Partners puzzle

Child Health BC is a provincial health improvement network, that brings together health administrators, clinicians, operational and physician leaders and Ministry partners to identify, plan and carry out provincial wide solutions to improve the experience and delivery of health services for the children and youth across BC.


BC Centre for Disease Control

Wendy Machana  
Senior Executive Director

BC Emergency Health Services

Dr. Michael Christian 
Chief Medical Officer

BC Pediatric Society

Dr. Brian Evoy
Executive Director

Dr. Odion Kalaci

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BC Principals' & Vice Principals' Association

Brian Leonard 

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Child and Family Research Institute

Quynh Doan 
Interim Executive Director & Associate Dean for Research
Faculty of Medicine, UBC

First Nations Health

Emma Lee
Senior Policy Analyst
Policy, Planning & Quality

Dr. Unjali Malhotra
Medical Director
Women's Health

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Fraser Health

Janet Murphy
Director, Clinical Operations 
Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth Program

Esther Pang-Wang 
Director, Clinical Program & Operations (Comm & Hospital)

Dr. Michael Smith
Regional Department Head, Pediatrics
Program Medical Director, Child & Youth

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Interior Health

Julie McRae 
Director Maternal Newborn
Child & Youth Network

Dr. Trent Smith 
Pediatric Medical Lead

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Island Health

Gillian Kozinka 
Executive Director
Acute Care Services

Dr. Gustavo Pelligra 
Medical Director, Pediatrics

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Ministry of Children and Family Development

Emily Horton
Executive Director 
Child & Youth Mental Health Policy

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Ministry of Education

Dr. Christie Docking 
Family Physician Practicing in Maple Ridge

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Ministry of Health

Dr. Bonnie Henry 
Provincial Health Officer
Office of the PHO

Dr. Deena Hinshaw
Deputy Provincial Health Officer
Office of the PHO

Shana Ooms
Executive Director
Primary Care Policy

Rachel Yeung Thompson
Acting Director
Women's and Maternal Health

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Ministry of Health, Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use 

Naomi North 
Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use

Ministry of Health, Health Services Division

Amie Mazza 
Provincial Services Branch                               
Hospital and Provincial Health Services Division

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions 

Kristina Ponce  
Senior Director
Child and Youth Partnerships and Planning Strategic Policy and Planning Branch

Northern Health

Dr. Matthew Burkey 
Medical Lead
Child and Youth Mental Health Program

Dr. Kirsten Miller
Medical Lead
Child & Youth Health Program

Chantelle Wilson
Exective Lead
Child & Youth Health Prg, Program-Child Health 

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BC Centre for Disease Control

Geoff Mckee 
Medical Director
Population Health Promotion

Wendy Machana 
Senior Executive Director, Operations 

BC Children's Hospital

Sarah Bell
Chief Operating Officer
BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Jana Davidson
Chief Medical Officer
BC Children’s Hospital

Trish Page 
Executive Director
Clinical Operations

Sharlynne Burke
Interim Executive Director, CYMH
BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Erik Skarsgard
BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Roberto Sassi 
BC Children’s Hospital

Perinatal Services BC

Robert Finch 
Provincial Executive Director

PHSA – Executive Leadership Team

Kendra McPherson 
VP, Clinical Improvement & Transformation
Executive Leadership

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Sunny Hill Health Centre, BCCH | UBC

Dr. Ram Mishaal 
Developmental Pediatrician
Medical Director, Neuromotor Program

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Dr. Steven Miller 
Chief Pediatric Medicine
BC Children's Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre

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Society of General Practitioners of BC

Dr. Liz Zubek 
Family Physician Practicing in Maple Ridge

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Vancouver Coastal Health

Dr. Erik Swartz
Regional Maternal Child Program Medical Director

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Child Health BC

Jennifer Scarr
Executive Director
Steering Committee Chair

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