Our Team

Our team consists of full time staff, casual staff and contractors, who work together to carry out the Coalition’s goals and objectives. With a diversity of knowledge and expertise represented among our team members, our culture is characterized by the same values that guide the Coalition’s work: collaboration, community and inclusiveness. We are of the belief that faces may come and go, but culture stays the same.

Sylvia Ceacero

Executive Director

Dr. Michelle Vanchu-Orosco

Director of Research & Data Analysis

Elizabeth Skillings

Director of Finance

Lorna Hillman

Administrative & Business Coordinator

Althea Divinagracia

Communications Specialist

Kay Martin

Voices of Experience Coordinator

Steven Crombie

Inclusion Team Assistant

Peer Housing Support


Peer Housing Support Team Lead



Indigenous Peer Housing Support Worker



Peer Housing Support Worker


Peer Housing Support Worker

In Crisis?:

If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Youth (under 25 years of age) may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit bc211.ca