Sandra Hersch 

Sandra has over 20 years of experience as a medical office assistant and practice manager. She has extensive experience working with office processes and procedures and coordinates the operations at Alliance clinic, overseeing prescription management and in-office systems to ensure the smooth running of the clinic.
Tara-lea Twizell

Tara-lea received her Addiction Counselling Skills certification through Vancouver Community College. Previously she received training and education in Core Addiction Practice, Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy and Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training. She has had several years of experience working with adults struggling with physical disabilities, mental illness and substance misuse. Her approach to counselling is client-centred, influenced by a solutions-based approach - developing and achieving a client's vision of a solution through realistic goal setting.

Jordana Jackson

Jordana has a background in the performing arts and found her calling in 2011 working with individuals with substance dependence. She is a certified Yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga for mental health and addictions since 2014 as a member of the treatment team at Charlford House for Women. Jordana has worked on the Downtown Eastside as well as with at-risk youth in Inner City schools in Surrey. She completed her counselling certification at VCC where she currently works as a teacher's assistant in addition to her role as a clinical counsellor at Alliance Clinic.
 
 
Melissa Erickson 

Melissa completed her training as a Medical Office Assistant in April 2012. In conjunction with other staff, Melissa manages the front office and oversees the random urine testing program for Alliance Clinic. Melissa has had wide experience working with a number of Electronic Medical Record systems and her additional duties include prescription management, referral management and patient communications. 
 

Kathleen Hofstad

Kathleen has volunteered with Access Youth Prison Ministries and with individuals who are in addiction on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. She completed her medical transcription training at Selkirk and Surrey College. Prior to beginning her work at the Alliance Clinic, Kathleen has a background in banking and working for non-profit organizations.

  









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