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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.




Donna Tennant Executive Director (604-692-3010).

  • Official organization spokesperson
  • Operational planning and management
  • Organizational partnerships and initiatives – local, regional, national
  • Funder relationships and development

Monique Desroches, MIWA Implementation Manager (604-692-3005)

  • key advisor on how expanding MIWA in PWN’s work
  • liaison for women living with HIV to have voice in policy and program development
  • community representative in regional, national and international conversations

Nancy Hoo, Bookkeeper (604-692-3000)

  •  accounts payable and receivable



Aretha MunroAdministrative Coordinator (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, Knowledge Translation and Exchange Supervisor  (604-692-3009)

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

Erin SeatterResource Coordinator  (604-692-3011)

  • research, writing, 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, 2015-2016

PWN’s Board takes the lead on establishing the longterm stability of PWN through financial management, strategic planning, policy review and development, governance, and fundraising. Drop us a line if you’re interested in learning where you might fit in, or fill out the 2016 Board Application.

    • Kerry Campbell
    • Carly Daoust
    • Shivinder Dhillon
    • Brittany Graham
    • Heather Holroyd
    • Negar Hooshmand-Mozaffar
    • Virginia Le
    • Bethany Schmidt
    • Emily Turnbull
    • Amanda Valentine