´╗┐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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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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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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Jacob Cramer

Jacob Cramer

Researcher

Jacob’s background includes a Bachelor of Political Science from UBC and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Urban and Rural Planning from Langara. This applied education in community land-use planning, paired with a focus on domestic and social policy, provides him with a wide-ranging set of tools and approaches for working in and with communities. His past experience includes projects focusing on equity and sustainability, and he brings these lenses to his work at BC Healthy Communities.

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Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson

Communications Coordinator

 Kathryn is a graduate of the Media Studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber and holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies with a diploma in Media Communications. Throughout university she was involved in research projects and leadership positions around the school, and recently completed an honours thesis investigating news literacy in teenagers. 

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Claire Sauvage-Mar

Claire Sauvage-Mar

Engagement Coordinator

Claire Sauvage-Mar holds a BA in Political Science and an MSc in Kinesiology. Her international background includes work with non-profit organizations in Korea, Vietnam, and New York City. She brings expertise in community engagement, physical activity and lifelong health research, and a deep belief that holistic public health and planning are essential to thriving and resilient communities. She loves learning from her colleagues in Victoria and collaborators around the province.


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