´╗┐Our Team

 

We are an interdisciplinary team of dedicated and passionate community builders. We care about community health and well-being. We go the extra mile to support building healthier, thriving, resilient communities. 
 
Our team compliment of planners, public health professionals and community practitioners bring the most effective practice-based evidence and evidence-based practice to inform our work.  We utilize a wide variety of tools, resources and facilitated processes for maximum impact.   

Jodi Mucha, BSc, MA

Jodi Mucha, BSc, MA

Executive Director

Jodi has a Masters in Environment and Management, over 20 years of community development experience working both at the local and international level.  She also has a strong background in  engagement and leadership, community change and practice-based research.  She provides expertise in multi-sectoral collaboration and partnerships, systems thinking, the healthy communities approach and practical approaches to understanding the links between the determinants of health.

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Claudia de Haan-Hewett, BA

Claudia de Haan-Hewett, BA

Operations Specialist

Claudia has been working in the field of sustainable (community) development for several years now. She was involved in various sustainable tourism projects in Europe before she moved to Canada. Claudia has a Bachelor of Business Administration and has extensive experience in event management and coordination, project and financial management. Through her work and travel experiences in Europe, North America and North Africa she has gained a deep understanding of the importance of communities for creating healthier cities and building resilience.

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Sarah Ravlic, BA, MPlan

Sarah Ravlic, BA, MPlan

Healthy Community Planner

Sarah is a sustainability minded community planner, who believes that through innovative and authentic community engagement we can better express our deep connection to place and desires for a sustainable and healthy future. She is passionate about the need for high-quality public spaces in our communities, seeing them as integral to the social life and feelings of inclusion.

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Sandy Mackay, BA, MPlan

Sandy Mackay, BA, MPlan

Healthy Community Planner

Sandy is a committed community planner who believes that planning is a powerful tool for equitable and socially motivated growth. He is passionate about public discourse and encourages self-reflective planning practices and progressive policy-making.

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Jennifer Butcher, BSc, MPH (currently on leave)

Jennifer Butcher, BSc, MPH (currently on leave)

Community Well-being Specialist

Jennifer brings several years of experience as a learning facilitator and sustainability coach for population health promotion initiatives to her role. She believes in supporting communities to grow and thrive through upstream approaches, cross-sector collaboration, and asset-based strategies.

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Diana Gresku, BArts Sc (Hons), MPH

Diana Gresku, BArts Sc (Hons), MPH

Research and Impact Specialist

Diana has broad experience developing and implementing health projects that address the underlying factors of health disparities in diverse communities. She is passionate about understanding health inequalities and is committed to addressing health issues within her local and global communities.

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Celeste Zimmer, BSc (currently on leave)

Celeste Zimmer, BSc (currently on leave)

Community Engagement Coordinator
Celeste Zimmer has been working in the field of community development for the past 11 years. Primarily working to inspire youth through health and environmental education, she is an enthusiastic educator who thrives on empowering others to become more health-conscious and environmentally aware. 
 
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Johanna Henderson, BA, MA

Johanna Henderson, BA, MA

Communications Specialist

Hailing from Charlie Lake in northern British Columbia, Johanna is a seasoned communicator and researcher with a deep curiosity about communities and the people that comprise them. Her background includes work with a variety of community-based organizations across the province.

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