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.

The Board meets four times a year for regular meetings. Board members also sit on CSHBC committees and attend the Public Engagement Forum.

For more information:

Board Meetings & Minutes
Board Roles & Responsibilities

Karen Derry, RSLP

Karen Derry works part-time with School District 43 providing speech and language services to children and youth. Karen is passionate about interprofessional collaborative practice and client- and family-centered care. She continues to be involved with speech and language clinical research.

Highlights of her career and education include the role of Associate Director for Interprofessional Practice at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre from 2017 to July 2021. This role provided leadership and direction on professional practice, scope of practice, regulation, policy and clinical competency skills and development.

Karen held a Collaborative Practice Leadership position for Professional Practice at BCCH and SHHC and was the Professional Practice Leader for Speech-Language Pathology at BCCH and SHHC. Other roles included working with paediatrics and young adults at BCCH specializing in augmentative and alternative communication and acute rehabilitation. She graduated in 2000 from the University of British Columbia.

Nathan Doidge, Public Representative

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 is Site Leader for Speech-Language Pathology (Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care) with Providence Health Care. He completed his graduate program in Speech Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2010, and began his career at Surrey Memorial Hospital, where he was 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 program.

Kevin’s clinical interests include stroke rehabilitation, with a focus on the use of technology. He served as a clinical instructor for UBC’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences program 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. He is a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada with a Professional Interest in adult swallowing and has served on the executive council of Speech and Hearing BC. Kevin has been a member of the CSHBC Board, as well as its Inquiry Committee, since 2018, and has participated on a variety of College working groups.

Jamie Hack, RSLP

Jamie Hack is the leader of speech-language pathology at the Centre for Ability in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Centre’s regional coordinator for the Vancouver region of the early intervention program. Jamie obtained his Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia, and previously practiced at BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre. He is actively involved in the speech pathology profession as a clinician, leader, clinical educator, and researcher.

Jamie is passionate about culturally competent trauma-informed care, interprofessional collaboration, and evidence-based practice, and strives to inform policies that improve speech and language support for the public. Jamie has served as the Chair of the College’s Quality Assurance & Professional Practice (QAPP) Committee since 2017. Jamie’s volunteer work includes serving on the board of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resource Society since 2010.

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 began her career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) 30 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 on many committees and initiatives over the years, including 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”. She currently serves as a member of the CSHBC Inquiry Committee. Marilyn is passionate about her profession and believes strongly that the public deserves to have access to safe, ethical, and competent speech and hearing services.

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.

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