Who We Are


Sylvia Ceacero

Executive Director,

Janine Theobald

Director of Collaborative Engagement, GVCEH

Michelle Vanchu-Orosco

Director of Research & Data Analysis, GVCEH

Coreen Child

Executive Director,

Kerri Klein

SHIFT Collaborative

Stacy Barter

SHIFT Collaborative

Lehran Young

Executive Assistant to Coreen Child, ACEH

Peer Researcher Team

Hilary Marks

Melissa Barnhard

Mandy MacKearney



Kelly Roth

Executive Director, GVCEH
(August 2020 – January 2022)

Dana Pengilley

Research Analyst, ACEH
(June 01, 2021 – August 31, 2021)

Meredith Elliott

Public Relations Coordinator, GVCEH
(August 2020 – April 2022)


Thank you to our funder and project partners, CMHC!

Surfacing Our Strengths: Co-creating Strategic Solutions with Women+ At Risk of Violence and Homelessness received funding
from the National Housing Strategy under the NHS Solutions Labs.

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