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2​​022 BCCNM ele​​​ction​​​ ​

Oct. 31 – Nov. 18 at 4​​:30 ​p.m.

The first election for the BCCNM board is in progress for terms beginning in January 2023 for three years.

Voting will proceed to fill the registered nurse (RN) board seat. Electronic ballots will be emailed to eligible BCCNM registrants Oct. 31, 2022.

Simply Voting is conducting the BC College of Nurses and Midwives’ 2022 board election on the college's behalf. All BCCNM registrants in good standing (LPNs, midwives, NPs, RNs and RPNs, except employed student registrants) can vote in this election. You do not need to be an RN to vote in this election. 

As the only candidate nominated for the midwife board position, Tanya Momtazian is elected by acclamation. 

If you haven't received your ballot from Simply Voting by Nov. 1, 2022, please check your spam/junk folder or email election@bccnm.ca.  Learn more about voting»​

Meet the candid​​ates for the RN board member position
​​​​​Noreen Lerch
  • Education credentials​
    LPN; RN; BScN; MScN (Clinical Nurse Specialist)​

  • Residence
    Victoria

  • Current employer
    ​Case Manager, Long Term Care Access, Home and Community Care, Vancouver Island Health Authority

  • Years in practice
    48

  • Regulatory experience

  • Volunteer/community involvement 
    Served on the board of the Intercultural Association of Victoria (ICA); also on the board of the Victoria German School, and currently the Victoria Good News Choir. Responsibilities were related to function, policy-making, fundraising, completion of government grant applications, a research project for the ICA, strategic direction, and budgets.​​​

  • Full candidate bio and statement»​
Cat Martin
  • Education credentials
    MHS; BSN; AFC; RN​

  • Residence​​
    Terrace

  • Current employer
    Owner/Operator, Advanced Foot Care, Evergreen Foot Care Clinic​

  • Years in practice
    31

  • Regulatory experience
    Member of Education Program Review Committee (at CRNBC, BCCNP, and BCCNM (six years)

  • Volunteer/community involvement
    I regularly volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, where I helped set up a clinic and continue providing education to their nurses. I am often invited to speak about parenting children with mental health issues and over the years have done this with several community organizations, nursing schools and other professional groups.​

  • Full candidate bio and statement​

​​​Rose Melynk
  • Education credentials
    RN; B.Sc.N; MN

  • Residence
    T'Kemlups te Secwepemc colonially known as Kamloops

  • Current employer
    Program Manager, Indigenous Health, Provincial Health Services Authority

  • Years in practice
    14

  • Regulatory experience 
    Chaired the Secwepemc-Interior Health Letter of Understanding Interior Region Partnership Accord Technical Table & Partnership Acc​ord Leadership table 
    Provided an anti-racism anal​​​ysis to Provincial Health Services Authority Indigenous specific feedback on care experience, including recommendations for change

  • Volunteer/community involvement
    Supporting Secwepemc led community events — helper
    University of British Columbia: Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Health Advisory Council
    Thompson Rivers University: Indigenous Health Nursing Research Advisory Intergenerational mentorship Indigenous nurses

  • Full candidate bio and statement​​​​

​​​Mary-Ann Speirs​
  • Education credentials
    RN

  • Residence
    Terrace

  • Current employer
    Registered Nurse, Mills Memorial Hospital, Northern Health Authority​

  • Years in practice
    12

  • Regulatory experience 

  • Volunteer/community involvement

  • Full candidate bio and statement​

Acclaimed midwife board ​​position

​​​​​Tanya Momtazian (registrant board member)
  • Education credentials
    RM, MPH

  • Residence
    Nelson

  • Current employer
    Co-Director, Apple Tree Maternity

  • Years in practice
    15

  • Regulatory experience 
    BCCNM Board Member
    BCCNM Governance Committee Chair
    Previous Board Chair of College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) ​

  • Volunteer/community involvement
    Started and support a registered charity, Kootenay Perinatal Support Society, associated with Apple Tree Maternity clinic. The charity enables qualification for grants and financial support to expand perinatal mental health and lactation support to the families and communities that the clinic serves in the West Kootenays.​

  • Full candidate bio and statement​

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4
Canada

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With great respect, we acknowledge that BCCNM’s office is located on the unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​