Meet Our Researchers

Maya Alonso

Maya Alonso

Project Co-Lead

Maya is the coordinator of Open Door Group’s THRIVE program, a community based health promotion program focused on supporting individuals living…
Marina Morrow PhD

Marina Morrow PhD

Project Co-Lead

Marina Morrow is the Chair of the School of Health Policy and Management. She has a PhD in Community Psychology from OISE/UT…
 Colleen Reid PhD

Colleen Reid PhD

Project Co-Lead

Colleen is on faculty at Douglas College in the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and the UBC…
Amanda Berg

Amanda Berg

Peer Researcher

Amanda has an interest in wellness and health and helping others achieve their goals. As a consumer, she knows how important managing wellness is in…
Anita David

Anita David

Peer Researcher

Anita participated in the Peer Researcher Training and soon after, joined the research project as a Peer Researcher in 2017. Anita gained even more experience…

Ania Landy

Ania Landy

Project Manager

Ania is an MSc student in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. She earned her undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Douglas College…
Dr. Marina Niks

Dr. Marina Niks

Project Evaluator

Dr. Marina Niks is a research and evaluation consultant based in Vancouver. For the past 20 years, she has worked in local, provincial and national projects…
Amy Prystupa

Amy Prystupa

Research Assistant

Amy Prystupa is currently a third year student in the Therapeutic Recreation degree program at Douglas College. She hopes to one day work with…
Renée Reichert

Renée Reichert

Research Assistant

Renée is a student at Douglas College and currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Throughout her career, she has thoroughly…
Jody Terweeme

Jody Terweeme

Peer Researcher

As a Vancouver resident and participant in the first Imagining Inclusion Project, Jody appreciates that people with lived experience can have a strong voice…
Graeme Tutt

Graeme Tutt

Research Assistant

Graeme is a MA student in the Organizational Psychology program at Adler University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Bio-Psychology from…

Tracy Windsor

Tracy Windsor

Peer Researcher

Tracy has first-hand knowledge of the transformative power of peer support and peer leadership. When Tracy was first diagnosed with a mental illness…

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