Jimena Garcia (Chalchi)

, BLit, MAGL

Board Member

Jimena Achalchiuitl Garcia-Paniagua (Astur/Mayan) is a researcher and Indigenous knowledge holder focused on models and systems for intercultural collaboration between Indigenous peoples for mental, spiritual and planetary health. She is conducting research on the traditional knowledge, philosophy and practices of ancestral entheogenic medicine, land-based healing and relational ways of knowing and being among Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (Now called North America), Anahuac (now called Mexico), Mayab (now called Riviera Maya and Central America), Abyayala and Tawantinsuyu (now called South America). She is experienced working in Indigenous contexts and bridging Indigenous intercultural partnerships and has experience developing cultural recovery projects, and knowledge translation for diverse audiences.

Jimena is an Indigenous Health Research Facilitator for the British Columbia Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research, organization that supports Indigenous-led Health Research and scholars in BC, and has been a foundational partner for the Naut sa mawt Center for Psychedelic Research and teaches at the Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Graduate Certificate at Vancouver Island University. She is currently developing an multiple-eyed seeing approach framework for action research based on relational and ancestral leadership embodied knowledge for Planetary Health.

Other Board of Directors

Pam Kryskow


RTT Medical Team Co-Chair, Medical Lead and Organization Steward

Dr. Pamela Kryskow is the medical lead for the Roots To Thrive Program.  She is a founding board member of the Psychedelic Association of Canada and the medical chair of the Vancouver Island University Post Graduate Certificate in Psychedelic Medicine assisted Therapy.  Pam is also a a clinical i...
Todd Haspect

M.Ed., RCC

Facilitator, Facilitator Support and Therapist

Todd is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. He entered the field of mental health and substance use as a peer support worker in 1998 and his work since that time, has been focused supporting humans heal impacts of trauma, mental health, substance use challenges.  Todd brings experience in various r...


Emmy Manson is a proud Snuneymuxw member dedicated to developing strong leadership and opportunities to live their best life. As an elected Council woman for her Nation Emmy has been a champion of addressing trauma and finding pathways to bring love and joy to her community. Emmy brings a wealth ...

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Steve Fraser has over 28 years as a first responder. Starting his journey as a volunteer firefighter on the Sunshine Coast, he transitioned to Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services where he retired in 2023 after 25 years of service. During this time with Vancouver Fire, Steve was the co-ordinator of...

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