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Who is AVI?

AVI Victoria

P: 250-384-2366 (staff extension #s are below)

Tollfree: 1-800-665-2437

Staff email addresses are firstname.lastname@avi.org

• Administration

  • Katrina Jensen, Executive Director [ext. 3107]
  • Kristen Kvakic, Director of Programs [ext. 3108]
  • James Boxshall, Manager of Fund Development & Volunteer Services [ext. 3116]
  • Bryson Hawkins, Director of Finance [ext. 3109]
  • George Pine, Operations Manager [ext. 3110]

•Positive Wellness

  • Dustin Thoburn, Positive Wellness Counsellor and Advocate [ext. 3101]
  • Gill Scadeng, Nutrition Program Coordinator [ext. 3103]

• Harm Reduction Services

  • Heather Hobbs, Coordinator [ext. 3104]
  • Kim Toombs, Harm Reduction Counsellor [ext. 3106]
  • Shane Calder, Client Education Coordinator [ext. 3105]
  • Harm Reduction Staff, 3-10pm daily [250-889-0268]
  • Mobile Harm Reduction Services, 12-4pm Mon-Fri only [250-896-AVIX (2849)]
  • 713 Outreach Team [Information line: 250-882-0816]

• Health Promotion and Community Development

  • Heidi Exner, Manager [ext. 3111]
  • Samuel Salvati, Coordinator, Men's Wellness Program [ext. 3114]
  • Jonathan Degenhardt, Men's Wellness Support Coordinator [ext. 3115]
  • Hermione Jefferis, Health Promotion Educator, Hep C Program [ext. 3112]
  • Heather McKenzie, Health Promotion Educator [ext. 3113]

• Volunteer Services and Fund Development

  • James Boxshall, Manager [ext. 3116]
  • Leslie Robinson, Coordinator of Volunteers [ext. 3117]
  • Alex Wade, Coordinator of Volunteers [ext. 3118]

AVI Nanaimo

P: 250-753-2437

Tollfree: 1-888-530-AIDS (2437)

  • Dana Becker, Manager - Central Island Services
  • Anita Rosewall Peters, Positive Wellness Counsellor/Advocate
  • Claire Dineen, Health Promotion Educator

AVI Courtenay/Comox

P: 250-338-7400

Tollfree: 1-877-311-7400

  • Sarah Sullivan, Manager, Courtenay and Campbell River & Positive Wellness Counsellor
  • Jeanette Reinhardt, Health Promotion Educator
  • Del Grimstad, Harm Reduction Worker
  • Lisa Petrunia, Youth Outreach Worker

AVI Campbell River

P: 250-830-0787

Tollfree: 1-877-650-8787

  • Leanne Wingert, Positive Wellness Counsellor & Harm Reduction Worker
  • Beth Mathews, Harm Reduction Worker
  • Erin Mostad, Harm Reduction Worker (currently on leave)

AVI Port Hardy

Outreach: 250-949-0432

Office: 250-902-2238

  • Shane Thomas, Manager
  • Roby Sharma, Health Promotion Educator and Harm Reduction Worker

Staff email addresses are firstname(dot)lastname@avi.org.