Dr. Mike Dadson
Executive & Clinical Director
Ph.D., M.Div, R.C.C.
Mike governs our clinical standards, ensuring that the quality of our program services remains consistent across the country and is fully passed on to all clinicians who join our team.
As a registered clinical counsellor and an ordained chaplain for the CRCNA, Mike has worked extensively with individuals, couples, families, and groups for over 25 years, and has years of training under all three VTN founders. For his full bio & credentials, visit his profile at Brookswood Counselling Services
National Operations Director
Oliver oversees the planning and execution of the VTN’s charitable activities, maximizing our efficiency and impact across the country. He brings years of logistical experience to the organization, including having successfully coordinated transition programs from over 6000 km away.
He has jumped out of a moving airplane over one hundred and eighty five times, accumulating over 650km of freefall.
Development & Comms Director
Dace brings business experience from the tech startup world, combined with a Masters in Counselling and first-hand experience with the VTP. He handles all our organizational needs outside of our charitable programs: including fundraising, community relations, and regulatory compliance.
He is an avid boxer (not the animal), and runs a seagull (yes, the animal) lifestyle blog .
Sgt. (Ret.) Doug Allen
Ops/Recruitment Coordinator (Atlantic)
Doug Allen was a career soldier with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He has conducted Peace support operations in Bosnia, combat operations in Afghanistan and various domestic operations here in Canada. Since 2009 Doug has been assisting soldiers with Case Management, crisis intervention, suicide awareness and trauma care. Recently, he completed his Masters in Social Work and has joined the ranks of our clinical team.
Ops Coordinator (Central Canada)
A Veteran of the Vietnam War, Patrick is a successful businessman in Quebec’s fashion industry. He coordinates programs in Quebec and Ontario, and can field program inquiries in English or French.
Ops Coordinator (Western Canada)
Jenna coordinates our programs from BC to Manitoba. She holds degrees in Psychology, Geography and International Project Management. Jenna has managed non-profit programs in Canada and internationally, including WASH, Food Security and Conflict Mitigation projects. Two years were spent based in South Sudan, both post and during conflict, traveling much of the central region by motorcycle.
Carson coordinates our clinical teams across Canada, keeping over 25 clinicians nation-wide involved with our programs.
He’s also a Registered Counsellor with a private practice at Thrive Consulting, and is a VTN clinician himself.
Finance & Admin Coordinator
Formerly a Senior Technician at the Center for Disease Control, Ida spent years defending the public from viruses and other pathogens. Today, she brings that same passion and clinical precision into making sure our money is spent as diligently and efficiently as possible.
Graphics & Marketing Coordinator
Victoria grew up around the military community in Halifax, and recently moved to Vancouver to apply her design talents to therapeutic charitable work. Her passion in work is to not only create designs that inspire people, but measure exactly how much that inspiration changes them.
She has been to 22 countries, but only broken hearts in 10 of them.
Sgt. Stephen Clews
Steve is a Sergeant in the BC Regiment (from where he’s deployed to Afghanistan two times), and a former West Coast Ops Coordinator with us. Although now a full-time student, he still finds time to speak about our behalf on his experiences with transition.
Frank C. Gull
Purchases & Acquisitions
In charge of moving things between A to B, and sometimes to the bottom of the C.