Victoria PCSC Program Team
Jennifer Goulart, MD
Site Specialist Lead
Dr. Goulart is a Radiation Oncologist at the BC Cancer Vancouver Island Centre. Originally from Newfoundland, she moved to British Columbia to complete her residency in Vancouver and pursued a fellowship in Paris, France. Dr. Goulart is excited to be a part of the expansion of the PCSC Program for prostate patients and their partners at BC Cancer. She has received numerous grants in the arena of prostate cancer care in the hopes of improving the quality of care she can provide alongside the team at the Vancouver Island Centre.
Jessica Noble, BSc
Jessica is the Program Coordinator for the Victoria Prostate Supportive Care Program. She received her Bachelors of Science from University of Victoria and is now completing a certificate in Leadership and Development with Camosun. Before coming to BC Cancer, Jessica worked in a local health care clinic and with Island Health in public health administration; she is also a director for a local youth leadership charity and organizes community events for volunteers of all ages. Jessica was born and raised in Victoria.
Kirstin Lane, CSEP, PhD
Kirstin Lane is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She received her PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of British Columbia and is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Victoria in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education. Her research interest is in how exercise can be safely used to manage diagnosed medical conditions with a particular interest in cancer. On behalf of the PCSC Program, Kirstin presents the monthly education session on exercise for prostate cancer patients. She has seen firsthand the difference of how adding movement to the day can have a positive effect on many health outcomes.
Beth Burton-Krahn, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Beth joined PFC at BC Cancer Victoria in 2017 after spending 10 years working in hospice/palliative care for Victoria Hospice where she was a member of the clinical team, as well as a group facilitator and educator. She also brings with her many years of private practice counselling covering a wide range of issues including drug/alcohol addictions counselling, life transitions, grieve and loss to name a few. Beth is delighted to be the clinical counsellor for our Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program (PCSC) here at BC-Cancer Victoria.
Karina Austin, BSc, RD
Registered Dietician, Oncology Nutrition
Karina Austin is a Registered Dietitian at BC Cancer Victoria. She grew up in Victoria, and moved to Vancouver to pursue a degree in dietetics at UBC. After completing her internship with Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) she worked for several years as clinical dietitian at BC Cancer Vancouver. She returned to Victoria in 2018 for her current position which includes 1 day per week for the PCSC program. She is thrilled to be part of this program and hopes to inspire patients and their families to use food to improve their wellbeing, energy and health.
Lana Bleile, RN
Sexual Health Nurse
Lana has worked as a oncology nurse for 13 years. The majority of that time, 10 years, she was a primary care oncology nurse at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. She moved west to BC in late 2015 and continued as a Symptom Management Nurse/Drug Access Navigator at Lions Gate Hospital for 1 year. Following that she took a position in the community as a Patient Support Coordinator with Janssen and coordinated care with prostate cancer patients who either had metastatic or non-metastatic disease. Lana recently moved to Victoria where she was as an oncology nurse administering systemic therapy before joining the PCSC program as the sexual health and intimacy nurse.
Jennifer Rauw, MD
Dr. Rauw is one of the key players in our program for expanding to include metastatic patients.
Sunil Parimi, MD
Dr. Parimi is an oncologist at BC Cancer Victoria. He attended medical school at the University of Alberta and studied internal medicine at the University of Calgary as well as medical oncology. He completed his medical oncology residency at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Dr. Parimi later moved to Vancouver to do a prostate cancer fellowship before making the change to Vancouver Island and joining BC Cancer Victoria. Dr. Parimi has been instrumental is offering education for metastatic patients through the Prostate Supportive Care program since its beginning in Victoria.
Joy Egilson, CSEP/CATA(C)
Certified Exercise Physiologist
Joy is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Athletic Therapist. She completed her Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therpay degree at Camosun College and holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary. Joy believes that exercise is a vital part of managing the effects of cancer, including cancer realted fatigue, and side effects of treatment. She believes that building motivation and success helps individuals maintain positive exercise lifestyle habits.
Alisha Wallace. BKin, MPT
Registered Physical Therapist
Alisha Wallace is a Registered Physical Therapist at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. She grew up on the west coast and completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Therapy degrees at UBC. She has also completed additional training in the treatment of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Alisha provides monthly information sessions for individuals with prostate cancer on the topic of pelvic floor Physical Therapy for urinary incontinence, as well as individual clinic appointments for clients experiencing incontinence post-treatment. She believes in empowering clients through education in a supportive and respectful environment, and providing evidence-based treatment including the use of biofeedback in therapy sessions