Board of directors


Heather (Johnson) Chase MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Washington, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from The Leadership Institute of Seattle, Bastyr University. She lives Olympia, Washington where she owns a private therapy practice. She has a keen interest in systems and leadership. Heather began attending courses at The Haven in 2003 and has taken numerous courses over the years. She considers The Haven to be a valuable personal and professional resource. Heather is passionate about The Haven continuing to be vibrant and thrive for generations to come and is honored to serve on the board.
Bonnie Craig Dip DH, MEd, RDH is a Professor Emerita at the University of British Columbia where she was the Founding Director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Program. She was trained as a dental hygienist and holds a Masters Degree in Education specializing in Curriculum Design and Program Development from Simon Fraser University. The student-centered curriculum she created at UBC led to numerous professional awards for innovation and teaching excellence. She has served on national and provincial professional boards where she worked with the Carver Governance Model. Bonnie first came to The Haven as a program participant in 1989, and has completed several programs since. She has encouraged and supported others to be Haven participants, including her grandchildren who have been participants in Kids in The Spotlight since 2010. She is delighted to serve on the Board and participate on a team working to ensure The Haven’s ongoing success for both current and future generations.
Gary Holdgrafer holds a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology and is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta where he engaged in teaching, research and major administrative responsibilities, including being department chair and faculty associative dean. He has been associated with the Haven since 1992 as a program participant, intern, and faculty member, teaching courses with his partner, Mary Holdgrafer. He has served on several boards and advisory committees in the past. Now that he lives on Gabriola Island he intends to recycle as a participant in Haven courses, as it seems he still has much to learn.
Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer holds an undergraduate degree in Home Economics from Pittsburg State University and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Alberta. Following a long career in education she embarked on a second career as an artist, creativity coach and mentor. She has been associated with the Haven since 1992. She received her Diploma in Counselling in 1998. She was instrumental in developing the Artist in Residence program at the Haven. Mary and her husband Gary are active members in their community on Gabriola Island.
Dea Lloyd has been many things: a seller of soap and a vendor of books, a tree planter, a bill collector, a student, a secretary, a traveller, a researcher, a birdwatcher, and most recently a lawyer working in public service. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate in Law. Dea’s experience at The Haven began with her first course in 1999 and continues to this day. It spans workshops led by its founders and early leaders, Ben Wong, Jock McKeen, and Joann Peterson; courses with many capable newer faculty; and exciting non-curriculum programs such as the Inner Activist. Dea is excited to serve on the Board and give back to The Haven, which has been a wellspring of well-being and inspiration over the years.
Annika Raithby studied Child and Youth Care at Vancouver Island University and is currently in the process of completing a Diploma in Counselling at the Haven. She has been attending workshops at The Haven since the age of 6, starting with Kids in the Spotlight and continuing on to Teens Alive. She has completed many of The Haven Core programs and has assisted, facilitated, and designed personal and professional development workshops for all ages, both at The Haven and internationally.

 Annika welcomes the opportunity to be a part of the Board. She is driven to contribute to The Haven after the many years of support she received, and to open up the possibility for others to experience what was, and is, important to her. 

Julian Young PhD has worked as a therapist for over 20 years. He has presented at colleges, universities and conferences on a wide variety of topics within the realm of human sexuality and gender. He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Julian started attending programs and interning at The Haven in 1987. He is delighted to have the opportunity to give back to The Haven by serving on the board.

Friends of the Haven Foundation Board

  • DeWitt (Bud) Baldwin
  • Andrew Bing, Chair
  • Bryan Croeni