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Canadian Health Advocates Inc. (CHAI) has a growing network of health advocates in British Columbia and across Canada. Our advocates have years of experience and have developed a deep understanding of the best way to navigate the BC health care system.

Your British Columbia patient advocate can help ensure you or your loved one access the highest level of public and private care that BC has to offer as well as offer virtual (online) support to patients in rural areas.

Carmen Hintz
British Columbia Patient Advocates

Carmen Hintz

Registered Nurse, Health Advocate
East Kootenays, BC
My dedication has always been to clients and their families. Advocating for patient rights, promoting a patient’s independence, and supporting patients through difficult decisions has always been of utmost importance.
Heather Bottoms
British Columbia Patient Advocates

Heather Bottoms

Registered Nurse, Health Advocate
Okanagan, BC
With over 30 years of experience as an RN, I have worked across many disciplines—Palliative Care, Pediatric and Adult Oncology, Cardiology, and Occupational Health. I know that having one of the best healthcare systems in the world means nothing if the care isn't coordinated effectively.
Lori Simpson
British Columbia Patient Advocates

Lori Simpson

Registered Nurse, Health Advocate, Public Health, Psychiatry
West Kootenays, BC
As your Health Advocate, I will strive to provide you with individualized practical and emotional support while keeping client-centered care as the focal point to attain your best health outcome.
Sandi Vandermark
Sandi Vandermark
British Columbia Patient Advocates

Sandi Vandermark

Registered Nurse, Health Advocate, Gerontology, Home Care, Reiki Alternative Health
Vancouver Island, BC
After 20 years of experience in various facets of healthcare, I have been drawn to providing a voice for those who need it most. My passion lies in supporting people in trialing times with compassion and empathy.
Greg Neufeldt
British Columbia Patient Advocates

Greg Neufeldt

Health Advocate, Former Nurse
Vancouver Island, BC
I have been in the field of nursing since 1991 and my passion in healthcare is imparting knowledge and assisting the needs of people who feel overwhelmed, unsupported and alone. I look forward to helping you and your loved ones as we navigate the healthcare system together.
Nikolas Croker
British Columbia Patient Advocates

Nikolas Croker

Licensed Practical Nurse, Health Advocate, Elder Planning Counselor
Lower Mainland, BC
My pursuit has always been one-on-one care, as I thrive in that dynamic and like to provide clients with focused and compassionate care. Giving back is my purpose and I am happy to work alongside you through your next steps with whatever your needs might be.
MaryJane Johnson
British Columbia Patient Advocates

MaryJane Johnson

Registered Nurse, Health Advocate, Hospice/Palliative Care
Okanagan, BC
My approach to care is patient centered and I approach each client with respect and compassion and assess the needs and wants individually. My passion for palliative/end of life care will provide you with quality of life, advanced care planning, education, and a holistic approach to your care needs.
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