Team


Deborah Rutman, PhD (Psychology)

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drutman@uvic.ca

Deborah has considerable experience as a consultant and has been an Adjunct professor with the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria since 1991. Deborah has extensive experience in conducting program evaluation, qualitative, quantitative and participatory research, and project management. Deborah’s research and practice career initially focused on issues affecting seniors. In the past two decades, Deborah has become known nationally for her work on the support needs of women, youth, parents and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and for her work on youth from foster care. Projects involve women and families who have experienced violence, trauma, homelessness, and substance use, and often address issues of cultural safety, trauma-informed practice, and child welfare.

  • Registered Psychologist in BC
  • Member, BC Psychological Association
  • Member, Canada FASD Research Network (Network Action Team on FASD Prevention
    from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective)
  • Advisor to Board of Directors of Addiction Recovery Coach of Canada Society
  • Previously on the Board of the Greater Victoria Child and Youth Advocacy Society

Carol Hubberstey, MA (Counselling Psychology)

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carolmarie@shaw.ca

Carol started her career in the non-profit sector, initially as a project manager, then as a counsellor with abused children and their families, and subsequently as clinical supervisor and executive director. From 1993 to 1995 Carol was involved in initial stages of transfer of (mental) health services from the provincial government to a regional service delivery model and was responsible for local community action committees. Since 1995 Carol has worked as a consultant in program evaluation, community-based research, and project management, with a focus on social services and health sectors.

  • Member, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Member, Canadian Evaluation Society
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
  • Appointed to Active Transportation Advisory Committee for Oak Bay (2012-2015)
  • Previously on the Boards of the Greater Victoria Child and Youth Advocacy Society and the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Marilyn Van Bibber, Aboriginal nurse

mvanbibber@shaw.ca

Marilyn is a consultant working with First Nations and Aboriginal organizations in British Columbia, Yukon and elsewhere in Canada. She has extensive experience working with Aboriginal non-profits in BC. Marilyn’s work has focused on community-based health research, treaty negotiations, ethics, FASD, and cultural safety. A founding member of the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada and the BC FASD Resource Society, Marilyn has a long standing commitment to Aboriginal community health issues and the promotion of healthy families. She believes that the key to self-determination in Aboriginal communities is in the healthy development of the next generation. Marilyn belongs to the wolf clan of the Northern Tutchone people and is a member of Selkirk First Nation.

  • Member, Canada FASD Research Network (Network Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective)
  • Associate Director of the Arctic Institute of Community Based Research, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Member, Review Committee for Community Based Research Grants for the Vancouver Foundation
  • Chair of the Indigenous Working Group for the International Congress for Circumpolar Health
  • Member, Advisory Committee for a justice project, Through an Aboriginal Lens, Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC and the Asante Centre for FASD
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Asante Centre for FASD

Sharon Hume, MSW (Retired)


After more than 38 years of working, Sharon retired in 2015 to spend more time with family and grandchildren.

Topic Specialists

We include Research Assistants/Associates and Content Specialists as projects dictate.