Our Team

The CIM Team is made up of a dedicated group of Staff, Ambassadors and Volunteers. CIM’s staff team is made up of health care and outdoor professionals with a passion adventure, education, and Type 1 diabetes.

Chloe Vance

Founder

A catalyst and creator, Chloe's passion lies in building resilient communities and guiding people of all ages through the experiential learning process. Be it working to connect and engage young adults with Type 1 diabetes through Connected in Motion, inspiring a local food movement through the creation of school gardens with Alpine Edible Schoolyards or supporting First Nation's students on their educational journeys with the Canadian Rockies Public School Board, Chloe thrives on mobilizing people to tackle big global problems by making small personal changes.
Adventure-seeker and life-long learner, she has circumnavigated the South Island of New Zealand by bicycle, traveled the Yukon by dog sled, and guided expeditions on numerous Arctic and sub-Arctic rivers.
Chloe lives in Canmore, Alberta with her husband Rob and their German Shepherd Chile. When she's not playing in the mountains, experimenting in the kitchen or teaching her dog new tricks, she is the Aboriginal Success Coach for Canmore Collegiate High School.

Jen Hanson

Executive Director

Jen has grown up with Type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed in 1987, she has never let diabetes stop her from pursuing her passion. Jen’s early beginnings as a campfire-loving, bug-catching, mud-puddle-jumping, tree-climbing tot sparked in her a love for the natural world that has been fostered and frown into a full-blown passion for everything outdoors. Jen has degrees in Kinesiology and Education and specializes in Outdoor and Experiential Health education.

Heather Gomez

Community Outreach Coordinator

When Heather was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 16, Connected in Motion was one of the first organizations she was introduced to as a ``new member`` of the diabetes community in Toronto. Soon after, Heather moved to Nova Scotia to attend Acadia University, later graduating with a Kinesiology degree. For the past three years, Heather has been working with a number of diabetes organizations in the community, coordinating programs for youth and adults with T1D. She has also stayed busy teaching all varieties of fitness classes (and has a special love for aquafitness!).

Erin Randall

Slipstream Coordinator

Supporting close family members with T1D for the past 30+ years, Erin has always considered herself an ally to the T1D community. Her strong desire to educate and connect with the T1D community led Erin to work at Camp Huronda for many summers and to pursue a career in nursing. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, as well as being a Certified Diabetes Educator. Not only does Erin work as the Slipstream Coordinator, she also works as a nurse educator at the paediatric diabetes clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital. When Erin is not working you can find her paddling, camping or spending time at the cottage.

Mike Last

Photo wizard + Website Ninja

Mike has been traveling and enjoying the outdoors his whole life. He's traveled through England, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. After finishing a 4 year Managerial and Organizational Studies degree at the University of Western Ontario, Mike moved to Toronto where he is currently working in marketing and photography. He’ll continue to bring Connected In Motion's adventures online. Check out his photo work at www.mikelastphoto.com.

Peter Vooys

Adventure Coordinator

Peter Vooys lives rurally, works remotely and travels historically. He is a graduate of Queen’s University and a member of the College of Teachers. He took his first canoe trip when he was six years old and hasn’t stopped since, to date logging 8000km of paddling and hiking. In 2013, Peter grabbed five other friends and paddled a voyageur canoe from the Rockies to Montreal in 120 days. Peter is sharing his love for the wilderness with Connected in Motion by coordinating CIM's Adventure Series.

Hank De Vos

Film + Media Superstar

When he isn’t day dreaming about ripping down a mountain in knee deep powder, you can find Hank behind a camera. His passion for film and media began when he was a young child– seeing blockbuster films had him hooked. Whether it’s on a mountain, or inside a studio, the need to tell a story through images consumes his time. His love for the outdoors and filmmaking collide head on in his role with Connected in Motion as their video producer.

OUR BOARD

Chris Carmichael

Chair

Chris Carmichael is a Certified General Accountant and the president of CRIS Inc., a company that provides accounting, financial reporting and advisory services to Canadian publicly listed companies. Chris Carmichael is a father of two children and has Type 1 diabetes.

Joanna Nicholson

Director

Joanna joined the CIM board in 2014. Having lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 16 years, an active, healthy lifestyle has always been an important part of her life and she does whatever she can to educate those around her. Joanna loves rock climbing, running, dancing and recreational team sports. Joanna spends her days as the Senior Communications Specialist at Sun Life Financial.

Luke Cameron

Director

Luke joined the CIM board in 2016. After attending Winter Slipstream 2012, Luke has consistently been involved with CIM events, either participating or volunteering. Having T1 since 1990, Luke wants to help CIM reach other T1s that haven't had the opportunity to experience CIM. Luke has worked in the water/wastewater field since 2004.

Don Cameron

Director

Don Cameron is a retired educator having worked over thirty years for the Toronto District School Board as a Secondary Teacher, Secondary Vice Principal, Adult Education Vice Principal, Secondary Principal, and Adult Education Principal.
Don is married with three children (one of whom has Type 1 Diabetes) and one grandchild. He currently lives in Ottawa.

Ian Bulmer

Director

Ian Bulmer joined the CIM Board in 2017 after having an exhilarating team experience on the Gros Morne Adventure Challenge in 2016. Ian is a Toronto Lawyer with a closer family connection to Type 1 diabetes.

CIM STREET TEAM

Our Street Team are the heart of the CIM community. In fact, CIM just wouldn’t be the same without them. Our Street Team are the people in our communities who head out, rep CIM, and are the cool kids who let everyone know how awesome it is to be involved in CIM. Their enthusiasm, commitment, and efforts support the creation, organization, and delivery of quality programs throughout North America. The CIM Street Team helps spread the CIM love and embody the CIM spirit.
  • Amy Burrows  |  Port Bolster, ON
  • Rebecca Fitzgerald |  Ottawa, ON
  • Chris Wilson |  San Diego, CA
  • Alicia de la Rosa  |  Oceanside, CA
  • Blair Ryan  |  Del Mar, CA
  • Gaja Andzel  |  San Diego, CA
  • Cri Picardi  |  San Diego, CA
  • Renee Moreno  |  La Jolla, CA
  • Tammy Hand  |  Bradford, ON
  • Erin Randall  |  Toronto, ON
  • Stephanie Brodie  |  Mississauga, ON
  • Paul Vugtaveen  |  Kalamazoo, MI
  • Lindsey Palar   |  Kalamazoo, MI
  • Vanessa Wong  |  Los Angeles, CA
  • Mike Greene  |  San Diego, CA