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Regional Leadership Committee

The Regional Leadership Committee (RLC) is a standing committee of the Agency that acts as communication forum and advisory structure to help ensure alignment of clinical standards and evidence-based practice across the Ministry’s health authorities and private laboratory service providers. The Agency will facilitate this regular forum for engagement between its leadership and medical and operational laboratory leaders, bringing forward initiatives, issues, and implementation strategies arising from Discipline and other standing committees of the Agency, such as Utilization Management and Test Review Committees.

Regional Leadership Members

Jim Cupples, Vice President Medical, BC’s Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Gail Crawford, Provincial Director, Business and Laboratory Transformation, BC’s Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine‎

Carl Roy, CEO, Provincial Health Services Authority
Dr. Mike Allard, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Dr. Steven Loken, Medical Director of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics, Island Health
Catriona Gano, Director, Laboratory Medicine, Island Health
Dr. Blake Gilks, Regional Head, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, VCH
Dr. Deborah McFadden, Head & Medical Director, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Children's & Women's Hospitals of BC, PHSA
Dr. Mel Krajden, Medical Director, BCCDC Public Health Laboratory, and Medical Head, Hepatitis - Clinical Prevention Services, BC Centre for Disease Control, PHSA
Dr. Cheng-Han Lee, Medical Director and Provincial Lead, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BC Cancer, PHSA
Dr. Sam Krikler, Regional Department Head, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Fraser Health
Pam Ramsay, Executive Director, Lower Mainland Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, PHSA
Dr. Kamran Azar, Pathologist and Medical Director of Laboratories  (NEHSDA and NWHSDA) and Medical Lead, Laboratory Services, Northern Health
Ken Winnig, Regional Director Diagnostic Services, Northern Health
Dr. Mike Moss, Regional Medical Director, Laboratory Services, Interior Health
Marty Woods, Program Director Lab Services, Interior Health
Dr. Mike Kelly, Medical Director, LifeLabs
Garth Graham, Director - Government Contracts Management West, LifeLabs
Dr. Larry Argatoff, Director, Valley Medical Laboratories
Kara Kirkwood, Laboratory Manager, Valley Medical Laboratories‎

Dr. Michael Chen, Medical Lead, Quality and Patient Safety
Marlline Halisheff, Director, Contract Partner Relations
Brenda Jackson, Provincial Director, Provincial Blood Coordinating Office
Cheryl McCullough, Senior Project Manager and RLC Meeting Support

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