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CRNBC Board

 About the Board

The Board is CRNBC's policy-making and governing body. It receives its authority from the Health Professions Act. The Board manages the business of CRNBC and ensures that the College meets the objects specified in the Act.

The CRNBC Board is required to meet at least four times a year. Generally, it meets for regular business sessions five times a year in addition to the Annual General Meeting. Email correspondence directed to CRNBC board members using these addresses are received by the CRNBC Registrar/CEO and forwarded to the individual, as appropriate, on your behalf.

  • Public members of the Board are appointed to the Board by the Minister of Health.
  • Registrant members of the Board are el​ected by CRNBC registrants.​

Board — effective Sept. 1, 2017

Board chair 

Rob Calnan, Cobble Hill — registrant member, urban ​

Conta​​ct: rcalnan@crnbc.ca​

Board vice​​​-chair 

Sheila Farrell, Kelowna — registrant member, urban ​

Contact: sfarrell@crnbc.ca​​​​​​​

 2017–18 CRNBC Board Members

Stephanie Buckingham, Nanoose Bay — registrant member

At-large​​​​

Stephanie Buckingham, CD, RN, MA Leadership & Training, is a retired University-College Professor from the BSN Programme, Human Health and Services Department at Vancouver Island University.  She continues to work as sessional faculty at VIU, as well as a consultant for a case management company.  Stephanie was elected to the Board in 2013.  She previously served on the Board from 2009-2011.​

Contact: sbuckingham@crnbc.ca

Committees

  • Appointments (vice-chair)
  • Board Review Panel​ 
  • Finance and Audit
Rob Calnan, Cobble Hill — registrant member

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Urban

​Rob Calnan, BScN, M.Ed., is the Coor​​dinator of Site Operations and Patient Flow, Victoria General and Royal Jubilee Hospitals (casual) and a public representative member of Our Cowichan Community Health Network. He was a co-chair of ARNBC and past president and chair of CNA and RNABC. He was appointed to the Board, Feb. 10, 2017.​

​Committees
  • Compensation (chair)
Brenda Canitz, Victoria — registrant member

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At-Large

Brenda Canitz, MSc, BA (Psych), NP (Certificate – Non-Practicing), is a Consultant, Health Care Researcher, Policy and Education and Adjunct Faculty, Sessional Lecturer, UVIC School of Nursing and School of Public Health and Social Policy. She was elected to the Board, Sept. 1, 2015.​

Committees

  • Board Development (chair)
  • Board Review Panel
  • Inquiry
     
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Teresa (Coleen) Driscoll, Nelson — registrant member

Colleen Driscoll

 

Rural

Coleen Driscoll, BSN, is a registered nurse in the Daycare/PSS at Kootenay Lake Hospital, Interior Health. She has served on the Board since 2013.​

Contact: tdriscoll@crnbc.ca

Committees

  • Appointments (chair)
  • Boar​d Development (vice-chair)
  • Board Review Panel
Sheila Farrell, Kelowna — registrant member

Sheila Farrell 

Urban

Sheila Farrell, MSN, is a Clinical Practice Educator, Health Services for Community Living, Interior Health. She has served on the Board since 2013.​

Contact: sfarrell@crnbc.ca

Comm​ittees

  • Board Development
  • Board Review Panel 
  • Compensation (vice-chair)
  • Finance and Audit

Colleen Hay, Dawson Creek — registrant member

Colleen Hay

Rural

Colleen Hay, BSN, is a retired Acute Care Manager currently working as a casual RN in ER, ICU and PAR. She has served on the Board since 2011. ​

Contact: chay@crnbc.ca

Committees 

  • Appointments ​
  • Board Review Panel 
  • Compensation
Gwen Herrington, Pouce Coupe — registrant member



Rural

Gwen Herrington, MSN, is a Primary Care Nurse, Dawson Cree​k Health Unit – Public Health. She was elected to the Board Sept. 1, 2017. She previously served on the Board (2009-2014) and has also served as Board Vice-chair.

Contact: gherrington@crnbc.ca​


Committees
  • Finance and Audit
  • Nominations (interim chair)
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Helen Jackson, Burnaby — registrant member



Urban

Helen Jackson, MSN, Certified Practice STI, Contraceptive Management, is a Nurse Educator/Clinic Nurse – Certified Practice, Langara College-​​​BCCDC STI Clinic-Surrey Youth Clinic. She was elected to the Board Sept. 1, 2017.

Contact: hjackson@crnbc.ca​

Committees
  • Certified Practices
  • Approval Board Development
David Kruyt, Campbell River — public representative

Kavid Kruyt

 

David Kruyt, BBA, CPA, FCMA, ICD.D, is the Chief Financial Officer for Vancouver Island Insurance Centres. He currently sits as a director on the Board of Island Health as the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and is a member of the Professional Conduct Enquiry Committee of the CMA (British Columbia). 

Contact: dkruyt@crnbc.ca​

Committees

  • Board Review Panel
  • Finance and Audit (chair)
Marilyn Loewen Mauritz, Vancouver — public representative

Marilyn Mauritz

​Marilyn Loewen Mauritz, LLB, is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for International Forest Products Ltd. She has served on the Board since 2012.​

Contact: mmauritz@crnbc.ca

Committees

  • Discipline 
Stan Marchuk, Vancouver — registrant member



At-large

Stan Marchuk, MSN, NP(F), CNeph(C), Vancouver, is a Nurse Practitioner, St. Paul's Hospital Renal Program, Providence Health Care. He was elected to the Board Sept. 1, 2017.

Contact: smarchuck@crnbc.ca​

Committees

  • Board Development
  • Board Review Panel
  • Nurse Practitioner Standards​
Jocelyn Stanton, Victoria ― public representative

​Jocelyn Stanton, BA, is a member of the CRNBC Registration Committee and the College of Dental Hygienists Quality Assurance Committee. Previously, she was a Communications Advisor for Island Health and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Health in British Columbia. ​

Committee

  • ​Nurse Practitioner Standards
  • Registration​ (vice-chair)
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Richard (Rick) Turner, Kamloops — public representative

Rick Turner was an English teacher in the public school system for many years in Kamloops. He was previously the president of the Kamloops Thompson Teacher Association. Mr. Turner has also been a counsellor and​ teacher in Haida Gwaii earlier in his career. Active within his community, he served on various boards and committees, developing his experience with standards of practice and performance, examination of ethical questions, and maintaining the integrity of his profession as well as the confidence of the public. He has a bachelor of education degree from UBC.​​​​​

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