Our Team

Facilitator

Barb Schimpl, Nursing Diploma 
  • Retired RN and grief counsellor.
  • Clinical counseling background 
  • Extensive background in mental health and group therapy

Co-facilitator - Spring Retreat

Tina Pernosky, MA, RCC
  • Currently in private practice in Kelowna - (www.tinapernosky.com)
  • Currently employed at Bridgeway Residential Treatment facilitating groups with men and women recovering from addiction.
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Master of Arts in Somatic Counselling Psychology


Co-facilitator - Fall Retreat

Brenda Bannerman, BSW, MSW
  • Currently employed with Community Integrated Health Services (mental health) doing individual and group therapy
  • Formally a clinical counsellor in a Native Health Centre, as well as in private practice
  • 5 years as board member - Thompson-Okanagan Aboriginal Health Council

Coordinator 

Andrea Hoye BSN
  • Background in home care nursing
  • Former clinical resource nurse and coordinator of palliative care services in the North Okanagan
  • Leadership and supportive roles in the development and growth of North Okanagan Hospice House

Other team members include:

Registered Massage Therapist

Healing Touch Practitioner

Qi Gong instructor - fall retreat

Yoga instructor - spring retreat