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. JONATHAN WAN, MD, FRCP(C)

Medical Director


Dr. Wan completed his psychiatry residency in 2016 and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Prior to joining Ravensview he worked in psychiatric emergency services as well as acute care inpatient settings. He also served as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University and was closely involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching settings. His areas of interest include: addiction psychiatry, personality disorders, and medical education. He enjoys providing team-based collaborative care in an interdisciplinary setting.

DR. BIANCA BUCARELLI, PHD, RPSYCH

CLINICAL DIRECTOR


Dr. Bianca Bucarelli is a Registered Clinical Psychologist experienced in the areas of psychological assessment, evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy, program development, and supporting interdisciplinary practice. Dr. Bucarelli has worked in inpatient hospital settings, day treatment and outpatient clinics, as well as in private practice. With her strong commitment to sharing clinical knowledge and supporting treatment excellence, Dr. Bucarelli has been routinely involved in the training and supervision of mental healthcare professionals, offered numerous seminars related to the practice of psychology, and has enjoyed serving on committees focused on improving access to quality mental health care.

ALEXIS WINTER RPN, BA, MPN, RCC

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.

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.

DR. 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. LUCILA NERENBERG, MD, FRCP(C), DABAM, CSAM

Addiction Psychiatrist


Dr. Nerenberg is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a clinical assistant professor in the University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry. Originally from Argentina, she completed her psychiatry training in 1991 at the University of Michigan in the US, specializing in addiction psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has also been certified in addiction medicine by ASAM, ABAM and CSAM. Her main areas of expertise are cross cultural mental health, PTSD and concurrent disorders. She has years of experience with special populations, such as veterans, health care professionals, immigrants and persons of indigenous origin.

LAURA JOHNSON, DNP, MN, NP(F)

Nurse Practitioner


Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1997, a Masters of Nursing in Advance Practice in 2005. In 2015, she completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota. Her clinical experience includes emergency, urgent care, primary care, addictions, occupational health, First Nations health, rural and remote practice and nursing education.

REBECCA DAVID

Cultural Liaison


Rebecca David, of the Pauquachin First Nation is serving as our cultural liaison. Rebecca brings to her work at Ravensview exceptional qualifications in both community leadership and addictions and mental health support. She 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. 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.

SANDREA SAMPSON

Cultural Elder


Sandrea Sampson is a member of the Saanich first nation. Sandrea shares her experience not only from an academic level, but also sharing her personal experience and values through holistic ways of healing and storytelling. Implementing holistic awareness of the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects are facilitated through workshops with culture teachings.
Sandrea previous work with mental health and addictions services have been a great pleasure to help those find a way to maintain a holistic balance. Sandrea states that It is now a pleasure to become a team player with Homewood Ravensview as your Culture Elder to make a difference to those who are seeking support toward healing.

NANETTE BREKER, BSCN, RN

Clinical Nurse Leader


Nanette is a UBC graduate registered nurse, who has worked extensively in the field of mental health, substance use, and HIV. Nanette practices with a trauma informed lens and is dedicated to ongoing learning and leadership. She is currently working on her Masters of Nursing in leadership and education. Her passion in caring for those impacted by the social determinants of health started early on in her career when she worked at the height of the HIV epidemic, both at St Paul’s Hospital and in the downtown eastside (DTES) of Vancouver. Her work in the DTES involved a research project for the BC Center for Excellence. Nanette spent 6 years working in healthcare in Saskatoon where she also served as president for the board of AIDS Saskatoon. The last couple years of Nanette’s working career has been spent on the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams in Victoria.

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.

ASHLING LIGATE, MEd, BScN, BIS

Registered Nurse


Ashling Ligate is a Registered Nurse with specialized training in addictions from the University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, and University of British Columbia. She has a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto and is passionate about client education. She has training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Her professional experiences includes working in community outreach teams, medical detox, and psychiatric intensive care. Ashling has been a nursing instructor and mentor through Stenberg College, University of Victoria, Camosun College, and Sprott Shaw College.

DR. JULIE BURBIDGE, PhD, R. Psych

Psychologist


Dr. Julie Burbidge is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. Prior to joining the team at Ravensview, she worked primarily with adults with mood and anxiety disorders and trauma-related disorders in outpatient clinics, inpatient settings, and private practice. Dr. Burbidge has extensive experience providing individual and group therapy and assessment, in addition to teaching and clinical supervision. She has held academic and administrative positions during her career, and has been involved in program development in healthcare settings.

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. Craig has a diverse training background and utilizes an asset-based approach to help clients find healing, initiate personal growth, and learn skills for coping more effectively.

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.

AMANDA FOWLER, BSCN, RN

Prime Therapist


Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from York University in Toronto. She is a registered nurse with nearly 10 years of diverse experience in Ontario and British Columbia. Amanda’s passion for service and advocacy led her to pursue further clinical experience and education in mental health and addiction. During her work in emergency psychiatric care, Amanda developed a compassionate understanding of the struggles known by individuals living with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and BPD. While working in residential concurrent disorders treatment, Amanda connected with individuals and groups to coach life-changing skills offered in DBT and CBT. She understands the impact of trauma on one’s mental health and the role of substance use as a means to cope. She finds joy in walking with clients on their path to self-discovery, self-compassion, and ultimately, freedom.

HAYLEY GUYN, RPN

Prime Therapist


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.

MARISSA BOYCE, BA, Bed, MA (c)

Prime Therapist


Marissa Boyce has degrees both in psychology and education from the University of Alberta and is currently completing her Masters in counselling at City University of Seattle in Canada. She comes to us after a successful career as a teacher that took her to Europe for a few years where she taught at a bilingual International school in Milan, Italy. Before working for Homewood Health as a counsellor, Marissa spent the past two years working with middle school students and teachers in the public school system here in Victoria as a school counsellor. She also is the facilitator and counsellor for the family program at Pegasus Recovery Solutions where she helps families of people who struggle with substance misuse get their own support and recovery.

PAUL JEROME, BA, CCAC

Prime Therapist


Paul has been working in addiction recovery for over 14 years. Paul combines his personal experience with his professional experience and education to provide holistic, evidenced based treatment for patients at Ravensview. Paul has spent the last 9 years working for inpatient and outpatient addiction recovery services on Vancouver Island. Paul has strong local connections which he bring into his work here at Ravensview.

JESSICA RHODES, MA

Prime Therapist


Jessica is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at the University of Victoria. As a clinical counsellor, Jessica strives to support clients through their healing journey with compassionate, evidence-based, culturally-safe, and collaborative care. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings with adults, youth, and trauma survivors. Jessica is passionate about destigmatizing mental health and practicing trauma-informed care.

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.

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.

MICHELLE LAFONTAINE

Facility Manager


Michelle is a redseal certified electrician who began her journey through the skilled trades with her father at a young age caring for, and maintaining his collection of classic cars. Now the Manager of Facilities at Ravensview she is exited to take care of the building while making it safe and functional for staff and clients alike. Michelle looks forward to developing personal and professional relationships with everyone who enters the building as she serves a key roll in maintaining comfort of everyone staying and working in the facility. Michelle has always admired the mental health profession and is elated to be part of the Ravensview team where she can support the very important work being done by staff members and clients.

BRANDON ELDERTON

Chef


Brandon Elderton’s culinary career began early on, inspired by his love for food in his youth. After graduating from a Culinary Arts program in Kamloops, B.C at age 20, Elderton sought opportunities to further develop his own creativity. Elderton’s culinary repertoire flourished during the summer of 2006 at the Tlell River House in Haida Gwaii, where he developed and refined his culinary techniques. He proceeded to King Pacific Lodge and worked closely with the Executive Chef where he extended his skills to all outlets of scratch baking to local foraging, landing him a position as a private Chef for an American Billionaire. After spending 3 years working privately, Elderton went on to take the role of Culinary Director, for a premier Senior Living organization. In health care, Elderton was encouraged to expose his creative expressions, which landed multiple publications, including the Globe and Mail in 2017.

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.

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.

ANNA CHIDLEY

Intake Representative


Anna is an outgoing, driven individual who is devoted to helping others in initiating their journey to recovery. Before joining the team at Ravensview, Anna worked in an outpatient clinic with the province of British Columbia, for youth involved in the justice system. Being a part of a trauma-informed and client centered team inspires Anna in her work. Anna is a compassionate person who looks forward to assisting clients during their stay, as she believes that a healthy mind and healthy body are of paramount importance.