Dr. Christopher Michael Hammer
Chris Hammer has a bachelor’s degree in child and youth care, a master’s degree in counseling, and a Ph.D. in psychology. He has been a licensed psychologist since 2001, and has been involved in the development and operation of various mental health initiatives; both in a non-profit organization and within Alberta Health Services. He has worked as a family counselor and clinical supervisor for at-risk youth and their families; a mental health consultant to family physicians; and most recently as clinical lead/neurofeedback technician for Valentus Clinics. He is also a certified professional coach, who has delivered numerous organizational health and training programs and health and wellness seminars in the Calgary area.
Having been fascinated with human behavior and relationships her entire life, Becki went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Social work at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, BC. From there she went on to work in the non-profit sector, focusing mainly on work with at risk youth. After years of providing counseling and talk therapy, she realized that there was an element missing in her practice. After her own personal struggles she became enamored with “alternative” therapies and discovered Brainwave Optimization, which she believes to be one of the missing links in traditional therapy. She has very much enjoyed being part of the amazing team at Valentus Clinics and helping many people over the last 4 years, and is looking forward to creating a charity where folks who need it can access the remarkable powers of alternative therapies.
Kim E. Johnson
Kim is a principal of KE Johnson Law in Victoria, British Columbia, practicing in a wide range of corporate law.
Kim’s client base is diverse and includes small and medium businesses, one of Canada’s major financial institutions, individuals and companies, trusts, limited partnerships and from time to time publicly traded entities. Kim’s preferred areas of
practice include business law, securities, real estate development and a range of general commercial matters.
Kim is a former partner with a major inter-provincial law firm, has been involved in many transactions including the privatization of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and has worked closely with other lawyers, accountants and professional advisors on a range of projects including many public and exempt securities offering. Kim has first hand experience in the business world and acts as director and is founding shareholder of several private companies and currently acts as director of one public company.
Kim was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1982 and to the B.C. Bar in 1984.
Kim resides in Oak Bay, British Columbia with his family, is involved in the community, and is an active member of St. Patrick’s Parish.
Dr. Barbara Jean Dyble
Barbara Dyble obtained her MD from the University of Calgary in 1985 and completed Family Practice residency at The University of British Columbia in 1987. Dr. Dyble worked as a locum tenens physician in Vancouver BC before taking a full time position as a Medical Health Officer with the City of Vancouver, serving patients at a clinic in the Downtown Eastside. After moving to Victoria in 1989, she established a family practice and co-founded/co-directed the region’s Sexual Assault Response Team. From 1998 until retirement from the University of Victoria in 2014, Dr. Dyble cared for students and their families at the University of Victoria Health Services while remaining active in geriatric care as medical coordinator for a long term care facility. Her work with University Health Services included teaching Nurse Practitioner students and developing a Functional Medicine Program for students with complex chronic illness.
Dr. Dyble completed the IFMCP course with the Institute of Functional Medicine in 2005, expanding her focus to integrative, evidence-based care for symptoms and functional impairments not addressed by conventional, disease-based care. Following this, Dr. Dyble trained in Frequency Specific Microcurrent and opened Functional Currents for Health in Victoria, BC. Dr. Dyble is a member of CADDRA (Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance) and served on the committee to develop physician training programs for the assessment and treatment of ADHD. She is also a member of ACIPBC (Association of Complementary and Integrative Physicians of BC) and served as education coordinator for physician members. In 2009, Dr. Dyble was awarded fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Dyble is the proud parent of three grown children. She and her husband make their home in beautiful Victoria BC where she continues part-time work with complex chronic illness patients.
Stephen L. Davis
In his 25+ years of business, Stephen has gained experience by running his own companies. He’s an inventor himself, and he loves working with inventors to help them commercialize their concepts. He’s guided inventors through the patent process, product development stages, raised capital, helped put together the right teams, and assisted with distribution strategies. Stephen is the co-founder of ValentusClinics.com a company focused on optimizing brain function. Stephen also co-founded FundingForLife.ca, a charitable organization with the purpose of providing financial assistance to those who are in need of healthcare services not covered by the Canadian Universal Health Care Plan.
Mr. Davis is the President and CEO of Venture Development Canucks. He is responsible for deal generation and business development strategies for VDC clients. Stephen is married with a blended family – 4 children and 13 grandchildren. He lives on a small hobby farm on Vancouver Island and has a passion for fishing.
Nominee: Sean Burns
Originally from Southern California, Sean Burns has worked around the world helping Fortune 500’s, governments and non-profits as an architect of change and growth.
Today, Sean resides in Victoria, B.C. brokering commercial real estate across Canada while also working with business owners, technology companies and investors focused on acquisitions and exit strategies that generate returns.
Sean is a chartered management consultant, licensed commercial broker, holds multiple master’s degrees and is an active board member for organizations that support the causes he believes in.