SACY contacts

SACY Main Line  604-713-5899
Call this number to get the telephone contact information for all SACY staff.

SACY Parent Workshop Registration Line  604-713-6000 x.2588
Call this number if you are a parent or caregiver wanting to register for an upcoming SACY Parent Workshop.
Scroll down for SACY Parent Support contact information.

Secondary School

SACY Youth Prevention Staff

Heather Charlton  

Charles Tupper

Kelly Melsness

ChurchillTed Holkestad
David ThompsonKayo Devcic
Eric Hamber

Heather Charlton  

GladstoneAlison Rowley
John OliverKirsten Hermanson
KillarneyGerry O'Donnell
King GeorgeKirsten Hermanson
KitsilanoAlison Rowley
Lord Byng

Ted Holkestad


Alison Rowley

Point Grey

Kelly Melsness

Prince of WalesKayo Devcic

Kirsten Hermanson

University HillTed Holkestad
Vancouver Technical

Kelly Melsness

WindermereGerry O'Donnell



The  SACY Parent and Family Engagement staff carry out:  workshops for parents & caregivers, presentations for PAC meetings,  multi-cultural workshops (interpretation), Capacity Cafes, caregiver support (parents of youth who have attended the SACY STEP program as well as the parents of youth working with SACY youth engagement staff), and caregiver referrals to community services. 

Please contact Alexandra Wilson, SACY Parent Stream Lead at to discuss scheduling a workshop in your school’s area.

 SACY Teen Engagement Program - STEP Contact Information

STEP Coordinator: Kristina Spring
STEP Facilitator: Barrett  Carter

Ph. 604-612-8959
Fax 604-713-5901

Referrals are accepted until 12:00 pm on Mondays for a Tuesday start. Referrals received after noon on Monday will be processed for the following week. Upon receiving referral requests, we will contact you to confirm a start date.

Referral forms and other related STEP documents can be found at the SACY intranet portal (VSB log-in required).

 SACY Curriculum & Teacher Training Staff: contact Art Steinmann, Manager SACY

SACY Management Contacts:
SACY is a partnership initiative of the Vancouver Board of Education and Vancouver Coastal Health.

Art Steinmann, VSB Manager, Substance Use Health Promotion and SACY
T: 604-713-5233

Jen Donovan, Project Manager, SACY and SACY LRP, Youth Addiction Services
Vancouver Coastal Health - Vancouver
T: 604-714-2747  ext 250