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Child Health BC

Child Health BC is a network linking the province’s health authorities, the three child-serving ministries, UBC and health professional organizations.
Child Health BC brings together policymakers, health administrators, clinicians, operational leaders and physician leaders from across BC who together have a bold, common goal: To work together to continuously improve the health status and health outcomes of BC’s children by building an integrated and accessible system of service. 

To achieve that goal of improving health status, outcomes, and services for BC’s kids, we collaborate to:

  • Strengthen the system of service for child & youth health.
  • Keep children healthy and safe.
  • Promote novel integrated primary care and community-based models.
  • Increase access to high quality innovative appropriate services across the Tiers.
  • Enhance quality through the implementation of provincial standards and pathways.
Please click here to view CHBC's 4-Year Action Plan ( 2016/17 to 2019/20).

We are fortunate to work with dedicated collaborators from across BC.

Child Health BC, as an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital, is very grateful for the support to its donors who, through the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, make this unique work and collaborative effort possible.


Executive Director

  • Dr. Maureen O'Donnell

Provincial Directors

  • Jennifer Scarr, Primary Care and Preventive Health
  • Kit Johnson, Clinical Service Innovation & Quality

Provincial Lead

  • Sana Fakih, Early Years Health and Wellness

Regional Coordinators

  • Fraser Health - Nicole Cave
  • Interior Health - Coming Soon 
  • Island Health - Shannon Moffat 
  • Vancouver Coastal Health - Theresa McElroy 
  • Northern Health - Jennifer Begg 

Additional Team Members

  • Business Affairs Manager - Barb Kenny
  • Clinical Coordinator Telehealth - Carolyn Carlisle
  • Coordinator, CHBC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy - Stacey Miller
  • Manager, Children's Virtual Care - Joelle Pellegrin
  • PEWS Educator - Emma Carrick
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Appetite to Play - Jennifer McConnell-Nzunga
  • Project Coordinator Telehealth & Technology - Lorna Simms 
  • Project Coordinator Tiers of Service (MH) - Angela Olsen 
  • Research Associate - Sina Waibel
  • Senior Data Analyst - Gary Hoyano
  • Executive Assistant to Dr. O'Donnell - Virginia Concon 
  • Administrative Assistant to Jennifer Scarr  - Jacquie Innes 
  • Administrative Assistant to Kit Johnson - Shelley Lewis
  • Administrative Assistant - Shirley DeSouza  

Contractors and Secondees

Child Health BC is grateful to the contractors and secondees, who work with the team to make the many initiatives come to fruition. Their unique talents contribute in important ways.

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