Rosemary Graham, President
Rosemary Graham is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a family practice at a Community Health Center where she manages her patients as part of a multidisciplinary health team. Rosemary came to BC from the Yukon Territory in 2004 as a consultant to VCHA developing the role of the NP in urban primary care. She co-authored the Standards of Practice for Community Health Nurses in Canada and was on the advisory board of the Canadian Nurse Practitioner initiative. Rosemary has a keen interest in developing the collaborative role of the NP in British Columbia and brings a commitment to advanced practice nursing and practical experience to her new role as President of BCNPA.
Stan Marchuk (President elect)
Stan is a Family Nurse Practitioner and is working with patients with end stage renal disease in the area of hemodialysis. His work involves complex care management of patients and families. He is part of interdisciplinary team that strives to provide excellence in patient care. Stan obtained a diploma in nursing from Okanagan College in 1994, a bachelors degree from University of Victoria 1997 and masters degree with family nurse practitioner specialization from University of Victoria in 2009.
In his career he has worked in a vast array in clinical areas (Critical Care, Cardiology, Surgery, Primary Care, Orthopedics and Nephrology) He obtained specialized nephrology training and certification and has worked with this population for a good majority of his career. Stan has also worked in leadership and management roles where he was responsible for system utilization and management and strategic information development. He also is adjunct faculty with the University of Victoria School of Nursing. His interests are in health promotion and informatics and political action, especially as it relates to the role of advanced practice nurse integration and utilization in the Canadian healthcare system.
Lorine Scott, Past President
Lorine is a Family Nurse Practitioner, currently delivering primary health care services to some of the hardest to reach children and their family’s in Vancouver’s inner city neighbourhoods. Graduating from the University of Victoria in 2005 with a Masters in Nursing she licenced as a Nurse Practitioner (Family) in 2006. Lorine has been active in the field of childrens’ health for over 30 years, with expertise in pediatric oncology and children with craniofacial birth defects. Health care leadership positions have included employment as Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Services at BCCH and as the clinical lead of an interdisciplinary subspeciality team in craniofacial care. She has been active in providing policy input in the area of childrens health both provincially and nationally and is adjunct faculty at the University of British Columbia, School of Nursing. Lorine has served on the BCNPA executive team since 2006, as a past president and more recently as the Web Operations Team Coordinator. She resides in Vancouver, and enjoys the antics of her children, stepchildren and her grandchildren on a regular basis. On becoming the BCNPA president for the second time, she states “I am passionate about the very valuable role that nursing and especially nurse practitioners bring to the health care system, and most importantly to our patients. Our unique blend of medicine and nursing is an innovative, cost effective and very effective role that will improve access to care and health outcomes for British Columbians”.
Mark Schultz (Treasurer)
Mark works with the orthopedic reconstruction team at UBC hospital, managing postoperative patients. He met a nurse practitioner for the first time in 1988 in a remote village just a little north of the Aleutian chain in Alaska, found himself called to the work, and so started his educational journey. Mark received his BSN from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and his MN-NP at University of British Columbia Vancouver. He is licensed in British Columbia, Washington and Alaska as an NP, and enjoys the perspective that working in different healthcare systems brings.
Having lived remotely for many years, Mark enjoys the metropolitan experiences Vancouver provides, but also enjoy the chance to get back out to the bush, most recently for a six week locum in Klawock Alaska. He joined the BCNPA as a student and have remained active since.
Fiona Hutchison (Secretary)
Fiona has a BScN from the University of Victoria and worked for 20 years as an RN in varied Internal Medicine settings and Nephrology. In 2002 she obtained a Masters of Health Promotion from the University of Alberta and completed her Nurse Practitioner training at the University of Northern BC in 2008.
Her career as an NP includes 3 years as a Primary Care NP serving a marginalized population and strongly believes Nurse Practitioners can make a significant difference in the health all British Columbians, in particular those who often are most challenged in accessing health care. She has taught in NP programs at UVic and UBC, and has a keen interest in NP education. Currently, she holds an NP position in Cardiology in Surrey, BC.
Fiona has been involved with the NP initiative in BC since 2003 and was involved with BCIT’s NP program development and the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Initiative. She has also been involved with BCNPA for several years in many capacities and has served as Co-Chair of the Conference committee and Chair of the Communications Committee. She is very interested in communications and raising public awareness about NPs and looks forward to working with the BCNPA executive to move NPs forward in BC.
Wendy Bowles (Regional Representative- Vancouver Urban)
Wendy is a Nurse Practitioner currently working in Cardiac Surgery and with a more than twenty year history in Vascular, wound care and cardiovascular areas. She has also branched out to the community and the north on occasion and also worked in the correctional system to which she attributes much of her lived learned experience.
All her experiences have added to her diverse perspectives on the health care system, it strains and its benefits. She also has been doing the BCNPA newsletter as co editor with Gwyn McIntosh as well as editor for the BC lymphedema society and remains a current member of several professional organizations.
Carrie Murphy (Regional Representative- Fraser Health Region)
Carrie is a Family Nurse Practitioner and member of an interdisciplinary team in a full service family practice in Langley, BC. Her clincal focus is Seniors health including frail seniors living in residential care facilities. She has 20 years of experience in older adult health in various clinical and management roles but finds the NP role the most rewarding of all.
Ginny Burns (Regional Representative – Northern Health Region)
Zac Matieschyn (Regional Representative – BC Interior Health Region)
Coleen Heenan (Regional Representative – Vancouver Island
Coleen completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Portland, Oregon and her post master’s NP certificate at BCIT. Coleen’s current practice is as an NP (Adult) in a Seniors Health Outpatient Clinic in Victoria (VIHA). She taught for 10 years for the University of Victoria, School of Nursing, most recently within the Nurse Practitioner Program, and is currently adjusting to being employed in one role, that of Nurse Practitioner.
Alicia Davey (Student Rep)