VPSA Engagement Working Group

The Engagement Working Group, including physicians from VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and affiliated community physicians, was established to plan activities that increase physician involvement in the workplace.  Current planning is focused on creating opportunities for improved collaboration among colleagues and connections across disciplines and sites to create a more fulfilling and productive work culture for all.  This includes strengthening relationships with VCH leaders and increasing opportunities for physicians to participate in health authority planning and decision-making activities.

Chair: Dr. Lyne Filiatrault

Members of the Engagement Working Group

Dr. Andrew  Buczkowski, HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery

Dr. Paula Campbell, Psychiatry

Dr. Derek Chang, Community Family Practice

Dr. Marthe Charles, Medical Microbiology

Dr. Peter Choi, Anesthesia

Dr. Marshall Dahl, Endocrinology

Dr. Derry Dance, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, GF Strong

Dr. Diane Fredrickson, Psychiatry

Dr. Carolyn Hall, Community Family Practice

Dr. Kendall Ho, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Emilie Joos, General Surgery and Trauma

Dr. Sunil Kalia, Dermatology

Dr. Faisal Khosa, Radiology

Dr. Chad Kim Sing, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Junella Lee, Community Family Practice

Dr. Noa Mallek, Ophthalmology

Dr. Emily Pang, Radiology

Dr. Ryan Paterson, Urology

Dr. Simon Rabkin, Cardiology

Dr. Christine Singh, Community Family Practice

Dr. Lynn Straatman, Cardiology

Dr. Nicole Todd, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Andrea Townson, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, GF Strong

Dr. Stephen van Gaal, Neurology

Dr. Diane Villanyi, Geriatrics

Dr. Laura Wilson, Neurology

Dr. Sophia Wong, Pathology

Dr. Titus Wong, Medical Microbiology and Infection Control

Dr. Bob Woollard, Community Family Practice

New Members Welcome!

If you are interested in joining the Engagement Working Group please send your name and contact information to:  vpsa.facilityengagement@gmail.com

Support Team:

Johnathan Bryce, Administrative Assistant

Belinda Chen, SSC Facility Engagement Liaison

Svjetlana (Lana) Korch, Doctors of BC Regional Advisor and Advocate

Jennifer Laxamana, Administrative Assistant

Jill Lunde, Communications Lead

Andrew Pinfold, Project Manager

Sarb Tatla-Low, Initiative Manager