Get to know Nicole Baker
Q: Where do you live?
A: The unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking Peoples, also known as Victoria.
Q: What is your position at RCCBC?
A: I’m the Rural Programs Liaison for the Island Region.
Q: What does that mean?
A: I support rural physicians as they navigate benefits and programs that are available for rural communities, working in collaboration with the health authority, communities and the Ministry of Health.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: Passionate, engaged, progressive.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: There are so many reasons! I’ve always been passionate about healthcare, though knew frontline care wasn’t for me. After working as a unit clerk and seeing how I could make the lives of others easier, I knew that’s what I wanted to do long-term. RCCbc came in just as I was looking to grow and offer more support, and I’m excited to see what’s next.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the people/team at RCCbc. I truly appreciate feeling like I’m helping make a difference for our physicians. Physicians work so hard to provide excellent care and making their lives even just a bit easier is part of what gets me excited about my work.
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?
A: I attended my first BC Rural Health Conference this past month and supported the Childcare team. On the last day, one of the physicians mentioned that the access to childcare made attendance possible for them, and it was so encouraging to know that even in those details, RCCbc is striving to support physicians.
Q: What do you like to do on your days off?
A: I like to read, make music, sew, or have a local beer at one of the phenomenal craft breweries around town.
Q: What one thing we might be surprised to learn about you?
A: I’m a bit of a self-proclaimed nerd; I play some video games and I run my current game of Dungeons and Dragons. Auta i lómë! Aurë entuluva!