Welcome & About Us

Welcome to the Pediatric Cancers Survivorship Society of BC!

Our society [PCSSBC] involves survivors of childhood cancer, their parents, brothers, sisters and friends together with health care professionals.

We are creating a supportive community to reach out to childhood cancer survivors and their families.

We hope that you will consider becoming a part of our team.


Committee Members

Carolyn Vacheresse, President and Co-founder

Carolyn has over twenty-five years of business administration and management experience.  She brings a strong business background and leadership role.  She has served on various non-profit organizations during the span of her career.  Her youngest child is an adult childhood cancer survivor.

Wendy Nurcombe, Vice President and Co-founder

Wendy is a practicing RN and has extensive experience in health care and advocacy.  Wendy’s youngest child is a childhood cancer survivor.

Melanie Balletta, Treasurer

Melanie is the Chief Operations Manager at British Hydraulics located in New Westminster, British Columbia.  This is a family business and she is fortunate to work alongside her son who is a childhood cancer survivor.  Her family has supported numerous fundraising events such as Balding for Dollars at BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Centre for Ability.  They support a number of local youth sports groups and enjoy being able to give back to the community.

Marilyn Merritt, Director 

Businesswoman and mother of an adult childhood cancer survivor

Robert J. Baylis, Director

General Practice Attorney

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