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Team Spotlight

Get to know Tom Skinner

Q: Where do you live? 

A: I am fortunate to live in Vancouver, which is on the ancestral, and traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, TsleilWaututh Nations.

 

Q: What is your position at RCCBC? 

A: Project Manager.  

 

Q: What does that mean?   

A: My day involves supporting teams around the province in sustaining small-volume surgical and obstetrical programs. What does that really mean? Lots of Zoom meetings, data, and brainstorming! 

 

Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.   

A: Passion, determination, creativity.

 

Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?   

A: I’m driven to improve access to care for people around the province!

 

Q: What do you like most about your job?   

A: Working with a team of such amazing people, both directly with the staff at RCCbc, our partners, and the providers around the province.  

 

Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?   

A: When the pandemic hit, it was amazing to see the entire RCCbc team and a huge number of rural providers come together to launch Real-Time Virtual Support pathways throughout 2020.  

 

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

A: I like to ride my bike in the forest.

 

Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia? 

A: Cumberland, BC. Which is on the land of the K’omoks First Nation.

 

Q: What’s the next item on your bucket list?  

A: I’m hoping to, one day, cycle to each Rural Surgical and Obstetrical Networks (RSON) community. So far, I’m at four of 10 communities!

Other team members

Arianna Hogan

Executive Administrative Assistant

Dr. Brenda Huff

Co-Lead, BC Rural Health Conference | Co-Lead, Network of Rural Divisions

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