The Team - Watson Centre Society for Brain Health

The Team

Katryna Koenig

Executive Director and Recreation Therapist

 

I have a passion for partnering with people to achieve wellness goals through meaningful activities and strengths-based action planning. After working for several years with the brain injury community in group programs and individual coaching…

Niall Grainger

Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach

 

Niall Grainger is a certified Personal Trainer & Strength and Conditioning coach, His background is in Corrective Exercise, injury prevention and Strength & conditioning which he has a tremendous passion for and large experience in…

Jodi Campbell

Clinical Counsellor, MA, RCC

 

Jodi Campbell is a registered clinical counsellor who works in private practice with a focus on trauma. She works from a relationship-focused, attachment-based framework helping people understand and heal past wounds so that they can become more open to ….

Board of Directors

Mark Watson, MA

Board Member, Chair

 

Brain injury, concussions and brain change have always been of interest to me. As an educator and athlete, I have always appreciated the role of rehabilitation in increasing performance. Understanding alternative learning platforms has been of interest…

Naoko Yamaguchi

Board member, Treasurer

Naoko has a background in human resources and financial management. She oversees all aspects of the organization’s finances, including development and management of budgets and reporting to boards. Naoko is excited to be part of the Watson Centre Society…

Dave Babych

Board Member

 

Dave has lived in the Greater Vancouver area for over 25 years. He is a former professional athlete playing 19 years in the NHL, seven of those with the Vancouver Canucks. Currently, he acts as an Ambassador with the Vancouver Canucks and as a partner…

Marie-Eve Guillotte

Board Member

 

In 2014, Marie-Eve was diagnosed with a devastating brain infection and had six brain surgeries. After her first surgery she became paralyzed and had to learn to walk again. She worked hard on her rehabilitation, after which she was left on her own to figure out…

Kerry Phillips

Board Member 

 

I am a recently retired Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) with the BC Emergency Health Services. Having spent the last 30 years or more submersed in the organized chaos of human crisis, I sought to engage in something a little more focused! I have spent a number of years volunteering and chairing for boards in the Not For Profit – Health & Wellness industry…

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Stuart Hankinson

Board Member

 

Stuart is a partner at Bennett Jones LLP in Vancouver. His practice focuses on complex construction, commercial and insurance dispute resolution. He frequently acts as counsel, or as a mediator, arbitrator or facilitator. Stuart also lectures regularly for organizations…

Advisory Board

Lillian Wong

Advisory Board Member
After over 30 years of living with a brain injury, 25 years of facilitating brain injury support groups and 15 years of working with the disabled, poor and marginalized, Lillian’s passion is to point people towards hope. Her social work and counselling backgrounds…

Testimonials 

The Founders, Board of Directors & Staff are committed to providing an encouraging atmosphere for people with brain injury to help them move forward no matter what the time frame of their injury is.

Core Values

Safety, empathy, determination, collaboration and growth.

Vision

Improving the quality of life for people who have suffered brain injuries, acquired brain injuries, or concussions.

Mission

To provide programs, delivered by specialists, for the purpose of helping people with brain injury to improve and reclaim their lives to the fullest.

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