavioural interventionist for children with autism which helped her grow both professionally and personally. While at the University of Victoria, she worked as a research assistant in the Childhood Development Lab, which she found incredibly interesting and fun as she was able to fulfill her love of psychometric tests. Kailie has always wanted a career in mental health and is delighted to be a part of the Ravensview team and Homewood Health organization.