Victoria PCSC Program Team
Jennifer Goulart, MD
Site Specialist Lead
Dr. Goulart is a Radiation Oncologist at the BC Cancer – Victoria. 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 BC Cancer – Victoria.
Jessica Noble, BSc
Jessica is the Program Coordinator for the Victoria PCSC 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.
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 2 years, Michelle has been working with prostate cancer patients at BC Cancer in Victoria within Systemic Therapy, the Patient Support Clinic, and on the Telephone Nursing Line. Michelle is currently completing her certification in Sexual Health and Counselling in Prostate Cancer at Dalhousie University, as well as training in Radiation Therapy. She is looking forward to initiating the nurse role within the PCSC program in Victoria and being able to support 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.
Karina Austin, BSc, RD
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.
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 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.
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.