Get to know Arianna Hogan
Q: Where do you live?
A: Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.
Q: What is your position at RCCbc?
A: I’m an executive administrative assistant.
Q: What does that mean?
A: I provide day-to-day support to Dr. John Pawlovich in his roles as the Virtual Care Lead at RCCbc, Chair in Rural Health at the University of British Columbia, and Medical Director at Carrier Sekani Family Services. My day involves coordinating appointments, drafting reports and presentations, and preparing minutes and meeting notes. To put it plainly, my job is to help John so that he can plan his next goals and ambitions without having to worry about logistics.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: Compassionate, dedicated, humanizing.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: Working towards a cause I can feel good about with a network that wants to make positive change in the rural communities they engage with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The staff. The people here dedicate their time to knowing one another as people and nurture a culture of being open and honest, where appropriate.
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?
A: Realizing that this is a place that I’m proud to be part of, from the work I contribute towards. Most of my previous jobs have been for large corporate entities that valued profit.
Q: Where’s your favorite place in BC?
A: Ucluelet. I love the western coast and could spend hours looking at wildlife in tide pools.
Q: What’s one thing about you we might be surprised to learn?
A: I regularly enjoy going on solo camping trips for two to three days, with no agenda or reservations.