250-938-5022 info@fasdokanagan.ca

About Us


Our Staff

Dr. Densmore M.D. (Physician)

Dr. Densmore is a strong family man who has been in Family Medical Practice in the North Okanagan region and he has published two books on FASD. He is a strong advocate for patients and especially those touched by FASD. He is a recognized leader in the field of FASD and research in Canada and the UK. Dr. Densmore was a member of eight Canadian FASD Medical Experts who designed the pharmaceutical guidelines for individuals with FASD.

Dr. Kim McGuire Ph.D (Neuro-psychologist)

Dr. Kimberly McGuire is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia.  She has a Master’s Degree in developmental psychology and a doctorate in clinical neuropsychology.  She has been practicing in neuropsychological, vocational, learning disabilities, and general clinical diagnostic assessment, as well as rehabilitation planning for 30 years. Dr. McGuire is currently part of a Head Injury Assessment and Treatment Services (HIATS) team in Kelowna. She has a private practice that addresses appropriate training and vocational supports for individuals with learning disorders, mental health conditions, and physical disabilities.

Bernadette O’Donnell B.Ed., M.Ed. (Educational Consultant and Clinic Coordinator)

Bernadette has a Master’s Degree in Leadership. She was a school administrator and Resource Teacher who specialized in assessment, program design for youth with disabilities and professional development for instructional staff. She taught at the post-secondary level and coordinated the Adult FASD Support Program for the Calgary John Howard Society. She has published and has extensive international experience in training professional communities.

Aboriginal Elders

We have access to the spiritual healing of Elders in different regions of the interior of B.C.. If a client would like to have an Elder they have already connected with, they are encouraged to include them during the reporting out process after diagnosis.

Other Professionals We Access

Other Professionals that we access for the assessment, on an as need basis, include: an Occupational Therapist; Speech and Language Therapist and a Neurologist.

Meet Our Board Members

Heather Hansen M.S.W. – Board Chair
Janice Spechlet – Vice Chair
Sandra Leer M.S.W. – Finance
Amanda ., Secretary
Iris Brooke – Parent Director
Kim O’Neill – S.W.– Aboriginal Director

We are looking for new members to the board. The AGM will be held October 4, 2019. If you are someone or know of someone who would like to be a board member, please contact the office at 250 938 5022.

Board Meetings are held on the Third Thursday of each month, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at “The People Place” #104  3402 27 Ave Vernon.