Vancouver Island Centre

The BC SUPPORT Unit Vancouver Island Centre is the first point of contact for stakeholders located in the area served by Island Health.

Located on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Kwakawaka’wakw, and Nuu-chah-nulth cultural families, the Centre serves communities on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland north of Powell River. 

Who We Are

For more information, please email the BC SUPPORT Unit Vancouver Island Centre, or contact the following staff members:

Rebecca Barnes Regional Lead; Patient Engagement Lead
Taylor Hainstock Patient Research Liaison
Tara Mcmillan Research Navigator (South Island)
Uta Sboto-Frankenstein Research Navigator (Mid-Island and North Island)
Jenny Cartwright Knowledge Broker
Vickie Pynn Patient Partner, Oversight Committee Member (Volunteer)
Lisa Ridgway Patient Partner, Oversight Committee Member (Volunteer)
General inquiries


Find out more about the services that the Vancouver Island Centre offers on our Services page, or visit the Island Centre's homepage.


The Regional Centre is a collaboration between Island Health, the University of Victoria, and the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program. We look forward to collaborating with you!

Vancouver Island Centre Partners