Executive Director of Health Protection ,
BC Ministry of Health
I am currently the Executive Director of Health Protection, BC Ministry of Health, since 2008. The Health Protection branch addresses food safety, source and drinking water, on-site sewerage, air quality, and healthy community environments, personal service establishments, and environmental determinants of health.
Prior to joining the BC government, I was employed for 10 years (1998-2008) with the Calgary Health Region Environmental Health program as Manager of Environmental Health Risk Assessment and Management.
I received a BSc. in biochemistry from the University of Calgary in 1989. I received a MSc. in environmental science and engineering from the University of Alberta. My MSc. research focused on the blue-green algae microcystin toxins; I evaluated their presence and removal from drinking water. I received my Ph.D. in Public Health Science from the University of Alberta in 1998. My career in water and wastewater started with the Field Engineers in the Canadian Reserves in 1979.