MEET OUR WELLNESS PARTNERS
He/him, Addiction Psychiatrist, MD
JP Padda is an addiction psychiatrist and holds an MD. He is passionate about artistic endeavours being an actor himself, and understands artists on a deeper level. JP has joined us as a Wellness Partner and Psychiatry Advisor, coaching and supporting the Creative Partners.
She/her, MBBS, Subject Matter Expert
Tysia Suzuki is a healthcare professional with an MBBS degree (MD equivalent) from Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College and is currently working towards certifying as a Health and Wellness Coach through the Mayo Clinic and the NBHWC. She is extremely passionate about the arts, having been engaged in acting, singing and modeling (Miss Universe Canada). She has joined us as a Wellness Partner and Program Advisor to help develop programs for our Creative Partners.
He/him, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Kev Kokoska is an actor, Registered Clinical Counsellor and a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. He holds a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Kev has joined us as a Wellness Partner and Advisor, helping us build new programs for the artistic community.
She/her, Yoga Practitioner
Bryony Ollier is an advocate of kindness, of breathing deeper and fuller, bringing music and yogic arts into everyday living. She works with non-profit The Yoga Buggy to bring accessible yoga and mindfulness across the Lower mainland and Vancouver, BC. Bryony has joined us as a Wellness Partner to help artists find solace through newer mediums.
She/her, Wellness Coach and Registered Nurse
Arlene is a Vincentian Canadian writer, Registered Nurse, and wellness facilitator/coach. She uses her combined education, faith and experience to facilitate workshops centred around holistic wellness. Her aim is to see more comfortable, confident, and self loving individuals. Arlene has joined us as a Wellness Partner to help artists with their creative blocks and wellness vision.
She/her, Mindful Self-Compassion Coach
Sarah is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, a meditation teacher and a student. She has been studying and teaching mindfulness for over 10 years and has special interest in exploring the qualities of compassion, joy, gratitude, and curiosity. Sarah has joined us a Wellness Partner to facilitate mindful self-compassion workshops and interactive sessions for those who need it.
She/her, Wellness Life Coach
Alyssa is a creator: writer, actor, director, producer, and certified Wellness Life Coach. She has a variety of artistic, environmental, and community-based project experience and recently launched her business 'Break New Ground'. Alyssa has joined us as a Wellness Partner to facilitate wellness workshops and 1-on-1 sessions for our Creative Partners.
He/him, Dance Movement Therapist
Marco Esccer is a Mexican queer artist, performer, creator and educator, and has a diverse background from the technical to the therapeutic aspect of dance. He has a profound interest in creating spaces for awareness of motion, feelings and thoughts and believes in Art & Movement as a human enhancing method to be more connected with creativity.
THE SUCCESS JOURNEYS OF OUR WELLNESS PARTNERS
I worked with the incredible directors at Artists4MH for a number of wellness programs and that inspired me to do more community-based workshops. I am excited for the new programs that I am building with the team!
Subject Matter Expert, MBBS
The team at Artists4MH is an incredible mix of creators and inspiring businesswomen. We are collaborating on new programs for artists which will be launched in Jan 2022, and I am super excited for what's to come!