Sage Health Centre’s dedicated staff offer 24 hour assurance for our clients; our medical director, clinical director and counsellors are well versed in abstinence based addictions modalities and concurrent conditions. Our agency manager, support staff, kitchen staff, maintenance and housekeeping staff have a passion for supporting clients in their addiction recovery.
Additional medical services include referral to massage therapists, chiropractors, physiotherapists or dentists by appointment if required.
Dr. Rob Baker is a duly qualified physician licensed to practice medicine in BC since 1980; he is certified by the International Society of Addiction Medicine (I.S.A.M.) as well as the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (C.S.A.M.) and has completed multiple post-graduate training programs in the field of Addiction Medicine. He is a recognized expert in the field of chemical dependency; he has provided expert testimony in various inquiries and courts of law as well as lectured at numerous addictions related seminars.
Dr. Baker is an active member of the medical staff at the Royal Inland Hospital. He provides addiction medical services to Sage Health Centre, Phoenix Centre Detox Unit and Kamloops Community Mental Health and Substance Use as well as other agencies. In his private practice, Dr. Baker conducts Independent Medical Evaluations and oversees Arbutus Work Solutions which medical monitoring program as required by corporations, unions and other professional bodies. Additional in house medical services include medical assessment, testing/treatment.
Chris has worked in the field of addictions directly and indirectly since 2012. After spending eight years researching gambling disorder therapies and prevention tactics, Chris moved into the field of addictions counsellor for substance use disorder, joining the Sage Health Centre team in 2021. After obtaining a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) designation, Chris’ past supervisory, managerial, and leadership experience led him to the role of Clinical Director in September 2023.
Chris is passionate about supporting our clients in their mental health and addiction journey and that is reflected in the level of care he shows to each on an individual level. Chris specializes in client-centered therapeutic modalities, group and individual psychotherapy, concurrent mental health disorders, 12-Step and SMART recovery programs, and psychoeducation facilitation and programming. Chris practices within a trauma-informed, and culturally responsive and socially just (CRSJ) lens; as such, his personal values are to ensure that Sage Health Centre remains a safe space for all who attend.
For questions about our program, you may contact Chris directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As clinical administrator, Michael oversees client referrals, admissions and discharge planning. Michael has an educational and personal interest in working with diverse populations and prides himself on providing compassionate care and a seamless transition from the admission process through our clients’ discharge and continuing care planning. Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in psychology (BA); he has a strong theoretical foundation that he applies in the areas of mental health and addiction.
For referral and admission information contact Michael directly at: email@example.com
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Patricia is inspired by witnessing the profound changes that occur in early recovery and is passionate about working with individuals seeking recovery. Patricia is well versed in 12-step and mindfulness recovery concepts; her previous professional experience includes working with women and youth in a residential setting as well as working with the marginalized population in Vancouver’s downtown east side. Patricia completed an addiction counselling certificate and is currently certified through CACCF International Certified Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) and has 6 years experience working in the field of addictions.
Adam has been working in the field of Social Work for 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work, which he obtained through UCC, and a Masters of Social Work from Dalhousie University. Adam is passionate about supporting individuals in their recovery journey from addictions and is a strong believer in the 12-Step and SMART programs. He spent the past 20 years employed in health care, and now is excited to provide counselling and group facilitation in a more clinical setting at Sage Health Centre.
Shae-Lyn is passionate about supporting individuals on their recovery journey. Shae-Lyn obtained her Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree, and is a registered social worker. Shae-Lyn has experience working with individuals and their families under the Interior Health umbrella, in community and inpatient settings, as well as residential mental health, wellness, and addiction-based programs. Shae-Lyn is well versed in empowerment, solution focused, and person centered therapeutic modalities in group and individual counselling session work. Shae-Lyn worked with Sage Health Centre previously and we are excited that she has decided to return to our team.
Lorne has over 30 years experience working with individuals where substance use has led them to be in conflict with the law. Inspiration has come witnessing and assisting these individuals make positive changes, overcome their barriers in life and address addictions that have led to negative outcomes. Lorne has facilitated programs such as anger management, substance abuse management and relationship violence. In addiction, Lorne has completed numerous workshops in relation to addictions, wellness and communication strategies. Lorne has a Bachelors of Art degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Vivian earned her 200hr Yoga Teacher training as well as 50hr Yin Yoga, 30hr Restorative Yoga, 40hr Kundalini Yoga and Level 2 Usui Reiki Practitioner certifications. Vivian offers our clients an inviting, mindful yoga practice that supports a wholistic approach to their addiction recovery.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Dina is a Reiki Master and E-RYT 500hr trauma informed yoga teacher, whose heart forward, compassionate energy flows freely in all that she offers. After 30 years in the wellness/fitness industry, yoga found her at 45 years old, the following decade has opened her heart to more sustainable modalities of growth and true well being.
Team Lead Support Staff
Gary’s experience includes HR responsibilities while working at Kamloops Airport. He left that employ and completed a Human Services Diploma at TRU. Gary has spent 6 years working as a support worker and currently oversees all aspects of our support staff. He brings his combined experience to staff and clients; supporting, training, and problem solving.
Client Support Administrator
Anita’s education and experience includes extensive knowledge in abstinence based 12 step modalities and education as a Long Term Care Aide. Her training includes medication management and at Sage, she is assistant to our medical staff, and assists the support team with admissions, step reviews, medication dispensing, and discharges.
Jessy, Jennifer, Emily, Garnell, Alex, Felicity, Art, and Brent
Support staff and Attendants
Our support staff are our “go-to” workers; they bring their enthusiasm and extensive experience in providing compassionate care to our clients. They have all earned a two-year human services diploma or equivalent combined education and experience.
Chef Patricia and Chef Cory
Chef Patricia and Chef Cory have extensive experience in the culinary industry and take pride in preparing healthy meals that our clients rave about. They are happy to accommodate dietary requirements for those who have food allergies and intolerance’s as well as cultural preferences such Kosher food or those who practice Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyles.
Dean Pawlachuk & Linda Brown
Maintenance Supervisor & Maintenance/Horticulturalist (respectively)
Dean comes to us from Blackwell Dairy and is a “handy man” bar none. He has a strong work ethic and can fix almost anything. Linda brings her expertise in landscape design and is a “Jane of all trades” demonstrated by her ability to sub into chef and housekeeping roles if needed. Dean and Linda have put countless hours into beautifying our gardens and restoring the facility. They take great pride in maintaining Sage Health Centre and are integral members of our team.
Jan, Estell and Evan
Our housekeepers work diligently to ensure that Sage meets strict COVID cleanliness and that a room is ready for our client’s arrival seven days a week.
Ken ensures that our agency provides exceptional customer service.
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