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2015 board candidates

updated June 29, 2015
posted March 12, 2015​

Our College Board is composed of members elected by registrants and individuals appointed by g​​overnment. The Board Chair and Vice-chair are elected by the Board from amongst its members to a one-year renewable term of office.

Ballot mailing and return date​

The election ballots were mailed  June 24, 2015 to registrants in good standing. The election was supervised by the election trustee BDO Dunwoody Canada LLP. 

Ballot count

The ballots must be returned by Aug. 7, 2015.​​

The election trustee will conduct the ballot count in mid-August. The results are published on the CRNBC website after the board candidates are advised of the election results.

 At-large candidates

Brenda Canitz

Brenda Canitz

MSc, BA (Psych), NP (Certificate – non-practising)

Victoria, BC


Brenda Canitz is a Consultant, Health Care Research, Policy and Education and Adjunct Faculty, Sessional Lecturer, UVIC School of Nursing and School of Public Health and Social Policy. She has served on the RNABC Professiona​​l Conduct Committee and the CRNBC Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee.

Candidate Statem​​ent

I have ove​r 30 years of nursing experience in practice, policy, education and research. I have held several leadership positions across Canada in both the Federal and Provincial Government including Chief Nurse in BC. My nursing practice has focused on building partnerships across the system and exploring ways to ensure nurses are able to work to full scope of practice. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with Government and how regulation and policy are intertwined. I am very interested in governance and ensuring we maintain structures and process that support excellence in nursing practice and protect the public.​

Gayle Carrière

Gayle Carrière, BSC

Kamloops, BC


Gayle Carrière is a Self-Employed Private Practice Nurse: Travel Health Nursing and Public Health Nursing. She has served on the CRNBC Board and has participated in the CRNBC Workplace Representative Program. She was a member of the CRNBC Awards Committee.

C​​andidate Statement

Over thirty-five years of nursing in varied practices has afforded me a colourful and diverse career - from acute care to public health, urban to isolated posts, correctional facility nursing to academia, and currently private practice. This diversity has equipped me well to support the many varied facets of nursing, and all it has to offer in caring for British Columbians. Our College has been entrusted with the responsibilities and duties of self-regulation. If elected, I will commit to working in a collaborative, strategic, and progressive manner with our registrants, partners, and the public to ensure that all regulatory responsibilities are met.​

Eileen Maloney-White

Eileen Maloney-White

Surrey, BC

Eileen Maloney-White is OHN Manager, Occupational and Environmental Health, Jazz Aviation LP. She served on the CRNBC Nominations Committee, participated in the former CRNBC Professional Support Program and served as a Presiding Officer for the CRNE. Eileen is the current Chair ​of the College’s Early Intervention Program (Health) Committee.

Candidate Statement

To effectively protect the public, we must be vested and passionate about nursing. I am inspired by potential and most effective when working with others who strive to create an environment that foresees and mitigates risks. Lifelong learning and a just culture help us to improve ourselves and the stakeholders we serve. I offer a wide perspective as my practice has been both hospital and corporate based. I have proudly served the CRNBC through the PSP, the Nominations and Early Intervention Committees. Globally, I am a mentor in Occupational Health for CNA and on the Board for the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses.

 Rural candidate

Colleen Hay

Colleen Hay, BSN

Dawson Creek, BC

Colleen Hay is a Casual RN, Emergency/ICU/PAR/Day Surgery with Northern Health. She is completing her first term as a CRNBC Rural Board member. She is a member of the CRNBC Appointments Committee and Board Review Panel. She has participated in the CRNBC Workplace Management Liaison Program and was also Treasurer of an RNABC Chapter.

Candidate Statement

Working in the North for most of my career has been challenging and rewarding. CRNBC has been that voice at the end of the phone offering advice and support. Positive experiences as a workplace rep and with the RNABC chapter made me want to get involved in the Board. In Leadership roles for half of my career, I think I bring a calm, thoughtful perspective to the issues of regulation; both from the staff nurse perspective and from management. The Public must have confidence in their Health Care and the nurses providing it. CRNBC works toward that goal and I would like to be part of it.

 Urban candidate

Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop, MSN

Victoria, BC

Stephen Bishop is an Instructor, Nursing Department, School of Health and Human Services, Camosun College and a Staff Nurse, Casual, Pediatric ICU, Vancouver Island Health Authority. He has served on the CRNBC Education Program Review Committee.

Candidate Statement

While my primary position is as a nursing instructor, I continue to work as a nurse in Victoria’s Pediatric ICU, as hands-on patient care remains the heart of my practice. I seek your support now in allowing me to serve the public and our profession by bringing my experience to nursing regulation and public safety. My experiences as Chair of Camosun’s Nursing Department and Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing have given me awareness of the complex issues facing nursing and health care provincially and nationally, and of the collective role our College has in addressing them.

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​​For more information about the CRNBC election, contact the CRNBC Governance Coordinator​.
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