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.