LEADERSHIP TEAM

ROBERT DE CLARK, MSW

General Manager


Rob 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, Rob most recently served as vice-president of clinical services for a leading treatment facility. A respected hockey coach, Rob 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. LYN MACBEATHMD, FRCP(C), DABAM, ISAM, CSAM

Medical Director


Dr. Lyn MacBeath is the founding medical director of Homewood Ravensview. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (Psychiatry) 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. 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 issues 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.

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.

ALEXIS WINTER RPN, BA

Director of Nursing


Alexis Winter is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and a Masters Candidate 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.

PHYSICIAN TEAM

DR. LOVELEEN UPPAL

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 patients with treatment recommendations as part of the shared care model. She has a multi-faceted approach to collaborative client care and appreciates the full understanding of client using the bio-psycho social model. She brings a fresh perspective in client care with a unique humanistic approach. She believes in helping clients in providing a healthier sense of self in addition to accessing and understanding their feelings to gain a sense of meaning of life.

DR. MICHAEL COOPER

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 B.C., 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. STEVEN ROOME

Physician


Dr. Roome has been a family practitioner in Victoria for 34 years. He got his medical degree from the University of Toronto and then moved to Victoria. He has served a wide range of patients from many different nationalities and all manner of socioeconomic classes. During his career, Dr. Roome has dealt with numerous patients and their families with mental health and addiction issues. Dr. Roome is a strong advocate of continuity of care and patient centered care.

CLINICAL TEAM

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 PTSD. 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.

DR. TERRA PRITCHARD

Trauma Specialist, Prime Therapist


Dr. Pritchard has training and experience in the treatment of a wide variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, suicidality, and personality disorders. She has also received extensive specialist training in the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma, including complex post-traumatic stress disorder. She is skilled in providing treatment for adult survivors of childhood trauma, as well as in trauma therapy for first responders and military members. Dr. Pritchard has applied her experience and expertise in the field of trauma treatment to the development of Ravensview’s trauma program. She is passionate about trauma informed care and is a strong advocate for social justice. Compassion, humour, and respect are the foundation of her practice.

CRAIG EXTINE

Prime Therapist


Craig is a registered clinical counsellor. He received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles and 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 integrative approach to therapy that is asset-based.

MARNIE DELANGHE BSW, RSW

Art Therapist - DKATI


Marnie is an art therapist in addition to 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 has trained and certified in Therapeutic Body-Mapping with Dr. Christine Lummis in New Westminster, BC. 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 as well as individual counselling within community health and hospital settings, and in concurrent diagnosis inpatient treatment centres. 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 working in pediatric rehabilitation with children with physical and mental challenges, in long term care with seniors with dementia, and with patients 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, and 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 and 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

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.

KAILIE MARLOWE

Clinical Administrator


Kailie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and has a passion for psychometry and research. Most recently, she worked as a behaviour interventionist for children with autism which helped her grow both professionally and personally. While at the University of Victoria, she was a research assistant at the Childhood Development Lab, which she found was 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 such wonderful team and organization.

SUPPORT TEAM

STEPHANIE SCOTT

Intake Representative


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 patient-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, training under an excellent swiss chef. After going on to being a sous chef in Northern Ontario at golf and ski resorts 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 patient faces on a daily basis.