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Claerwen Sladen-Dew

Participant Navigator and Intake Coordinator

Claerwen joins the Roots to Thrive team, filling the position of Participant Navigator and Intake Coordinator. Claerwen currently attends Queen’s University, working towards a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with a goal of continued medical education. Her passions for patient advocacy, rural healthcare, and holistic health drew her to work with Roots to Thrive. Claerwen enjoys the process of connecting with participants during intake and feels privileged that she can introduce them to the Roots to Thrive program. In Claerwen’s spare time, she is likely out enjoying nature either on the water or in the forest.

Other Operations and Participant Navigation

Phil Dames

Director of Operations

Phil comes to the team with a focus on developing the structure to guide and inform the operations of the program. Phil has a long history of working with families and corporations, managing nearly every facet of their financial wellbeing. Phil’s passion surrounds men’s health and the cultivation...
Rebecca Sanders

Participant Navigator

Rebecca was born and raised in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island. She is a student at UVic where she is completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. She works as Participant Navigator coordinating intakes and communications between program participants and the Roots to Thrive Team. She is pass...


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