Our Volunteers

Shirin Hadizadeh, PhD

Shirin Hadizadeh, PhD

Volunteer Coordinator

As volunteer coordinator, Shirin keeps track of volunteer hours and assignments. Currently Shirin is a researcher at BC Cancer Agency. Her PhD thesis was on the topic of a protein fold in the human brain followed by research as a post-doctoral fellow at a Brain Research Centre at UBC Hospital.

Kaitlyn Li

Kaitlyn Li

Social Media Coordinator

Kaitlyn Li is a high school international student who has taken this position since 2016. She takes the responsibility of updating all of our social media cites including Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter, and manages to rebuild our website for aesthetically pleasure. She is going to university in this September.

Kim Spracklin

Kim Spracklin

North Shore Brain Injury Support Group Facilitator

Kim has a background in business and a black belt in karate.  Kim is a great communicator who volunteers as North Shore Brain Injury Support Group host and facilitator at NSBISG meetings.

Gina

Gina

Taskmistress and all-around wonder

We met Gina at our very first North Shore Brain Injury Support Group meeting January 22, 2015 at Lions Gate Hospital. She was a volunteer from the opening minutes of that meeting, and ever since.  In our first year, Gina never missed a meeting.
Kamelia Abadi

Kamelia Abadi

Volunteer with Brain Recovery Fridays

Kamelia is our Volunteer Coordinator.   Also, Kamelia has been making friendly reminder phone calls to Brain Recovery Fridays participants each week to make sure they don’t forget about the meetings.
Saman Darabian

Saman Darabian

Brain Waves Instructor / Coordinator

Saman is a first-year student at UBC helping to bring university student support for Vancouver Brain Injury Association to the UBC campus.
Bill Luke, PhD

Bill Luke, PhD

VOLUNTEER PRESENTER ON NEUROSCIENCE & EXERCISE

Founding member Bill Luke, PhD is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology & Biology at Trinity Western University.  Dr. Luke volunteers in presenting exercise and neuroscience in brain injury recovery.
Mitra Hadizadeh

Mitra Hadizadeh

Communications Coordinator

Armita Hezarkhani

Armita Hezarkhani

Social Media team member

Gerry

Gerry

HANDY HELPER & TRANSPORTER EXTRAORDINAIRE

Gerry is a abi survivor of a workplace accident who had been trying for years to get help dealing with WorkSafe BC.  He volunteers with all aspects of set-up and take-down for the support group meetings and assists with transportation and with flyer distribution.
Victoria Chong

Victoria Chong

Student Volunteer Coordinator

Victoria speaks Mandarin, is a Taekwondo Instructor and has experience planning and leading activities for children at Elementary Schools. She studies psychology and business administration.