The Board

The role of the Board is to oversee the activities and internal affairs of the Association and set its strategic direction and policies. The Board is comprised of our President and President-Elect, both of whom are elected by the membership, along with seven Directors-at-Large who are nominated by the membership and elected by the Representative Assembly.

To connect with the Board of Directors, e-mail our President, Dr Kathleen Ross, at president@doctorsofbc.ca or our Chair, Dr Jeff Dresselhuis, at ChairOfBoardOfDirectors@doctorsofbc.ca

For additional information on our Board, please contact Christine Donnelly at: cdonnelly@doctorsofbc.ca.

Board Members

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Dr Kathleen Ross
President
 
Vacant
Dr Matthew Chow
President-Elect
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Dr Jeff Dresselhuis
Board Chair
Vacant
Dr Adam Thompson
Director-at-Large General Practice
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Dr Lawrence Welsh
Director-at-Large General Practice
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Dr Lloyd Oppel
Director-at-Large Specialist
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Dr Barb Blumenauer
Director-at-Large Specialist
 
Vacant
Vacant
Director-at-Large Specialist
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Dr Andrew Yu
Director-at-Large
1 year Specialist

 

The Representative Assembly

The role of the Representative Assembly is that of an influential body that represents members' interests, provides a forum for members to come together to discuss issues of importance to the profession, and offers guidance to the Board. It includes a diverse representation of family physicians and specialists, those practicing in rural and urban communities, and those in all stages of their medical careers. The Representative Assembly is comprised of 106 voting members, some of whom are elected by the membership and others who are appointed by a Section or representative organization.

For additional information on our Representative Assembly, please contact Clare O'Callaghan at cocallaghan@doctorsofbc.ca.

Board Delegates

Speaker

Dr Michael Golbey

Deputy Speaker

Dr Alan Gow

Past President

Dr Eric Cadesky

Districts

Lower Island (District 1)

Dr Osmaan Sheikh
General Practice
 
Dr Elizabeth Swiggum
Specialist

Upper Island (District 2)

Dr Kevin Martin
General Practice
 
Vacant
Specialist

Vancouver/Richmond (District 3)

Vacant
General Practice
 
Dr Geoffrey Ainsworth
Specialist

North/West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, Bella Coola Valley Central Coast & Powell River (District 4)

Vacant
General Practice
 
Dr Warda Toma
Specialist

North of the Fraser River (District 5)

Dr Ken Burns
General Practice
 
Vacant
Specialist

South of the Fraser River (District 6)

Dr Sanjay Khandelwal
General Practice
 
Dr Gregory Deans
Specialist

Okanagan Thompson (District 7)

Dr Cheryl Hume
General Practice
 
Dr Elizabeth Parfitt
Specialist

East / West Kootenays (District 8)

Dr Jessica Chiles
General Practice
 
Dr Samantha Segal
Specialist

Skeena (District 9)

Dr Sandra Vestvik
General Practice
 
Dr Jannie du Plessis
Specialist

Cariboo / Peace River (District 10)

Dr Ian Schokking
General Practice
 
Dr Jacqueline Pettersen
Specialist

Rural

Dr Stephanie Cameron
General Practice
 
Dr Brenda Huff
General Practice
 
Vacant
Specialist
 
Dr Ricardo Velazquez
Specialist

First Nations

Vacant
General Practice
 
Dr Shannon McDonald
Specialist

Medical Sections

Allergy & Immunology

Vacant
Specialist

Cardiology

Dr Victor Huckell
Specialist

Dermatology

Vacant
Specialist

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Vacant
Specialist

Gastroenterology

Dr Nazira Chatur
Specialist

Geriatric Medicine

Dr Scott Comeau
Specialist

Hematology& Oncology

Dr John Yun
Specialist

Infectious Disease

Dr Dwight Ferris
Specialist

General Internal Medicine

Dr Michael O'Brien
Specialist

Lab Medicine (BCALP)

Dr Marc Romney
Specialist

Nephrology

Vacant
Specialist

Neurology

Dr John Falconer
Specialist

Nuclear Medicine

Vacant
Specialist

Pain Medicine

Vacant
Specialist

Palliative Care

Vacant
Specialist

Pediatrics

Vacant
Specialist

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr Elliott Weiss
Specialist

Psychiatry (BCPA)

Vacant
Specialist

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Physicians

Dr Jason Wong
Specialist

Respiratory Medicine

Dr Francis Ervin
Specialist

Rheumatology

Dr Jason Kur
Specialist

Radiology

Dr William Siu
Specialist

Surgical Sections

Anesthesia

Vacant
Specialist

Cardiac Surgery

Dr Jamil Bashir
Specialist

Chest Surgery

Dr Alex Lee
Specialist

Critical Care

Dr Fareen Din
Specialist

Emergency Medicine

Vacant
Specialist

General Surgery

Vacant
Specialist

Neurosurgery

Dr Chris Honey
Specialist

OBGYN

Vacant
Specialist

Ophthalmology

Dr Steve Levasseur
Specialis

Orthopaedics

Dr Stephen Burnett
Specialist

Otorhinolaryngology

Dr Shahin Nabi
Specialist

Plastic Surgery

Vacant
Specialist

Urology

Dr Ryan Paterson
Specialist

Vascular Surgery

Dr Greg Lewis
Specialist

Other Sections

Clinical Faculty

Dr David Wensley
Mixed

Sports/Exercise Medicine

Vacant
General Practice

Hospital Medicine

Dr Kieran Nair
General Practice

Surgical Assists

Dr Dauna Cutforth
Mixed

Section of General Practice

General SGP Appointee

Dr Jaron Easterbrook
General Practice

District 1

Dr Steve Goodchild
General Practice
Dr Azaria Marthyman
General Practice
Dr David Harrison
General Practice

District 2

Dr Ryan McCallum
General Practice
Dr Charuka Maheswaran
General Practice
Dr Melissa Oberholster
General Practice

District 3

Dr Cheryl Nagle
General Practice
Dr Shamim Jetha
General Practice
Dr Ashnoor Nagji
General Practice
 
Dr Jessica Chan
General Practice

District 4

Dr Karen Forgie
General Practice
Dr Lisa Gaede
General Practice
Dr Emma Galloway
General Practice

District 5

Dr Hyman Fox
General Practice
Dr Charlene Lui
General Practice
Dr Namrata Jhamb
General Practice

District 6

Dr Steven Larigakis
General Practice
Dr Mitchell Fagan
General Practice
Dr Charlotte Gill
General Practice

District 7

Dr Shirley Sze
General Practice
Vacant
General Practice
Dr Harpreet Kelly
General Practice

District 8

Kathryn Buddo
General Practice
Dr Brian Moulson
General Practice
Dr Meghan Guy
General Practice

District 9

Dr Gillaume Coetzee
General Practice
Dr George Watson
General Practice
Dr Onuora Odoh
General Practice

District 10

Dr Phil Asquith
General Practice
Dr William Watt
General Practice
Dr Susan Butow
General Practice

Family Practice Residents

Dr Prasenjit Das
General Practice
Dr Kristen Desjardine-Lorimer
General Practice

Other Appointments

Society of General Practice

Dr Ramneek Dosanjh
General Practice

Specialists of BC

Dr Tommy Gerschman
Specialist

Medical Undergraduate Society

Mr Devon Mitchell
 

Resident Doctors of BC

Dr Nicolas Monfries
 

Canadian Medical Association

Dr Charles Webb
General Practice