Deborah has considerable experience as a consultant and has been an Adjunct professor with the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria since 1991. She has extensive experience in conducting program evaluation, qualitative, quantitative and participatory research, and project management. Deborah’s research and practice career initially focused on issues affecting seniors. In the past two decades, Deborah has become known nationally for her work on the support needs of women, youth, parents and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and for her work on youth from foster care. Projects involve women and families who have experienced violence, trauma, homelessness, and substance use, and often address issues of cultural safety, trauma-informed practice, and child welfare.

  • PhD in Psychology (University of Toronto)
  • Registered Psychologist in BC
  • Member, Canadian Evaluation Society
  • Member, BC Psychological Association
  • Member, Canada FASD Research Network (Network Action Team on FASD Prevention
    from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective)
  • Advisor to Board of Directors of Addiction Recovery Coach of Canada Society
  • Previously on the Board of the Greater Victoria Child and Youth Advocacy Society




Carol began her career in the non-profit sector, as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and agency director. She was subsequently involved in the early stages of planning for the transition of mental health services to regional delivery. Carol has 25 years of professional experience in program evaluation, community-based research, and project management with a focus on: social services and health sectors; women and substance use; Indigenous service delivery; and youth. She has been involved in projects spanning local, provincial, and national jurisdictions as well as some international work. Carol is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.


  • MA in Counselling Psychology (University of Victoria)
  • Member, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Member, Canadian Evaluation Society
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
  • Appointed to Active Transportation Advisory Committee for Oak Bay (2012-2015)
  • Previously on the Boards of the Greater Victoria Child and Youth Advocacy Society and the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors


Marilyn is a consultant working with First Nations and Indigenous organizations in British Columbia, Yukon and elsewhere in Canada. She has extensive experience working with Indigenous non-profits in BC. Marilyn’s work has focused on community-based health research, community-based climate change research, treaty negotiations, ethics, FASD, and cultural safety. A founding member of the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association and the BC FASD Resource Society, Marilyn has a long standing commitment to Indigenous community health issues and the promotion of healthy families. She believes that the key to self-determination in Indigenous communities is in the healthy development of the next generation. Marilyn has served on many boards and committees throughout her long career. Marilyn belongs to the wolf clan of the Northern Tutchone people and is a member of Selkirk First Nation.


  • Member, Canada FASD Research Network (Network Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective)
  • Associate Director of the Arctic Institute of Community Based Research, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Member, Review Committee for Community Based Research Grants for the Vancouver Foundation
  • Chair of the Indigenous Working Group for the International Congress for Circumpolar Health
  • Member, Advisory Committee for a justice project, Through an Aboriginal Lens, Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC and the Asante Centre for FASD
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Asante Centre for FASD

We include Research Assistants/Associates and Content Specialists as projects dictate.