Niels Christensen

Through his work as a registered acupuncture therapist, Niels has encountered many survivors of abuse and as a result, he feels strongly about the importance of accessible professional counselling. When he is not working, Niels enjoys time with his family and friends, hiking, camping, cycling and weird movies.

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Marg Heald

Marg has been involved with the society for many years and is passionately committed to ensuring the availability of professional counselling for survivors of trauma and abuse. She appreciates the beauty and tranquility of her island home, time with family and friends, reading, gardening and hiking forest trails.


Maxine Donald

Impressed with the dedication and commitment of her fellow board members and volunteers Maxine is a long standing member of the finance and policy committees. In 2004 Maxine and her husband moved to Campbell River where they continue to enjoy brisk walks and a laid back island lifestyle.

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Tracey Devito

Tracey worked in various capacities with survivors of abuse-related trauma. She believes that the Society plays a vital role in restoring people to believe in their wholeness, value and to break the cycle of violence. She enjoys living in Campbell River, music, art, family, and hot summer days.

Joyce Carson

Joyce Carson

As an entrepreneur and long term resident of Campbell River Joyce appreciates the opportunity to support her community. She believes we are fortunate to have a dedicated team locally to provide counselling to mitigate the negative impacts of trauma. She loves travelling, time with family, friends, gardening and being outdoors.

Susan Micke Harris

Micke Harris

For over a decade Micke has provided psychosocial support for many individuals who have experienced a range of mental health diagnoses and illnesses, additions and trauma related issues. Micke is a registered social worker who enjoys her home in Campbell River and grounding nature walks with her dog.

Ryana Nalleweg

Ryana Nalleweg

Through a varied career in the social service sector Rayna has worked with many people who have experienced the negative impacts of unresolved trauma. Through her involvement with the Society Rayna supports professional and affordable counselling. In her free time she enjoys an active lifestyle, family and travel.

Joan Bond

Joan Bond

Joan believes in strong communities and the significant value counselling provides. For many years she volunteered for her local community association and after retiring from a neighbouring counselling organization she joined the NISHS board. Joan is an avid vegetable gardener who enjoys family and friends, walking, singing and curling.