Meet Our Staff

Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson, BA Program Manager Erin’s undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations from Carleton University lends itself well to navigating complex situations and having difficult conversations. Combined with her personal experience of caring for her mother up to and including end-of-life, Erin uses her background to [...]

Marije Van Engelen

Marije Van Engelen Social Worker Marije moved to Canada from the Netherlands in 2010 and joined West Kootenay Nav-CARE in 2023. Due to her international upbringing she learned to observe and deeply appreciate people's unique backgrounds and life journeys. She has worked with people of all ages and [...]

Valentina Guarneri

Valentina Guarneri Nelson Coordinator Valentina, Swiss-Italian born and graduated in Clinical & Community Psychology left Europe following the urge to explore different countries and cultures. Experiencing different ways of life, rhythms and social circumstances changed her perception of the world. She moved to Canada in 2019 and she [...]

Ana Bokstrom

Ana Bokstrom Slocan Valley Coordinator Ana Bokstrom has 15 years of experience in hospice and seniors home support. When Ana found that she had a comfort level with death and the dying she resolved to use that to serve her community. She has trained in palliative support, complicated [...]

Karen Scott

Karen Scott Nakusp Coordinator Karen Scott has been a helping professional for 28 years. Her mom lived with MS for many years and Karen witnessed the difference compassionate human connection made in her mother’s life and is excited to give back to others in her role as Nav-Care [...]

Toni D’Andrea

Toni D'Andrea Salmo Coordinator Toni joined the Nav-CARE team spring of 2022, as coordinator of the Salmo region. Born and raised in the West Kootenays, she currently resides in Fruitvale with her family. Toni previously worked as a nurse assisting persons in care and those well enough to [...]

Audrey S. Calvo

AUDREY S CALVO Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake Nav-CARE Coordinator Audrey moved from Quebec to Kaslo in the spring of 2017. She joined Kaslo search and rescue as a volunteer and became the treasurer for the following two years. She has been working for the Victorian health center [...]

Ali Fillmore

Ali Fillmore Trail Coordinator Ali has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and for approximately 25 years, she has been volunteering with various organizations such as BC Schizophrenia Society, Big Brothers and Sisters, Vinasa Yoga for Youth, End of Life Doula Association of Canada, Vancouver Hospice Society, and [...]

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