Team DABC

Justina Loh, Executive Director, Disability Alliance BC (DABC)

Before taking on this role in September 2018, Justina was the Director of Operations and Administration at DABC. Prior to joining DABC, Justina spent the last 7 years supporting marginalized communities in Latin America, working in international development and social entrepreneurship. She has worked as a consultant for non-profit organizations and social projects, specializing in grassroots community development and bringing years of experience facilitating value exchange programs in South America for university & professional consultants. Justina holds a degree in International Development from the University of Toronto and is passionate about creating long-lasting change for vulnerable populations.

As the Executive Director: Operations at DABC, Justina supports the disability community through direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, and research. She is currently part of the Right Fit Steering Committee, HandyDart Users' Advisory Committee (HDUAC), Transit Police Chief’s Community Council (TPCCC), RDSP Action Group, Active transportation - External Stakeholders, ICBC: Disability Advisory Advocacy Group (DAAG), ICBC: Injury Design Panel, Poverty Action Advisory Committee of City of Vancouver, BC Parks Accessibility Committee, and Climate & Equity Working Group of City of Vancouver.

Isabelle Groc, Right Fit Coordinator (DABC)

Isabelle is an award-winning writer, conservation photographer, documentary filmmaker, and children’s book author. She is an experienced communications and outreach engagement professional and has led numerous storytelling-driven public campaigns to create impact and raise awareness on behalf of various non-profit organizations. Isabelle is passionate about creating content and campaigns that inspire community-driven, long-lasting change for vulnerable populations and for wildlife at risk. She has worked with women experiencing violence, vulnerable elders, and youth with learning disabilities.

Isabelle holds a diploma of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and master’s degrees in journalism from Columbia University and urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she specialized in community development in disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods.

Contact Isabelle: rightfit@disabilityalliancebc.org

She grew up in France and now lives in Vancouver. She is a fellow of the Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Societies of Canada and the UK.

Jackie Nicklin, Right Fit Accessible Housing Coordinator (DABC)

Jackie is originally from Wales in the UK ( and can speak in Welsh at a push, but we don’t know what’s she’s saying so we have to take her word for it!)

She has lived in Vancouver for 8 years with her family, Previous to Vancouver she lived in the Middle East, Holland and Australia. During her time in Vancouver, she has worked for a non profit housing provider in the downtown east side as a tenant support worker and a project coordinator for a local construction company. She attained a certificate in community counselling at VCC and is still an active fundraiser for homeless charities. Hobbies include travel and cold water swimming.

Contact Jackie: jackie@disabilityalliancebc.org