Haven faculty

Haven faculty members are highly skilled and bring their diverse qualifications, backgrounds and life experience into their work in support of the participants in their programs. They embody and model what they teach in a very personal way. Find out more about them here.

Agneta Dyck MA has been teaching inspirational yoga classes and healing workshops since 2000, in Canada, France, Mexico and China. 

Brad Cassidy has trained and practised widely and has a passion for the raising of consciousness and the awakening of hearts.

Carole Ames BES, DipC, MTC is the founder of Creative Pursuits and leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I and The Quantum Laugh at The Haven.

Catherine Fallis PdD, RCC, DipC has more than 25 years' experience using movement and the expressive arts in her work with individuals and groups.

Cathy McNally BSc, DipC is an accomplished communication specialist with over 30 years’ experience in management, training, consulting, and counselling. She has been closely involved with The Haven for many years.

Cathy Wilder PhD, MEd, RCC, Dip C is a creative and compassionate group leader, counsellor and coach, who leads Come Alive and Deep Listening at The Haven.

CrisMarie Campbell BS, MBA, DipC, Master Certified Martha Beck Coach, Mind-Body Coach, leads Come Alive and Couples Alive with Susan Clarke, with whom she founded Thrive! Inc.

With a deep love for all that he is ethnically, a Tl'azt'en German Irish Austrian Hungarian Canadian, Damian strives to create a space in which we can truly see one another better.

David Hatfield is a leadership consultant and educational facilitator. He specializes in improvisational singing, masculinity, conflict transformation and rites of passage.

Associated with The Haven since 1979, David Raithby DipC, MEd, RSW has an intuitive and heartfelt style and brings a wealth of skill and experience to his programs in Canada and internationally.

Denise Goldbeck MA, PhD cand., DipC, RCC is a developmental psychologist specializing in social and moral development in children. She is the founder of Kids in the Spotlight and The Haven's Youth Leadership Program.

Derek LaCroix QC, PhD, DipC is the Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of B.C. Since 1987, Derek has made personal development, spiritual growth, and working with others his life focus.

Elfi Dillon-Shaw RMT, DipC is a registered massage practitioner, bodyworker and educator who teaches programs on sexuality, body practices and stress management.

Ellery Littleton BEd is a true Haven “elder” whose Spirit Journal programs utilize the intensive journal-writing process, a uniquely effective approach to psychological self-care.

Eric Bibb has been singing, song-writing, and performing since a young age, surrounded by greats like Pete Seeger, Odetta, Paul Robeson, and his father Leon Bibb. At The Haven, he leads Spirit in the Song.

Gary Dillon MA has studied psychology, theology, and movement therapy, with an emphasis on Esalen massage, Hawaiian shamanic bodywork, and Taoist and Western esoteric transformations of Eros. He co-leads For Play and teaches internationally with his wife Elfi Dillon-Shaw.

Gary Reiss LCSW, PhD is a certified trainer in Process Oriented Psychology, and teaches worldwide. He is the author of nine books, including Dance of Sex, Dreaming Money, and Vital Loving.

Geoffrey Carr PhD, R.Psych, CPT-S has been a professor of psychology at UBC and SFU. A Registered Psychologist in BC for 25 years, he has both published research and taught on psychological assessment.

Gillian Enright RMT, MTC, BA, DipC, Cert Gerentology is an accomplished teacher in holistic health body dynamics. With a loving spirit, honesty and humour, she leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase II, Sensational Contact, and Connective Touch.

Graemme Brown, Dip.C, has been associated with The Haven since 1985. His dedication to compassion and gentle inquiry is focused on his special interest and expertise in the philosophy of Virginia Satir and Jungian shadow work.

Greg Gurel RPC uses his passionate enthusiasm for anger exploration and fun nature to lead Anger, Boundaries, and Safety at The Haven. He has a private counselling practice in Vancouver.

Ian Curtin BComm, DipC, MTC is President of IC Possibilities Consulting Inc. and a founder, faculty member and Project Director of The Inner Activist. He leads Come Alive and Couples in Conflict at The Haven.

Jane Geesman MFA has well over 30 years’ experience as an actor (onstage and television), director and teacher. She has trained and taught extensively at The Haven, and leads Act Natural with Sarah Lucht.

DipC, has a resilience-focused coaching and facilitation practice and brings an open heart and a desire to create a more compassionate world to assisting at Haven Programs such as Come Alive and Couples Alive. 

Jane Olynyk DTCM, BA, DipC is a counsellor, acupuncturist, and group facilitator and The Haven's Director of Intern Training. She leads Come Alive, New Horizons: Phase III, Sensational Contact, Connective Touch, and Dynamic Empathy

Jennifer Hilton, CEC, DipC, Nia® Green Belt, is an empathetic coaching practitioner, facilitator and a student and teacher of the Nia Technique®.  Her passion is building relationships and enabling people from all walks of life to reach their full potential.

Jennifer Roger BAppSc(PT), MD, CCFP and Blair Stanley BSc, MD, FCFP are rural family physicians and clinical faculty with the University of British Columbia.They have each been through separation and divorce and lived as single people in their 40s before coming together as life partners. Together they lead Life after Separation and Relationships Skills for Singles.

Jo-Ann Kevala Dip BA, Cert HCS is a senior executive with over 25 years of progressive leadership experience. The Haven has been a catalyst in her journey to finding self-compassion, balance, and congruence. She leads Self Compassion with Wayne Dodge.

Jock McKeen MD, LicAc(UK), DLitt, Haven Facuty Emeritus, co-founded The Haven with Bennet Wong in 1983. 

Judith and Gerry Fewster PhD are senior psychotherapists and educators who direct an international IBP institute dedicated to the advancement of human potential through relationships. They lead Body, Self & Soul and other IBP training programs at The Haven.

Kelly Price is a Certified Yoga Therapist (Diploma of Yoga Therapy, Pacific Rim College), a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and a Media Artist (BMA, Emily Carr University).

Leslie Whyte MTC, DipC, Certified Calling in "The One" Coach, brings a natural curiosity and caring to her work at The Haven, leading Come Alive and Living Alive Phase II.

Linda Nicholls DipC, MTC, PhD is an adventuresome and masterful group facilitator who integrates her diverse experiences in programs for those interested in personal transformation and strengthening relational skills. She leads a very wide range of programs at The Haven and internationally.

Lyle Povah is a musician/educator with particular interests in health and wellness, intergenerational learning, spirituality, psychiatric and eating disorders, youth-at-risk, and autism. He leads Drum Talk at The Haven.

Maria Gomori MSW, DipC, PhD is the world's foremost practitioner and teacher of Satir processes. Celebrating her 96th birthday in 2016, she has taught at The Haven since its foundation.

Marlies Dahler DipC has been intrigued with the concept and practice of embodiment since first coming to The Haven in 1995. She leads Our Body's Tell.

Marlyn Farrell CJEA, CLSC, DipC is a trainer of lay counsellors and employment facilitators, with nearly 20 years' experience designing and leading creativity-based healing workshops.

Mary Holdgrafer MEd, DipC is a skilled creativity and meaning coach, a group facilitator and an accomplished contemporary quilt artist. She co-leads Healing Stitches with Wendy Huntington.

Mitch Miyagawa MFA, NVC CT is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC).

Philip Winkelmans MA, PhD has been writing, teaching and studying systems for enhancing intuition, inspiration, and creativity through psychospiritual technologies for over 30 years.

Rich Wilmer DipC is devoted to integrating the 12-step process and the Haven models into his life, and co-leads Addictions: A Wider Path To Recovery with Wen-Shwu Lee.

Sandey McCartney MA, DipC is a compassionate and skilled facilitator, educator and therapeutic counsellor with over 35 years’ experience. She co-leads several Haven programs with her life-partner of 30 years, David Raithby.

Sarah Lucht is a professional actor, educator and coach with 35 years’ experience in theatre, film and television. With Jane Geesman she leads Act Natural, a program which combines actors' training techniques with Haven concepts and models.

Susa Holt ND, PA-C, DipC,, MA is a naturopathic physician with over 20 years experience blending western allopathic and alternative medicine and body/mind awareness. She has led Come Alive since 1996.

Susan Clarke MA-ABS, DipC is co-founder of Thrive! Inc. with CrisMarie Campbell. Susan's journey through a life-threatening illness informs her commitment to living life full out. She has led Come Alive for over 20 years, as well as Living Alive Phase I and Couples Alive.

Toby Macklin MA, DipHCS leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I, and Living It! as well as Dynamic Empathy and Communication Fundamentals. As a writer, editor and graphic designer he has collaborated closely on several books with Haven founders Ben Wong and Jock McKeen.

Wayne Dodge MD, MPH, DipC is a family physician in Seattle, Washington. Associated with The Haven since 1981, he leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I, New Horizons Phase III, Self-Compassion, and the Skills programs.

Wen-Shwu Lee CEC, DipC, MBA, BFA, BA is a passionate, personal and professional leadership trainer and coach. She leads Come Alive and other programs at The Haven as well as workshops in Taiwan and China.

Wendy Huntington PhD, MA, LMFT, DipC is a family therapist, group facilitator, and teacher. In addition to Come Alive, she leads The Power of Direct Mirroring and Healing Stitches at The Haven.