Get to know Kim Williams
Q: Where do you live?
A: I live on the ancestral and traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver.
Q: What is your position at RCCbc?
A: My role is Networks Director and I’m also part of the leadership team.
Q: What does that mean?
A: I connect partners and support communities to build relationships across the networks. I’m fortunate to be able to work with teams and providers across the province and facilitate relationships, build and co-create initiatives that help sustain and/or improve access to services for rural people and communities.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: Inclusive, collaborative, kind.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: I was fortunate to be able to join the RCCbc team when funding was approved for Rural Surgical Obstetrical Networks (RSON). This five-year initiative was designed to support safe and appropriate surgery, operative delivery, and maternity care in communities where surgery is done by family physicians with enhanced surgical skills or general surgeons working on their own. I knew RCCbc was the best group of people to jump on board to work with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The opportunity to make positive changes in rural health services and care and to do so while building good relationships with our partners. The relationships are what matter most!
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?
A: At the end of May, we held the RSON year-end virtual gathering. It brought great joy to listen and see the amazing success stories because of our support to rural surgical and maternity programs. Paving the road from vision to reality is possible.
Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?
A: Tofino, which is situated on the traditional territory (Ha-houlthee) of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of the Nuu-chah-nulth Peoples.
Q: What is the next item on your bucket list?
A: Once we’re able to safely travel, I would love to take part in a walking tour in Europe.