You can send a message to the team at: CommunityRCME@RCCbc.ca
Heather is the Provincial Manager, Community RCME. She was born and raised in Prince George and loves Northern British Columbia! Prior to starting with RCCbc, Heather was the Northern Health CME Program Coordinator and provided regional CME supports including: needs assessments, planning and developing local and regional CME activities, communications and accreditation. Heather will provide program implementation and oversight; including design, development of community and provincial reporting, supporting transfers of funds as well as leadership to the RCME coordinators at a local and regional level. Heather will be the liaison between rural physicians, Health Authority representatives, Ministry representatives, the Joint Standing Committee and individuals that are connected to the RCME Community Fund program. Heather can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ian Schokking
Ian is a Prince George full-service Rural FP preceptor involved in office, hospital, residential care, ER, geriatrics, & obstetrics. He is responsible (with Heather Gummow) for the design and implementation of the Community RCME program. Dr. Schokking is passionate about CME: he has been the Prince George CME Coordinator for 17 years and has led NCME (NHA CME) for 8 years. He has participated on the Doctors of BC CPD Nucleus committee last nine years and has been chair for four yrs.
Sylvain is an external consultant to RCCbc. Sylvain is the Coordinator for the Kootenay Boundary region’s community RCME activities and provides support and organizational leadership for RCME activities that are coordinated by the Kootenay-Boundary Division of Family Practice. Since he started, he has engaged with rural GPs and Specialists (including all sites’ CPD Physician Leads) to implement a solid, industry-free infrastructure to support the delivery of quality rural CME. That infrastructure includes logistical pieces such as needs assessments, governance, communications, financing, accreditation and QI, as well as less tangible elements of regional CME planning, multi-site collaboration, and multidisciplinary team building. Sylvain will help communities to define their model for community RCME, deliver capacity-building and training services, and assist communities to transition to the RCME.
Bree Loeffler (née Orser)
Bree is an Administrative Assistant based out of the RCCbc Northern Node at UNBC in Prince George. She visited Prince George from Langley years ago and has never left. Bree is assisting the UBC Dean’s Advisory Council on Rural and Remote Issues, as well as the Community RCME program. Bree oversees the database of contacts and the tracking system for the implementation of Community RCME. In addition to her work at UNBC, Bree is an established wedding, engagement and portrait photographer.
Leslie is the Executive Director, Operations for the RCCbc. She has been in a management role at RCCbc for over six years and has a background in rural health research at UBC. Leslie oversees the implementation of Community RCME and will be the liaison between RCCbc and the implementation team. Leslie will coordinate all involved RCCbc resources, assist with strategy, tactics during the engagement with communities of physician and lead communications with the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues.
Kyle is an external consultant (think: act consulting) to RCCbc. He and Dr. Schokking led the design phase for the Community RCME Program. In past years, Kyle created the model for incorporation of Divisions of Family Practice and led the successful prototype phase of the Provincial Attachment Initiative which led to the A GP for Me initiative. He has also led other projects related to supporting rural physicians and patients for RCCbc and Northern Health.