Helen is a registered nurse who hails from Quebec and lives on the unceded territories of the K’ómoks First Nation, Vancouver Island. Her work in critical care and emergency room care has taken her to Alberta, the Yukon, Switzerland and New Zealand, and she has mentored students as a clinical assistant at UBC. She is also the BC Representative for the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment (CANE).
Helen holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from UBC and a Masters in Counselling from the States. She is pursuing studies at Royal Roads University in Science and Policy of Climate Change.
Firmly dedicated to social justice, Helen founded the Care-A-Van, a mobile clinic delivering healthcare to homeless populations, a population that is disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. In 2012, the College of Registered Nurses of BC recognized her efforts with the Award of Advocacy, and she was the recipient of the 2013 BC Community Achievement Award.