Our Staff at Health and Wellness

Roger Wilson, Director, Health and Wellness


Hello!  I began working at UBC Okanagan in 2006 as a counsellor and became Director of Health and Wellness in 2012.  I am a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and have completed my Masters of Counseling Psychology from the Adler University in Chicago.  I am currently working on a doctorate in clinical psychology. I have worked in a variety of hospital, school and community settings. I thoroughly enjoy my work with the students at UBCO. I was raised in Manitoba (I still miss the Prairie harvest) but I feel very lucky to live and work in the Okanagan Valley. elcome to the campus!



Lea Braybrook, Health Clinic and Finance Coordinator

Lea Braybook

Hi there! I’ve been employed in health care, in one capacity or another, for more than 25 years.  I'm excited to be involved in the evolution of the Health and Wellness Centre.  Having lived in Kelowna my entire life, I have witnessed the incredible growth of UBC Okanagan. I look forward to seeing you in UNC 337 and wish to offer you my assistance in arranging to meet with any of our Health Care Professionals. 

Heather O’Connor, Health Office Assistant

Heather O’Connor

Hi! I’m the Health Office Assistant for Health and Wellness. I moved to the Okanagan in 2005 from Calgary and since then have enjoyed every minute of it. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and kids. You can find me at the front desk at Health and Wellness. I look forward to assisting you schedule your time with our Health Care professionals and answering any questions that you may have. Heather is currently on leave for the 2017-2018 school year.


Carla Lanigan, Health Office Assistant

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Jean Bryans, Primary Health Nurse

Jean Bryans

Hi. Primary Health Care includes all of the basic services that are required to meet our everyday health care needs.  This includes physical, emotional and social concerns that you may have in regards to yourself or someone you know.  Come see me for an assessment of any illness or injury, sexual health information, nutritional support, smoking cessation, dental concerns, mental health support or information about any health resources on or off campus.  There is no charge for my services. I look forward to meeting you, even if it’s just to come and have a look around the clinic.

Kim Ewing, Counsellor

Kim Ewing

Hi I am Kim, one of the counsellors at Health and Wellness.  I am a Registered Individual, Couple and Family Therapist and have been in practice since 1994.  I moved to the Okanagan in 2005 and started with UBCO in 2008.  I have worked in many settings such as community agencies and hospitals, but particularly enjoy the university setting.  I like working with students in a collaborative manner and being a support as they tackle the challenges of balancing academics, relationships and life stress! Kim is currently on leave for the 2017-2018 school year.

Tracey Sutton, Counsellor

Tracey Sutton

Hello! I’m Tracey, and am lucky to be one of several counsellors at UBC Okanagan.  I came to UBCO ten years ago from Vancouver and enjoy supporting students making a similar transition to life in the Okanagan. I have a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC Vancouver in addition to training as a Life Coach.  I have been working with university students in a number of capacities for the past 15 years.  I enjoy partnering with students to help them create positive change in their lives and move closer to their academic, career and personal best.  When I'm not busy working or playing with my 9 year old, I love to bike, swim and enjoy the mountains and lakes throughout the Okanagan. 

Lauren Airth, Counsellor

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Nancy Guy, Counsellor

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Sophie Vinette, Counsellor



After years of harsh cold winters and too many short summers, Kelowna became my home in 2003. As if I wasn’t blessed enough to discover this gem of a place, I also lived in South East Asia for a few years while enjoying some volunteering and travelling (and eating a plethora of deliciously exotic dishes!). I joined the wonderful UBCO Health & Wellness counselling team in 2014. I have a Master of Social Work from the University of Ottawa and later completed an Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy through VATI while working full-time. I remember and understand all too well the challenges, delights, and stress of being a student. These kinds of juggling acts are often not possible without a strong dose of balance in other life areas… so I try to “practice what I preach”. I love connecting with nature & the outdoors (minus the mosquitoes), whether it’s camping, hiking or kayaking, as well as unleashing my creativity via art-making and cooking like a fearless amateur chef. I look forward to lending you a hand in addressing whatever challenge may be knocking at your door, and building more resiliency along the way so you are confident in your abilities.  

Deborah Fung, Counsellor

While I only recently moved to the Okanagan from Vancouver, I have worked with young adults in post-secondary for the past 8 years and would not choose any other population or setting.  Helping students skillfully manage the various challenges that are encountered as they navigate their academic careers and personal lives throughout University is my longstanding passion.  As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria, I find fulfillment and honour witnessing the remarkable growth, learning, and positive change that so many students achieve every day.  On a side note, I also find great joy indulging in dark chocolate, going for long runs, and listening to others' stories.  I look forward to the stories that UBCO students have to share. 

Annette Duncan, Counsellor

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Lindsay Strachan, Health Office Assistant

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Lisa Strachan, Health Office Assistant

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Casey Hamilton, Campus Health Specialist

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Chelsey Hartwig, Campus Health Specialist

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Dr Cher Hume, Physician


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