Mark has a Masters of Health Science from the University of Toronto and has held registrations in Nursing, Radiation Therapy, General Imaging, Laboratory and Project Management. His experience in the mental health field included planning and supporting high quality, effective and integrated mental health delivery models. Mark retired as PCLA Executive Director March 31, 2018 and PCLA is pleased that he will remain as a Board member.
President, Board of Directors
In his free time Vinay enjoys going on trips, photography and is an avid hockey fan!
Savard currently works as the year II facilitator, nursing instructor at the faculty of Health Sciences in the Psychiatric Nursing program at Douglas College. Working collaboratively with students in the community alongside clinical staff, she ensures to advocate for solid education and competent care. Yvonne is not afraid to address issues of concern around practice with peers and others and remains true to her profession.
Yvonne continues to enhance her teaching and psychiatric nursing skills and enjoys her auxiliary position with the Ministry of Children and Family working at the In-Patient Assessment Unit. Additionally, she continues to teach in the Substance Use Certificate program through the Justice Institute of British Columbia as well as providing community partners with ongoing educational opportunities.
In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys family life with her adult children, spouse and her 5 year-old grandson whom she adores. Additionally Yvonne remains active in her annual travels abroad as well as joining various recreational opportunities offered through her local community.
She has taught in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing at Douglas College for 12 years. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities and culinary travel.
Since 2001 with the establishment of her company, her work has focused in the area of mental health and substance use. She is currently employed by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services as the Executive Director for Project Development and is on contract with Sentry Correctional Health Services as the Discharge Planning Lead.
In her spare time, she likes read, spend time at Cultus Lake and travel.
In Cheryl’s spare time she likes to spend time in her garden. Cheryl is a life long learner and regularly completes supplemental online learning courses that enhances her professional practice such as the Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program and Wound Management for Health Professionals Level I.