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…
Cognitive Instructor and Personal Trainer
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…
Cognitive Instructor and Art Therapist
Lynnea is also a Registered Art Therapist with a keen interest in creativity, embodiment, mindfulness and visualization. Having experienced a brain injury herself, Lynnea brings lived experience, compassion, encouragement and care 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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
Kimberly Chow Tan
In 2018, Kimberly turned to the Watson Centre Society for Brain Health for support. At the WCSBH, she found a compassionate community, helpful resources and a wealth of information. She feels lucky to have found the WCSBH…
Safety, empathy, determination, collaboration and growth.
Improving the quality of life for people who have suffered brain injuries, acquired brain injuries, or concussions.
To provide programs, delivered by specialists, for the purpose of helping people with brain injury to improve and reclaim their lives to the fullest.