The Team

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The Positive Living, Positive Homes research team is large and diverse. We have more than 30 people who have worked on and guided PLPH since the early phases of the study, including individuals living with HIV and others from the HIV community, various levels of government, community-based organizations, and academia. In our case study sites, we also have smaller, less formal local advisory groups, who provide guidance and support for our site coordinators and help with site-specific aspects of the research.

Our core research team is made up of the two Co-Principle Investigators, the Director of CBR at Pacific AIDS Network, the Research Manager, and three Site Coordinators. See below for a full list of team members.

 

Dr. Catherine Worthington, Co-principal Investigator,
Professor, School of Public Health & Social Policy,
University of Victoria

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Phone: 250-472-4109

Email: worthing@uvic.ca

Watch Cathy talk about PLPH in this video.

 

Jennifer Evin Jones, Co-principal Investigator,
Executive Director, Pacific AIDS Network

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Phone: 250-538-6233

Email: evin@pacificaidsnetwork.org

 

Mona Lee, Greater Vancouver Site Coordinator 

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Devyn Flesher, Prince George Site Coordinator

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Phone: 778-349-7402

Email: pgplph@pacificaidsnetwork.org

 

Vicki Nygaard, Kamloops Site Coordinator

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Phone: 250-320-7184

Email: kamplph@pacificaidsnetwork.org

 

Heather Picotte, Research Manager

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Phone: 250-221-1617

Email: plph@pacificaidsnetwork.org

 

Janice Duddy, Director of Community-Based Research and Evaluation, Pacific AIDS Network

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Phone: 604-558-2079

Email: janice@pacificaidsnetwork.org

 

Megan Deyman, PAN Practicum Student & PLPH Research Assistant

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mdeyman@uvic.ca

 

Current list of PLPH team members & their primary affiliations (2016)

Chuck Osborne, Positive Living Society of BC

Darren Lauscher, McLaren Housing Society of BC

Valerie Nicholson, Positive Living Society of BC

Rosalind Baltzer-Turje, Dr. Peter Centre

Patrick McDougall, Dr. Peter Centre

Kim Stacey, McLaren Housing Society of BC

Sherri Pooyak, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network

Jill Atkey, BC Non-Profit Housing Association

Surita Parashar, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Shayne Williams, Lookout Emergency Aid Society

Sara O’Shaughnessy, Vancouver Coastal Health

Vanessa West, Positive Living North

Ciro Panessa, Northern Health Authority

Miranda Compton, Vancouver Coastal Health

Gina McGowan, BC Ministry of Health

Katrina Jensen, AIDS Vancouver Island

Donna Tennant, Positive Women’s Network

Suzan Krieger, Positive Living Society of BC

Erin Anderlini, Prince George Native Friendship Centre

Bob Hughes, ASK Wellness Society, Kamloops

Karen Hemmingson, BC Housing

Brian Chittock, AIDS Vancouver

Cheryl Dowden, ANKORS (Nelson)

Sean Rourke, CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS

Floyd Visser, The SHARP Foundation (Calgary)