Heather Gummow - Provincial Manager, RCME Community Program
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 email@example.com
Dr. Ian Schokking - Physician Lead, RCME Community Program
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.
Nicole Hochleitner-Wain - Interior Region
Nicole was brought up in a small rural mountain community in Switzerland. At an early age Nicole learned about the challenges of rural health care as her sister was born with a heart defect.
Her dream to visit BC led her to stay for the past two decades and counting.
Nicole came initially from hotel management but has been working in rural health care for the past 12 years. She held different positions within Interior Health, worked with Rural and Remote Divisions of Family Practice, Doctors of BC as well as the Specialist Services Committee. Nicole worked with rural physicians on a variety of projects to improve the delivery of rural health care and better support rural physicians in their practice.
Nicole lives in Kaslo and is passionate about rural health care and was instrumental in developing, implementing and running various projects to connect rural physicians with specialists at the regional centre and across health authorities. She coordinated various CME training events and assisted rural physicians in furthering their education and training
As the Coordinator for Rural Continued Medical Education for IH, Nicole will be looking after the implementation of the new RCME program for the Interior Health Communities. She will work with communities to develop a model that identifies community RCME needs and assist in creating a plan addressing those needs.
You can reach Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Antoinette Picone - Island Region
Antoinette is the New Coordinator for Rural Continuing Medical Education for Island Health. She grew up in the West Kootenay Region of Trail and eventually made her way to Victoria to study at the University of Victoria. Following graduation she took on a coordinator position in the family practice residency program where she developed her keen interest in medical education. During her time with the program she enjoyed the collaborative aspect of coordinating a variety of educational training activities to support medical learners. In a subsequent role as coordinator, Medical Staff Engagement and Development she supported the professional development of medical staff by coordinating CME activities, advising on accreditation best practices, accrediting leadership development events and departmental conferences, and facilitating financial processes to support the delivery of CME.
As the coordinator for RCME on Vancouver Island, Antoinette will be responsible for the implementation of the new RCME program for Island Health’s rural communities. She will work with rural community physician leads and other stakeholders to develop various tools and strategies to deliver education that will meet the needs of both practitioners and patients. You can reach Antoinette at Antoinette.Picone@viha.ca.
Danielle Richey - Northern Region
Danielle is the New Coordinator for Rural Continuing Medical Education for Northern Health. She grew up in Terrace in the Pacific Northwest. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in International Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia, and a Masters’ in Professional Communication with a focus in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University. She developed her passion for supporting people along their academic journey and enjoyed creating tools and supports for individuals to meet their personal and professional goals through education.
Danielle has been with Northern Health since 2017. She comes to the role with a passion for education and has 11 years’ of experience working in Post-Secondary education focusing on educational advising and development prior to joining Northern Health.
Growing up in rural BC, Danielle is well acquainted with the challenges of living, working and training in the North. Working collaboratively and being innovative have led her to develop a large network of peers in multiple industry to improve delivery and access of information for rural health care.
As the coordinator for RCME in the North, Danielle will be responsible for the implementation of the new RCME program for Northern Health communities. Supporting her love for education planning she will work with communities to develop a model and build policies and process that is reflective of community RCME needs.
You can reach Danielle at Danielle.email@example.com
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