• Dr. Justine Spencer – President

    Dr. Justine Spencer – President

    (term ending 2023) Dr. Justine Spencer is a full-service family physician practising in East Vancouver (Coast Salish territories), including maternity care. She completed both medical school and family medicine residency at UBC.

    In her final year of family practice residency, she served as the chief-resident (now called Lead Resident). Following this, she was BC’s representative for the CFPC’s First Five Years of Practice Committee. She been a part of the BCCFP for the past 6 years, first as Resident Representative, then as First Five Years of Practice Representative, then as an elected board member.

    Dr Spencer is passionate about family medicine and the work that the BCCFP is doing to move family medicine forward.  As President she will lend her voice as an early career physician to ensure that family doctors from all stages of their careers are supported and that advocacy for family medicine continues.

  • Dr. Vincent Wong – Vice President

    Dr. Vincent Wong – Vice President

    (term ending 2023) Dr. Vincent Wong is a family physician practicing in the Lower Mainland and is passionate about medical education, health systems, and interprofessional collaboration.

    He completed his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Doctor of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, and Master of Health Administration degrees at UBC, and is working towards a Master of Health Professions Education through Maastricht University.  He regularly precepts residents and medical students at the UBC Health Clinic and is currently serving as both the Assessment Co-Lead (Portfolio Director) for the UBC Family Practice Residency program and the Co-Site Director for the Vancouver-Fraser site of the program.

    As a BCCFP Board Member, Dr. Wong hopes to support colleagues to recognize and demonstrate the value of family medicine in their work to allow for greater sustainability and efficiency in their own practices, as well as in the health care system.

  • Dr. Katherine Bell – Treasurer

    Dr. Katherine Bell – Treasurer

    (term ending 2025) Dr. Katherine Bell is a family physician with a full-time locum practice on Vancouver Island and a special interest in palliative care and research.

    She previously practiced on Prince Edward Island, where she was recognized for her advocacy work and served as a former executive member of the PEI provincial CFPC chapter.

    Dr. Bell brings experience in working with provincial governments and health authorities in advocacy and policy development roles. Elected to the BCCFP Board in 2019, Dr. Bell brings the perspective of a full-time locum and she is looking forward continuing her work with the BCCFP to uphold and promote family medicine and its core values.

  • Dr. Marjorie Docherty – Secretary

    Dr. Marjorie Docherty – Secretary

    (term ending 2025) Dr. Marjorie Docherty started her career as a full service family physician in Slave Lake, Alberta serving remote communities covering everything from Medivacs to the occasional veterinary medicine!

    She began practicing in Kelowna, BC in 1988 working as a full-service family physician, having only recently given up her Obstetrics practice. Dr. Docherty is a clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UBC and lead faculty at the Southern Medical Program in Kelowna for years 1-3 family medicine students.

    She loves to support rural preceptors and facilitates the education of students in smaller communities; demonstrating the benefits of a career in family medicine.

    Dr. Doherty is passionate about physician health and mental health and has received several awards including the Dr. David M. Bachop Gold Medal for distinguished medical service from Doctors of BC. She has served as President for the CPSBC and is also past President of the BCCFP.

  • Dr. David May – Past President

    Dr. David May – Past President

    (term ending 2023) Dr. David May has been a family physician in rural BC for more than 30 years. He has CAC in palliative care and family practice anesthesia and is the Physician Lead for the qathet Division of Family Practice.

    During his many years of practice, Dr. May has learned the value of a cooperative approach to getting results. He joined the BCCFP Board in 2016 and recently served as President (2021-22).

    As Past President, Dr. May looks forward to continuing the BCCFP’s work of promoting the value of family medicine and advocating for all British Columbians to have access to a well-supported family physician.

  • Dr. Ana Boskovic

    Dr. Ana Boskovic

    (term ending 2023) Dr. Ana Boskovic is a family physician from Vancouver who graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, before completing medical school and residency at UBC.

    Dr. Boskovic recently completed her Family Medicine residency at UBC’s Coastal training site on the North Shore, and served as the Program Lead Resident (formerly Chief Resident) for the 2021-22 academic year. Her early practice includes general practice locums across the province, and primary care obstetrics.

    New to the BCCFP Board in 2022, Dr. Boskovic hopes to bring forward the perspective of those physicians who are new to practice, in addition to how to support learners in medical school and residency training.

  • Dr. Johnny Chang

    Dr. Johnny Chang

    (term ending 2023) Dr. Johnny Chang is a full scope family physician in Creston, BC in the Kootenay region and completed his residency training at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver. Dr. Chang remains as a faculty member of UBC, continuing his work with family medicine residents at the St. Paul’s site.

    Dr Chang is a member of the St. Paul’s Family Medicine Advisory Committee and works in the Recruit, Retain, and Retirement Committee in Creston. The committee helps to bring more family physicians to rural communities and navigate the challenges of providing comprehensive, longitudinal medicine through local, grassroots solutions.

    With experience in both urban training and rural practice, Dr. Chang is passionate about advocating for the sustainability of comprehensive family practice in both rural and urban BC.

  • Dr. Preveena Dharmaraj

    Dr. Preveena Dharmaraj

    (term ending 2024) Dr. Preveena Dharmaraj is a family physician in Vancouver. She graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science and worked in mood and eating disorders research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto before completing medical school at Queen’s University and residency in the St. Paul’s Family Medicine program at UBC.

    Dr. Dharmaraj’s current practice includes a mix of maternity care, general Family Medicine, Indigenous health and Urgent Care. She is a strong believer in the positive impact of longitudinal care and has a special interest in advocating for racialized populations in women’s health and obstetrics.

    As a physician in her first five years of practice, Dr. Dharmaraj brings a fresh perspective and understanding of the challenges faced by new graduates and how to better support them.

  • Dr. Paul Dhillon

    Dr. Paul Dhillon

    (term ending 2024) Dr. Paul Dhillon is a rural family physician in Sechelt, BC. After completing medical school and post-graduate training in Ireland and Europe, Dr. Dhillon returned to Canada to complete his residency. He began practicing full-scope rural medicine in Saskatchewan before returning to BC.

    In addition to his clinical work in Coastal and Fraser Health, Dr. Dhillon is a passionate educator, teaching residence across the country as co-founder of the Review Course in Family Medicine.

    He is also the author of The Surprising Lives of Small Town Doctors, published by the University of Regina Press. Dr. Dhillon is also a Reservist Medical Officer and Captain with 12 Field Ambulance, Canadian Armed Forces. He is married to his Irish wife, Sarah, and is most proud of the drill and parade skills of his two sons, Darragh and Ruairí.

  • Dr. Katrin Lovett

    Dr. Katrin Lovett

    (term ending 2024) Dr. Katrin Lovett is a family physician in Vancouver. She completed medical school at UBC and residency at McMaster University.

    In her 11 years of practise, Dr. Lovett has been privileged to provide comprehensive, longitudinal care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. She especially enjoys the hands-on parts of the job, and recently begun offering a more targeted service of minor office procedures, as well as being medical director of a primary care clinic.  She remains passionate about primary care and believes that healthy, supported family physicians are the foundation of a sustainable healthcare system.

    In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Lovett  is a preceptor for the UBC family medicine residency program and an examiner for the SOO component of the CFPC certification examination. She has an interest in healthcare technology and how it can be used to optimize patient care and improve physician support.

  • Dr. Christine Singh

    Dr. Christine Singh

    (term ending 2023) Dr. Christine Singh is a community family physician with more than 15 years’ experience. She has experience working with marginalized populations, including aboriginal people, high-risk youth, and patients with concurrent disorders.

    Dr. Singh is currently working in Student Health and at a clinic for Indigenous people, as well as practicing addiction medicine. 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. She joined the BCCFP Board in 2016 and was re-elected in 2019.

  • Dr. Sarah Tranquilli-Doherty

    Dr. Sarah Tranquilli-Doherty

    (term ending 2025) Dr. Sarah Tranquilli-Doherty is originally from Ottawa and studied medicine at the University of Ottawa in the volet francophone.

    She completed family medicine residency at St Paul’s Hospital (SPH) and has been working in Vancouver since 2017. In addition to full scope primary care, Dr. Tranquilli-Doherty provides addictions and intrapartum maternity care at B.C. Women’s Hospital and acute inpatient medicine on the Urban Health Unit at SPH.

    She has a certification in Addiction Medicine from the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM). Dr. Tranquilli-Doherty loves teaching and is an associate clinical professor with UBC. She proudly connects with patients in both French and English.

  • Dr. Serena Verma

    Dr. Serena Verma

    (term ending 2023) Dr. Serena Verma has been a family physician in BC for over a decade. She is inspired by the care, advocacy, and adaptability of family physicians across the province. Dr. Verma has worked with the Divisions of Family Practice, UBC/CPD, Doctors of BC and the UBC Family Practice Program.

    These experiences, including those gained from working in both a full-service family practice and an alternatively funded clinic, have enhanced her skill set. Dr. Verma is fascinated by the many innovations in family medicine.

    As a BCCFP Board member, she hopes to advocate and work towards addressing the challenges faced by family physicians.