Get to know Drew
Q: Where do you live?
A: I live on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nation, in Victoria.
Q: What is your position at RCCBC?
A: My position is Provincial Manager for the RCME Community Program and Rural Program’s Liaison Project.
Q: What does that mean?
A: My role works with two teams, each of which co-reports into Regional Health Authorities. The Rural Program’s Liaison team functions as a liaison between the Ministry of Health, RCCbc, Regional Health Authorities, and other provincial stakeholders to help guide physician access to benefits available for practicing in RSA communities. The RCME Community team works to develop processes, structures and guidelines to assist communities in executing community driven education and access to their funding.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: Innovative, rewarding and collaborative.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: I previously supported Rural Programs and the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues at the Ministry of Health for eight years. Joining RCCbc offered a chance to further my career while continuing to work on improving healthcare accessibility in rural and remote areas, a cause I am passionate about.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The people and the gratification of contributing to rural communities. Everyone collaborates efficiently, and the support has been exceptional thus far.
Q: What has been your proudest moments working with RCCbc?
A: As a new member of the team for nearly 3 months, I haven’t had many “proudest moments” to date. So far, I am most proud of getting the RCME Community Funding request completed on time and community funding amounts approved for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
Q: What do you like to do on your days off?
A: I enjoy playing sports, exploring outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?
A: Youbou is a small community on the north shore of Cowichan Lake where I spend most of my summers, and it is my favorite place in British Columbia.