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Get to know Paula

Q: Where do you live? 

A: I’m located in Vancouver, on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


Q: What is your position at RCCBC? 

A: I’m a Rural Community Consultant.


Q: What does that mean?   

A: I offer coaching, mentor-ship, guidance to individuals and teams within the RCCbc network to advance capacity and promote learning journeys in areas of rural community engagement and local community development. Primary work is with the CEAP team (Community Engagement Action Plan).


Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.   

A: Compassionate, Innovative, Relationship-based.


Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?   

A: Compassionate and passionate leadership.  I lovethe focus on relationships, rural communities and actions that make a positive difference in people’s lives. These consistent values align with my values.


Q: What do you like most about your job?   

A: I love the people — they are smart, caring, resourceful, innovative, welcoming, curious, bring diverse perspectives together and develop partnerships and collaborations that help improve health of rural people and communities.


Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at / with RCCbc?

A: There are many but the one that stands out was the co-creation of a northern gathering with the northern Divisions of Family Practice , First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health and other community partners and patients where they were able to share, learn and create strategies together. I find that each time I witness and participate in events that RCCbc convenes, I leave feeling proud,connected, hopeful, stimulated from new learning and motivated to help advance rural health.


Q: What hashtags best describe your personality?

A: #postiveperson


Q: What do you like to do on your days off?

A: Spend time with family and friends, cooking, hosting, travelling, walking, biking, swimming, reading in my hammock


Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?

A: Southern Gulf Islands.


Q: What one thing can you not live without?

A: My relationships.


Q: What is the next item on your bucket list?

A: Exploring, walking and biking trips that are not too strenuous and takes you along gourmet eating trails.

Other team members

Tracey DeLeeuw

Project & Research Facilitator

Krystal Wong

Senior Project Coordinator

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