Counselling Staff & Community Program Staff

Julia Staub-French, M.A., R.C.C.

- Executive Director

As Executive Director at Family Services of the North Shore, Julia Staub-French has overall responsibility for an Agency that has been in existence for over 60 years, has an annual operating budget of 3.1 million, and serves over 7000 people each year. Family Services of the North Shore’s 60 staff and over 300 volunteers provide Counselling, Support and Education so that individuals and families can feel better, do better, and thrive.

Julia’s leadership of the Agency is guided by her belief that her team will do their best work if they are a part of a healthy, inclusive organization that values authentic relationships. Julia held the position of Director of Clinical Programs from 2007-2012 before taking on her current role. Julia has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and is registered as a Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia and licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. She has worked for various non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada over the past 16 years in the areas of Program Management and Development, Clinical Supervision, Training & Education, and Psychotherapy Services.

 

Mike Smith, M Psych, DVATI, RCC

- Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor, Community Counselling Programs

Mike is a recent addition to FSNS and is very excited to bring his varied skills and experience to clinical supervision and program management. Mike has been a practicing clinician for 10 years and a Professional Art Therapist for 3 years after having finished his Master of Counselling Psychology degree at Curtin University in Western Australia 2004 and his Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in 2010. He has gained his variety of experience through working with children, adolescents, and adults in settings ranging from talk back radio shows and community counselling centres, to inpatient and outpatient mental health. He has provided individual, couples, group and family therapy using a theoretical foundation in attachment theory combined with a humanistic and systemic approach rooted in the interpersonal process of psychotherapy model. Mike is very relationship oriented both with clients and colleagues and particularly appreciates creating a positive, creative and supportive team environment.


 Barbara McGregor, MEd, R.C.C.

- Clinical Counselling/EAP

Barbara has been with FSNS since 2002. She offers an eclectic counselling process that accommodates each person's unique needs, challenges and style. Always client-centred, her approaches may include cognitive behavioural, family systems, relational, body/mind, solution focused and creative/expressive (e.g. visualization, art, sandplay). Working with a wide range of issues, she helps individuals, couples and families (including children and teens) understand what is, let go of what was and create what can be.


Hyewon Park, MA. M.Ed. RCC

- Clinical Counselling

Graduated from Yonsei University where she also completed her Master’s degree in Psychology and Counselling.  She immigrated to Canada in 2002 and completed her second Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in UBC and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She has extensive experience working with children, youth, adult and families as a counsellor in settings including university counselling centers, community counselling agencies and inpatient mental health. She is an author of ‘Parenting : Raising a reliable child with self-esteem’(2013), and “Parenting Sons”(2014) published in Seoul, Korea.


Jane Kane, BCATR

- Family Preservation and Reunification Program

Jane has worked with families and as a Registered Art Therapist for over 15 years, bringing her skills in diffusing traumatic events, offering appropriate resources and identifying individual’s strengths so that clients can move on positively in their lives.


Janet Quenneville, B.A.

- Manager, Companioning Community Care

Since joining the Agency in 2008, Janet led the Palliative and Supportive Care Volunteer program at Lions Gate Hospital for 5 years, and more recently, the North Shore Hospice before starting up the Companioning Community Care program in 2014. Janet’s role includes recruiting, selecting, training and providing ongoing support to an amazing team of caring, compassionate and dedicated volunteers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.

 

Margaret Anne Speak, M.A., R.C.C.

– Clinical Counselling/EAP

Margaret Anne has been working for Family Services of the North Shore for 14 years.  She works from a Systemic perspective with individuals, couples and families.  She also contributes to a column for the North Shore News.


 Miriam McClellan, M.A, R.C.C.

– Stopping the Violence Program

Miriam has worked in the field of violence against women since the early 1990’s.  As well as counselling women individually she facilitates groups for women healing from relationship abuse.  Using a feminist trauma and empowerment model, she employs a combination of psycho therapeutic tools, such as family systems, and body work, to connecting women to their intuition and knowledge of themselves.

 

Shelley Hine, M.A., R.C.C.

- Jessie's Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Support program

Shelley coordinates various aspects of the Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Support program, including “Why Weight?”, a Psycho-Educational Program for Teens with Eating Disorders and their families, and on-line and telephone support . Shelley also facilitates the Eating Disorder Support Group for Parents, Partners and Friends of those struggling with an eating disorder.

 


Carol Walton

- Family Resource Facilitator,  I hope family centre

Carol is an Early Childhood Educator and Family Resource Facilitator at the I hope family centre. She coordinates registration for the Family Services of the North Shore Parent-Child Mother Goose programs and co-facilitates the Parent-Child Mother Goose groups.


Shauna Mokelki

- Manager, I hope family centre

  

Fran Kammermayer

- Parent Educator

Fran is a Certified Canadian Family Educator and public speaker. She facilitates parenting groups and workshops and coaches parents at the I hope family centre and StrongStart programs in North Vancouver.

 

Marianne Brophy

- Facilitator, Breast Feeding and Post Natal Support Program

Marianne is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and educator. She facilitates the weekly Breastfeeding & Postpartum Group at the West 1st location of the I hope family centre as well as co-facilitates the Shift Your Thoughts, Shift Your Moods group.


Marla Evans

- Family Resource Facilitator,  I hope family centre

Marla is a Family Resource Facilitator at the I hope family centre and an Infant/Toddler Educator   with experience in private group childcare, as well as supporting families with multiples. She co-facilitates the Parent-Child Mother Goose program. Marla is also a birth and postpartum Doula.