CSHBC Board of Directors
The CSHBC Board of Directors is the College’s policy-making and governing body. The Board receives its authority from the Health Professions Act (the “Act”) and consists of four RSLP members, two RAUD members, two RHIP members, and five publicly-appointed members, all of whom are sworn to uphold the College’s public interest mandate. The Board’s oversight responsibilities ensure that CSHBC is managed in accordance with the duties and objects specified in the Act.
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Karen Derry, RSLP
Karen Derry graduated in 2000 from the University of British Columbia and focused her early clinical years on working with adults at Surrey Memorial, St. Paul’s, and Vancouver General Hospitals. In mid-2003, Karen began working with paediatrics and young adults at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), specializing in augmentative and alternative communication, acute rehabilitation, and other complex disabilities. From 2011-2014, Karen was the Professional Practice Leader for Speech-Language Pathology at BCCH and SHHC. From 2014-2017, Karen shifted to a Collaborative Practice Leadership position for Professional Practice at BCCH and SHHC, which supported both clinical and professional practice at a team level.
Currently, Karen holds the role of Associate Director for Interprofessional Practice at BCCH, SHHC, and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCWHHC). This role provides leadership and direction on professional practice, scope of practice, regulation, and policy and clinical document development, and works closely with professional practice and operational leaders at BCCH, SHHC, and BCWHHC. Karen is passionate about interprofessional collaborative practice and client- and family-centered care and continues to be involved with speech and language clinical research and practice.
Nathan Doidge is a CPA with experience in administrative roles at not-for-profits and broader public sector agencies. He is currently the Director, Finance and Administration, at the Association of BC Forest Professionals. Before relocating to Vancouver, Nathan was the CAO at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Nursing, and prior to that, held several administrative roles in healthcare organizations including Health Quality Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario, and the University Health Network. Nathan is an avid volunteer and most recently served 4 years as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee with Sherbourne Health, a community-based centre focused on serving the LGBTQ+, homeless, under-housed and newcomer communities.
Charles Fontaine, RAUD, RHIP
Charles Fontaine is dually-registered as an Audiologist and a Hearing Instrument Practitioner, practising at the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Vancouver, where he manages a clinic and has been providing hearing health services since 2005.
As a Clinical Instructor with the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Charles contributes to training the next generation of clinicians. Charles has been an active member of the CSHBC Inquiry Committee since 2014, where complaints from registrants and the public are investigated and resolved. Wherever possible, he believes in a collaborative and educational approach to ensure clinical and ethical standards are maintained in the public interest.
Charles is Chair of the CSHBC Governance Advisory Committee.
Kevin Frew, RSLP
Kevin Frew is Site Leader for Acute Care Speech-Language Pathology with Providence Health Care. He completed his graduate program in Speech Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia, and began his career at Surrey Memorial Hospital, where he was heavily involved with the Acute Stroke Unit as it planned for transition to the new Critical Care Tower. Kevin was also a therapist during the pilot phase and initial rollout of the Rehab Early Discharge (REDi) program.
Kevin’s clinical interests include stroke rehabilitation, with a focus on the use of technology. He is a clinical instructor in the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences and has served for several years as a technology consultant and clinical faculty for the Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp. Kevin holds Certified Practice Certificates in videofluoroscopy, fibreoptic endoscopy, and tracheostomy, and has served on the executive council of Speech and Hearing BC as well as a CSHBC working group tasked with conducting a review of the Certified Practice Certificate in videofluoroscopy.
Jamie Hack, RSLP
Jamie Hack practises at the Sunny Hill Health Centre (SHHC) with the Provincial Autism Resource Centre (PARC) and the Complex Developmental and Behavioural Conditions (CDBC) programs, providing diagnostic assessments for children from newborns to the age of 19. Jamie, who obtained his Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia, previously practiced at the Asante Centre for FAS and the Acute Rehabilitation at SHHC. He is an active clinical educator, regularly mentoring students. In addition to his clinical work, Jamie is involved in working groups that encourage family-centered and evidence-based practices and volunteers in his community.
Leigh Ingram, RAUD, RHIP
Leigh Ingram’s involvement in audiology has spanned 26 years, and includes experience in dispensing, diagnostics, supervision, administration, education, and research. She has worked in private practice, not-for-profit, and public clinical environments. Leigh has also served on volunteer committees, councils, advisory boards, and working groups for CSHBC, health authorities, and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), and as an elected representative of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Affairs Committee. She has acted as a private-sector Branch Manager, public-sector Audiology Practice Lead, UBC Clinical Educator, researcher, and was the provincial audiology representative for Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators.
Leigh earned a BSc from the University of Victoria, a MSc in Audiology from Minot State University (North Dakota), and a Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in Pennsylvania. She is currently a private audiology consultant specializing in mentoring and supervision and is an Assessor for CSHBC’s QAPP Practice Review program.
Jack MacDermot, Public Representative
Jack MacDermot has 30 years of experience in education, communications, and advocacy, and is currently a teacher on call with the Vancouver School Board. He has worked as a public school teacher, local union officer, and communications administrator. He has an abiding interest in protecting and strengthening public services.
Amy MacLean, RHIP, Chair
Amy MacLean graduated with distinction from Grant MacEwan College as a Hearing Instrument Practitioner and has also studied economics and business at Bishop’s University. Her interest in caring for hearing impaired persons stems from an aging extended family living with untreated, hearing loss as well as volunteer work with both blind and hearing-impaired children at a school for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Amy believes strongly in the significant, beneficial impact that speech and hearing health services have on improving quality of life. She also believes in the critical importance for the public be able to confidently obtain these services, and that they should be provided with safety, competence, and integrity. Amy is entering her second term with the Board and continues to serve on several core committees. She sees her work with the College as a great opportunity to serve the public in a meaningful way. Amy was elected as Board Chair in September 2019.
Dan Miller, Public Representative
Dan Miller is a Chartered Mediator through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRBC) and is a roster member of Mediate BC. In practice since 2004, he is the owner/operator of Interior Mediation Services.
Prior to his career as a certified mediator, Dan worked as an insurance professional for over 30 years, in the roles of broker, adjuster, and manager, and has worked in various communities throughout BC. Currently, Dan volunteers as a Board member of Developing World Connections, a non-profit organization located in Kamloops, BC, and is also a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak.
Marilyn Noort, RSLP
Marilyn Noort began her career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) 29 years ago, after graduating from the University of British Columbia. Since then, she has spent most of her career at BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre (SHHC), where she worked extensively with children with autism, hearing loss, mental health issues, learning deficits, and other complex disabilities. Marilyn holds the position of Professional Practice Leader for Speech and Language Pathology at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals and SHHC.
Marilyn has volunteered as a member of Speech and Audiology Canada committees drafting position papers for “The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Autism Spectrum Disorder”, and “Terminology for Childhood Language Disorders in Canada” (in progress). Working collaboratively with other SLPs from across Canada to draft position papers for each province has been an enriching, challenging, and educational experience for Marilyn.
Thelma O’Grady, Public Representative
Thelma O’Grady is a lawyer with a long career in educating lawyers. She was one of the first Directors of Professional Development in a law firm in British Columbia and founded the Vancouver Professional Development Network for law firms.
Passionate about the regulation of professions, Thelma served eight years as an elected Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia. During that time, she chaired the Legal Education Advisory Committee and the Equity & Diversity Committee and served on the Credentials Committee and the Complaints Review Committee. She has also sat on discipline tribunals for both lawyers and realtors and contributed to written decisions for the Health Professions Review Board.
Thelma is a current member of the Registration Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. In the past, she has served as a Board member for several organizations furthering legal education or equity and diversity issues. Thelma has chaired, planned, or spoken at numerous professional conferences for over 35 years.
Jon Waterhouse, RHIP, Vice-Chair
Jon Waterhouse has more than 20 years of professional experience as a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner (RHIP), in both private and government settings. He was elected to the CSHBC Board in September 2016 and has served as Vice-Chair since December 2018.
Jon serves as Chair of Douglas College’s Hearing Instrument Practitioner Professional Advisory Committee, representative on the Liaison Committee for Worksafe BC’s provider network, and as the Director of Professional Practice for Connect Hearing Canada. Jon’s role as Director of Professional Practice provides him with a unique perspective of the regulatory oversight for the hearing instrument dispensing profession across Canada. He has a keen interest in effective governance, the Board’s public protection mandate, and proper standards and risk mitigation strategies for registrants.