Rural areas


The rural areas within the Coastal community of care include the:

  • Central Coast (including Bella Bella, Bella Coola)

  • Sunshine Coast (including Sechelt) and Powell River

  • Sea to Sky corridor (including Pemberton, Squamish, Whistler)

Medical adm​inistration

Find out about the Rural Medical Advisory Committee.​

Bella Bella

Dr. Laurie-Ann Shearer
Medical Director

Coordinator, Physician Services: Cindy Aronson

Bella Coola

Dr. Jeffrey Peimer
Medical Director

Coordinator, Physician Services contact: Cindy Aronson

Pemberton

Dr. James Fuller
Medical Director

Medical Affairs contact: Angela Day

Powell River

Dr. Rachel Bell
Medical Director

Dr. Neha Musini​
Associate Medical Director

Medical Affairs contact: Teresa Shaw

Sech​​elt

Dr. Marius Welgemoed

Medical Director

Dr. Jennifer Baxter​

Associate Medical Director

Medical Affairs contact: Tracey Newcombe

Squami​sh

Dr. Stephen Masselink
Medical Director

Dr. Rua Read
Associate Medical Director

Medical Affairs contact: Angela Day

Whis​tler

Dr. Fern von der Porten
Medical Director

Medical Affairs contact: Angela Day

Geographic info​​rmation

For information about these rural communities, including some facts and photos of the areas, visit the VCH Careers site.​