Danniel has been working with youth and families since 2004. Starting his teaching career in Applied Design, Skills and Technologies, he broadened his scope to teach Psychology which drew him to mental health and SOGI allyship. As a secondary school counsellor within the VSB, Danniel also serves as a Staff Rep, Mental Health & Well-Being School Lead, Counselling Advocacy Committee member, and member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
William Nicholls-AllisonPublications Chair
Will was born and raised in Metchosin, on Vancouver Island. His father was a farmer and fisherman, his mother was an English professor, and they both shared a love for nature. Will studied a B.Sc. in Psychology, then a B.Ed. at UVic, before flying overseas to Poland. There, he taught at a bilingual school in Warsaw and traveled around Europe. During this time, he learned that his reason for being is to help kids grow up happy and healthy. Will has worked as a School Counsellor in the Greater Victoria School District (#61) since 2020.
KATHERINE BRACHPro-D Chair
After 15 years teaching and counselling in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Northern BC, Katherine has settled in Comox, BC where she works full-time as a high school counsellor. She is passionate about helping young people express themselves and face their fears. She also gets a lot of satisfaction out of creating a perfectly balanced timetable and learning shortcuts in MYED.
Shirley GirouxVP - Wellness
Sandra ScottConference Chair
Norberta completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology in 2016, while working on her certification in Somatic Experiencing® and has returned to École Ballenas Secondary, in Parksville, as the Grade 8/9 Counsellor. She also is an counselling associate of Stephanie Peter Counselling.
An active member of the mental health community in BC, member of the BC School Centered Mental Health Coalition, BC School Counsellors Association, and member of the steering and faculty of the Interior Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative.
Shannon earned her Masters in Counselling in 2006 and started her school counselling career at in Courtney, BC before settling at Parksville. She has training in Solution Focused therapy and intensive CBT anxiety training with Dr. David Burns.