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Leading from the Inside Out
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  • "Working with the other leaders was the most rewarding – to hear other leaders and their struggles and together coming up with self-care strategies to better cope with work-life balance"
Guidelines & Regulations

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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Governance

Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Governance Committee
Finance and Audit Committee
Technical Advisory Committee
Front-line Communications Working Group

Board of Directors

Board Chair

CEO, Founder, and Lead Consultant
Chair
Michele Thomson, Buron Health Michele has been the VP of Operations at Buron Healthcare since January 2020. Throughout her 25-year nursing career, Michele has gained experience and expertise in various practice settings, including ICU, acute care, community nursing, end-of-life care, clinical workforce planning, change management and leadership development.

Board Treasurer

Chief Executive Officer
Secretary/Treasurer | Not-for-Profit Employer Representative
With over 25 years dedicated to senior living healthcare, Kathrin has found her life's passion in the rewarding journey of providing housing and care to older adults. After earning her Chartered Professional Accountant designation and a Master of Arts in Healthcare Leadership focused on person-centred care in long-term care settings, she honed her expertise to serve those in need better. Currently leading The Broadway Group as CEO, Kathrin is committed to fostering a culture of excellence and kindness among our staff and community members.

Professional Representative

Nursing Officer and VP Quality Assurance
Professional [medical/legal] Respresentative, Board Director
Sharon Cook is the Chief Nursing officer & Vice President of Quality Assurance at Park Place. Sharon has over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience in acute care, community care, mental health and substance use, and long-term care services. Sharon is a nurse by profession with a master’s degree in leadership.

Private Employee Representative

CEO, Founder, and Lead Consultant
Chair
Michele Thomson, Buron Health Michele has been the VP of Operations at Buron Healthcare since January 2020. Throughout her 25-year nursing career, Michele has gained experience and expertise in various practice settings, including ICU, acute care, community nursing, end-of-life care, clinical workforce planning, change management and leadership development.

Not-for-profit Employer Representative

Chief Executive Officer
Secretary/Treasurer | Not-for-Profit Employer Representative
With over 25 years dedicated to senior living healthcare, Kathrin has found her life's passion in the rewarding journey of providing housing and care to older adults. After earning her Chartered Professional Accountant designation and a Master of Arts in Healthcare Leadership focused on person-centred care in long-term care settings, she honed her expertise to serve those in need better. Currently leading The Broadway Group as CEO, Kathrin is committed to fostering a culture of excellence and kindness among our staff and community members.

Employee Representatives

Vice-President Health Services
Employee Rep - Union
BCGEU
Mahen has worked as a rehabilitation worker, vocational counsellor and health care worker. He believes that unions have an important role to play in translating the voices of workers into concrete actions that build better, safer working conditions and create a strong work-life balance.
Assistant Secretary-Business Manager
Employee Rep - Union
Hospital Employees' Union

Lynn Bueckert is the Secretary Business Manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) and an occupational health and safety leader. Lynn has been long-time advocate of worker health and wellbeing. Prior to joining the HEU, Lynn was the BC Federation of Labour’s director of occupational health and safety.

Industry Association Representatives

CEO
Hero Homecare
Danny Birch is the co-founder and co-CEO of Hero Home Care. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria, specializing in entrepreneurship. As a serial entrepreneur, Danny has founded and operated businesses in various industries; however, the experience of his 93-year-old grandmother needing care at home ignited his passion for senior care, health and wellness.
Denominational Health Association
Robert Breen, CD, OSJ, MSc, ICD.D. Bob has over 50 years in healthcare leadership including roles as a hospital CEO, a regional Chief Operating Officer, President of western Canada’s largest community clinical laboratory, Chief Project Officer the BC Children’s and Women’s Redevelopment and CEO of a 275-bed faith-based campus of care for seniors.

At-large Directors

Occupational Health and Safety
Vice-Chair
In Noreen’s 20 years’ experience in residential health care, her advocacy of Occupational Health and Safety emerged over the years as she saw firsthand the consequences of staff injuries. Obtaining her Occupational Health and Safety certification from BCIT and becoming a Canadian-certified safety professional, she continued her quest for injury prevention.
Personal Support Worker
Bayshore Home Health
Chief Executive Officer
Beacon Community Services
Tricia's professional background includes more than 20 years of executive and senior leadership positions in the community, employment, and vocational rehabilitation services across Canada.
Healthcare Assistant
Menno Place
Tonya has worked as a healthcare assistant at Menno Hospital for almost 30 years. She has been actively involved in occupational health and safety, Health and Wellness Committees, and as an HEU Shop Steward at her workplace for most of those years.
Vice President, Operations
AgeCare
Dr. Khairun Jivani is a seasoned professional with boundless vision and diverse experience in the Canadian healthcare system. Before joining AgeCare, Dr. Jivani performed senior leadership roles that spanned public, private and non-profit sectors, leading complex operations with strategic, transformative, and service delivery initiatives.

Non-voting Members

Director, Human Resources
Human Resources Services Representative (non-voting)
Loren Tisdelle helps organizations thrive through their most important asset – PEOPLE! He applied for an undergraduate degree in psychology (SFU) with a Global Executive MBA in healthcare and the life sciences (Rotman/UofT) to generate practical and effective business strategies that motivate people, influence decision-making, and change behaviour. Loren is passionate about delivering creative solutions that positively impact workplace culture, safety and performance.
Manager, OHS Consultation & Education Services - Education/Health Care/Social Services
Chief Executive Officer
Terry trained and practiced as a veterinarian and taught animal health technology before entering public life as an elected representative. He served as councillor and then Mayor of the City of Kamloops and then was elected Member of the Legislature for the riding of Kamloops North Thompson in 2009.
Chief Operating Officer
Trillium Communities
A highly inspirational leader in the healthcare field, Kris has held senior management positions with some of Ontario’s leading healthcare providers. An effective communicator, Kris has an innate ability to connect with people from all constituencies with confidence and a natural warmth.
CEO
Saleema is deeply committed to creating safe workplaces, aligning her vision for SafeCare BC with her personal values. With a Master's in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from UBC, she has spearheaded initiatives at provincial and national levels to enhance employee well-being and minimize workplace injuries.

Executive Committee

Chief Executive Officer
Secretary/Treasurer | Not-for-Profit Employer Representative
With over 25 years dedicated to senior living healthcare, Kathrin has found her life's passion in the rewarding journey of providing housing and care to older adults. After earning her Chartered Professional Accountant designation and a Master of Arts in Healthcare Leadership focused on person-centred care in long-term care settings, she honed her expertise to serve those in need better. Currently leading The Broadway Group as CEO, Kathrin is committed to fostering a culture of excellence and kindness among our staff and community members.
Occupational Health and Safety
Vice-Chair
In Noreen’s 20 years’ experience in residential health care, her advocacy of Occupational Health and Safety emerged over the years as she saw firsthand the consequences of staff injuries. Obtaining her Occupational Health and Safety certification from BCIT and becoming a Canadian-certified safety professional, she continued her quest for injury prevention.
CEO, Founder, and Lead Consultant
Chair
Michele Thomson, Buron Health Michele has been the VP of Operations at Buron Healthcare since January 2020. Throughout her 25-year nursing career, Michele has gained experience and expertise in various practice settings, including ICU, acute care, community nursing, end-of-life care, clinical workforce planning, change management and leadership development.

Governance Committee

Occupational Health and Safety
Vice-Chair
In Noreen’s 20 years’ experience in residential health care, her advocacy of Occupational Health and Safety emerged over the years as she saw firsthand the consequences of staff injuries. Obtaining her Occupational Health and Safety certification from BCIT and becoming a Canadian-certified safety professional, she continued her quest for injury prevention.
Nursing Officer and VP Quality Assurance
Professional [medical/legal] Respresentative, Board Director
Sharon Cook is the Chief Nursing officer & Vice President of Quality Assurance at Park Place. Sharon has over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience in acute care, community care, mental health and substance use, and long-term care services. Sharon is a nurse by profession with a master’s degree in leadership.
Assistant Secretary-Business Manager
Employee Rep - Union
Hospital Employees' Union

Lynn Bueckert is the Secretary Business Manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) and an occupational health and safety leader. Lynn has been long-time advocate of worker health and wellbeing. Prior to joining the HEU, Lynn was the BC Federation of Labour’s director of occupational health and safety.

CEO
Saleema is deeply committed to creating safe workplaces, aligning her vision for SafeCare BC with her personal values. With a Master's in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from UBC, she has spearheaded initiatives at provincial and national levels to enhance employee well-being and minimize workplace injuries.

Finance and audit committee

Chief Executive Officer
Secretary/Treasurer | Not-for-Profit Employer Representative
With over 25 years dedicated to senior living healthcare, Kathrin has found her life's passion in the rewarding journey of providing housing and care to older adults. After earning her Chartered Professional Accountant designation and a Master of Arts in Healthcare Leadership focused on person-centred care in long-term care settings, she honed her expertise to serve those in need better. Currently leading The Broadway Group as CEO, Kathrin is committed to fostering a culture of excellence and kindness among our staff and community members.
Chief Executive Officer
Beacon Community Services
Tricia's professional background includes more than 20 years of executive and senior leadership positions in the community, employment, and vocational rehabilitation services across Canada.
Denominational Health Association
Robert Breen, CD, OSJ, MSc, ICD.D. Bob has over 50 years in healthcare leadership including roles as a hospital CEO, a regional Chief Operating Officer, President of western Canada’s largest community clinical laboratory, Chief Project Officer the BC Children’s and Women’s Redevelopment and CEO of a 275-bed faith-based campus of care for seniors.
CEO
Saleema is deeply committed to creating safe workplaces, aligning her vision for SafeCare BC with her personal values. With a Master's in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from UBC, she has spearheaded initiatives at provincial and national levels to enhance employee well-being and minimize workplace injuries.

Technical advisory committee

Long-term Care Representative
Buron Healthcare Ltd.
Union Representative
Hospital Employees' Union
Director, Human Resources
Human Resources Services Representative (non-voting)
Loren Tisdelle helps organizations thrive through their most important asset – PEOPLE! He applied for an undergraduate degree in psychology (SFU) with a Global Executive MBA in healthcare and the life sciences (Rotman/UofT) to generate practical and effective business strategies that motivate people, influence decision-making, and change behaviour. Loren is passionate about delivering creative solutions that positively impact workplace culture, safety and performance.
BC Nurses' Union
WorkSafeBC
BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU)
Hospital Employees Union (HEU)
Comfort Keepers
Sienna Living - Retirement Homes & Long Term Care - Ontario & BC
Director, Workplace Health and Safety Programs, Programs
Anna Richter has more than 20 years of experience as a safety professional. Anna’s first foray into occupational health and safety came many years ago when she was travelling through New Zealand and worked for a safety inspection company as an office manager.
CEO
Saleema is deeply committed to creating safe workplaces, aligning her vision for SafeCare BC with her personal values. With a Master's in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from UBC, she has spearheaded initiatives at provincial and national levels to enhance employee well-being and minimize workplace injuries.

Front-line Communications Working Group

  • Bryan Gay
  • Karen Reeves
  • Tonya Neufeld
  • Lynn Morran
  • Phil LeVesconte
  • Ken Donohue (SafeCare BC)
  • Zach Butler (SafeCare BC)
  • Download the Terms of Reference for the Front-line Communications Working Group
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