Who We Are

Dr. Bridget Stirling

PhD, Community Health Sciences

Dr. Bridget Stirling is a public health specialist and researcher. Dr. Stirling has been a Dean and educator, and has worked Internationally, in the area of disease control for over 17 years. She has advised on a number of epidemiology and disease control projects, including work for national and international organizations.


Kevin Paetz


Kevin is an experienced President and COO and has worked for various public and privately held financial institutions for over 25 years.  He has extensive operational and financial experience both domestically and internationally and has successfully scaled numerous companies across a broad market segment around the globe.

Dawn Winterburn


Dawn has a varied background in nursing, working in the Operating Room, Intensive Care Unit and Critical Care Unit, as well Community Health. She has taught nursing at both the college and university level.

Dawn has taken training in infection control practices and has her IIWCC-so is a specialist in advanced wound care.

Her varied background, as well as her lengthy experience in Community Health, makes her a valuable asset to the team.

Dr. Sandra Holmes


Dr. Sandra Holmes is a researcher and educator. She has a PhD and Master degree in nursing. Her areas of strength include evidence-based practice, distance education, and clinical practice. She has extensive experience directing research projects, designing and disseminating research study findings, and promoting evidence-based practice. Sandra participates in the education and development of nursing staff and in quality improvement projects. Sandra brings a range of expertise and strength from Clinical nursing knowledge and Evidence-Based Decision-making.

Sandra Bast

Administrative Director

Sandra Bast has a background in communications and as a supervisor of hospital unit clerk staff. She is currently working towards her hospital administration degree.

Reggie Bast

Marketing and Social Media

Reggie is a recent graduate from UVic’s Sociology Honours programme (with a minor in Philosophy). He is an extremely creatively-driven individual with experience in music, videography, digital photography, and writing. He is passionate about bringing communities of people together in a creative environment to promote innovation and the sharing of ideas.