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August 28, 1982

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If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
~Maya Angelou


Our team supports women living with HIV and communities around BC. We come from a wide variety of paths, backgrounds and experiences and believe in listening, compassion, and humour as we respond to the needs of the many different people who call on us.




Marcie SummersExecutive Director (604-692-3010).

  • media representation
  • local, regional and national partnerships and initiatives
  • funder relationships
  • policy development

Donna Tennant, Director of Development (1-877-573-3757)

  • funding partnerships
  • grant applications
  • corporate giving
  • personal giving

Nancy Hoo, Bookkeeper (604-692-3000)

  •  accounts payable and receivable

Aretha Munro &  Monique Desroches, Administrative Coordinators (604-692-3000)

  • donations
  • events calendar information
  • publication subscriptions
  • reception and general enquiries


Support Programs


Bronwyn BarrettSupport Programs Coordinator (604-692-3008)

  • all support programming offered directly to women with HIV in BC
  • partnership with many support organizations in BC
  • contact for all outreach activities

Sangam, Support Worker and Educator (604-692-3006)

  • support groups
  • drop-in programs
  • individual support

Melissa Medjuck, Support Worker and Retreat Coordinator (604-692-3007)

  • drop-in programs
  • individual support
  • weekend retreats


Health Promotion


Janet Madsen, Communications Coordinator  (604-692-3009)

  • social media coordination
  • publications
  • websites: concept and development
  • educational initiatives

Erin SeatterResource Coordinator  (604-692-3011)

  • design and distribution of resources
  • social media coordination
  • health fairs and special events

Sangam, Support Worker and Educator (604-692-3006)

  • HIV and sexual health education workshops



Board of Directors, 2014-2015

  • Laura Brown
  • Christina Chant
  • Carly Daoust
  • Mary Formby
  • Brittany Graham
  • Heather Holroyd
  • Negar Hooshmand-Mozaffar (on leave)
  • Virginia Le
  • Sandeep Mann
  • Emily Turnbull
  • Amanda Valentine