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BC HIMSS 2021/22 Board Election

BC HIMSS Nominating Committee and Board of Director Candidates

In May, the current BC HIMSS Board of Directors established a Nominating Committee led by our current Past President, Anushka Premji-Osman and made up of current Directors, a distinguished group of BCHIMPS’ Past Presidents, and HIMSS alumni:

  • Anushka Premji-Osman - BC HIMSS Past President

  • Shaina Reid - BC HIMSS President

  • Brigitte Mettler - BC HIMSS Director, BCHIMPS Past President

  • Brian Lefebvre - BC HIMSS President Elect

  • Alain Guez - BCHIMPS Past President

  • Michael Nusbaum - BCHIMPS Past President, Former Vice-Chair HIMSS North America Board

The Nominating Committee went through a thoughtful process to both identify eligible candidates for the four open positions announced in May 2021 and to confirm the final 2021/22 Board of Director candidates. After great consideration, we are excited to present the 2021/22 BC HIMSS Board of Director candidates:



Returning / New Director

Brian Lefebvre 



Rachel Barker

President Elect


Shaina Reid

Past President


John Waldron


New Director

Andy Yngreso



Kaitlin Shaw

Director 1: Program Director

New Director

Dan DeBeyer

Director 2: Networking and Partnerships

New Director

Nancy Gabor

Director 3: Sponsorship and Patient Partnership


Brigitte Mettler 

Director 4: Communications & Marketing


Sian Crothers

Director 5: Mentorship and Accreditation

New Director

Melissa Chua

Director 6: Member Relations


For more detailed biographies, please click here to visit our BC HIMSS 2021/22 Board Election Information Hub.

The Two-Minute Voting Process for the BC HIMSS 2021/22 Board Election


BC HIMSS is using ElectionBuddy, a web-based platform specially designed for running nonprofit board elections, to facilitate the virtual election process for the 2021/22 program year. Voting in the BC HIMSS 2021/22 Board Election with this system is quick and easy: it only requires a few clicks and under two minutes of your day to complete! Here's what you can expect from the voting process:

  1. All BC HIMSS members in good standing will receive an email from invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com on Friday, 25 June between 8am and 9am PDT. If you haven't received this email by this time, please check your spam folder.

  2. Click the link provided in the email to vote! This link is unique to you, and ensures that only authorized members can access the voting system - please do not share this link with others.

  3. BC HIMSS Members are being asked to vote for the entire BC HIMSS 2021/22 Board of Directors, as a whole; candidate profiles are presented directly on the voting page for your review;

  4. After reviewing candidate profiles, please indicate at the bottom of the page whether you approve or reject the BC HIMSS 2021/22 Board of Director slate. Click "Verify my selection", submit your ballot, and you're done!

If you haven't received your ElectionBuddy email and have already checked your spam folder, or if you have any questions about the voting process, please contact us at britishcolumbia.info@himsschapter.org and we'd be happy to help.

Thank you in advance for your participation in the upcoming BC HIMSS 2021/22 Board Election; BC HIMSS members have the opportunity to vote up until midnight, Tuesday, 30 June. Following the election process, we will be in touch to share the election results and provide details on the launch of the 2021/22 BC HIMSS program year - including exciting news on our annual program of events (in person and virtual!), upcoming BC HIMSS socials, and our Annual General Meeting, planned for September 2021.

Anushka Premji-Osman - BC HIMSS Past President and Nominating Committee Chairperson

On behalf of the entire BC HIMSS Board of Directors.


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