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 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.
Past President, Board of Directors
In his free time Vinay enjoys going on trips, photography and is an avid hockey fan!
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.
Lisa retired in December 2017 from her role as the University of British Columbia’s Vice President Human Resources, holding the most senior HR role at UBC since 2002. She had an integral role and responsibility to enhance the University’s ability to achieve its academic purposes through its people, and sustain a culture of mutual respect, positive relations, wellbeing (including mental health) and outstanding contribution.
Currently, Lisa has established a consulting practice focused on strengthening organizations and their workplace practices.
She has served on a number of boards and associations, including as an ex officio member of the VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation HR Committee.
Lisa has both her Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees.
In his spare time he spends time with family skiing, cycling or fishing
As time permits, Patricia, a certified kundalini yoga instructor, can be found in the yoga studio or out walking in nature.
Karmen is a senior leader and board director who brings experience from roles she has held, such as Executive Director, Executive Education at SFU Beedie School of Business, Director of Continuing Studies & Executive Education at Capilano University, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Finance & Operations at the BC Council for International Education and various Director and Senior Consultant roles at UBC Sauder School of Business Executive Education. Karmen has served on various boards including the North Vancouver Chamber and the York House School Foundation.
Karmen is a three-time graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC), holding a Bachelor of Arts degree (English Literature major), a Diploma in Urban Land Economics, and a Master of Business Administration degree (Finance & Strategic Management specializations).