Dr. Jeanette Boyd - President
Dr. Jeanette Boyd is proud to call herself a rural generalist, providing full-service family practice, including maternity care, to the community of Nelson. A BCCFP Director for seven years, she also has roles with the the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, the GPSC Maternity Working Group, Perinatal Services BC, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She believes in the importance of developing relationships, ensuring consistency, and building consensus to bring about meaningful change. As the Vice-President of the BCCFP, she gained gaining experience in nurturing relationships and consensus building with provincial and national health organizations. Going forward, she sees the College’s potential as a catalyst for change in primary care, and she is inspired by our bold new vision: Healthy People. Thriving Communities. Inspired Family Physicians.
Dr. Anthon Meyer - Vice-President
Dr. Anthon Meyer practices in Fort St. James. During his career, he has focused on impacting local, regional and multi-provincial health service delivery. This has included developing stakeholder relations with government, health authority, professional and academic organizations in BC, as well as with First Nations across Canada. He has a special interest in innovation through the redirection of existing capital funds in restructuring health care models.
Dr. David May - Secretary
Dr. David May has been a family physician in rural BC for more than 20 years. He is a director of the Powell River Division of Family Practice and the clinical lead in the Shared Care Committee of the Powell River palliative care initiative. He also serves on the Doctors of BC geriatrics and palliative care committees, and represents physicians on the local nurse practitioner integration working group. During two decades of practice, Dr. May has learned the value of a cooperative approach to getting results. He joined the BCCFP Board in 2016, and hopes to be able to develop further cooperation between doctors, other health care providers, the public and government.
Dr. Terri Aldred
Dr. Terri Aldred is engaged in full-scope outpatient primary care with Indigenous communities and inner-city youth. A member of the Tl’Azt’En Nation, her special interests are Indigenous, women’s and adolescent health.She is a family physician for the Carrier Sekani First Nations communities in North Central BC, the Medical Director for the Prince George Foundry Clinic, and the Indigenous Lead for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC. As well as provincial health services delivery, Dr. Aldred is committed to professional leadership in post-graduate medical education, currently serving as Site Director for UBC’s Indigenous Family Medicine Program. Dr. Aldred brings strong advocacy skills and a commitment to social justice to her role on the BCCFP Board. She also offers expertise in Indigenous health, physician health and addressing the social determinants of health.
Dr. Brenda Hardie
Dr. Brenda Hardie is the Medical Director and a co-owner of a large practice in Vancouver. Her team includes family physicians, nurse practitioners and a nutritionist. Before moving to BC, she spent more than 19 years working in rural Northern Ontario. Dr. Hardie brings a wide experience of practice, leadership and teaching to the BCCFP Board. This includes clinical practice and leadership roles in Ontario, as well as leadership experience in both the UBC family medicine residency program and in faculty development. She has also served as a family medicine preceptor since 1993. Over the years, she has developed an understanding of systems-thinking and good governance. Above all, she enjoys being a problem-solver. As a BCCFP board member, Dr. Hardie hopes to bring her passion for evidence-informed and collaborative care built on respectful relationships and social justice.
Dr. Brenda Huff
Dr. Brenda Huff has more than 15 years’ experience in rural family medicine practice, and currently has a family practice in Stewart. She is a clinical instructor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and a board member of the Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice. As a member of the CPD core group for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, she has collaborated in developing and implementing continuing education opportunities for BC family physicians. New to the BCCFP Board in 2016, she looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience in rural medicine, continuing medical education and administration.
Dr. Paul Mackey
Dr. Mackey is an Australian who has practiced as a rural generalist in northern BC for over20 years. He recently relocated to Kamloops and will be doing rural locums in general practice and anesthesia. In 2014 he received a Rural Coordination Centre of BC Rural Physician Mentorship Award and in 2013 a College of Family Physicians of Canada’s 2013 Award of Excellence for contributions to rural family medicine. For my role in teaching chronic disease modules around the province, he received a Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit in 2011. Having worked in Australia, the UK, and Canada, he has a broad view of publicly funded health care and experience on various boards gives him insight into a range of perspectives of family practice physicians as well as other healthcare providers. He has demonstrated strong advocacy for family practice and provided close mentorship for students and residents and education to fellow physicians.
Dr. Lilah Rossi
Dr. Lilah Rossi is an urban family physician working in Vancouver. Since 1998, she has provided a full-service practice, including obstetrics. She is also involved in teaching residents and medical students in her own office, at the UBC Family Practice Clinic and BC Women’s Hospital. Dr. Rossi sits on the Family Practice Executive Committee at BC Women’s, contributing to discussions about the needs of the department and advocating for members. She has also served on the board of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice and as the Doctors of BC representative on the UBC Faculty of Medicine admissions committee. Joining the BCCFP Board in 2016, she looks forward to advocating for frontline family physicians.
Dr. Christine Singh
Dr. Christine Singh is a community family physician with more than 10 years’ experience. Her practice has been primarily focused on Vancouver’s inner city. Dr. Singh has experience working with marginalized populations, including aboriginal people, high-risk youth and patients with concurrent disorders. She enjoys working within an interdisciplinary team, and has frequent contact with learners. Dr. Singh also has a special interest in the wellness of physicians and learners, and actively engages in measures to promote resilience, interconnection and thriving. New to the BCCFP Board in 2016, Dr. Singh brings communication skills and perspective gained from her career experience.
Dr. Justine Spencer
Dr. Justine Spencer is a full-service family physician practising in East Vancouver, including low-risk obstetrics at BC Women’s hospital. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she completed both medical school and family medicine residency at UBC. Now in her second year of practice, she has a passion for obstetrics, perinatal addictions, family planning, primary care reform, and leadership in medicine.
In her final year of family practice residency, she served as the chief-resident for the UBC family medicine program. In her first year of practice she was, and continues to be, BC’s representative for the CFPC’s First Five Years of Practice Committee.
Dr. Spencer brings the perspective of a recent graduate to the BCCFP Board, and she will focus on ensuring that the Chapter remains connected to the needs of medical students, family medicine residents, and family physicians in their first five years of practice.
Dr. Nardia Strydom
Dr. Nardia Strydom has been a full-service family physician in BC for 25 years, joining the BCCFP Board in 2016. As head of Providence Health Care’s Department of Family & Community Medicine, she has gained experience and knowledge of working with health authorities and family practice residency programs. She has a special interest in quality improvement, and how this can be integrated into the practices of family physicians. Professionally and personally, she values optimism, relationships and excellence. During this time of change for family medicine, Dr. Strydom is excited about the possibilities for improving the system for health care providers and patients.
Dr. Maryam Zeineddin
Dr. Zeineddin is a UBC trained family physician who took over a practice the day she graduated from residency in 2005. Her journey in family practice has included being a full service family physician with a group medical practice owner and faculty and clinical instructor for family practice residents. She teaches residents including office management to give future physicians tools to build their own practice. She believes in universal health care and preventative health measures which triggered starting a preventative health movement/not for profit called Zilihealth.