Patricia (Patti) Johnson

Patricia (Patti) Johnson, RN is a practicing Registered Nurse at BC Women’s Hospital on Fir Square, a Perinatal Addictions unit. Patti has interests in harm reduction, trauma-informed care and client advocacy. Through the Fellowship she hopes to gain greater insight into the psycho-social challenges of the clients served, acquire a

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Maggie Tong

Maggie Tong, RN currently works on the Vancouver Integrated Supervision Unit, a joint Vancouver Coastal Health and BC Corrections mental health team. Maggie’s interests include harm reduction and outreach models of care. Through the fellowship, she hopes to engage with the community in order to identify barriers to care and

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Guido Thylmann

Guido Thylmann, RPN has worked with study participants from high-risk and marginalized populations, including individuals with a history of psychiatric illness and problematic substance use. Guido is interested in the intersection between mental health and substance use, particularly in the lived experience of high intensity stimulant users coming into contact with

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Eric Eligh

Eric Eligh, RN(C) is particularly interested in concurrent disorders, treatment of stimulant use disorders, and psychedelic therapy. Through the fellowship, he hopes to gain greater insight into the continuum of care available to clients as they navigate their healthcare needs. Through clinical placements he hopes to sharpen his assessment and

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Justina Doerksen

Justina Doerksen, NP(F), MN practices as a family nurse practitioner at Vancouver’s Heartwood Centre for Women. Justina takes great professional interest in the stigmas and barriers uniquely faced by women when seeking substance use treatment or support, perinatal substance use care, and acute and post-acute withdrawal management. Through participation in

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Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor NP(F), MN is an employee of Island Health and works in a primary care setting in Cowichan Valley. Heather’s interests include integrating OAT into primary care, peer involvement in treatment and support, and youth with substance use disorders. Through the Fellowship she hopes to develop skills and competency

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Cammie Lewis

Cammie Lewis, NP(F) has interests in trauma informed practice, trauma therapies, and the relationship between ADHD and substance use. Through the Fellowship she hopes to gain skills in motivational interviewing, gain knowledge in treatments across the addiction spectrum and sharpen her OAT prescribing. In the future she plans to integrate

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