Dr. Patricia Vickers, Director of Mental Wellness of FNHA, has experience as a trainer, consultant, instructor, facilitator, program developer, director and clinical counsellor for Indigenous communities along the coast of British Columbia. She is no stranger to public speaking, being published, and engaging families, professionals, youth and the greater community. She has ancestral roots in Tsimshian and Heiltsuk nations on her father’s side and English on her mother’s side. Her Interdisciplinary doctorate included researching through Tsmsyen language, smalgyax, the transformative aspects of ancestral law which hold many answers to our queries about life, purpose, healing and positive change. Her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology gave her an opportunity to study healing through Indigenous cultural teachings and ceremony. When there were no words to express the hope and truth in studies and experience, she feels that her painting became a necessity.
Dr. Patricia Vickers
Director of Mental Wellness of FNHA