Hello, my name is Lisa Brown and I’ve been the Executive Director for 3 years at the Pregnancy Centre. I have spent my career working with children, youth and families in a variety of different contexts. I have a diploma in counselling and about 20 years’ experience in crisis and peer counselling. I believe we all have a personal story that’s worth processing and sharing. We are all the sum of our choices; the positive and not so positive. I am passionate about supporting people to let go of the past and embrace healthy change. I believe we all have the capacity for personal growth and change and we all need a little help from time. I’ve been married for 20 years and I have 2 teenagers that I love spending time with. In my spare time I love to sing, play guitar and walk the trails here in the valley!
My name is Jemima Tabernero, and I am the Assistant Director. I’ve been working at the CVPCC 2 years, and look forward to what every year brings. I’m fairly new to the Valley! Residing on the island for about 3 years. I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from the U of M with a Bachelor of Arts; Major in Psychology. Counselling is a strong passion of mine, as I’ve always been interested in the emotional, behavioral and psychological process of those encountering trauma, grief and most importantly, healing. I enjoy having that space with people, where vulnerable discussion and reflection can happen. To be a part of someone’s growth in any way is a great fulfillment.