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  • "This program is great and well facilitated. I hope that more healthcare leaders can have the opportunity to participate in this kind of program."
  • "This is a good program and especially helpful to have other participants in the same field of work."
  • "I thought Callie did a great job at providing opportunities for everyone in the group to open, honest and to share their valuable experiences with others."
  • "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"
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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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Our team

SafeCare BC Executive

Saleema Dhalla

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.
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SafeCare BC Directors

Ken Donohue

Senior Director, Innovation and Partnerships
Ken joins the SafeCare BC team with an 18-year background in health communications, having worked for large and small organizations. Ken has developed numerous health campaigns and led a team nominated for a BC Health Care Award for developing an online organ donor registry, the first in Canada.
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Anna Richter

Director, Workplace Health and Safety 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.
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Lisa Thibault

Director of Communication
Lisa has worked in healthcare communications for over twenty years, with experience in public relations, employee communications, and digital and web strategy.
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SafeCare BC Specialists

Lysa Aguila

Executive Assistant and Board Secretariat
Before her recent work as Board and Trust Secretariat for employers of the BC waterfront industry, Lysa was involved in administration and IT work in the Philippines. She helped roll out IT projects for companies before transitioning to administration work.
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Namira Alam

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
Namira is a dedicated occupational health and safety professional with a background in human resources management and a graduate of the occupational health and safety program at BCIT. She has gained valuable experience working as an occupational health and safety specialist, showcasing her commitment to ensuring employee well-being and workplace safety. 
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Pavan Bal

Member Services Coordinator
With over 17 years of administrative experience across multiple industries, Pavan has joined SafeCare BC as the new member services coordinator. She values the importance of offering online and in-person learning opportunities to healthcare professionals through SafeCare BC to enhance workplace safety protocols.
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Khalida Braid

Workplace Psychological Health and Safety Coach
Khalida has over six years of experience with mental health, health care and neuropsychotherapy. She is a strong advocate and has worked with start-ups, institutions, health authorities, and non-profit organizations to create robust programs and resources to support the emotional and mental well-being of their staff, employers, and clients.
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Zach Butler

Communications Lead
With a background in customer service, Zach looks forward to helping people by contributing to SafeCare BC’s goals. Zach enjoys playing music, hiking, and tennis in his spare time.
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Jennifer Derksen

Manager, Occupational Health and Safety
Building on her undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba and Occupational Health and Safety certification from BCIT. Jennifer has collected a range of knowledge in various industries, including ten years in the K-12 sector.
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Kajal Hajirakar

Education Lead
With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Commerce and a Masters in Health Leadership and Policy, Kajal is passionate about using education to close the gaps in delivering person-centred care.
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Dan Keen

Multimedia and Content Consultant
Daniel has worked in content creation, marketing, and design since 2013, holding progressively senior roles as a content producer in the music and sports industries.
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Mark Ryan

Manager, Education and Training
Mark completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Education with a minor in Special Education at the University of Alberta before going on to teach almost every subject in grades 7 to 12 before moving to Vancouver in August 2020.
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Ashifa Tharani

Operations Advisor
Ashifa Tharani is an accomplished professional with a diverse background in the aviation industry, education, and talent acquisition. With over a decade of experience in leadership roles at Air Canada and her passion for teaching and community involvement, Ashifa brings a unique blend of expertise and empathy to her current role at SafeCare BC.
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Jaimie Topp

Learning and Development Specialist
After completing her graduate diploma in Instructional Design, Jaimie finished her Masters of Education in 2023. Her background includes 18 years of experience in instruction, adult education, curricula development, and instructional design.
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Carissa Zargar

Communications Specialist
A profound interest in societal welfare steered Carissa towards non-profits and healthcare sectors, where she amassed three years of diverse experience through internships, freelance projects, and contract roles in marketing and communications.
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