/ Management Consultant
where problems are turned into opportunities while permanent staff
are recruited are a preferred specialty.
included conducting seminars on economics, analyzing employee benefit
plans and programming personal computer applications, but assisting
with change while permanent staff are recruited has been the most
satisfying. That includes a six month contract (Jan-July, 1990)
as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Nurses'
Union, a six month contract (April-Sept, 1997) as Acting Executive
Co-director (Operations) for the Health Sciences Association (HSA),
and in 1998, two months as Communications Director for HSA.
(Nov 1998 -
Sept 1999, and Feb 2000 - Jan 2001) Special Advisor to the Premier
of British Columbia If you have seen "West Wing", you
have an idea of the intensity of this experience. The gap between
the two periods as Special Advisor was filled as a volunteer and
media spokeperson for Ujjal Dosanjh's leadership campaign.
Vancouver Lonsdale) An active member of the B.C. Legislature's Public
Accounts Committee, served on the Parliamentary Reform Committee
and on the Health and Social Services Committee. Served as Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Investment and as Parliamentary
Secretary to the Premier.
of CU&C Health Services Society
was the nonprofit health society that provided group dental insurance,
wage indemnity and extended health plans to almost 600,000 British
Columbians. Introduced an audit technique which included the development
of dentist profiles combined with independent examinations of patients
so as to verify whether work which was billed was actually performed.
CU&C has since merged with MSA to form Pacific Blue Cross.
Manager and CEO of the Vancouver Resources Board
VRB was responsible for social services in Vancouver. Completed
the integration of three former social service agencies: City of
Vancouver Welfare Department, and two children's aid societies.
of British Columbia, 1978 (economics).
was a mathematical model of discrimination against women in the
labour force, specialized in mathematical economics and econometrics.
major), Grinnell College, 1969
the provincial NDP in the 1983, 1986, 1991 and 1996 elections, federal
candidate for the NDP in 1984. MLA for North Vancouver Lonsdale
In the late
1970s, participated in two elections in Vancouver for city council
with COPE. Following the 1996 provincial election, an unsuccessful
bid for city council in the District of North Vancouver.
Plans do not
include running in any future election.
with the above noted organizations may be contacted. Specific references
and clients provided upon request.