Board of Directors

Anushka Premji-Osman (President)

Anushka Premji-Osman

Anushka Premji-Osman is a senior management consultant offering more than 16 years of health informatics experience, including expert knowledge in the public health domain. As Senior Vice President, Anushka leads one of Gevity's largest divisions - Canada West - and is accountable for client relationship management, contract management, resourcing, and finance management. In her role, Anushka drives health-related business development activities and helps to ensure the company's strategic direction is enabled and maintained. She is currently Chair of the Gevity Board as well as president for the non-profit BC Health Information Management Professionals Society (BCHIMPS). With her broad geographic portfolio, Anushka is able to leverage the learnings from other provinces and her peers within Gevity to ensure her clients have access to experts and learnings from across Canada and globally. Anushka attended Queen's University, achieving a Bachelor of Science Degree specializing in Life Sciences, as well as the University of Victoria, where she achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours, specializing in Health Information Science. In addition, Anushka holds both PMP and Prosci designations.

Shaina Reid (Vice President)

Shaina Reid

Shaina Reid is a passionate and respected health informatics leader with over 15 years of expertise in various clinical information system implementations across Canada and the US. She currently is responsible for overseeing all implementations as the Portfolio Director for the Clinical + Systems Transformation project (CST), spanning the majority of facilities across Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care and Provincial Health Service Authority. Shaina has held various roles on this this large transformational initiative since the project’s inception in 2013. Prior to her work as part of the CST leadership team, Shaina worked as the Senior IT Project Manager for BC Cancer responsible for all implementation of all information systems and technologies for the opening BC Cancer Center for the North, a public-private partnership (P3) project. Additionally, Shaina led a project team who implemented the Cerner Ambulatory and Maternity at Children's and Women's Hospital. Previously, she consulted across the US in a number of hospitals implementing clinical information systems in environments further advanced than BC's current state. Shaina is a results-driven senior leader with strong executive and senior leadership relationships across Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Providence Health Care. Shaina was the recipient of various HINF and COACH scholarships while she achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours, specializing in Health Information Science. She also holds an active Project Management Professional certification (PMP).

Brigitte Mettler (Past President)
Brigitte M. Mettler

Brigitte Mettler is a strategic leader in technology adoption, optimization and emerging solutions with a human factors (change management) and usability focus. With over 20 years working in healthcare, Brigitte brings a wealth of expertise and some great stories. She is passionate about mentoring/encouraging others to excel and reach their full potential. A Masters in Science, Health Informatics from the University of Victoria, a designation as a CPA, CGA (Certified General Accountants of BC) and a BBA from SAIT give Brigitte a unique perspective of balancing technology expectations and feasibility with realistic approaches and guidance. Brigitte believes as key influencers, it is our obligation to participate in the discussion of moving health information concepts forward and sharing experiences with like minded individuals to shape the future of healthcare in British Columbia. Brigitte's past board experience also includes serving as director of the Certified General Accountants of BC (CGA-BC) board for six years.

Jennifer Charters (Secretary)
Jennifer Charters

Jennifer Charters is a Senior Project Manager with the eHealth Project Delivery team with the Provincial Health Services Authority. Jennifer has experience leading projects across many different clinical business areas, including public health on the Panorama project, acute care with Clinical and Systems Transformation project, private practice with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and Ministry of Health standards development. In addition to leading communications and branding for BCHIMPS, Jennifer is involved in other volunteer organizations as Member of the Board of Directors for Vancouver Women in Technology (VanWIT) and Project Manager for Jennifer received her Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, is a Project Management Professional (PMP) member of the Canadian West Coast Chapter and PRINCE2 Project Management Certified.

Brian Lefebvre (Treasurer)
Brian Lefebvre
Brian Lefebvre is a Senior Project Manager with PHSA IMITS currently leading the Vancouver Coastal Health EMR Integration Project - a portfolio of projects that support the establishment of Primary Care Networks. Throughout his career, Brian's focus has been on strategy, operations, and project management - and how these disciplines intersect. After graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada with a degree in Business Administration and serving 9 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Brian joined the BC Centre for Disease Control as the Operations Manager for Environmental Heath Services in 2009. In this role, he developed an appreciation for informatics, health analytics, and the crucial role information systems play in healthcare strategy and operations. While at BCCDC, Brian also worked for the Public Health Information Systems team leading efforts to establish a Provincial support model for Panorama - a public health surveillance and clinical information system. Since 2015, Brian has been with PHSA IMITS where he remained engaged in Panorama-related work before assuming leadership of the Vancouver Coastal Health Community Interoperability and Informatics Project (VCH CIIP) in 2017. Along the way, Brian also completed a Certificate in Healthcare Management from Ryerson University, Masters in Public Health from UBC, PROSCI Change Management training, and PRINCE2 project management certification.

Tiffany Chui (Conference Chair)
Tiffany Chui

Tiffany Chui is currently a Senior Project Manager in the Provincial eHealth Project Delivery team at PHSA. Prior to this, she was the Portfolio Manager for Mobile Health for the Fraser Health Authority. Tiffany has over 10 years of experience working on healthcare initiatives ranging from departmental to regional scale and scope. She also has proven success in program management, process efficiency initiatives in acute care/PMO setting and implementation of healthcare IT delivery projects across the healthcare sector of Ontario and British Columbia. Tiffany has experience leading teams to success. Specialties include program management, strategic planning, process/continuous improvement, business development, leadership, coaching, mobile health implementation, e-health implementation and change management. Tiffany obtained her Bachelor of Science from UBC, Master of Business Administration from Queen's University and is PMP certified.

Rachel Barker (Director Social Media & Communications)

Rachel Barker

Rachel Barker is currently working as a Senior Consultant in Community Health I.T. Innovation with the Doctors Technology Office at Doctors of BC. Prior to this, she spent the last 10 years working for healthcare software vendors in various technical and leadership roles including Sr. Business Analyst, Product Management, Director of Professional services, and VP of Operations. She is a passionate advocate for innovation in healthcare, and her non-profit and volunteer experience includes leading the Vancouver chapter of Hacking Health since 2014 (a non-profit organization with nearly 60 chapters worldwide and a focus on cross-sector collaboration to break down barriers to innovation in healthcare). In this role she has led planning activities for health innovation events such as speaker nights, design thinking workshops, 8-week design challenges, and hackathons (including the eHealth conference hackathon). She also served as a co-organizer for the Healthcare Experience Design (HxD) meetup group from 2014-2017.

Andy Yngreso (Director Membership Engagement)

Andy Yngreso
Andy Yngreso is the Regional Director of Strategic Planning, Projects, and Business Optimization in Providence Health's Health Information Management (HIM) organization. His responsibilities include leading a portfolio which operates and maintains HIM's data management platform, data analytics, business intelligence, and assesses technical innovation to improve HIM's core operations. Further, Andy facilitates planning of HIM’s strategic direction and implementation of priority initiatives through project management and business analysis support. Andy has extensive background in planning, implementing, and consulting in health informatics and clinical information systems across Canada and the US. Having held positions within McKesson, PHSA, Allscripts, Hoag Presbyterian Hospital System (California), and Telus Health, he has in-depth understanding of clinical systems and their impact on patient care processes. Andy has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Washington, a Project Management Certificate (PMP). Andy has keen interest in the digital transformation of care delivery and looks forward to contributing to the BCHIMSS Board.

Ingrid Collet (Director Governance, Accreditation & Evaluation)
Ingrid Collet
Ingrid Collet is a Senior Consultant for CGI. She is a CPA-CGI, and a PMP designated project management professional. She has been driven to develop a career in the healthcare industry and her interest includes innovation, analytics and data driven decision making and organizational effectiveness. Ingrid has over 11 years of experience working on healthcare initiatives ranging from rolling out Cerner and MOIS EMR's to upgrades of Cerner/Meditech environments and interoperability projects. Ingrid has experience leading teams to successful completion of innovative projects.

Nancy Gabor (Director Networking & Events)

Nancy Gabor

Nancy Gabor is a passionate advocate for technology-enabled healthcare in support of consumers and healthcare providers. Her commitment is fueled by a desire to empower individuals as active partners in their own care.  Nancy brings over 15 years in eHealth in BC and Ontario, including 6 years as a senior strategist and domain expert in telehealth and virtual care with PHSA.  She has provided leadership in the areas of health system advocacy, service strategy, performance and evaluation, business analysis, project and change management, healthcare market research and communications. A volunteer leader with Digital Health Canada (previously COACH) since 2004, Nancy has established strong relationships with health informatics executives and senior leaders across Canada. Nancy holds an MSc. Health Information Science from the University of Victoria, and the PMP, PROSCI and CPHIMS-CA credentials. Nancy is currently providing project leadership for ActionADE, a multi-stakeholder project including UBC, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Ministry of Health to reduce repeat adverse drug events by improving information continuity from acute care to community-based pharmacies.

Oliver Thompson (Director Sponsorship & Stakeholder Engagement)

Oliver Thompson

Currently the Director, Provincial eHealth Projects at PHSA, Oliver Thompson is responsible for a portfolio of projects including the Provincial Public Health Application (Panorama), Provincial Lab Information System, CST Clinical Reports Distribution, the Provincial eHealth Viewer, and an effort to improve sharing of Clinical Information to support Primary Care Homes. Oliver's previous experience has been working at Physician Information Technology Office (PITO), responsible for Special Projects, including the Specialist EMR Adoption and tools and processes to support Clinical Adoption.

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