Derek LaCroix QC, DipC practiced law for many years and has been an entrepreneur and a corporate executive. He is the Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC. Since 1987, Derek has made personal development, spiritual growth, and working with others his life focus.
Gerry Owen practiced Labor and Family law as well as Business law in Nanaimo from 1975 until he retired in 2010. In 1991, before he ever enrolled in any courses at The Haven, Gerry attended an evening event on Relationship hosted by Ben and Jock. During that event Ben asked a question that both challenged and inspired Gerry. Ben asked “What if a couple could break up and still value everything that had been good about their relationship?” In practicing Family Law, and in acting as a certified Family Law Mediator, that question inspired Gerry to focus on ways that the…
Jock McKeen MD, LicAc(UK), DLitt, co-founder of The Haven and Faculty Emeritus, is an accomplished presenter and author. Starting out as an emergency physician, he studied acupuncture at the College of Chinese Acupuncture, Oxford, England. After establishing a complementary medical practice in association with Bennet Wong, they collaborated in the development of The Haven. Together they created Come Alive, the Living Alive Phase programs, and a number of other central Haven programs. You can read more about Jock at the Wikipedia entry devoted to him and the work he’s done.
Randy Wong has worked as a counsellor in a community mental health clinic for over 27 years. He has a B.Sc. in computer science and a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Victoria. Randy’s father Ben was one of the founders of The Haven and Randy has had a long association with the organization including working maintenance, as a bartender and server when he was 19 years old, participating and interning in Haven programs in his 20s, and representing the founding family as a Member for Haven Foundation for over a decade. Randy’s daughter has been participating in Kids…