Victoria PCSC Program Team
Dr. Jonathan Livergant, MD
Site Medical Lead
Dr. Livergant is a Radiation Oncologist at BC Cancer Victoria and currently specializes in treating genitourinary, hematologic, and head and neck cancers. He is also a palliative care physician at Victoria Hospice. When not working he enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and young daughter. He received his medical degree from the University of Alberta, completed residency at the University of Toronto, and fellowship at McMaster University.
His clinical practice and research focus on a team based approach to quality of life for cancer patients, and understanding the whole person in order to help make difficult decisions – particularly relevant in prostate cancer. He was previously a member of the Movember Physician’s Advisory Council in Toronto. He treats prostate cancer with androgen deprivation therapy, external beam radiotherapy, and SABR, as well as performing implantations of fiducial markers.
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Jessica Noble, BSc
Jessica is the Program Coordinator for the Victoria PCSC Program. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria and went on to complete a certificate in Leadership and Development from Camosun College. Before coming to BC Cancer, Jessica worked with Island Health in public health administration and community health care services; supporting public health projects and the opioid epidemic. She is also a director for a local youth leadership charity that focuses on diversity, conflict and resolution, human rights, and sustainable development.
Jessica is excited to be part of the PCSC Program and being able to bring education and supports into the health care community.
Michelle Fitzpatrick, BScN
Sexual Health Registered Nurse
Michelle is the Sexual Health Nurse at BC Cancer – Victoria for the PCSC Program. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria and has gained experience working as a Registered Nurse in long-term care, community care, and at BC Cancer. Over the past 3 years, Michelle has been working with prostate cancer patients at BC Cancer in Victoria within Systemic Therapy, Radiation Therapy, the Patient Support Clinic, and on the Telephone Nursing Line. Michelle is certified in Sexual Health and Counselling in Prostate Cancer from Dalhousie University. She is passionate in supporting prostate cancer patients and their partners with sexual health.
Beth Burton-Krahn, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Beth joined Patient and Family Counseling 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 PCSC Program here at BC Cancer Victoria.
Joy Egilson, CSEP-CEP/CATA(C)
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Joy is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Athletic Therapist. She completed her Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy 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 related fatigue, and side effects of treatment. She believes that building motivation and success helps individuals maintain positive exercise lifestyle habits.
Cara Miller, BSc, RD
Cara is the Registered Dietitian at BC Cancer – Victoria for the PCSC program. Originally from Edmonton, she graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences. She has worked in clinical dietetics providing nutrition care in acute care hospitals and outpatient care at BC Cancer. She is also currently pursuing a Master of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. Since joining BC Cancer in 2016 she has worked with men with prostate cancer through one-on-one counselling and group presentations. Cara understands the role that nutrition plays in supporting overall health, managing the side effects of cancer and cancer-treatment, and to improve quality of life. Cara is thrilled to be part of the PCSC Program to help support men achieve healthy lifestyle habits through nutrition counselling.
Alisha Wallace, BKin, MPT
Alisha Wallace is a Registered Physiotherapist 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.
Penny Davis, BSPT
Penny Davis is a Registered Physical Therapist who has worked at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for the last 19 years in all areas of acute care physical therapy. She completed her Bachelor of Physical Therapy at UBC in 1997 and has also completed additional training in the treatment of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. She is excited to provide both group education and individual treatment sessions on the topic of pelvic floor physical therapy for urinary incontinence so that patients can continue to live full and productive lives.
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 PCSC Program since its beginning in Victoria.