Our Staff

Our Team

Our professional and caring team shares the values of our community.

We are driven by our desire to make Campbell River, the Comox Valley, and the North Island a welcoming place for all newcomers, regardless of gender, age, culture, race, language, religion, ability, social class, and sexual orientation.

Let us help you settle in the North Island.


Jim Brennan
Executive Director
Amy Gibson
Finance and Courtenay Office Manager
Deborah Hall
Manager of Volunteers / HR
Ann McLeod
Community Connections / Administration Manager
Speaks English & Vietnamese
Thuy Sin
Regional Settlement Manager

Campbell River

Morgan Armstrong
LINC Coordinator & Instructor
Theresa Blackburn
LINC Intake Worker
Speaks English, French, Russian, Japanese
Gordon Bowbrick
Settlement Practitioner
Speaks English, Italian, French
Lucilla Girotto
Community Connections Assistant / Intake Worker
Mike Kelly
SWIS worker for SD72 (Settlement Worker in Schools)
Julie Keumbehdjian
Welcoming Communities Coalition Coordinator
Lori Koyanagi
Intake Worker
Speaks English, Tagalog
Zeny Lim
Settlement Practitioner
Dawn Munster
Digital Program Support Worker
Speaks English, Mandarin
Helen Sun
Casual On-call Settlement Practitioner
Speaks English, Mandarin
Mavis (Xiaochen) Wang
Outreach Worker


Carie Curran
Community Connections Assistant / Intake Worker
Speaks English, Japanese
Christopher Ito
Casual On-call LINC Instructor
Speaks English & Czech
Esther Karasova
LINC Coordinator / Instructor
Kathy Kim
Settlement Practitioner
Speaks English & Conversational Mandarin
Julie Kosolofski
Settlement Practitioner
Speaks English & Spanish
Ana Mena
Settlement Practitioner
IWC Community Connections Assistant / Welcoming Community Coalition
Kristine Salzmann
Community Connections Assistant – Welcoming Communities Coalition
Tim Young
SWIS worker for SD71 (Settlement Worker in Schools)