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“The IPC team genuinely cares about those battling prostate cancer and their family and friends. We love them like our family!”

About

Island Prostate Centre (IPC) is the only non-profit that guides and empowers Vancouver Island men and their families as they navigate the uncertainty of a prostate cancer diagnosis.

We uniquely offer the time and space you need to explore your options and human supports so you never walk alone.

Our Staff

Leanne Kopp

Leanne Kopp

Executive Director

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As Executive Director, I’m dedicated to building community capacity and relationships that better the health journey of men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. After 20 years in the non-profit sector, I’ve seen the impact our work can have in the community. It motivates me to push for strong organizational leadership and a ‘people first’ perspective.

Lana Bleile

Lana Bleile

Nurse Navigator

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As a Nurse Navigator, I guide prostate cancer patients throughout their cancer journey, supporting their physical, mental and emotional needs along the way.

I began my oncology nursing career at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre and worked as a primary care nurse for 10 years. Since moving to BC, I’ve continued to work with oncology patients and am thrilled to join forces with the patient-centred team at Island Prostate Centre.

Claire Patterson

Claire Patterson

Administrative Support Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Svein Haugen

Svein Haugen

Board Chair

Svein is a Realtor with RE/MAX Camosun. He retired from the BC Public Service after a 35-year career applying his financial, analytical and management expertise as a CPA-CGA, primarily working on multi-billion dollar highway projects.

“I’d participated in the Ride to Live event for many years, but it was a total surprise when I discovered I had prostate cancer during a Men’s Health Day clinic. I owe IPC so much for my early diagnosis. A role with the Board is my way of giving back.”

Gaynor Jackson

Gaynor Jackson

Board Secretary

Gaynor is a retired social worker and executive director. For 28 years, she led the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to enhance the quality of life for military families.

“After losing family members to cancer, it was important to me to volunteer with an organization where the donations stay local. IPC offers personal support and guidance in the face of a difficult diagnosis.”

CG Morrison

CG Morrison

Board Treasurer

Charles (CG) is an accountant with public and private industry experience. He worked at the CPA firm Schibli Stedman King and Harbour City Kitchens, before joining Michell Excavating Ltd. Recognized by the University of Alberta with the President’s Trophy Award for his contributions as an athlete, leader, and role model, CG lends his leadership skills to IPC.

“Prostate cancer has affected multiple generations of men in my family, so it matters to me that those in the same position are supported in their journey.”

Lisa Nye

Lisa Nye

Board Member

Lisa is a consultant and business owner with expertise in policy, negotiations, strategic planning, and Indigenous engagement. Through her consultancy and 28 years with the BC Government, she has built extensive personal and business networks.

“Within my circle of friends, I’ve witnessed the struggles of those facing prostate cancer. I want to do what I can to sustain and grow IPC support services.”

George Biggs

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Brian Onushko

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Robert Attwell

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