Originally from Scotland, Juliet grew up in Vancouver and now lives in Langley BC with her husband and two daughters. She holds an undergraduate degree in the humanities and a graduate degree in divinity.
Juliet began her professional work as a spiritual care practitioner in neurorehabilitation with older adults. She spent 10 years supporting individuals and families through experiences of grief and loss related to health crises or serious injury (Providence Health, PHSA, and Fraser Health).
Juliet experienced a more intimate introduction to brain injury in July 2005 when her first child survived a hypoxic ischemic brain injury due to birth complications. She became a strong advocate for her daughter in the health and education systems, which has led to opportunities to advance inclusive practices in public education.
Juliet joined Connect Communities in Langley in 2014. She leads a collaborative team who help persons with acquired brain injury redesign their lives on their own terms. A creative soul with a penchant for stories, she joins the BCBIA with the hope of helping others share their stories of life after brain injury.
Nancy Adams was responsible for the care of a family member with brain injury giving her an understanding of the challenges faced by those of living with brain injury. Her family’s appreciation for the supports received by those within the brain injury community left her with a desire to give back to this community.
She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) with decades of experience in the financial accounting field. She built and managed a successful accounting practice, then broadened her horizons utilizing her management experience and writing skills in the non-profit environment. She worked with the Rick Hansen Foundation for 6 years, managing grants and donations as well as the finance department. She is now retired and volunteering her time educating not-for-profit organizations to minimize risk through improved financial systems and processes.
She has volunteered in the community for many years, primarily with Girl Guides of Canada, holding several positions including Treasurer and the Finance and Grants representative on the Properties Committee of the BC Provincial Council. She also served on other community boards, primarily in the health services sector.
Nancy is interested in making a difference and sharing her expertise in any way possible.
Tina Suter, a 30-year survivor of ABI, brings personal insight to her role as Member Services Coordinator at Brain Resource, Advocacy & Information Network. She initiated the organization in 1999 to assist survivors of Brain Injury, their family members, friends, and caregivers within the Lower Mainland region.
She received the very first Courage to Come Back Award for Physical Rehabilitation and more recently, Fraser Health Acquired Brain Injury Services’ Outstanding Service Award.
She combines her Degree in Business Management from Okanagan College & Community Social Service Diploma from Douglas College to assist in managing B.R.A.I.N. and other work in the field of Community Social Services, but uses her passion and personal insight to provide diligent service to Survivors, their family members, friends and caregivers.
Tori works as the Community Program Coordinator with Cridge Brain Injury Services, serving survivors of brain injury and adults living with FASD, developmental disability, and Autism, as they journey to redesign their lives.
She shares a lead role in the Cridge’s IPV/Brain Injury Program and is currently developing much needed training for healthcare professionals.
Tori previously served as the Chair for the CGB Centre for Traumatic Life Losses. Service delivery is passion of Tori’s, and she is working hard to see services expand in the field of brain injury.