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2014 Board Candidates

The CRNBC election ballots will be mailed to registrants in June. The successful candidates start their terms Sept. 1.

posted March 24, 2014

The CRNBC election ballots will be mailed to registrants in June 2014. The successful candidates will begin their terms on September 1. 

Meet this year's candidates ...

 At-large candidates

Barb Crook

Barb Crook, BSN Mackenzie, BC

Barb Crook is Health Services Administrator, at MacKenzie and District Hospital and Health Center in Northern Health. She has served as a CRNBC professional support program management liaison since 2004. She is a former CRNBC Board Chair and has served on the Board Development, Inquiry and Registration Committees. Barb is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Candidate Statement

I am seeking the opportunity to re-join the Board. My nursing career has included 10 years in administration and 25 years at the bedside in a rural setting in Northern BC. From 2003 -2009, I served on the Board and saw CRNBC through its transition from RNABC. I served as Board Chair in the final year of my last term. I am excited about the new direction the College is taking with Relational Regulation. With my recent Board experience and understanding of the College’s history, I believe I will bring a wealth of experience to the College’s governing body. I would be truly honoured to serve again.

Tricia Marck

Tricia Marck RN, PhD
Kelowna, BC

Tricia Marck is a Professor and Director, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. She advises and supports the UBC-Okanagan CRNBC Student Representative Program.

Candidate Statement

With several years’ experience in clinical practice, nursing management, consulting for a nursing association, teaching, research and academic leadership, I appreciate the complexity of achieving sound governance for CRNBC within our current health system. I believe that the immediate and longer term conditions for nursing and health care in Canada will remain turbulent, and opportunities to positively influence system change will be frequent but also time-limited. If elected to the CRNBC Board, I will work to contribute to regulatory leadership that is strategic, collaborative, and future-oriented in order to optimize registered nurses’ contributions to the communities and society we serve.

Yvonne Solway

Yvonne Solway, BSN
Pitt Meadows, BC

Yvonne Solway is a Registered Nurse in a medical unit at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Fraser Health Authority. She has participated in the CRNBC Student Representative Program.

Candidate Statement

My name is Yvonne Solway. I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I graduated from Douglas College in 2009 and served as a CRNBC Student Representative from 2005-2009. I am currently working on my Master’s Thesis; my stream is on leadership at Trinity Western University. I serve on the Douglas College Alumni Board of Directors and volunteered at many local communities, such as Zajac Ranch. I bring my administrative background and nursing career having worked at financial institutions, residential care, medical units, hospices, corrections and as an instructor.

 Rural candidate

Mary Kjorven

Mary Kjorven, MSN, GNC(C) Peachland, BC

Election by acclamation

Mary Kjorven is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology, Nurse Continence Advisor, ALC Support Team, Interior Health. She is the current CRNBC Board Chair and is a member of the Compensation and Finance and Audit Committees. She has also been a CRNBC Professional Support Program Representative and has served on the Board Review Panel and Appointments Committee.

Candidate Statement

I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology and a Nurse Continence Advisor, working primarily as a clinician in acute care to mitigate the risk of hospitalization in older adults. A large component of my role is promoting inter-professional practice and patient/family centered care within and across sectors of care. My personal and professional philosophy of relational practice links with our CRNBC regulatory philosophy of relational regulation which is based on the concepts of a just culture, right touch regulation, collaborative self-regulation, a principle-based approach and continuing professional development. I would be honored to continue serving on the CRNBC Board.

 Urban Candidates

Suzanne H. Campbell

Suzanne H. Campbell
RN, PhD, IBCLC, WHNP (Connecticut, USA)
Vancouver, BC

Suzanne Campbell is the Director and Associate Professor, School of Nursing, the University of British Columbia. Prior to 2012, Suzanne worked in the United States.

Candidate Statement

It is an honor to stand for the office of the urban elected Board member. I bring a fresh perspective, emigrating from the States in July 2012 and having many years of experience on a variety of boards including regional, national and international boards. As a nurse practitioner and academic, I am committed to supporting regulatory frameworks in alignment with professional perspectives leading to patient safety and a vibrant workforce. Recognizing that there should be a strong link between regulation and high quality practice and education, I will uphold the vision and mission of the CRNBC.

Anne Gavey

Anne Gavey, MSN
Nanaimo, BC

Anne Gavey is the Leader, Program Development and Planning, Residential Services, Vancouver Island Health Authority. She is a currently serving as an Urban Board member and also serves on the CRNBC Board Development Committee and the Appointments Committee. Anne has also been involved with the CRNBC Student Representative Program.

Candidate Statement

I started my nursing career as an LPN in 1983 and have been an RN since the mid-90s. I have worked in numerous settings and have progressed through my career both in education and with increasing responsibility. I am passionate about nursing regulation and believe strongly in self-regulation - protecting the public will always be my guiding light. I strive to maintain the highest standards in my nursing career and will do the same as a Board member.

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