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Team Spotlight

Get to know Thérèse

Q: Where do you live? 

A: I live in Parksville, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, including the territories of the Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum people.


Q: What is your position at RCCBC? 

A: Rural Programs’ Liaison for Island Health. 


Q: What does that mean?   

A: My role as the Rural Programs’ Liaison is to improve awareness and utilization of rural program benefits to our rural physicians and to overall enhance rural physician engagement. I am responsible for the Island Health physician count and the NITAOP program.


Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.   

A: Inclusive; supportive; connections.


Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?   

A: I learned about RCCbc when I applied for my position, As a resident of a rural Vancouver Island community, I have a personal connection and insight into some of the unique challenges in rural communities. I’m impressed by the the various programs and projects RCCbc is involved in across BC’s rural communities.


Q: What do you like most about your job?   

A: Working with my provincial Rural Program Liaisons (RPL) and Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) colleagues — there is such a wealth of knowledge to tap into to support my role in assisting our rural physicians.


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

A: Spend time with family, read books, lazy beach days, sew and quilt.


Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?

A: Parksville, just can’t beat living and working here.

Other team members

Tom Skinner

Project Manager

Nicole Hochleitner-Wain

Rural CME Liaison, Interior Region

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